HIGHEST ALTITUDE: 4,000 m
DURATION: 7 Days
Day time temperature: 20 °C
Night time temperature: -2 °C
Aru a popular tourist hub with endearing valleys surrounded by lofty peaks and Lidder River makes it one of the most sought-after places for tourist and trekkers all over, its magnificent hills with tall pine trees, alpine meadows make it alluring. The raging Lidder River has two tributaries- Lidder east from Sheshnag Lake and Lidder west from Kolahai glacier. One should experience the rejuvenating walk along the riverside also famous for fishing where the anglers come from all over the world.
Pahalgam is also an adventurer’s paradise with magnificent lakes and meadows scattered all across where one could go on numerous treks like Tarsar Marsar, Kolahai glacier, Sheshnag, Rohil Pattri, Basmai lakes and enjoy the gushing waters of Lidder by embarking on the raft during the summer months. Aru has rich vegetation and magnificent forests of pine, conifers, deodar, etc. if lucky one could spot Hungul, musk deer, serow, bear, macaque, langur and a Himalayan hare. It is a paradise for birding with the griffon, monal, koklas, jungle crow, and blue rock pigeon in its backyard.
Day 1: Srinagar to Aru (base camp)
Day 2: Aru to Lidderwat.
Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekhwass
Day 4: Shekwass to Tarsar Lake
Day 5: Tarsar Lake to Sundarsar Lake
Day 6: Sundarsar Lake to Homwas via Marsar Lake
Day 7: Homwas to Aru and drive to Srinagar
Accommodation in dome tents (2/3 per tent).
Meals mentioned in the itinerary on a fixed menu/ buffet basis.
Internal transportation cost as per itinerary.
Camping Equipment: Tents, Sleeping bags, mats, gaiters.
All charges for guides and permits.
Transportation cost from Srinagar to Aru and Aru to Srinagar.
Backpack offloading: Trekkers are expected to carry their own backpacks. If the trekker cannot carry his/her backpack due to physical inability and chooses to offload on mules, this will be on additional cost.
Airfares, airport taxes and anything not mentioned in the inclusions and itinerary.
Meals, tea, coffee, mineral water, tips, transfers not mentioned in the itinerary.
Doctor, telephone, laundry and other personal expenses.
Cost of personal emergency exit or expenses due to external factors such as climatic conditions.
1. Backpack (45-55 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame.
2. Knap pack (20L) optional
3. Trekking shoes – no sports shoes. (With Rubber Sole, high ankle)
4. 3 trek pants
5. 4 tees with collar
6. Full sleeves sweater (not too thick).
7. A full sleeves fleece jacket.
8. A full sleeve thick jacket or something similar.
9. 1 pair of thermal inners (optional)
10. Sports socks.
11. Woolen monkey cap
12. Wind cheater Or a light rain coat/poncho.
13. Woolen hand gloves + synthetic glove (water proof).
14. Sun glasses (polarized or UV protected)
16. Cold cream & sun screen lotion (SPF 40+).
17. Lip balm.
18. Carry 2 Water bottles (1 L each).
19. Personal toilet kit and toilet papers
20. Personal medicine kit
a. Coca 30 – 30 ml
b. Crocin – 6 tablets
c. Avomine – 4 tablets
d. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
e. Combiflam – 4 tablets
f. Disprin – 6 tablets
g. Norflox TZ– 6 tablets
h. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
i.Band aid – 10 strips
j. Eno – 6 Satches
k. Cotton – 1 small roll
l. ORS – 5 packets
m. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
n. Volini Spray(small)
21. Small repair kit consisting of safety pins, needle, thread and string
22. LED Torch with 2 extra set of cells.
23. Camera, memory-cards, batteries etc (carry enough spare batteries. Electricity is not available on the slopes or at the base camp)
24. While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags.
25. Trekking pole/Stick is mandatory.
26. Carry lots of dry fruits, chocolates combinations as snacks. Chewing gums
27. Travel coffee mug n plate
28. Soap Strip
29. One Candle , lighter
Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below –
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash
Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash.
Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund.
If for some reason you wish to cancel the trek, email intimation (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs to
be sent to along with telephonic information.
Note: WeTrekkers reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.
Itinerary Changes & Trip delays: We plan itineraries based on the information available at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, they are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changed or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc., we will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However, WeTrekkers cannot be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 5% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded.
Refunds will be processed within 7 - 10 working days from the date of cancellation.