Apharwat Peak, 14500 feet high, is a famous tourist destination located at thirteen km away from Gulmarg. Snow in Aparwath is very soft and crystal clear and treat for eyes. From Gulmarg to Kungdoor it will take 10 mins and from Koongdoor to Aparwath 12 mins. The Gondola occasionally travels above the clouds. This is most adventurous journey and life time experience.
This is one of best slopes for skiing. These snow covered peaks are quite popular with skiing enthusiasts and provide enough challenge for even the most experienced of skiers. But, even if skiing or snowboarding is not your thing, do pay a visit to these beautiful twin peaks located around 13 km from the main Gulmarg town, right by the . Surrounded by pristine snowy mountains and a calm, peaceful lake with a mirrored surface that reflects the majesty of the peaks and the surrounding greenery, this place transports to a totally different world, million miles away from the daily drudgery and chaos of the cities. The views from the top of are spectacular comprising of a panoramic vista of Gulmarg and the surrounding valleys. Dig into all that powdery snow and go for a fun snow-fight or make your own interesting versions of snowman, and create wonderful memories with your loved ones. All in all, your trip to Gulmarg will be incomplete without a visit here.
Gulmarg experiences three major seasons which include summers, monsoons, and winters. Although summers are ideal for visiting the place, the monsoons and winters here have their own charm.
WARNING: Patients of Heart Disease, Respiratory in-sufficiency are not allowed. Also the weather can be chilling at any time of the year so Tourists are advised to carry along warm clothings.
Aparwath is in high altitude than Kungdoor and more scenic. This snow covered mountain lies close to the Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan. Apharwat slopes are the longest and the highest ski slopes of Asia and is a destination of ski enthusiasts from all over the world.
To transport the visitors to the top there is a cable car service called Gondola which operates in two levels. First level takes one from Gulmarg to Kongdoor and second level from Kongdoor to Apharwat. The Gondola with six seat cabins lifts through 1330 m height and covers nearly 5 km distance to level two at 3980 m on Apharwat Peak. A thirty-minute walk will take one to the actual peak.
Skiing on the snow slopes is possible in north-west and southeast directions. For the less adventurous ones slopes from level one are gentler. There is facility for horse riding around Lake Alpather.
As the place is covered in snow even in summer visitors are advised to carry adequate winter protections, even though some items can be hired locally.