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Kashmir Himalayan Freeride Safari Package

This package is mainly aimed at freeriders and touring adepts, however it can also be experienced by intermediates or beginners, so all levels can enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan mountains. Just let us know your level when you book.

Package description

Gulmarg resort is the only resort in the Himalayas.

It is located 50 km west of Srinagar, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir,, nestled at 2700m of altitude, accessible by road.

It offers two gondolas :

  • phase 1: 2700m to 3100m
  • phase 2: 3100m to 3979m

And one 4 seater chairlift from 3100m to 3600m, all terrain accessible from these lifts is freeride terrain.

There is a long easy blue run that begins at the top of phase 1 and runs through the forest

down to Gulmarg, where you can also find several short beginner slopes with lifts, these are all groomed daily.

Hiking is possible around Gulmarg and from top of phase 2 to the summit of Mt Afarwat at 4200m.

The season runs from early january till end of march. Sun and powder are guaranteed. Gulmarg has the heaviest snowfall in the Himalayas, around 15 meters, due to its specific geographical location.

On sunny days enjoy the view on two mythical summits the K2 8611 m and the Nanga Parbat 8126m.

 

The resorts amazing endless terrain, covered with pristine dry curry powder snow, offers you a wide variety of lines, from steep couloirs, to wide open areas and spacious forests with elevations of up to 2000 meters.

Here, even a bad weather day is a good powder day, riding through the enchanted forests, you might even spot some monkeys on your 600m elevation run down to neighbouring villages then using jeeps to come back up and do it again…. (only when resort lifts are closed)

To relax after a perfect day shredding, you will be staying in the oldest family run hotel in Gulmarg, the Nedou’s Hotel established in 1888. We offer you several hotel options.

This outstanding Kashmir package will bring you to discover a whole new world, its culture, people, wildlife, arts & crafts, cuisine and one of the best freeride area in the world in the most impressive mountain range on the planet.

Kashmir Package program

  • Arrival at Srinagar Airport
  • Transfer to Gulmarg by private jeep ( all transports in package will be by private jeep )
  • Check in at Nedou’s Hotel Gulmarg
  • Welcome drink and briefing

6 or 9 possible skiing days :

  • Accessible Freeride from Gulmarg resort lifts
  • Touring  / Freeride from top of Gondola and around Gulmarg
  • Short touring from Gulmarg ( when lifts closed )
  • Runs through the forest down from Gulmarg and back up by jeep ( when lifts closed )
  • Check out of Nedou’s Hotel
  • Transfer to Srinagar Airport

Kashmir Package prices per person, maximum 5 people per guides

Find out what these prices  include in the includes section .

We provide you with a variety of different  Hotel options depending on your personal choice and the number of people.

6 days skiing - 7 nights
From 2800 chf

6 days skiing – 7 nights

  •  1 person

– Standard double room = 8 000 chf

– Executive double room = 8400 chf

– Luxury suite room = 8 800 chf

  •  2 people or couple sharing a double room

Standard double room = 4 300 chf per person

– Executive double room = 4 400 chf per person

– Luxury suite room = 4 600 chf per person

  •  3 people sharing cottage 2 double rooms

– Lavender cottage = 3 800 chf per person

– Lupin B cottage = 3 900 chf per person

  •  4 people sharing cottage 2 double rooms

– Lavender cottage = 2 900 chf per person

– Lupin B cottage = 3 000 chf per person

  • 5 people sharing cottage one extra bed in lounge

– Lupin B cottage = 2 800 chf per person

9 days skiing - 10 nights
From 3800 chf

  9 days skiing – 10 nights

  •  1 person

– Standard double room = 11 200 chf

– Executive double room = 11 800 chf 

– Luxury suite room = 12 500 chf

  • 2 people or couple sharing double room

– Standard double room = 5 900 chf per person

– Executive double room = 6 200 chf per person

– Luxury suite room = 6 500 chf per person

  • 3 people sharing cottage 2 double rooms

– Lavender cottage = 5 300 chf per person

– Lupin B cottage = 5 400 chf per person

  • 4 people sharing cottage 2 double rooms

– Lavender cottage = 4 200 chf per person

– Lupin B cottage = 4 300 chf per person

  • 5 people sharing cottage with one extra bed in lounge

– Lupin B cottage = 3 800 chf per person

All packages include:

  • Airport Pick up from Srinagar to Nedou’s Hotel

  • Transfer from Nedou’s Hotel to Srinagar Airport

  • Breakfast and lunch ( drinks included )
  • Local kashmiri guide
  • SportsExecutive guide / organization fee

  • Daily private jeep service from hotel to Gondola and back

  • Daily Ski Pass or jeep service if resort lifts are closed

  • All your nights at Nedou’s Hotel

 

Not included :

  • Visas

  • Air tickets to Srinagar

  • Evening meals, so you can eat elsewhere if you wish

  • All drinks except breakfast and lunch

  • Insurances : health, accident, repatriation, cancellation, any insurance

  • Ski, snowboard gear or touring gear

  • Safety gear : shovel, probe, DVA, ABS bag……

  • Anything that’s not in the include section above

Safety tips

This is a Freeride / Touring package, you need to be able to ski powder and unprepared snow comfortably.

So a good physical shape is needed,  as we are active at high altitudes. Gulmarg itself is at 2700m, the top of the gondola is 3979m and the top of Mt Afarwat is 4200m.

Gear :

We advise you to use suitable gear :

– Skis : wide powder skis minimum 100mm width, mounted with touring bindings, adjustable poles, skins.

– Snowboard : split board with compatible bindings, telescopic poles and skins or normal board with Verts snow shoes.

Avalanche safety gear :

-The compulsory trio : shovel, probe and DVA

-ABS bag not compulsory but advised

Guides :

You will accompanied by a SportsExecutive Swiss certified instructor / guide

and a local licensed kashmiri guide

Insurance :

You should be insured up to a level of at least 50 000 chf, it should cover you for :

– leisure sports activities

– worldwide repatriation with no geographical or altitude limits i.e mountain rescue

– accidents

– and whatever you feel necessary

Gear rental : daily rates

  • Freeride skis 15 chf

  • Normal skis 8 chf

  • Freeride snowboard 15 chf

  • Normal snowboard 8 chf

  • DVA 8 chf

  • shovel/probe 5 chf

  • ABS bag 20 chf

We advise you to bring all of your own gear or at least your boots if you can. Otherwise rental gear is possible here.

Heliski :

Possible option for Heliskiing,  no booking in advance, involves extra costs.

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