Trekking In Gulmarg

Gulmarg makes an excellent base for trekking in the northern Pir Panjal Range. Nanga Parbat can be seen to the north from several view points, including Khilanmarg, west and over 1,500 feet up the forested hillside from Gulmarg. From a distance, the Pir Panjal appears somewhat rounded, but when you are actually walking up its slopes, you will find that its smoother peaks rise above evergreen clad slopes that seem quite equal in steepness to those of the main Himalayas.

West and slightly south of Gulmarg is the 13,592-feet peak of Apharwat. This peak is, however, near the LOC, called the Line of Control, so check with the tourist office in Gulmarg before you set out for it.

To the south of Gulmarg, a pleasant trek would be to walk up the Ferozepur Nala and beyond to the hamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and to Samaidan. For this you will need a porter who knows the way because many stock trails intersect the route. The walk from Gulmarg to Tosamaidan is considered to be three stages long. You may return by way of Riyar and Khag villages or continue south toward Sunset Peak and then walk into the foothills along the Romushi Nala to Yusmarg, where a road and bus service connect with Srinagar.

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5 Responses to “Trekking In Gulmarg”

  1. SARFARAZ QURESHI Says:

    As-salam-o aalekum,

    This is sarfaraz qureshi from mumbai, am a member of YHAI OF INDIA, I would like to know whether you conduct Winter trekking expedition/skii course in the month of Dec.2012 – Jan.,1013, I would like to know the details of the details of the programme to be conducted. I would also like to know whether special leave is granted to Central Govt. Empoyees or not. Please indicate the duration of the program and free charged.

  2. SARFARAZ QURESHI Says:

    MY CONTACT NO. 09869921649

  3. SARFARAZ QURESHI Says:

    Dear I have contacted Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering & sports – Pahalgam to participate in Basic Skii course conducted from 3rd Jan.,2013 to 16th Jan.,2013. Since I am a Central Govt. Employee, I would like to know whether I may be entitled to avail Special Casual Leave for the same. Kindly Reply.

    SARFARAZ A. QURESHI
    Contact No. 09869921649

  4. SARFARAZ QURESHI Says:

    Please reply whether Central Govt. Employee is entitled to get Special Casual Leave to participate in Basic Skii Course which is going to be held in Jan.3rd 2013 to 16th Jan.,2013 (14 days). My name is SARFARAZ A. QURESHI FROM MUMBAI – 400050
    CONTACT nO. 09869921649

  5. samir qureshi Says:

    salam
    mr qureshi,shal i know where are you come from originally?.
    cuse my last name is qureshi but i’m not indian?!!!.
    thanks;)