Join us in the Indian Himalaya for a powder ski and snowboard touring odyssey. 1500 vertical metre runs, deep powder, steep trees, wide open alpine slopes, avalanche education, Kashmiri culture and great food it's all on this trip! Gulmarg is a ski touring and cultural paradise, and whatever the weather, you can always get out skiing and riding.
Adventure Consultants now leads 8 and 12 day ski and snowboard touring programmes to Gulmarg in Kashmir, India.
We utilise the top stage of the massive Gulmarg gondola when the weather is good which deposits us above 4000m near the top of Mt Apharwat (4200m) with a wealth of steep bowls and ridges leading into perfectly spaced trees to explore. When the weather is inclement, and/or the top stage of the gondola is closed, we tour from the mid-station down (which is almost always open) including exploring the 10-15km Drang Valley, skiing through the road-less village of Drang where the friendly kids run out to play on the back of our skis. Ending in the town of Tangmarg where we taxi back up to Gulmarg. When the weather is really bad, with heavy snow, we ski tour on Monkey Hill, or down below Gulmarg in the taxi serviced Babarshi Trees. We enjoy the evenings in the most comfortable hotel in Gulmarg, one of the newest and most luxurious in town and on appropriate evenings (when everyone can stay awake!) we put on avalanche education lectures and workshops.
- 1500m fresh untracked powder runs
- Avalanche education
- Kashmiri culture
- Experienced IFMGA / NZMGA Ski Guides
- Option to heli-ski also
8 day Trip 2: Feb 4 -11, 2014
12 day Trip 3: Jan 21 - Feb 1, 2014
12 day Trip 4: Feb 4 - 15, 2014
You can view the trip notes for the Adventure Consultants Gulmarg Ski Touring Programmes in 2013 online or download a pdf using the below links:
|Gulmarg Ski & Snowboard Touring Programme 2013|
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Full details of our Gulmarg Ski and Snowboard Backcountry Touring Programmes