Aru valley is about distance of 115 km from srinagar kashmir.and 15 km from famous phalgam valley,the aru valley has about ninety inhabbitents, houses mosly
horse men,the valley is very beautiful with surronding mountains once side jungle and is a protected kashmir wild life sanctuary,kashmir black bear and kashmir brown bear can be seen easy in late season kashmir snow leopards and himalayan wolf localy called tronaz has been seen by the villagers.aru valley famous for trout fishing.
The Aru valley is noted for its scenic meadows. It is popular among the tourists for its peaceful environment and scenic beauty.
The village is a base camp for trekkers to the Kolahoi Glacier, the Tarsar-Marsar lakes and the Katrinag valley. It is also a base for the treks to Lidderwat, Kangan. The Kolahoi is the largest glacier in the Kashmir Valley, and is located near Mt. Kolahoi (5425m), the highest peak in the Valley. A number of hotels, restaurants and huts are available for boarding and lodging.
There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. In the winters, when Aru receives heavy snowfall, skiing and heliskiing are practiced. Other popular tourist activities include fishing of trout in the Lidder river, trekking, hiking, horse riding, sightseeing and photography.
Overa-Aru Biosphere Reserve.
The aru valley -Kolahoi Glacier treks -aru valley kolahoi glacier trek takes about 7 days and covers about 70 km. on the Kolahoi glacier the hikers can see the Kolahoi Peak and see the birth of Lidder River. trekkers need two days more for tarsir and marsar lakes trek. The starts from aru valley .day one aru valley liddervat valley,day2 liddervalley to satlangen day 3 satlangen to kolhoi glacier or kolahoi peak ,day4 sat langen day5 dodsar lake, day6 sarbal day 7 sonamarg and back,kolahoi peak 5,734 meters. It is, it is important the trekkers should acclimatize before attamping the peak,for reviews read more
Season: May to October.