Kolahoi Base Camp Trek is one of the dazzling trekking spots in Kashmir. Kolahoi Base Camp (4140m) is a seven day trekking trip and it promises to be a glorious experience for the trekkers. Kolahoi Base Camp Trek moves across green meadows of Aru Valley in Pahalgam, dense forest of Lidderwat (3050m) and Satlenjan (3420m) and the highland lake Tarsar. Many national and international trekkers participate in this trek.
Srinagar is the starting point of the Kolahoi Base Camp Trek. However, our trekking really begins from the Aru Valley. There is an 11kms trekking from Aru to Lidderwat. The fourth day of our trekking will be to Satlenjan. At Satlanjan, the trekkers will get a chance to acclimatize. The trekker can enjoy Gujars camps, lush pasture, the Lidder River at Satlanjan. An upward trail, rough terrain and nomadic shepherds sign the immediacy to Kolahoi Base Camp. Climbing the ridge offers the best view of the Kolahoi Peak.
Season: July - October
Duration: 7 days
Altitude: 4140 m
Srinagar, Aru , Pahalgam , Lidderwat , Satlanjan , Lidderwat
Day 1: Arrive Srinagar (1585 m)
On your arrival at the airport (or the Tourist Reception Centre if you travelled overland), you can meet one of our executives. He will guide you to the houseboat or hotel. In the afternoon, we will have Shikara ride in Dal Lake. You can have your overnight stay at the houseboat or hotel.
Day 2: Srinagar - Aru via Pahalgam (2420m). 4 Hrs approx.
Today, we will start our journey early in the morning. We will have a long drive of 105 km to get to Aru. Aru is a fine-looking lush green pasture and you can observe Katrinag Mountains as background. You can spend afternoon either for leisure or short walks nearby places. Then, have an overnight stay in tents on a twin share basis.
Day 3: Aru - Lidderwat (3050m). 3 - 4 Hrs, 11 km
On the 3rd day, we will cross Lidder River which is the odd side stream. A foot bridge leads us to our campsite.
Day 4: Lidderwat - Satlanjan (3420m). 2-3 Hrs
Today, you will get ample time for acclimatization. We will trek along the Lidder River on a rising and falling, occasionally steep trail. Then, trekkers can cross five tributaries of a side river next to the Gujars encampment. We will make a descent to a lush green meadow alongside the Lidder River. The trekkers can have overnight camp here. You can have a walk for acclimatization in the afternoon.
Day 5: Satlanjan - Kolahoi base camp (4140m) - Lidderwat (3050m) 8 Hrs
The 5th day of our trip is packed with a lot of activities and thus an early start is vital. The trekkers can move across nomadic shepherds on the journey. The trekking becomes harder as we get closer to the glacier because the landscape turns into rough glacial moraine. You can get a amazing view of the Kolahoi Peak. Trekkers can get the best view of Kolahoi once they climb a little high on the ridge opposite. We will head back to Lidderwat via Satlanjan and you will be ecstatic by the view of splendid peak.
Day 6: Lidderwat - Srinagar (1585 m)
After breakfast, we will move to Aru. We shall get on to our chartered bus/car to drive to Srinagar. You can have an overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 7: Depart Srinagar
Today, you can go to the Srinagar airport or the Tourist Reception Center to catch your flight.
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