4 - 5
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Katarnag lakes are the high altitude alpine lakes located around 9 kms from the picturesque Aru Valley Pahalgam.
The trek starts from Aru Camping site and takes you to the lush green beautiful meadows and tall pine trees.
The trail takes you to the Kootapathri and Gashangan hamlets of the upper reaches of Aru.
The gradual increase takes you to the Camping site of Katarnag.
The trek then goes further steep towards the Katarnag-I lake along the Girwar stream on your left.
The Katarnag-II has an elevation of 3850meters ASL.