Kolahoi Glacier Trek and Lidder Valley Trek in Kashmir
Kolahoi Glacier Trek holds totally different charm of trekking in Kashmir.
This valley glacier trek is also called “Goddess of Light” by the locals. This water source powers some major rivers i.e. Lidder and Jhelum.
But, this 5 km hanging glacier has become hollow due to the changing climatic conditions.
Heavenly Trekking Trails in Kolahoi Glacier Trek
The trekking trail of Kolahoi Glacier trek is just amusing. It starts from Aru which is a famous tourist destination and gateway of numerous alpine lakes and ponds.
The dense forests of coniferous and fir will greet you every time. Pass through the wide lush meadows and picturesque Lidder valley by following the course of Lidder River.
Kolahoi Glacier Trek is a Beginners trek in Kashmir
Kolahoi Glacier trek is perfect for beginners and families. Here observe the Gujjar families, they can be seen in every part of the valley.
Get magnificent views of soaring peaks and explore this rich remote region of Kashmir
Key Points of Kolahoi Glacier Trek
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs
Must Read about Kolahoi Glacier Trek
Duration:6 Days (Srinagar to Srinagar)
Best Time:March to October
Highest Point: 12,600 feet
Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Temperature:(17°C to 20°C) (3°C to 4°C)
Starting point: Srinagar
Short Itinerary of Kolahoi Glacier Trek
Day1 – Srinagar to Aru (7958 feet) via Pahalgam (112 km) (4 hours)
Day2 – Aru to Lidderwat (9131 feet) (10 km) (5/6 hours)
Day3 – Lidderwat to Dudhsar Lake (12,600 feet) (8 km) (5 hours)
Day4 – Dudhsar Lake to Kolahoi Glacier (11,170) and return to Satlunjan (10,450 feet)
Day5 – Satlunjan to Aru (7958 feet)
Day6 – Aru to Srinagar (112 km) (4 hours)