Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam. The drive up to the village is alluring too. The location of the village among the grasslands, make this place a tourist delight. It is reachable by walking along a mountain path. The village also serves as the start point for trekking to Kolahoi glacier. The valley is also known to be a good site for camping. Camping can be done at aru or ladderway (2hrs walk from aru). Here, you can have a glimpse of Kolohoi Peak, 5370 meters. Another trek from Lidderwat leads to the most desired Twin Lakes, Tarsar 3794mtrs & Marsar 3788 meters (2-3 days trek)
Day 01: Leave from Srinagar and proceed to Aru via Pahalgam. Upon reaching Aru look for a good camping site and start pitching your tent. Rest of the day is free for exploring aru and around.
Day 02: Aru to Lidderwat: on to- Lidderwat (2 – 3hrs trek). The main trail is through the Pine trees for two to three kilometers. The trail into a veritable Arcadian setting with Gujar Shepherds tending their buffalo and local Kashmiri shepherds grazing their flocks of sheep on the undulating meadows. Lidderwat is a plateau where 2 rivers meet. Camp overnight at Lidderwat or came back in the evening to Aru.
Day 03: Aru to Srinagar: – In the day you can visit Beetab Valley and in the afternoon you will be transferred to Srinagar.
Transfer from Srinagar to base camp and return
02 Nights accommodation in Tent.
Services of a trek leader
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Evening Tea on the Trek.
Kitchen & Dining
Pony Charges carrying equipment