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Custom Tour – Gulmarg, India

Custom Tour – Gulmarg, India

€1645 / per person
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9 days on snow.  Exact dates in tab above.

Experience snow as you’ve never seen before with one of our custom Kashmir skiing or snowboarding tours.

 

India is not known for being a ski destination, in fact, when you will tell your friends you’re going to India to ski some unbelievable powder they will probably won’t believe you… At the end of your Gulmarg backcountry trip of Indian Kashmir, you’ll have stories to tell for the rest of your life! The terrain, amount of snow, the beautiful people and its culture make this an unforgettable backcountry trip!

 

You start this trip in Delhi, one of the largest cities in India, from where you’ll fly towards Srinagar. Here a Jeep transfer awaits to take you to Gulmarg. On the way, you’ll stop to buy some fresh fruits from the market and find a “secret” liquor store to stock up on boozy supplies.

 

Gulmarg is a resort with 1 chairlift and 2 gondolas reaching about 4000m. The summit of Mt. Apharwat is a few hundred meters above that. Some bowls from the top have a 1200m vertical descent! The amount of terrain is virtually unlimited. Furthermore, some unforgettable runs end at local villages, adding a whole new dimension to this backcountry tour. These runs will double the number of vertical meters you can do in a day. At the end of this amazing run, a 4×4 Jeep will be waiting to drive you back to the gondola or the hotel depending on time.

 

To finish off the last day you will head back to Srinagar and stay in a freshly renovated, traditional houseboat on the Dal Lake. Enjoy a nice dinner and experience how the locals trade via wooden boats before flying back to Delhi.

 

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Itinerary

1

Sunday - Arrive

Check in at Delhi International airport for your morning flight to Srinagar. This short flight takes you high above the Indian Himalayas which provides for some stunning views! Upon arrival in Srinagar, a porter will welcome you and help you to find your bags. He will proceed with you and your bags through security and bring you to the Taxi that will take you to Gulmarg. A few stops on the way to Gulmarg will be made to buy some fresh fruits and alcohol if needed.
  • Delhi - Srinagar flight
  • Transfer Srinagar - Gulmarg
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with dinner, Gulmarg
2

Monday to Tuesday - ski / snowboard

Your local, qualified guide will spend the next 9 days to show you around the beautiful and endless backcountry terrain surrounding Gulmarg. A gondola takes you up to nearly 4000 m altitude from where a lot of great runs start. A run with more than 1000 vertical meter is pretty standard here and crowds tend to stay to a minimum. Some runs will end in small towns where a 4x4 Jeep will be waiting for you to drop you back at the lift or hotel. 
  • Breakfast
  • Guiding
  • Lift pass
  • 4x4 Jeep transfer (when needed)
  • Accommodation in a comfortable hotel with dinner, Gulmarg
3

Tuesday - Dal Lake

After spending the last day skiing or snowboarding around the beautiful Gulmarg backcountry, a 4x4 Jeep taxi awaits to drive you back to Srinagar where you'll get to spend the night on a traditional houseboat on Dal Lake. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and stunning view over the lake.  
  • Transfer Gulmarg - Dal Lake
  • Accommodation freshly renovated, traditional House Boat.
  • Dinner
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Wednesday - Depart

After a good night sleep breakfast will be served on the houseboat. After breakfast, you have the opportunity to go on a small wooden boat ride around the lake to take in the magnificent views and experience how the locals trade using their own boats. When it's time to go a taxi will be waiting across the water to drop you off at the airport to make your flight back to Delhi
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer Dal Lake - Airport
  • Flight Srinagar - Delhi
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All tours start in Delhi on a Sunday and finish back in Delhi on a Wednesday. A minimum of 4 travelers required for each trip. Dates for the 2020 ski season:
  • 02 - 12 February 2020
  • 16 - 26 February 2020
  • 01 - 11 March 2020
  • 15 - 25 March 2020
11 days, 9 days on snow
  • Departure
    Delhi, India
  • Included
    Accomodation
    Airport Transfer
    Breakfast
    Flights
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Use Of Rome Demo Boards

INCLUDED

  • Delhi - Srinagar return flights
  • All transfers in Srinagar
  • 9 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner in Gulmarg
  • Lift tickets
  • Backcountry guiding with local, qualified quides
  • 4x4 Jeep transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in a traditional houseboat on Dal Lake

EXCLUDED

  • Lunch
  • Allowance
  • Backcountry gear (beeper, probe, shovel, backpack)
  • Flights to Delhi
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for hotel staff and guides

EXPERIENCE + GEAR

This tour is for the intermediate to experienced rider. Experience in deep snow is not necessary but recommended to get as much out of your holiday as possible.

The hotel is located at 2,650m altitude and most runs will start from around 4000m. Because some of these runs are accessible via hikes and start from this high altitude a good physical fitness is advised to prevent altitude sickness.

Because most of the runs are backcountry runs and are unpatrolled, backcountry equipment (backpack, beacon, shovel & probe) is a must!

A good waterproof but breathable jacket and pants with good layering is very handy. For example, consider the Beast series from Airblaster available at Behind The Pines in Amsterdam.

Must have a min of 4 people to operate.

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