Kolahoi Peak Expedition

Kolahoi Peak is the highest peak in Kashmir. Standing tall at an altitude of 5425m, this peak is the toughest and least summited peak here in Kashmir. The peak has Kashmir’s largest glacier, Kolahoi Glacier, surrounding its hem. The summit to the peak is technical with an ascent of 825m from the advanced camp. The push to the summit goes via glacier traverse and rock climbing. The challenge to summit this peak is the glacier crevasse and rockfall. The last 600m push to the summit is over the non-glacier, rocky part. On our summit, we will be taking the Ernest Neve Route which is the most technical route from the south face. The peak was first climbed by Dr. Ernest Neve in 1912. 

Kolahoi Peak Expedition is one of the least taken mountain expeditions in India. The summit gives a panoramic view of Lidder Valley, Sindh Valley, Pir Panjal Mountain ranges, and Kashmir Himalayas. 

Kolahoi peak falls in the great Himalayan range.

Which is the highest peak in Kashmir?

Kolahoi peak is the highest peak of Kashmir. It reaches a height of 5425m. The climb to Kolahoi peak is over a glacier and rocky terrain.

Where is Kolahoi peak?

Kolahoi peak is situated in the Lidder valley of Kashmir regions. The peak has a trek that starts from Aru village which is 12km from Pahalgam. It is around 21km north of Aru valley.

Kolahoi Peak Expedition Itinerary

Day 1: Srinagar to Aru

  • Altitude: 2,426m
  • Time taken:3.5 hours drive

Day 2: Aru to Satlanjan

  • Altitude: 2,426 m to 3400 m
  • Time taken: 6 hours
  • Distance: 17km

Day 3: Satlanjan to Kolahoi Glacier Base

  • Altitude: 3,400 m 3,800 m
  • Time taken: 5 hours
  • Distance: 9km

Day 4: Rest Day. Exploration & Acclimatization

Day 5: Advance Base Camp

  • Altitude: 3,800 m to 4,600 m
  • Time taken: Full Day 

 Day 6: Summit 

  • Altitude: 4,600m to 5,425m 
  • Time taken: Full Day

Day 7: Buffer Day  

Day 8: Advance Camp to Kolahoi Glacier Base

  • Altitude: 4,600 m 3,800 m
  • Time taken: 7 hours

Day 9: Kolahoi Glacier Base to Lidderwath

  • Altitude: 3,800 m to 2,780 m
  • Time taken: 7 hours
  • Distance: 16km

Day 10: Lidderwath to Aru to Srinagar. 

  • Altitude: 2,780 m 2,426 m
  • Time taken: 5 hours
  • Trek Distance: 10km

Day 11: Departure


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