Skiing in Kashmir


Skiing in Kashmir - Gulmarg :

Gulmarg offers some magical skiing. A new Gondola takes skiers to the heights where crisp snow makes skiing a delight. Some of the best slopes in the country for beginners and intermediate skiers are available at Gulmarg. Skiing equipment is available on hire from the Ski-Shop. In winter Gulmarg's natural slopes and inclines turn into the country's premier skiing resort. Not all tourists who visit in winter come for skiing. Tobogganing, the most popular among them requires no skill. No skill is required - a flat wooden board is taken up the hill and is allowed to descend downhill. There are also snow scooters and snow bobbing.

 

In fact if one talks about skiing in J&k, it is only about Gulmarg as it has one of the most renowned skiing resort in Asia, when it comes to facilities and surrounding ecstasies. It also has the distinction of being the highest lift served resort in the world. Gulmarg is a great place for total beginners. They can learn to ski on the two Poma ski-lifts on the snow covered golf course. There are slopes that are apt for people with all levels of skills. You will see even young kids skiing on relatively easier slopes using a wooden board and professionals swarming on tougher looking tracks. Gulmarg was also the host to the first winter games in the year 1998.

To start your skiing pleasure, you can choose the height from which you are comfortable. If you think you are good enough, step into the gondola lift and roll up to the top of Apherwat mountain at about 13000 ft from where you can slide down. As and when you reach the top of the mountain, you will notice the instant difference, the place is unimaginably quiet, exquisitely lonely and chillingly cold. The winds exaggerate the feeling of biting in the air. But you probably won't mind it as you will be looking at the most spell-bounding scene you would have ever seen. Right in front of you are the twin peaks of Nun and Kun and to your left is an 8000 m plus mountain which is either K2 or Nanga Parbat. After being satiated just slide down the gentle but unpredictable slopes of Apherwat.

Skiing Facilities Available

The facilities that are available here are the best in Asia. There are skiing schools that train the beginners on how to handle the powdery snow and the precautions that one must take while skiing. There are shops that give the equipment required on hire. And the gears and sequipment provided is as good as you will get anywhere else in the world. There are good medical facilities as well in the region that takes care of any mishap that occurs on the slopes. Avalanche control facilities are also there but they need to be stepped up a bit.

Hail-Skiing

Other forms of skiing are also practiced on the snow-covered slopes of Gulmarg. The most famous of them is the Heliskiing. Gulmarg resort is the only resort in entire Asia that provides the facility of hail-skiing. In this, you will be dropped off on the tip of the hill from where you will ski downhill with a far greater speed than in normal skiing. This definitely is more thrilling and scintillating than ordinary skiing but the prospective dangers are also higher. A person who is new to this sport should best avoid it till he knows what skiing is all about.

It is unbearably cold here, so better dress yourself in the thickest woolen clothes and some waterproof material as well. The time to come to Jammu and Kashmir for a splendid skiing experience is from the month of December till March end. During Christmas and easter, the number of people that come here is simply astounding. And many of them are coming here for second or the third time. You might be coming here for the first time, but after your stint with Gulmarg and its snow, you too will be one of those who are making plans for their next skiing trip to Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Skiing in Kashmir :

Kashmir Tour And Travels Provides best skiing tour package

Tour ID : JKT-05
Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonmarg - Pahalgam - Sonmarg .

Day 01/ Arrival Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer you to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. In the evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 02/ Local Sightseeing - Srinagar - 50Kms.
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Adobe of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 03/ Srinagar - Gulmarg - 56Kms.
After breakfast leave for Gulmarg which is one of the most most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04/ Gulmarg - Pahalgam - 149Kms.
After breakfast, leave from Gulmarg and drive to Pahalgam 2440Mtrs (Vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple. Finally by the lunch time you will reach Pahalgam which is the most famous place for India Film Industry. after lunch enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05/ Pahalgam
Day to enjoy the beauty of the Pahalgam valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06/ Pahalgam - Srinagar - 93Kms.
After Breakfast leave Pahalgam and drive to Srinagar at lunch time you will reach into the hotel. Afternoon free for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07/ Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar - 196Kms.
Full day excursion to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way we stop at any beautyful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). One can ride on horse to visit to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 08/ Departure - Srinagar
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.
 

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Tour ID : JKT-01

Duration :  5 Nights / 6 Days

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 01: Srinagar
AM: arrive Srinagar, meeting upon arrival & transfer with assistance to Dlx. Houseboat/hotel PM: Free for relax to enjoy the scenic view of mountain ranges around Dal-Lake. Dinner & Overnight in Dlx. Houseboat/Hotel

Day02: Srinagar-Local Sightseeing (27 kms).
AM: Boat ride by (Shikara) to Explore the Dal-Lake, Waterways, Back Waters, Canals, Floating Garden, Vegetable Gardens, Water Lilies, Lotus Flowers, Easily accessible Mobile Venders, Floating, Handicrafts Centre & inherited lifestyle of people living inside the Lake since decades. Return back to Dlx. Houseboat/Hotel for lunch .PM: Visit to famous Mughal Gardens, Cheshma Shahi(Royal Spring), Nishat(Garden of Pleasure), Shalimar ( Abode of Love) Mughal laid Out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-Lake in the heart of Srinagar City & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing panoramic view of entire City, along with famous Dal-Lake & River Jehlum, enroute visiting handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina/Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned Carpets, evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat/Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 03: Srinagar-Sonamarg-Srinagar (174 kms)
Leave after Breakfast for full day excursion (with pack lunch) to Sonamarg “The Meadow of Gold”87kms.From Srinagar in the north-east of Srinagar at altitude of 3000 mts, above sea level. The place offers incredible Scenic beauty (while driving to Sonamarg) dense pine forests, Gigantic Mountains. The place itself is a popular resort for mountaineers, rock climbing, besides an important halt on way to Kargil (Ladakh) & provides the ideal base for various trekking routes, high mountains, lakes, glaciers & Shri Amarnath ji holy cave. Evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat/Hotel for Dinner & overnight stay.

Day 04: Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar (112 kms).
Leave after Breakfast for full day excursion (with pack lunch) to Gulmarg “Meadow of wild flowers” lies in the west of Srinagar at a distance of 56 kms. On an altitude of 2730 Mts. above sea level, snow caped mountains are all around one can even have a view of Nanga Parbat on a clear sunny day. It is Premier winter sports Ski resort For Skiers with one of the world’s highest 18 hole golf courses. For joy seekers, cable car upto Alpather via Khilanmarg by Asia’s long run cable car ride approx. 5 kms. Evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat/Hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 05: Srinagar-Departure.
Leave after breakfast for Tour of Srinagar city (old/New city) & proceed to Srinagar airport to board the scheduled flight for onward destination.

For detailed Itinerary and booking Tour mail us at: info@jammuandkashmirtourism.org

 

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