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Snowboarding and Skiing in Gulmarg Kashmir

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Snowboarding, exciting, right? Well! This one is for all the people who crave adventure and thrills. 

Now, for those who love the sport, Gulmarg is the goto place for them when it comes to skiing and snowboarding in the Indian region. 

Crafty views and the adrenaline rush makes your imagination run wild amidst the snow-covered peaks and green pine trees. Now that’s something you will remember for a lifetime, Won’t you? Oh! Yes, you will.

Moving on, Gulmarg is located in the Pir-Panjal Range of the Western Himalayas, and the name actually means “Meadow of Flowers”. So, one thing is for sure, that if you’re someone who’s into flora and fauna, you’ll be going home with some 

While in Gulmarg, you can take a ride in a “Gondola” which is the local name of the cable car ride offering you a panoramic view of the hills and valleys from a vantage point. Click some images while you’re here for this is one trip that you should not be missing out on.

These ten days of your life spent in Gulmarg would be the ones you can remember for a lifetime. You ask why? Well, the reason being that it’s not every day that you’ll be trained to learn snowboarding and that too under a national level snowboard champion.

Moreover, the Gondolas which are operating in here bags the title of being the ‘Gondolas/Cable Cars situated at the highest altitudes’ in the world. So, a nice little ride of the gondola will allow you to take a glance at Mt. Apharwat also, which is exactly where you’ll be learning to snowboard.

Well! If that doesn't sound exciting enough for you, we don’t know what would? So, what are you waiting for? Book now and have an adventure of a lifetime to cherish for.

Short Itinerary

1st Day : Airport Pickup - Drive to Gulmarg

2nd Day : Day 1 Training

3rd Day : Training Day 2

4th Day : Training Day 3

5th Day : Training Day 4

6th Day : Day 1 on Slope

7th Day : Day 2 on Slope - Training

8th Day : Day 3 - Slope Training

9th Day : Final Day - Slope Training

10th Day : Srinagar Airport Drop

Fixed Departures

7th Feb to 16th Feb Open {7th Feb (Sunday) 01:00 PM to 16th Feb (Tuesday) 09:00 AM}

21st Feb to 2nd Mar Open {21st Feb (Sunday) 01:00 PM to 2nd Mar (Tuesday) 09:00 AM}

6th Mar to 15th Mar Open {6th Mar (Saturday) 01:00 PM to 15th Mar (Monday) 09:00 AM}

Price (Srinagar to Srinagar)


Skiing Course 37000
Snowboarding Course 43000

Itinerary (Srinagar to Srinagar)

  • 1

    1st Day : Airport Pickup - Drive to Gulmarg

    Pickup from Srinagar airport. Drive towards Gulmarg and check into the hotel. The equipment would be provided for the snowboarding trip.

  • 2

    2nd Day : Day 1 Training

    First day of training. How to balance on a snowboard.

  • 3

    3rd Day : Training Day 2

    Master the technique of sideslip. Toe slide slip and heel slide slip

  • 4

    4th Day : Training Day 3

    Learn the technique of fallingly: Toe falling and heel falling

  • 5

    5th Day : Training Day 4

    Learn the technique of turning, long and short. Also, learn slide and edge-to-edge turning

  • 6

    6th Day : Day 1 on Slope

    Reach the first phase of the gondola at 2,730mts, the snow slope being 4.5kms. We’ll be improving upon all the techniques learned previously today. Today training would be done in hard snow

  • 7

    7th Day : Day 2 on Slope - Training

    Today’s training would be from Marry Shoulder point, training would be done on soft snow

  • 8

    8th Day : Day 3 - Slope Training

    Today’s snowboarding session would be on the top phase of the mountains, which is around 4,000 mts high and will be doing soft snowboarding

  • 9

    9th Day : Final Day - Slope Training

    Today’s snowboarding session can be done either on the top phase or the backcountry routes. 

    We will travel to Srinagar after training and stay overnight in houseboat

  • 10

    10th Day : Srinagar Airport Drop

    Srinagar Airport Drop

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Inclusions

8 Night stay in Gulmarg on Double Sharing Basis

1 Night stay in Srinagar on Double Sharing Basis

Accommodation - Centralized Heating

Breakfast + Dinner on all days

Transport - Airport Pickup and Drop

Ski /Snowboarding Equipment for 8 Days - Shoe, Bindings, Snowboard / Ski (rental)

Ski /Snowboarding Instructor for 8 Days

Course Certificate

 

Exclusions

Meals during the journey

Any other meals apart from inclusions

Any personal expense

Extra Adventure Activities (unless stated)

Inner Line Permit Fees (as required) - unless stated in the package

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Any extra expense coming due to change in weather, unavoidable circumstances, road blockage or any natural calamity.

Any extra expense coming due to change of plans from the client-side

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

FAQs

Q. What will be the group size?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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