Kolahoi Peak

Kolahoi Peak (locally called ‘Gashe-braer’ meaning the goddess of light) is a mountain with a peak elevation of 17,799 ft (5,425 metres) located in Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The mountain is the highest mountain in Kashmir Division. Kolahoi Peak is easily accessible through Aru valley and lies in the vicinity of Sonamarg in Ganderbal district. Kolahoi Peak is part of the Great Himalayan range, and is located 21 km north of Aru near Pahalgam. To its north flows the Sind River, while the Lidder River originates from the glacier located on the mountain and flows south.

Kolahoi Peak rises from the Kolahoi Glacier is a pyramid-shaped peak with ice falls and ice fields at its bottom. The rock formation of the peak is extraordinary stable with aretes and ridges.

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