GULMARG Trip Information


Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is situated in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas.

About Gulmarg
Gulmarg lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,650 m (8,694 ft), 56 km from Srinagar. The soil in Gulmarg comprises glacial deposits, lacustrine deposits and moraines of pleistocene era covering shales, limestones, sandstones, schists and other varieties of rocks. The natural meadows of Gulmarg, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wild flowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer. The meadows are interspersed by enclosed parks and small lakes, and surrounded by forests of green pine and fir. Skiing and other winter sports in Gulmarg are carried out on the slopes of Apharwat peak at a height of 4,267 m (13,999 ft). Many points on Apharwat peak and Khilanmarg offer a panoramic view of Nanga Parbat and Harmukh mountains.

Activities and Adventures in Gulmarg
1. Alpather Lake/Frozen Lake: A high altitude lake at the top of mount Affarwat which remains frozen even till mid-June thus the name Frozen Lake. About 13 kms from Gulmarg the lake lies at the foot of the twin 4511m Affarwat peaks.
How to Reach:

  • One can trek all the way up from Gulmarg via Khilanmarg to the Affarwat top and cover the remaining 13 kms on foot.
  • b) Enjoy the panoramic beauty of Gulmarg in Cable Car/Gondola (world’s highest) which provides an easy yet beautiful see-through till Affarwat top.
Activities: Trekking/Night Camping/Nature Walk/Photography are some best available options.
2. Nature Walk (Gulmarg): Nature can be best understood when felt and the best option is to be a part of it. This adventure covers almost the entire breathtaking scenery of outer circle of Gulmarg.
Our Route
  • Starting from main market of Tangmarg   1st Stop
  • Tangmarg to Drung 2nd Stop
  • Drung to HappatKhud 3rd Stop
  • HappatKhud to Kongdoori 4th Stop
  • Kongdoori to BootaPathri 5th Stop
  • Bootapathri to Nageen 6th Stop

  • 1stNight Stay at Drung on the bank of Naala Ferozpora (river) including fishing.
  • 2nd Night stay at Kongdoori at Meadow Ground
  • 3rd stay at BootaPathri or Nageen or
  • 4th stay at ‘Willies World’.

Activities: Cable car ride/Gondola, Skiing, WATER SKING, Ice Skating, Snow Cycling, Snow Walking, Tobogganing, Snow Cycling, Mountain Cycling, Nature Walk, Trekking, Fishing, Night Camping, Snow Mobiling, A.T.V Car Ride, Hot Balloon, Zorbing, Horse riding etc.