is very popular adventure sport in Jammu and Kashmir
, as the place is surrounded by the Himalayan range.Gulmarg
makes an excellent base for trekking
in the northern Pir Panjal Range.
means the excitement and pleasure in Kashmir
, during the tour. :
Nanga Parbat can be seen to the north from several view points, including Khilanmarg, west and over 1,500 feet up the forested hillside from Gulmarg
. From a distance, the Pir Panjal appears somewhat rounded, but when you are actually walking up its slopes, you will find that its smoother peaks rise above evergreen clad slopes that seem quite equal in steepness to those of the main Himalayas.
To the south of Gulmarg
, a pleasant
would be to walk up the Ferozepur Nala and beyond to the hamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and to Samaidan. For this you will need a porter who knows the way because many stock trails intersect the route. The walk from Gulmarg
to Tosamaidan is considered to be three stages long. You may return by way of Riyar and Khag villages or continue south toward Sunset Peak and then walk into the foothills along the Romushi Nala to Yusmarg, where a road and bus service connect with Srinagar
equipment can be hired from Private Tour Operators specialised in mountain treks.All trekkers should remember that nights in the mountains would be chilly at any time of the year and make sure that they should be fully equipped for the treks. They must carry enough food for the whole trek, basic supplies- fruit & vegetables or the occasional villages enroute will be able to provide local food if you run out of food stock. It is advisable to keep a good torch handy during Golf Courses
Situated at an altitude of 2,650 m, Gulmarg
has got the the layout of the course is quiet striking and the layout is similar to a normal golf course
with land slopes and inclines along the complete area of the course, which has a par of 72. The golf club
was started by the British who used Gulmarg
as a holiday resort, and opened it for golf lovers
in the year 1904. At present the Jammu & Kashmir
Tourism Development Corporation manages the club.
Skiing Adventure In Gulmarg :
In winter, Gulmarg
acquires a new persona - that of the country's premier skiing resorts
, to many who watch it on TV, seems like a very elitist sport, requiring a high level of training and expensive equipment. They are surprised, when they visit Gulmarg
for a day's expedition to see the snow, that others with the same level of physical fitness and training are Skiing
down slopes. Gulmarg
is the ultimate beginner's skiing resor
t. One doesn't requite a heavy woolen wardrobe - slacks or a Salwar Kameez will do fine. In Gulmarg
one will also be able to drift to one of the many Ski shops and hire skis, sticks and goggles. Just find yourself a ski instructor and set off down a slope.
Neither does one need to exert oneself climbing up slopes. The gentlest slope of 200m is linked with a ski lift, which helps one to go up. When one graduates to intermediate level - which will happen after the first few days of practice, there are other slopes, longer and steeper, which are connected by chair lift. The longest ski run in Gulmarg
is provided by the Gondola cable car, which allows a ski run of 2,213m.
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