Kolahoi Glacier 3 Day Trek

If you are short on time this trip is a wonderful introduction to trekking Kashmir. After arriving in Srinagar depart the following morning by private vehicle to the small village of Aru where the trek begins. The beautiful drive up the Lidder River Valley is an experience in itself. Aru is a small mountain village about 10km from Pahalgam (2140m) a beautiful mountain resort town that is popular with local tourists and foreigners. The trek starts from Aru and gradually heads up the Lidder River Valley through beautiful pine forests and open meadows. Your luggage will be carried by local horses and is attended to by one of our horsemen. At your option or if you become tired you can choose to ride a horse rather then trek. The region is home to the Gujars the traditional sheep herders who make this their some home before returning to the valley when the snows set in. The first nights camp is set in the beautiful Lidder Valley next to the swollen and milky blue Lidder River. The second day we leave camp for a day hike to the Kolahoi Glacier which lies at the foot of the massive Kolahoi (5452m) peak. The glaciated valley with waterfalls on the side and green meadows is a site to behold. We return to camp in the evening and descend by the same route the following day. An optional extra day can be arranged to hike to the Tar Sar lakes from the same base camp in Lidder Valley.

    What's Included?

  • Airport Pickup and drop in Srinagar
  • Accommodation in Srinagar
  • Optional Day Tour in Srinagar to Dal Lake and Gardens
  • Guide and Cook
  • Horses for carrying luggage
  • All meals while trekking and while in Srinagar
  • Transport by private vehicle to the trailhead and back to Srinagar
  • Tent, Sleeping bags and other gear as needed

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar

Your guide will pick you up at the airport and deliver you to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or take a boat ride on Dal Lake or visit the beautiful gardens.

Day 2: Drive to Aru and trek to Lidder Valley

We leave Srinagar in the morning for the 4 hour drive to Aru from where we will commence the trek to the Lidder Valley.

Day 3: Day hike to Kolahoi Glacier

Leaving early we start a relatively long day hiking up the Lidder River to its origin at the Kolahoi Glacier at the base of Kolahoi Peak and then return to camp.

Day 4: Lidder Valley and Return to Srinagar

We break camp and retrace our trail back to Aru where our vehicle is waiting to return us to Srinagar.

Day 5: Srinagar

This is the final day. We can arrange transfer to airport or onward transport to Leh.
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