The final walk is downhill and returns you to the starting point of the delightful village of Aru that sits in the middle of a biosphere and is surrounded by agricultural experimental plots. Lunch and farewells to an exceptional trek team. Take up the comforts of a hotel in Pahalagam, a gentle step back into the built environment, river trout for dinner, warm baths, comfortable beds, and airy rooms with views to the river.