Timings : 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Time Required : 3-4 hours
Elevation : 3980 metres
Distance covered : 5 kms - from Gulmarg to Mt Apharwat
Phase 1 : Gulmarg to Kongdoori
Phase 2 : Kongdoori to Apharwat
Entry Fees : Phase 1
One Way: INR 100
Day Pass: INR 500
One Way: INR 250
Day Pass: INR 1000
Adult- INR 250
Children below 11 years of age aren't allowed
Gulmarg Gondola is the second longest and second highest cable car in the world and the prime attraction Gulmarg is known for. Divided into two phases, it ferries almost 600 people per hour to and from the Apharwat Mountain, which is where most of the winter sports happen in Gulmarg.
Phase 1 of Gulmarg Gondola ferries people from Gulmarg Resort to Kongdoori Station (middle station). It starts at 2,990 m and has a vertical rise of 400 m. Every hour it ferries 1500 people to the height of 3100 m from where several easy runs for skiing are accessible. Phase 2 of Gulmarg Gondola connects Kongdoori Mountain to Apharwat Peak. The cable car ascends 1,330 vertical metres to a height of nearly 4,000m and carries 600 people per hour. After arriving at the station, you can further have a 30 minutes trek to reach the mountaintop. From here the LOC or the Line of Control is visible.
The Gulmarg Gondola affords a magnificent view of Nanda Devi, LOC, and Pir Panjal range. Apart from cherishing the beauty of Himalayan ranges, tourists can enjoy other activities like horse riding and snow skiing.
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