Mamneth Top is a favored trail for backpacking, birding, and camping, offering moments of solitude during quieter times of the day. Situated among the western Himalayas, this trek, spanning from Dara to Mamneth Top at a height of 3500 meters, provides a diverse range of elevations, from 1700 meters to 4000 meters above sea level.
The terrain showcases gently sloping meadows, grasslands, and rugged rocky projections, creating an uneven landscape. Certain parts of the area extend beyond the tree line, revealing natural beauty with exposed stone mountains and crevices. From Mamneth Top, one can also catch a glimpse of Mahadev Mountain towering at 14,000 feet above sea level.
The itinerary for this adventure begins with a 1-hour drive from Srinagar to Dara, starting the hike to Mamneth Top. The entire trek, touring, and return to Dara can be completed in approximately 2 hours. The journey concludes with a drive back to Srinagar.
The Srinagar to Mamneth distance is 22 km, with a 1-hour drive from Srinagar to Dara.
Mamneth Top Trek is classified as an easy-moderate-level trek, making it suitable for both fit beginners and experienced trekkers. Covering a total distance of 4 km, the trek offers a well-rounded experience of nature’s wonders.
For those planning the Mamneth Top Trek, the best time to embark on this journey is from April to September. Specifically, the months of May, June, and July are recommended, as these offer high visibility during the evening, allowing clear views of Srinagar’s city lights. Moreover, during this period, the entire meadow transforms into a lush carpet of green, adding to the enchantment of the trek.