HOW DO I GET TO GULMARG?
Fly into India arriving at Indira Ghandi International Airport in Delhi, from there it is a short 45min domestic flight to Srinagar. At Srinagar you will be met by our driver, who will drive you the 52km to Gulmarg.
Do I need a visa?
India requires a tourist visa for most countries, please check the status for your passport.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN GULMARG?
The average temperature in the village of Gulmarg is approx -5°C during the winter season. The weather on the mountain can vary like any other ski resort. From our experience, it is usually between -8°C to - 15°C when we are riding.
HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY WILL I NEED?
The best way to help you answer this question is to tell you how much some items will cost you:
- 600ml bottle of coke = 50¢ AUS/ 23p GBP/ 35¢ USD/ 32¢ EUR
- large can of strong beer at a bar = $5 AUS/ £2.30 GBP/ $3.60 USD/ €3.25 EUR
- Average dinner between two = $15 AUS/ £6.30 GBP/ $10.70 USD/ €9.75 EUR
WHY ARE LIFT TICKETS NOT INCLUDED in the trip?
Di5 Adventures strives to be the best value possible, therefore we decided not to include lift passes. Simply because we would need to charge you more money that you will spend on lift passes if you purchase them on a day to day basis. check the link for current prices: http://gulmarggondola.com/ski_passes.php
DO I NEED POWDER-SPECIFIC BOARD/ SKIS?
In short NO! If you do not have fat skis or a powder board, not a problem. We can help you rent the right equipment whilst in Gulmarg. Although it would be wise to have gear that you feel comfortable and confident riding. It should be suitable for freeriding in big terrain with deep snow.
WILL I need vaccinations?
Yes. The centre for disease control is a great online resource. click the link for current Indian travellers advice: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india/
IS THERE ANY NIGHTLIFE?
Gulmarg is home to one of the quirkiest après scenes in the world! There are a few bars to choose from and there are always parties happening. We have been to Winter Olympics opening ceremony parties, bonfires with people hucking off kickers, Ice Hockey games and even a party in an Igloo that was large enough to fit 27 people inside at once!! We keep you informed about what is going down.
IS THE POLITICAL SITUATION SAFE
The situation is Kashmir is a constantly evolving issue that has been a source of tension for decades. Despite many governments recommending travelers to “reconsider your need to travel” and many newspapers reporting negatively on the relationship between Pakistan and India, especially over the issue of Kashmir, we have found that the local people are happy to have foreigners visit their homeland. There are many places that are more dangerous than our home countries, sometimes you need to experience these locations for yourself and enjoy the adventure.