Aru Valley, a renowned trailhead, is a gateway to numerous alpine treks and mountaineering expeditions. Situated 105 km from Srinagar City and 12 km from Pahalgam, Kashmir, it serves as the starting point for long treks such as Tarsar Marsar, Kolahoi Glacier Trek, and Kolahoi Summit expedition. Beyond these, Aru Valley offers a variety of captivating full-day trekking options. While some may pose a challenge to beginners or amateurs, we provide choices catering to all types of trekkers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the diverse landscapes and embark on an adventure tailored to your expertise and preferences.
1. Green Top Escapade: A Day Hike Like No Other!
Explore a range of budget accommodations in Aru, setting the stage for a smooth trekking experience. The Green Top adventure unfolds across lush meadows at an elevation of 3400 m, covering a total distance of 16 km. Commence the gradual ascent from Aru to the foothills of Burzamul Peak, entering the treeline at 2500 m before progressing to Kothpathri.
Following the renowned Nafran Trekking trail for 3 km, the path takes a right turn, introducing a gradual steepness. The panoramic view from the top showcases the Himalayan tree line, peaks, shepherd huts, and valley glaciers, elevating the hike’s scenic and adventurous appeal. This day trek is ideal from mid-April to the end of October. Experience nature at its finest with this exhilarating journey.
2. Day Hike on Lidderwat Trail:
Embark on a picturesque and moderate day hike from Aru Valley towards Lidderwat, covering a total distance of 12 km and 24 km round trip. Ideal for beginners, families, and kids, this trail leads through the Aru Biosphere, offering incredible views with small meadows paralleling the Lidder River. For beginners, it’s advisable to return to Aru by 3 pm after exploring the Lidderwat Trail.