3 Nights 4 Days Trek
The Kolahoi Base Camp Trek route begins in the beautiful flower strewn meadow of Aru, and takes us through the rich pine forest of Lidderwat and Satlanjan (a shepherd’s paradise) to the terminal moraine of the Kolahoi Glacier also know as Kolahoi base camp for mountaineers.
|Tags:||Aru, Kolahoi Glacier, Lidderwath, Pahalgam, Rohil Valley, Satlanjan, Sekiwas, Tarsar Lake|
- Elevation: 5,425 m
- Prominence: 1,585 m
- Mountain range: Himalayas
- Parent range: Himalayas
The Kolahoi Peak, also known as Gashair, has fuelled the dreams of technical climbers and ski mountaineers since the early 1900s.This incredible trek of Kolahoi Base Camp Trek takes us deep inside the forest of Lidder Vally and over high alpine pastures, as we venture towards the Kolahoi Glacier/ Kolahoi Base Camp to get up close to this mighty peak. (5734m) metres. The Kolahoi Base Camp Trek route begins in the beautiful flower strewn meadow of Aru, and takes us through the rich pine forest of Lidderwat and Satlanjan (a shepherd’s paradise) to the terminal moraine of the Kolahoi Glacier also know as Kolahoi base camp for mountaineers. It is beautiful trek starts through the pine forests and beautiful meadows of breath taking views on the way to Kolahoi Glacier. It is also biggest and highest glacier peak in Kashmir.
Day 1: Pahalgam to Aru to Lidderwat
Altitude: 7958 feet to 9131 feet
We start from Pahalgam by a car in the Morning and reach to Aru in half hour.From Aru we go on foot to the wonder spot Lidderwath . We can also go by horses. Aru is eleven kilometers from Pahalgam and Lidderwath is also eleven kilometers from Aru. All along th way we live the scenery of lush green pine trees and of the serpentine tributary of river Lidder, singing all the time. We arrange all types of equipments needed for trekking . Beauty surrounding best assimilated when we are on foot.We can enjoy lunch at place called Draaidar.while walking we would feel beauty. The mind blowing beauty gives out heeling energy.
The medicine for heart and mind. We rest and resume for Lidderwath. We reach to Lidderwath. It takes us four hours on foot to reach Lidderwath. It is a wonderland . it is regarded one of the best spots. Here we camp and feel home away from home. It is almost plain meadows with big two streams flowing along its two sides sourrounding us are mountains covered with pines. All along the way here at Lidderwath we would see gipsy families living in mud houses during warm months of the year. These families have their own traditional culture not affected by so to modern culture. They are simple people.their they rear cattle and sell milk and milk products. We enjoy at Lidderwath camp fire till late night. The sight of this fire gives our heart happiness. We sleep in tents and enjoy dreams.
Day 2 Lidderwat to Tarsar Lake back Lidderwat
Altitude: 9131 feet to 12,451 ft to 9131 feet
After breakfast we begin for Tarsar lake. It will take us five hours to reach Tarsar and then back to Sekiwas. On reaching to the lake we would feel on the top of the world. Here we would see no trees. The lake is surrounded almost from all sides by snow covered mountains. It is a big lake and one has to be ready to assimilate its beauty. It is deep, full of transparent water. It is basically a snow feed lake. Here we take lunch and have rest. We reach back to Lidderwat and enjoy night here.
Day 3 Lidderwat to Kolhai Glacier back Lidderwat
Altitude: 9131 feet to 11,170 ft(Kolahoi Glacier View Point) to 9131 feet
After breakfast we begin for Kolhi Glacier. – The source of river Jehlum flowing through the middle of Kashmir. It takes us three hours to reach Kolhi Glacier.it is impressive. Here we would find shepherd families rearing sheep. It takes us to three to reach to Kolhi and two hours to reach back to Satlanjan we enjoy another night at Lidderwat.
Day 4 Lidderwat back to Pahalgam
Altitude: 9131 feet to 7958 feet
We have breakfast and start back to Pahalgam. We return back to Pahalgam