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Bills Trips5.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
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Bill Barker and Tail Guide Wali
Bill Barker and Tail Guide Wali
Dean Staples - Bill
Dean Staples - Bill's Trips Guide
Dal Lake Srinagar - a grand finale to the trip
Dal Lake Srinagar - a grand finale to the trip
Amazing terrain at Gulmarg Kashmir
Amazing terrain at Gulmarg Kashmir
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Bill's Trips Gulmarg will help you meet the locals
Quality guiding with Bill
Quality guiding with Bill's Trips will take you to tasty lines
Bill Barker, Wali & The Powderhounds
Bill Barker, Wali & The Powderhounds
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Bill's Trips Gulmarg India: in-bounds terrain
The lounge at the Hotel Highlands Park
The lounge at the Hotel Highlands Park
Gulmarg Ski Tour with Bill
Gulmarg Ski Tour with Bill's Trips
You need a sense of adventure to get the most out of Gulmarg
You need a sense of adventure to get the most out of Gulmarg
Feasts of Kashmiri cuisine
Feasts of Kashmiri cuisine
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Bill's Trips Gulmarg
Bill
Bill's Trips includes a ski down to a local village
Bill Barker at Highlands Park Hotel
Bill Barker at Highlands Park Hotel
Gulmarg Ski Tour
Gulmarg Ski Tour
The transfer from the airport to Gulmarg is a feast for the senses
The transfer from the airport to Gulmarg is a feast for the senses
Dean Staples - one of the Bill
Dean Staples - one of the Bill's Trips guides
A cruise on a shikara on Dal Lake
A cruise on a shikara on Dal Lake
Majestic views in Gulmarg
Majestic views in Gulmarg

Bills Trips

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Bills Trips5.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Bill's Trips Gulmarg Ski Tours

Bill Barker of Bill’s Trips is an intrepid mountain man who was in Gulmarg in Kashmir in 2005 when the gondola first opened. Bill Barker was employed by the Jammu and Kashmir government to manage the avalanche hazard, establish resort protocols, and train the local ski patrol. Since Bill’s Trips Gulmarg Ski Tours commenced in about 2009, Bill Barker and his team have been showing passionate and adventurous skiers and snowboarders the magic of Gulmarg and Kashmir. This Gulmarg ski tour/splitboarding tour is definitely one to put on the snow adventure bucket list.

Where is Gulmarg?

Gulmarg India is in northern Kashmir in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) located in the north west of India in the Western Himalayas. The village of Gulmarg is situated on a high forested plateau (over 2,500 metres) at the base of Mt Apharwat (4,200 metres) which is part of the Pir Panjal Range.

Gulmarg is 56km west of the J&K capital of Srinagar (it’s only the capital in summer!), and the drive from the Srinagar Airport takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Flights to Srinagar

Srinagar Airport (SXR) is the gateway airport for Gulmarg, and there are direct flights to Srinagar from Delhi and Mumbai. Flights from Delhi to Srinagar take an hour and 15 minutes. You can look at flight schedules from your home city here although most of the scheduling of flights necessitates a night in Delhi on arrival into India. See the Gulmarg travel page for information on Delhi Airport hotels.

Bill Barker or one of his representatives will pick you up at Srinagar Airport and take you to the hotel in Gulmarg, and also provide other ground transport around Gulmarg, to Srinagar houseboats, and back to the Srinagar Airport.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS BILL'S TRIPS

1. Booking

(a) Bill’s Trips will provide you with confirmation of your application upon the receipt of the following signed and completed documents:

  • Release and Indemnity;
  • Skiing Questionnaire;
  • Medical Questionnaire;
  • These General Terms and Conditions.

(b) Your acceptance as a guest is subject to your skiing/boarding capabilities, medical condition and fitness being to the standard deemed necessary by Bill’s Trips.

2. Payment

(a) Should you be accepted as a guest you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 within 14 days of such confirmation.
(b) Bill’s Trips requires payment of the deposit and price to be made by way of cash, bank cheque, money order, electronic funds transfer or credit card.
(c) Payment by credit card will incur a 3% surcharge.
(d) Bank cheques and money orders are to be made payable to “Bill’s Trips Pty Ltd”.
(e) Payment of the remainder of the price is due 90 days prior to departure.
(f) Quotation of all prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

3. Prices

(a) Prices which are advertised or otherwise quoted in respect of your trip are subject to change prior to departure. Prices are only guaranteed upon payment of the total Price.
(b) Bill’s Trips may at its discretion change the price of your trip where there are increases in and additions to the costs of the trip beyond its control including (but not limited to):

  • A change in exchange rate;
  • Additional permits, costs or government charges;
  • Additional travel costs and expenses of whatever nature.

