Kolahoi Base Camp Trek
Kolahoi Base Camp Trek is one of the easiest Kashmir treks which travels through the emerald green valleys, with thick forested slopes and crisscrossed by the gushing streams, up into a terrain of alpine meadows from where one can imbibe the breath-taking panoramic views of the snowcapped Himalayan range. Moving along at a comfortable pace makes the Kolahoi Base Camp Trek a perfect soft adventure for beginners and families with children. The stunning view of the peaks soaring towards the sky at the Pirpanjal and Karakoram horizon are simply worth capturing.
One of the most demanding treks in the Kashmir valley region, the Kolahoi Base Camp Trek flings from the beautiful flower strewn meadow of Aru and cuts and runs across the thick pine wood of Lidderwat at an elevation of 3,049 meters. One of the major attractions on this trekking trail in Kashmir is the Tarsar Lake, which is perched at an altitude of 3,960 meters. From here the tracks lead to Kolahoi Base Camp that is tucked at a height of 4,000 meters. The trek also provides an opportunity to observe the Nomadic Gujars and Bakarwals who travel vast distances to graze cattle on the rich summer grass.
Day 01: Arrive in Srinagar
You will arrive in Srinagar where our representative will receive you and transfer to the houseboat. After reaching the houseboat, your trek leader will give you some important predeparture briefing. In the afternoon, enjoy a ride in the beautifully decorated Shikara's in the Dal or Nigeen Lake. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar - Aru via Pahalgam
Early in the morning, get ready for a drive to Aru, a famous tourist destination to see a magnificent view of the lush green pastures and beautiful Katrinag Mountains in the backdrop. Afternoon time is free to give your body some rest. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 03: Aru - Lidderwat
In the morning, we will start the trek to the red line and then along the left of the Lidder River. After crossing the stream, we will cross the foot bride to reach out campsite. Overnight stay in the camps.
Day 04: Lidderwat - Satlanjan
The trek begins with a climb to the Nichinal Pass. Here you will be certainly mesmerized to see the mind-blowing views of the mountains. We then trail through the flower strewn meadows towards the Vishansar and Krishansar Lakes. After crossing a small stream, we will reach the Vishansar Lake to spend the night in the camps.
Day 05: Satlanjan - Kolahol Base Camp - Lidderwat
Early in the morning, we will start hiking towards the Kolahol Base Camp where you will see the majestic Kolahol Peak. In order to get the picture-perfect view of the Kolahol Peak, you will be required to climb a little higher towards the opposite side of the ridge. The return trek is relatively is very easy as we trail back to Lidderwat via Satlanjan. Overnight stay at the camps in Lidderwat.
Day 06: Lidderwat - Srinagar
After the delicious breakfast, we trek up to the Aru and take a chartered bus or car to drive to Srinagar. Overnight stay at the camps.
Day 07: Depart Srinagar
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.