Experiences of climbing Apharwat

Apharwat Glacier,located in Gulmarg,Kashmir is at an altitiude of around 4000 metres above seal level.Climbing Apharwat  requires 2 steps i.e one halt at Khilanmarg and the other at the summit .The climb begins from Gulmarg which is known as the garland of Kashmir.It’s a steep ascent so it is very important to pack your gears and boots and become acclimatized to the big climb.Climbing to Apharwat from Gulmarg involves two stages,one halt at Khilanmarg village and then take the cable car route to Apharwat glacier.However the entire route can also be traversed by taking a horse but the time taken would be much longer than the cable car.The place remains covered with snow throughout the year and winter sports like skiing,snow ride are the promising and exciting happenings and events across the entire region.

apharwat glacier
Apharwat
Apharwat glacier
Apharwat

The transformation nowadays is amazing and unique and travellers get to see complete new view of the peak and its surroundings due to climate change and recent development around the region.The entire city of Srinagar is visible from the top and the captivating sight can blindfold any traveller.Kargil,the base camp of the Indian army is also visible if we go and delve a little further.

Apharwat glacier
Apharwat

From the top can be seen the black mountains of The Northern Himalayas covered with ice which encircles and encompasses the entire region.There are even lot of activities around he region like skiing and ice skating for tourists and young people.Winter sports is also practiced sometimes and is often known as one of the beautiful skiing destinations of India.

Khilanmarg village
Khilanmarg

 

After a steep climb of around 4-5 hours we managed to reach the summit from where the beautiful grasslands in the mountains were clearly visible and a wonderful and blistering sight capturing and enticing the mind of any traveller.

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