(c) Any additional payments which are required as a result of a change in price shall be paid by you within 14 days written notification from Bill’s Trips.

4. Exclusions from price

(a) You are required, at your own expense, to arrange the following prior to departure:

  • Airfares, visas and travel taxes;
  • Travel insurance.

(b) For the duration of your trip, the following are not included in the price:

  • Travel expenses which are not provided by Bill’s Trips including but not limited to excess baggage;
  • Meals and beverages which are not provided by Bill’s Trips;
  • Personal expenses such as clothing, ski/boarding equipment and ski/boarding equipment maintenance;
  • Medical expenses and evacuation for both illness and injury.
  • All avalanche equipment

(c) An indication of the travel expenses and meals which are provided by Bill’s Trips are as stated on the Bill’s Trips Website. You are required to review this and familiarise yourself with them prior to signing these General Terms and Conditions.

5. Cancellation by you

(a) You may cancel your trip at any time prior to departure by providing written notice to Bill’s Trips.
(b) Should you cancel your trip at any stage the deposit is non-refundable.
(c) Should you cancel your trip more than 60 days before departure, you will be entitled to a refund of all moneys paid (less the deposit) subject to Bill’s Trips finding a replacement guest. In the event a replacement guest is not found, the entire price paid by you will be forfeited.
(d) Should you cancel your trip less than 30 days before departure the entire price paid by you will be forfeited.

6. Cancellation by Bill’s Trips

(a) Bill’s Trips reserves the right to cancel your trip either prior to departure or during the trip for reasons including (but not limited to):-
(i) Prior to departure:-

  • A change in your medical condition or fitness;
  • Your failure to disclose details of your medical condition or fitness prior to departure;
  • In the event that insufficient guests are booked on a particular trip.

(ii) During the trip:

  • Should you fail to comply with the directions of Bill’s Trips;
  • Should Bill’s Trips determine that you should not participate any further.

(b) In the case of termination prior to departure Bill’s Trips shall refund the price (less the deposit) within fourteen (14) days of written notification from Bill’s Trips of the cancellation.
(c) In the event of termination during the trip the entire price paid by you will be forfeited.

7. Alterations to your trip

(a) Bill’s Trips reserves the right to alter your trip including but not limited to dates and routes, including early termination or finalisation of your trip in respect to any trip which you have been accepted as an applicant.
(b) Factors such as government travel warnings, hazardous weather conditions, dangerous militant or terrorist activity, and/or other events occurring which cause serious risks to you or other guests may give rise to modification, postponement or delay of your trip.
(c) In the case that the dates of a trip are postponed or delayed by Bill’s Trips and you are not able to participate as a result of this change, you will be entitled to a refund of the price (less the deposit) within fourteen (14) days of you advising Bill’s Trips in writing.
(d) Should your trip be terminated or finalised early, you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to any compensation or refund of the price from Bill’s Trips.

8. Release and indemnity form

It is acknowledged that the terms of the Release and Indemnity Form that you have signed separately are to be incorporated within these General Terms and Conditions.

9. General

(a) The governing law of these General Terms and Conditions shall be the state of New South Wales in Australia.
(b) All notices you send to Bill’s Trips are to be sent by email to [email protected] All notices sent by Bill’s Trips to you will be via the email address provided by you when submitting your application.
(c) Where a term of these General Terms and Conditions are invalid at law or otherwise, this does not invalidate these Terms and Conditions as a whole.
(d) Reference to “Bill’s Trips” in these General Terms and Conditions includes Bill’s Trips Pty Ltd ACN 142 773 448, its principals, directors and agents.

Safety & Guiding

Bill Barker and his team place a very high emphasis on safety and the team of guides are highly experienced and professionally trained.

While anyone can show you around a mountain, only the professionally trained and adequately equipped guides are able to choose safe lines, and in the unlikely event of an accident, are capable of performing a timely rescue. The guides carry the best possible communications and all the equipment necessary to treat injuries and evacuate someone off the mountain if needed. The guides safety net includes direct daily contact with Gulmarg Avalanche Centre, Gulmarg Ski Patrol, Kashmir Heli Ski and the Gulmarg Tourism Department.

