Aru is a tourist spot in the Anantnag District of Jammu & Kashmir, India & is noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains Aru a base camp for trekking to the Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar. There are about 20 alpine lakes, peaks and meadows around the Aru Valley. In the winters, when Aru receives heavy snowfall it provides a great skiing arena. The altitude in Aru ranges from over 9842 feet to 18,000 feet (3000–5425 m) above sea level. I took this photo while driving to Pahelgam from Aru. Looking at it I think I should have had more patience.