Ideal Time
May-Jul, Sep-Oct
Total Trek Distance
36 KM
Minimum Time Required
4 Days
Nearest Large Town
Srinagar
Highest Altitude
14,800 ft.
Difficulty
Moderate
Guide
Highly recommended

Description

The Kolahoi Peak (5,734 meters), also known as Gashair, has fuelled the dreams of technical climbers and ski mountaineers since the early 1900s.This incredible trek to Kolahoi Base Camp takes us deep inside the forest of Lidder Valley and over high alpine pastures, as we venture towards the Kolahoi Glacier to get up close to this mighty peak. The trek to Kolahoi Base Camp begins in the beautiful flower strewn meadow of Aru and passes through the rich pine forest of Lidderwat and Satlanjan (a shepherd’s paradise) to the terminal moraine of the Kolahoi Glacier. The trip also provides an opportunity to observe the nomadic Gujjars and Bakarwals who travel vast distances for their cattle to graze on the rich summer grass.