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34°10'04.5"N 75°19'59.7"E

Kolahoi Glacier Trek

The Trek takes you to a glacier revered as the 'Goddess of Light'. It is the perennial source of water that powers Jhelam & Lidder river.
  • Kashmir
  • 6 Days
  • 50 KM
  • 11,000 FT
  • Easy to Moderate

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    March-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Aru, Kashmir

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  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Kolahoi Glacier trek takes you through the magnificent views of the Kashmir Valley.
  • Kolahoi Glacier is the highest glacier in Kashmir. You walk along with this gorgeous creation of nature.
  • The Kolahoi Pass Trek is once in a wonderful experience. It is a journey that allows you to reimagine the magnificence of nature alongside being an internal journey that lets you reflect upon yourself and embrace moments of serenity and peace.

Overview

Kolahoi Glacier is worshipped by the locals as the Goddess of Light. Much affected by climate change in the past years, this beauty is the source of river Lidder. The trek takes you close to this glacier in the Himalayas. It is a lovely winding route midst tall coniferous trees of the altitude. The route is not commercialized at all but holds the potential of being a loved trekking and camping destination.


The team picks up the participants from Srinagar and takes them to the starting point of the trek Aru. Aru is a small village situated about 10 kilometres from Pahalgam which is a popular resort town. The route is a pleasure to the eyes. You walk midst very tall trees and pastures at such a height. It is a moderately long trek and you have an opportunity to soak yourself completely in the nature around you. The trail is not ascending in every region. Sometimes, you just walk across plain pastures. Lidder keeps coming in and going out of sight many a time. One feels like a herder as one walks overs the streams and views half-built wooden houses. It is a route picked right out of a movie.


The route is filled with enchanting waterfalls, small and wide streams, and serene lakes. The calm and splendour of the Dudhsar Lake leave one captivated. The Kolahoi Pass Trek is awaiting your fervor and vitality. It is one of its kind opportunity. Cottony clouds, awe-striking lake, and streams with boulders and gravels in their dawdling flow of water that you would love to step on right away are all on this route.


Kolahoi Glacier Trek is the perfect way to spend time in the valley of Kashmir so pore over your schedule today, a circle that one week you can leisure in, call all your friends and book your seat on Trekmunk at the earliest possible.Kolahoi Pass trek along with the guidance of Trekmunk is something that you will cherish throughout your lifetime. Trekmunk is loaded with experienced guides and trek assistants who work endlessly to make your trekking experience the best experience of your life.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Participants are picked up from Srinagar in the morning and depart for Aru, a village near Lidder River. The transport is sharing based. Aru is close to a popular tourist town Pahalgam (100 kilometres from Srinagar). The drive from Srinagar to Aru is 4 hour long. On the drive from Srinagar to Aru, you look out the windows of the cab to enjoy a wonderful view of the rural Kashmir, apple orchards and saffron plantation fields.


It is the first day of the trek. The trekkers begin the trip by staying overnight in a camp at Aru. Spending the first night at the camp prepares you mentally to begin a long trek and the body which adjusts to this temperature.


Overnight stay will be arranged in tents. Dinner will be served and you get a chance to interact with your fellow trekkers, with whom you will spend the next five days in extraordinary circumstances which match with nobody’s daily routine.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 7,920 ft.
Distance : 103 km

The batch leaves from Aru camping site for Lidderwat. It is a gentle climb without any steep slopes. This 12 kilometers trek is covered in 6-7 hours. We cross the Lidder River on the way, which can be crossed by a small bridge put up by the local government some time back. We walk along the course of the river for some part of the trek. After an initial ascent, we walk into vast plains known as the Lidder Meadows.


On the way, one can see Gujjar settlements near the Nandkei area. The route passes through tall fir trees and grasslands. We cross streams through narrow bridges over them. The grasslands make a fine camping site. You don’t come across meadows every day and unending grass is a delight for the urbane.


