Gulmarg is a city and ski resort in the Himalayas, with an elevation difference of 4000 to 2000 meters. Located at an altitude of 2650 m in the western Himalayas, 52 km from the city of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Getting to Gulmarg is quite simple: by plane to New Delhi, then by plane or by train (yes there are fans of Indian trains) to the city of Shrinagar. For example, from February 1 to February 15, 2020 flight from Moscow . In Srinagar, you need to take a bus or take a taxi, the resort is only 52 km along the sideboard.
Holidays in Gulmarg are unique in their own way – cheap accommodation from $ 15 per night and very cheap food, to the top of freeride – heli skiing, where the cost is set from $ 2700 for 60 runs. Gulmarg housing options – start from 17 thousand in two weeks for 2 people! Don’t forget to sort by cost.
The highest cable car in Asia will take you 4,000m, built by French engineers in 2006, has 2 lines with 6-seater closed cabins. Weather permitting, you can have a stunning view of Nanga Parbat (8.126m), the 9th highest peak in the world!
The location of the mountains greatly affects the climatic features: frequent snowfalls in high season, with a frequency of 7-10 days on average. Low humidity, which keeps the snow “dry”. And the absence of strong winds. All this together helps this place remain one of the most iconic freeride skiing spots.
A ride to the lower villages of Babareshi and Tangmarg allows you to enjoy a forest of tall Himalayan fir trees with a good slope. This type of freeride is adored by many, but it requires sufficient experience – after all, you have to maneuver among the trees.
Recently, all avalanche safety is provided by foreign experts from New Zealand and Australia and the USA. During the day, lifeguards are on duty at the top station of the gondola and patrol the slopes. On days when the 2nd stage of the gondola is closed, you can perfectly ride through the forest to the lower villages or on the first stage.
The best time to visit is from mid-January to mid-March