On arrival you will be met at the airport (or the Tourist Reception Centre if you travelled overland) and transferred to the houseboat/hotel for your overnight stay. There will be an afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake.
Day 02, Srinagar - Aru via Pahalgam (2420m). 4 hours approx.:
An early morning start is imperative as it is a long drive of 105 km to Aru, a beautiful lush green pasture with the grand Katrinag Mountains as a backdrop. Afternoon at leisure, or a few short walks to stretch the legs for the days ahead. Overnight in tents on a twin share basis.
Day 03, Aru - Lidderwat (3050m). 3- 4 Hours, 11 km:
Lidder River, crossing the odd side stream. As we near camp the valley narrows; a foot bridge leading us to our campsite.
Day 04, Lidderwat - Satlanjan (3420m). 2-3 hours:
A short and easy day today to help with acclimatization, we trek along the true right of the gushing waters of the Lidder River on an undulating, occasionally steep, trail. We cross five tributaries of a side river beside the Gujars encampment and continue with a gentle descent towards a lush green meadow beside the Lidder River for our overnight camp. There is an optional acclimatization side walk to a ride in the afternoon.
Day 05, Satlanjan - Kolahoi base camp (4140m) - Lidderwat (3050m) 8 hr:
An early morning start is imperative as we have a long day ahead of us. Our hike begins upwards and onwards as we head towards Kolahoi Base Camp, passing nomadic shepherds en-route. As we get closer to the glacier the walk becomes a little harder as the terrain becomes rough glacial moraine, but the increasingly spectacular views of the Kolahoi Peak urge us on. In order to gain the best view of Kolahoi we may have to climb a little higher on the ridge opposite. The return walk is easier and quicker as we head back to Lidderwat via Satlanjan, elated from being so close to the majestic peak.
Day 06, Lidderwat - Srinagar (1585 m ):
After a leisurely breakfast we retrace our steps down to Aru and board our chartered bus/car to drive to Srinagar for an overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 07, Depart Srinagar:
You will be transferred to Srinagar airport or the Tourist Reception Center for overland.