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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
  • ₹ 15500
    $ 220*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    March-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Aru, Kashmir

  • Pickup Point

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    Toruist Reception Center, Srinagar

  • 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 six 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.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Transportation from Srinagar to Aru Village and Liddervat to Srinagar (Pick you up from Tourist Reception Center, Dal Gate 1, Srinagar) is included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals at Trek: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Srinagar: Food and stay in Srinagar and during transit to Naranag and back are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Srinagar, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro Srinagar: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. 
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

Our 7 days trip to Meghalaya was a truly memorable experience. Thank you Trekmunk for arranging such an adventurous backpacking trip and a special thanks to Mohit Goswami our trip leader for giving us an experience of what true travelling is. From hitchhiking to traversing the un ...

Jayati Bist
Meghalaya Backpacking

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 Ar ...

Ahmed Orabi
Sandakphu Trek

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, ...

Mazhar Dohadwala
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