|Easiest route Aru Pahalgam|
First ascent 1912
First ascender Dr Ernest Neve
Parent range Himalayas
|Elevation 5,425 m|
Prominence 1,585 m
Mountain range Himalayas
|Similar Machoi Peak, Harmukh, Tatakooti Peak, Nun Kun, Apharwat Peak|
Kolahoi Peak is a mountain with a peak elevation of 17,799 ft (5,425 metres), in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, in the vicinity of Sonamarg. Kolahoi Peak is part of the Himalaya Range, and is located between 15 km south of Sonamarg and 21 km north from Arin Pahalgam. To its north flows the Sind River and the glacier of its name Kolahoi Glacier is the source of Lidder River. in the vicinity of Kashmir valley.
Map of Mount Kolahoi, Forest Block 191203
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.
Climbing history and routes
Kolahoi Peak was first climbed by a British medical team headed by Dr Ernest Neve in 1912.
The easiest route to climb Kolahoi Peak is south face via Aru Pahalgam from which a 21 kilometers high altitude alpine tract leads to the glacier of the peak. From the rear side of Sonamarg leads a 15 kilometer track via Saribal Nallah to the summit, but one have to encounter the difficulties of ice falls from the glacier.