Kolahoi Glacier Trek Via Pahalgam 6 Nights / 7 Days

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Itinerary
Day 1Pickup from Srinagar & overnight stay in camp at Aru

Upon arrival in Srinagar, our representative or driver will meet & greet you at the airport. Afterwards depart for Aru, a village near Lidder River. Aru is close to Pahalgam (100 kilometres from Srinagar). The drive from Srinagar to Aru is 4 hour long. On the way, a delightful visit to the Saffron gardens of Kashmir and the historic Awantipura ruins will keep you enchanted for sure. Continue your drive to Aru valley and stay overnight in tents.

Day 2Trek from Aru to Liddervat (5-6 Hrs)

Today will be your first day of trek. Leave from Aru camping site for Lidderwat. It is a gentle climb without any steep slopes. On the way you will cross the Lidder River. Follow the trail past the herbal wild plant fields The trail gets into a cluster of fir trees and continues to climb. Half an hour later, the trail pops out at a clearing called Lidder Meadows gradually easing into plains offering views of serene Lidder river grazing through the valley’s. Camp there for overnight stay.

Day 3Trek from Lidderwat to Satlanjan (4-5 Hrs)

The second day has a comparatively steeper route. You walk past the Dudhsar stream, which is white as milk. As you walk along the stream, mountains tower you both the sides and you walk where they meet on the ground. Susrin is one of the noticeable locations on the way which is only half a kilometer from Satlanjan. We walk midst valleys, across streams, and make our way through the boulders. After some ascents, it is a plain way to Dudhsar Lake, which will be the camping site for the day.

Day 4Trek from Satlanjan to Kolahoi Glacier and back to Satlanjan (6-7 Hrs)

The 8-kilometre trek of day three will be covered in around 6 hours. After a slight descent to the valley, we walk straight in the valley to reach the Kolahoi Glacier viewpoint. This is at a height of 11,000 feet and the nearest you can be to this grand glacier. This glacier is the perennial source of water for the Jhelum River. The Kolahoi Glacier is a hanging glacier and is five kilometers long. After spending some time at this point, trekkers walk back to Satlanjan and camp there for the night.

Day 5Trek from Satlanjan to Lidderwat

You walk back to Lidderwat. The route is easier than the previous day. You can walk in leisure. There are gentle ascents, which are not noticeable. White streams and alpine trees line the trek route that you’ll walk this day.
Overnight camping at Lidderwat.

Day 6Trek from Lidderwat to Aru (4-5 Hrs), Drive to Srinagar (3-4 Hrs)

On the last day of your trek, descend towards Aru Valley following Lidder River through Pine and Birch forests and take a car & drive back to Srinagar for an overnight stay at the Houseboat or Hotel.

Day 7Departure from Srinagar

After breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel and shall transfer you to the Srinagar airport or bus station for departure.

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