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Gulmarg (meadow of flowers) is a hill station, and a popular skiing destination in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. A beautiful town which is situated in the Pirpanjal range in the western Himalayas at an altitude of 8,690 ft. just 56 km from Srinagar. Being the "heartland of winter sports in India" Gulmarg is rated as Asia's seventh best ski destination. The town is accessible from Srinagar by road via Tangmarg. The road climbs uphill in the last 12 kilometers to Gulmarg passing through forests of pine and fir trees. Winter sports like skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and heli-skiing take place on the slopes of Mount Apharwat reachable by a Gondola lift which is one of the highest cable car in the world reaching 3,979 meters. It's a two-stage ropeway carry about 600 people per hour to and from Gulmarg to top of Mt. Apharwat 13,780 ft. The first stage transfers from Gulmarg at 2,600 m to Kongdoori at 3,080 m. The second stage which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes passengers to a height of 12,959 ft on the Apharwat Peak.
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Welcome to Kashmir, Our trip guide will be at the airport when you will arrive. He will transfer you to Gulmarg. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel Skiing is done on open slope, off trail through the pine forests. after lunch explore the Gulmarg Skiing slopes, Overnight Stay in Hotel.
our experienced skiing instructors will ensure that you learn the basics of skiing during the course. You will slide, slip and fall but you will enjoy all of these. You will learn walking all over again, as doing it on snow with skis is a totally different experience. You will also pick up some key sliding techniques over the beautiful snow-clad mountains. dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Another beautiful day in Gulamarg but you will feel little more confidence for skiing. Today is same as the previous day, you will just fall less, we guess. After a round of instructions, you begin to balance on the skies. You will now be able to stand on the skis and learn to apply breaks on your own. The first few rounds will all be about crash landing at the end of the slope. dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Final day of skiing and your chance to show-off your mastery with the skis. Your instructor will take you to an advance slope. This slope is much longer than the beginner slope, and you will definitely gain a lot of speed while sliding on it. Your instructor will be with you for the entire duration to help you perfect your ski runs. at last, you will be honored with a certificate of appreciation.
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar and check in at Kolu Houseboats, Afternoon visit important sights of Srinagar City - Mughal Gardens & Old City Tour Overnight stay at the Kolu houseboat.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Srinagar airport in time to board your flight back to home.