Kolahoi Glacier Trek

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  • Golden Triangle Tour with Kashmir
  • 11 Nights / 12 Days


Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel". The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
Pahalgam means “A Village of Shepherds“is situated on the banks of the Lidder River, Pahalgam at an altitude of 7,000 feet is a picturesque township. Pahalgam is also the staging point for one of Kashmir's oldest and most popular Kolahoi Glacier Trek.

Trip Highlights
Duration 05 Nights / 06 Days
Routing Arrive Srinagar – Pahalgam – Aru Valley – Lidderwat – Kolahoi – Peak – Aru – Srinagar Depart
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Srinagar

Day Highlights: Arrive Srinagar, Chashmi-e Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar Bagh, Hazratbal, Shankracharya temple and Shikara Ride.

→ Upon arrival after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’(Welcome) by Exceptional Escapes representative, he would assist you at the airport & transfer to Houseboat for check in.

Srinagar: situated on the bank of Jhelum, Srinagar is a treasure trove of beauty and it will be a pleasure for many travellers to explore the bounteous beauty of the city. The major beauty of this city are its waterfalls and gardens which were made by the Mughal emperors. Snow-capped mountains, chinar trees and beautiful valleys give a spectacular view to the city.

Welcome by traditional Kashmiri drink (Kahwah) on arrival, Post lunch,proceed for sightseeing of Srinagar visiting the Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure) Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Hazratbal and Shankracharya temple.

Take the Shikara ride on Dal lake

→ Overnight Houseboat - Srinagar (B,D) Ask Expert

Day 2: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Aru (105 kms / 2.5 hrs drive)

Day Highlights: Drive to Pahalgam, stay at Camp

→ Post beakfast checkout from the hotel and depart for Pahalgam (2195 m high). 7201 feet. Pahalgam is surrounded by Mulberry trees; you may also do some trout fishing at a river (field stream). From Pahalgam will you go further on till ARU, gradual up the road (10 km long) on your way, you will find lots of trees, pine towers. After this, you will reach green meadows. (Camp - overnight in tent at ARU - 7923 feets) 2415 m.

→ Overnight Camp- Aru Valley Ask Expert

Day 3: Aru Valley to Lidderwat (9 to 11 km Trek)

→ Day Highlights Trek to Lidderwat, Evergreen Pine and Maple Trees

Breakfast at the camp and start the trek. A gradual climb in the beginning, (traverse) through beautiful pine forest to Lidderwat. Camp at Lidderwat 8957 feets high 2730 m.

→ Overnight Camp- Lidderwat Ask Expert

Day 4: Lidderwat - Kolahoi - Lidderwat Base Camp (13 to 14 km Trek)

→ Day Highlights : Trek to Kolahoi

→ Morning start the trek from Lidderwat to glacier: A gradual 28 km track makes you to return to the base of Kolahoi Glacier (11155 feet’s high) 3400m. Kolahoi peak is in a high of 17799 feet’s 5425 m.

Hereafter, the trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a pictorial meadow of colorful flowers; while on this trek, you can also catch glimpses of a cascade that finally joins a river. Here onwards, continue with the hike and upon arriving a flat valley, continue towards its end and arrive at the campsite.

Gazing on the left of this trail, you can also behold captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake.

→ Overnight Camp- Lidderwat Base camp Ask Expert

Day 5: Lidderwat – Aru 11 Kms Trek – Aru – Srinagar (105 kms / 2.5 hrs drive)

→ Day Highlights : Trek Ends Houseboat stay

→ Morning trek from Lidderwat to Aru. Way down from Lidderwat to Pahalgam (by Jeep) and then, way back to Srinagar.

Upon arrival check-in at the houseboat.

Evening is free at leisure. You can visit the markets for last minute souvenir shopping.

→ Overnight Houseboat- Srinagar Ask Expert

Day 6: Srinagar Departure

→ Day Highlights: Airport drop

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight back home taking back Wonderful Holiday Memories. Ask Expert

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