Kolahoi glacier trek
Kolahoi glacier is one of the longest glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir and in the past it extended for at least 35 km. in the Pleistocene there have been three advances of Kolahoi glacier and the last one of them was a major advance when the glacier extended as far as Pahalgam. Kolahoi glacier being the huge one amongst the Glaciers of the valley has its unique position. The melt-water stream of Kolahoi glacier is known as 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 kms 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 km2. At one end of this neve field is the north-eastern cirque of Kolahoi Horn. This neve field also feeds 3 other glaciers. The easternmost of these flows northward and its meltwater enters the Sind River. The other 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 hanging valley glacier which descends along the southern valley wall and the cirque on the southern face of Kolahoi Horn feeds a glacier which melts before it descends to the Aru valley.
Region: Kashmir, Pahalgam
Duration :- 4 Nights 5 Days
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude: 11155 ft base, Kolahoi peak 17799 ft.
Approx Trekking: 26 Km
Activities: Houseboat, Trekking, Camping, Fishing
Destinations: Srinagar, Dal Lake, Pahalgam, Lidderwat, Kolahoi Glacier, Srinagar.
Kolahoi glacier trek itinerary
Day 01: Srinagar drive toward Pahalgam Aru (105 km) Aru valley to Lidderwat (9 to 11 km)
Day 02: Lidderwat to Kolahoi to Lidderwat Base Camp (13 to 14 km)
Day 03: Trek from Lidderwat to Aru (11 Km Trek Ends) Aru to Srinagar drive.
Kolahoi Glacier Trek Detailed
Day 01:- Arrival Srinagar – Mughal Gardens Tour
Day Highlights Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, and houseboat On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet our representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe houseboat. Afternoon Visit to the famous Mughal Gardens, (Nishat, Shalimar, CheshmaShahi, and Shankaracharya Temple) and old city. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar drive toward Pahalgam Aru (105 km)
Day Highlights after breakfast drive towards Pahalgam After Breakfast, Departure from Srinagar by jeep (early in the morning) after breakfast to Pahalgam. (2195 m high) 7201 feet. Pahalgam is encircled by Mulberry trees; you will also do some trout fishing at a stream (field stream). From Pahalgam will you go further on till ARU, gradual up to the road (10 km long) on your way, you will realize countless trees, pine towers. After this, you will reach green meadows. (Camp – overnight in tent at ARU – 7923 feet) 2415 m.
Day 03: Aru valley to Lidderwat (9 to 11 km)
Day Highlights Trek to Lidderwat, Evergreen Pine and Maple Trees Day Details, a gradual climb in the starting, (traverse) through beautiful pine forest to Lidderwat. Camp at Lidderwat 8957 feet high 2730 m.
Day 04: Lidderwat to Kolahoi to Lidderwat Base Camp (13 to 14 km)
Day Highlights Trek to Kolahoi, Day Details, from Lidderwat to glacier: A gradual 28 km track makes you come back to the base of Kolahoi glacier (11155 feet’s high) 3400m. Kolahoi peak is in a very high of 17799 feet’s 5425 m. overnight tent.
Day 05: Trek from Lidderwat to Aru (11 Km Trek Ends) Aru to Srinagar drive.
Day Highlights Trek Ends Here and Back to Srinagar for Night stay. Day Detail, from Lidderwat to Pahalgam: Approach down from Lidderwat to Pahalgam (by Jeep) then, approach back to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.
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- 1. Transport Srinagar to Aru Base and Sumbal to Srinagar
- 2. Accommodation. (Camping)
- 3. Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg)
- 4. Trek equipment like sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
- 5. Trekking Permits
- 6. first aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
- 7. Qualified & experienced Trek Leader, Guide, and Support staff
- 1. Hotel stays in Srinagar.
- 2. Food during the transit.
- 3. Insurance.
- 4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- 5. Something not specifically mentioned under the pinnacle