The day’s route is ideal for being the first day of the trek, considering the ascent. This day allows one to settle in the walking mode.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,006 ft.
Distance : 12 km

The third day has a comparatively steeper route. You walk past the Dudhsar stream, which is white as milk. The entire route is patched by boulders and gravel and you must walk carefully on this part of the trek. As you walk along the stream, mountains tower you both the sides and you walk where they meet on the ground. Susrin is one of the noticeable locations on the way which is only half a kilometer from Satlangan. We walk midst valleys, across streams, and make our way through the boulders. Walk carefully past the rocks; you don’t want to hurt yourself.


Chainbal waterfall is one amazing thing you’ll see on the third day. It seems as if it is coming straight out of the clouds due to the height from which it falls. After some ascents, it is a plain way to Dudhsar Lake, which will be the camping site for the day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,700 ft.
Distance : 9 km

The 8-kilometre trek of day four will be covered in around 6 hours. After a slight descent to the valley, we walk straight in the valley to reach the Kolahoi Glacier Viewpoint. This is at a height of 11,000 feet and the nearest you can be to this grand glacier. This glacier is also known as the Matterhorn of Kashmir. It is the perennial source of water for the Jhelum River and the Kashmiris. The Kolahoi Glacier is a hanging glacier and is five kilometers long. Going closer is dangerous as the snow may be hollow underneath. It is advisable to follow the instructions of the trek leaders closely.


A clear sky would be boon for the trekkers. You could fill your reel with enough breathtakingly beautiful pictures that would last a year on Instagram and forever in your memories. We walk past shepherds on the way, now and then. After spending some time at this point, trekkers walk back to Satlangan and camp there for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 11,000 ft.
Distance : 8 km

You walk back to Liddervat. The route is easier than the previous day. You can walk in leisure. There are gentle ascents, which are not noticeable. White streams and alpine trees line the trek route that you’ll walk this day. Coniferous forests surround at times and at a different hour, you stare at the shades of green around.


We once again camp in the meadows. You’ll surely have gotten habitual of this routine by now. Relax and sleep well for the next holds the last set of challenges. There’s a steep descent!

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,006 ft.
Distance : 9 km

Walk on the last day must be paced as you climb down around 2,500 feet in a single day and can be tiring if you don’t pace yourself well. You catch the final glimpses of the mountains.


After you walk down to the starting point Aru, the team will ensure you are dropped back to Srinagar well in time via shared vehicles with fellow trekkers. You can continue with your onward plans from here. You can spend your time relaxing or enjoying in Srinagar. Relax in a Shikara, revel the local cuisine, walk in the Mughal Gardens, and roam in the markets.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Tents
Distance : 12 km

How To Reach

We will arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Srinagar. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Srinagar after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


By Air

Srinagar Airport is well connected to the major cities of the country. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and Kolkata. 


By Rail

The Jammu Tawi Railway station is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available for Srinagar.


By Road 

Srinagar is accessible from the other parts of the country via the National Highway 1D. The Srinagar Bus Stand is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu.

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Reviews

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Sushil Chauhan
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Ahmed Orabi
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Reviews

Chadar Trek
Sushil Chauhan

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

Sandakphu Trek
Ahmed Orabi

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

Kedartal Trek
Mazhar Dohadwala

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

Sandakphu Trek
Aishwarya Roy

I had the best time of my life at Sandakhphu Phalut trek arranged by Trekmunk. Literally I felt like I was in heaven and I was soo very happy. I will recommend everyone to opt for Trekmunk. I was a solo woman traveler and was a bit worried, but things went very smoothly and I enjoyed it a lot. I miss my fellow trekkers too. I am very satisfied with their arrangements.

I had the best time of my life at Sandakhphu Phalut trek arranged by Trekmunk. Literally I felt like I was in heaven and I was soo very happy. I will recommend everyone to opt for Trekmunk. I was a solo woman traveler and was a bit worried, but things went very smoothly and I enjoyed it a lot. I miss my fellow trekkers too. I am very satisfied with their arrangements.

Nagaland Backpacking
Mansavi Shah

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

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