Gulmarg Skiing is a premier Ski destination in India. Apharwat Mountain with over 1300 vertical metres of scenic snow skiing terrain, Gulmarg sits along with the planet's most incredible mountain range, the Himalayas. Apharwat mountain is home to both unbelievable Alpine ski runs and excellent off-piste powder runs. All made possible by Gulmarg's famous Gondola ski cable car, which climbs into a jaw-dropping altitude of approximately 4000 metres above the sea level, the best ski lift on earth!
Gulmarg Kashmir is relatively small and isolated, and mostly underdeveloped town. Old heritage hotels are still operational run by British Families till date. Being close to the Pakistan border you will find Indian troops always present in the town. It is one of the safest places to go on vacation in India. Gulmarg is established amongst the peaks of Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. An attractive destination for adventurous travellers.
Why should you visit Gulmarg Skiing Destination?
Low tourist count only a few thousand visits it each year Kashmir kind of scares of on the fence travellers. People usually ask this question is it safe to travel in Kashmir our answer it is same as the rest of India. Gulmarg is mostly visited by Kashmiris who love Skiing, few adventurous Indians and foreigners looking for those untracked powder runs. It is also one of the pocket-friendly Skiing Destination in the world. The weather is just right for learning skiing, not too cold and not too hot. January to February are the best months for Skiing. There are many snowstorms followed by clear skies with sunshine that make perfect skiing days.
Day 1 – Arrival Srinagar
On arrival at the Srinagar Airport you would be met by our representative and you are driven in a private cab in the city towards the Dal Lake, our representative would help your check-in at the house boat.
You can visit the local market or choose to relax in the afternoon.
Relax and unwind at the house boat for a while and later in the evening you are taken for a Shikara ride in the lake amidst the backdrop of the majestic mountain surroundings.
Dinner and stay at house boat/Hotel for the night.
Day 2 – Gulmarg
Post breakfast you would be picked by our taxi and head towards Gulmarg, it’s a 4 hour ride based on the snow conditions and traffic.
Gulmarg is one of the top ski destinations in Asia with skiers and snowboarders flocking it in the winter months.
Explore the meadows of Gulmarg and Maharani temple built by Hari Sisodia during Dogra rule and St. Mary’s church built by the British.
Spend the day at leisure and choose to explore Gulmarg or rest at the hotel.
Dinner and stay at Hotel for the night.
Day 3- Gulmarg
- Welcome to Gulmarg, the second-highest Ski Destination in the World.
- You will be taken to the Ski Shop here; you will be introduced to your Skiing equipment.
- You will be given Skiing clothes, Skiing Equipments, and an introductory session.
- The participant will move to the Ski slopes with the instructors
- Enjoy a fun skiing session on one of the best slopes in the world.
- Click a lot of pictures and ski your way down on the beautiful slopes of gulmarg.
- You will also learn sledging and side stepping on your ski.
- Evening can be spent at leisure.
Dinner and stay at Hotel for the night.
Day Four - Gulmarg
Post Breakfast you will be taken for a fun snowmobile ride on the beautiful snow covered slopes of gulmarg.
It is going to be one of the most beautiful experiences in your lifetime. You will be also given an option of an ATV ride.
The rest of the day can be spent at leisure and you can do a quick nearby hike to see some of the most enchanting views of the gulmarg winter conditions.
The views here are definitely going to be mesmerizing and will leave you awestruck! Play in the snow and let the child within you come out and enjoy to the fullest.
Dinner and Stay at the hotel for the night.
Day Five - Gulmarg
Post a hearty breakfast you will be taken for a beautiful Gondola cable car ride to the first phase. Gulmarg Gondola is the second longest and second highest cable car in the world and the prime attraction Gulmarg is known for. The views from the phase 1 are enchanting and mesmerizing.
The sight of the Himalayas is going to leave you spellbound. It is a 10 minute ride to the phase 1. Ride to the phase 2 can be availed at an additional cost.
This is going to be the last day on the snow covered slopes of gulmarg. So make the most of it and click a lot of pictures and take back a lot of memories from this place.
Dinner and stay at the hotel for the night.
Post breakfast, you will checkout from the hotel and the cab will be waiting for you to drop you back to the Srinagar airport according to your flight timings.
We part our ways with beautiful memories and we wish you a happy and safe return journey with an expectation of you to return on our upcoming events and trips. We thank you to choose Treks and Trails as your Travel partner.