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Label : Great For Family Outing

Tags : Hills & Valleys

Time Required : 3 - 4 hrs

Altitude : 4390 metres

Popular For : Snow Activities and Winter Sports

Mountain range : Pir Panjal Range

How to Reach Apharwat Peak : During winters, it's mandatory to hire a chain taxi from Tangmarg a town located near Gulmarg. During summers you can hire a private cab to the base of Gondola starting point. From the base, you can take a gondola ride to the summit above. To reach Apharwat which is phase 2, you need to first take a cable car to phase 1 which is from Gulmarg to Kongdoori. 

Entry Fees : Phase 1
Return Pass: INR 740
Phase 2
One Way: INR 250
Day Pass: INR 940

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Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg Overview

Situated at a height of 4200 metres above the mean sea level, Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg is one of the most breathtaking places. Remotely positioned near LOC with Pakistan, the region receives heavy rainfall and is covered in snow for most of the year. Apharwat Peak is where winter sports in Gulmarg takes place.

Imbued with snow-clad mountains and surrounded by pearly white meadows, the area is a perfect honeymoon destination and the most picturesque tourist spot in Srinagar.

Must Know Before You Visit Apharwat Peak

Note :

  • If you reach Phase 1 later than noon, we recommend you not to stop to enjoy the scenery as Phase 2 gets closed early. Hurry to Phase 2 and try and reach there before 2:00 PM. Post 3:00 PM, grey clouds surround the peak, the weather conditions might get worse and you can have dearth of oxygen.
  • You will need to rent overcoat and boots from the base itself to prevent yourself from the blazing winds and snow upwards. The charges are approx INR 250 for a single set of boots and overcoat. However, depending on the season of tourism, the shopkeeping might dope you into overpaying them. 

Apharwat Peak Highlights

1. Gondola Ride to Apharwat Peak

Gondola Ride to Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg has a provision of cable car ride to Apharwat Peak. It is divided into Phase 1 (Gulmarg to Kangdoor) and Phase 2 (Kangdoor to Apharwat) from the base of the hillock. Phase 2 can only be covere (Read More)d depending on the weather conditions. It is preferable to book gondola ride tickets online but in off- season you can easily get them in person at the ticket counter. Board the yellow coloured gondola from the base to Phase 1.

2. Skiing at Apharwat Peak

Skiing at Apharwat Peak
The Apharwat Peak provides ample opportunities for skiing and adventure sports. For the weak at heart, you can just carry along a sleigh and slide on a smooth piece of land to get the feel of the spor (Read More)t. For all the adventure junkies, Apharwat Peak has clearly demarcated areas for beginner and expert level skiing.
Visit the Ningle Nallah origination from the extreme peak of Apharwat Peak and slide down with it to the point where it joins Jhelum.
Timings: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

3. Sledging

Try sledge riding at the top of Apharwat peak. You can sledge towards the Seven Springs near Kongdoori. Experts can go straight to Apharwat peak where there are skiing facilities too. 
(Read More)Price: INR 500

4. Alpather Lake, Gulmarg

Alpather Lake, Gulmarg
At the foot of Apharwat peak, it is a one day trek from Gulmarg (13km). The lake stays frozen during winters with striking scenic views. Ducks are seen walking instead of swimming and large chunks of (Read More)ice float in the lake.

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