6 Day 5 Night
Kolahoi Glacier Trek might be a classic Kashmir trek that takes us through lush green valleys, shady forest slopes fed by gushing streams, into an alpine meadow landscape and amazing views of the Himalayas all around. Kolahoi glacier is one among the longest glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir and within the past it extended for a minimum of 35 km. within the Pleistocene there are three advances of Kolahoi glacier and the last one among them was a serious advance when the glacier extended as far as Pahalgam. Kolahoi glacier being the large one of the Glaciers of the valley has its unique position.
The melt-water stream of Kolahoi glacier is understood because the West Liddar River that joins the East Liddar River originating from Shesnag Lake at Pahalgam (35 km from the snout). The river Liddar merges with main river ‘Jhelum’ at village gur, Anantnag after traveling a course of about 70 km from Kolahoi to gur.
Kolahoi glacier is about 5 km long and it flows from the north-west of a neve field covering about 35 km. At one end of this neve, the sector is that the north-eastern cirque of Kolahoi Horn. This neve field also feeds 3 other glaciers. The easternmost of those flows northward and its meltwater enters the Sind River. the opposite 2 terminate within the hanging valley glaciers along the eastern wall of Kolahoi glacier. The Cirque on the north-western face of Kolahoi Horn feeds a dangling valley glacier which descends along the southern valley wall and therefore the cirque on the southern face of Kolahoi Horn feeds a glacier which melts before it descends to the Aru Valley.
Arrival in Srinagar
Arrival in Srinagar the Capital City of Kashmir Srinagar city is understood because the Venice of the East for its unique aquatic culture. the various Lakes and Rivers are all interconnected through canal ways giving rise to a singular city known for its Lavish Houseboats which are intricately designed of pine wood. you'll be hosted in these houseboats which are found no where else, Once you Arrive you'll be taken for a ride round the lake Exploring floating vegetable gardens and islands on the Dal Lake. Overnight occupy Houseboat.
Start of the Trek
Today After Breakfast we'll Drive towards Pahalgam which is Around 100 kms from Srinagar. On the thanks to Pahalgam you'll Get to ascertain saffron plantation fields and Apple Orchards you'll also get to ascertain the countryside of Kashmir. By Lunch time you'll arrive in Aru Valley Pahalgam which is our campsite for the night one can walk round the campsite which may be a small hamlet surrounded by lofty peaks and little brooks on all sides. The acclimatisation process starts today. Overnight in Aru. Camp
Aru to Lidderwat
Altitude: 7,958 ft (2,426 m) to 9,131 ft (2,783 m)
Time taken: 5 hours, 8 km
Trek gradient: Easy – moderate. Initial gradual ascent for half-hour followed by a mild undulating walk.
It is a mild but long climb from Aru to Lidderwat, covering a distance of 8 km in 5 hours. The trail to Lidderwat starts to climb straight out of Aru village, along the course of 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.
Lidderwat - Kolhai - Lidderwat
Altitude: 9131 ft (2785 m) to 11,700 ft (3570 m)
Time taken: 6 hours return 8 kms
Trek Gradient: Moderate to Easy Long rehearse the plains along the Lidder river and gradual ascent towards, the Kolhai Glacier. (One can go deeper into the Glacier depending upon the pace of walking or time taken to succeed in the Glacier).
Start Early after Breakfast and walk along the Lidder plains few hours into the walk will offer you the views of mighty mount Kolhai referred to as Matterhorn of Kashmir for it’s imposing stature.Upon reaching Kolhai go deeper into the Glacial valley’s and explore the vast and largest Glacier of Kashmir referred to as water lifeline and origin of Lidder river.In the Afternoon return to Lidderwat base camp.
Lidderwat to Aru Valley Return
Today After Breakfast it'll be the return walk to Aru valley, walk at your own pace and by Afternoon or Late Afternoon you'll reach Aru Valley. Afterwards drive towards Srinagar by evening you'll reach Srinagar. And check-in to Houseboat.
Departure to Srinagar Airport
After breakfast at houseboat. Our representative will drop you at Srinagar Airport.