Small Groups

The guiding ratio is kept to a maximum of 4 clients to 1 lead guide and you will often find yourself in a smaller group. In addition to the lead guide, each group has a tail guide. Small groups have the benefit of moving faster, safer, and are best for matching ability levels, daily objectives and finding more powder.

The Guides

Bill’s Trips lead guides come from across the globe, are veterans of the mountains, and have an intimate knowledge of Gulmarg. All are very experienced and highly qualified in avalanche mitigation, first aid, and mountain rescue techniques. Coming from a variety of backgrounds including instructing and patrolling, their combined skills, experience, professionalism and energy, ensure a safe and super fun Gulmarg adventure.

BILL BARKER CSGA, CAA

Bill was in Gulmarg when the gondola first opened in 2005 and was employed by the Jammu and Kashmir government to manage the avalanche hazard, establish resort protocols and procedures, and train the local ski patrol. He has been patrolling for over 30 years and guiding in Gulmarg for over 10 years.

Bill is very well known in the ski fraternity. Over the years he has featured on many magazine covers, in documentaries, and written numerous articles on new destinations, avalanche safety and backcountry skiing. Bill Barker is the Director of ski patrol at Mt Hotham in Australia.

His passion for back-country skiing and out-of-the-way places drew him to Gulmarg, which he now calls home for the northern winters. Bill has formed great friendships with the locals and is well respected in the community. You will benefit from these connections and also be welcomed as family. There is no one better to introduce you to the magic of Gulmarg.

MARK SEDON IFMGA

Mark is one of the best known mountain guides in the business. He is well known for his leadership roles with Harris Mountains Heli Skiing in NZ, and has led ski and climbing expeditions all over the world. He has guided on over a dozen Himalayan expeditions including summiting Mt Everest and has guided numerous climbing and skiing trips to the Antarctic. Mark is also a highly respected avalanche forecaster and teaches certified courses to students varying in experience from absolute beginners to qualified guides.

In his spare time he is the Festival Director of the NZ Mountain Film Festival and is a sought after motivational speaker. Mark’s other passions include kite surfing the long left point breaks of Peru and paragliding the peaks surrounding his home town of Wanaka.

DEAN STAPLES IFMGA/NZMGA

Mountain and Ski Guide Dean is one of the legends of the alpine and ski guiding world. Among too many other things to mention, he has summited Everest 9 times, climbed 15 x 8,000 metre peaks and he has also filmed footage for several Everest documentaries and films. In 2010 he sailed to the Antarctic Peninsular to guide a small team climbing and skiing in rugged coastal mountains. For many years, he was the chief guide at Harris Mountains Heliski and has previously guided for Kashmir Heliski. Dean has done a bit!

When he finally makes it home to Lake Hawea outside Wanaka, he occupies himself with kite surfing and tearing around the winding roads of NZ on his motorbike. Or he just starts packing for the next adventure.

DAVID MARCHI

When Dave isn't heli-guiding in Alaska or backcountry guiding at home in California he is most likely guiding people somewhere else on the planet. He has lead ski and climbing expeditions all over the world including Mt Denali, Antarctica, Patagonia, the Himalaya and New Guinea. Before life as a guide, Dave was a ski instructor and race coach for the U.S. Para Olympic team. David also spent the winter of 2006 in Gulmarg passing on his years of experience to the newly formed Ski Patrol.

SAM DUNLOP


Sam grew up at Merijig at the base of Mt Buller in Australia and skied freestyle as a kid before swapping to teles. A world class tele skier, Sam has achieved podium finishes in Big Mountain free skiing events in the US and New Zealand. He has extensive backcountry experience including months of ski touring in the Himalaya. Sam worked as a Patroller for 9 years in Australia, the US and New Zealand before moving full time to New Zealand where he now runs telemark clinics and in his free time explores the Southern Alps. Through years of guiding, patrolling and exploring Gulmarg, Bill, David and Sam have gained an intimate knowledge of the mountain. They are great friends and their combined skills, experience, professionalism and energy ensure a safe and super fun Gulmarg adventure.

LOCAL GUIDES

An international lead guide and a local assistant guide work alongside each other to provide the best safety net and cultural experience possible. Bill’s Trips have been able to secure the services of an awesome group of local legends. Wali, Firdous, Tanveer, Rafiq and Showket have all grown up living and guiding in the Gulmarg Mountains, and bring way more than just good solid guiding skills to the operation. They are a blast to be around and give everyone real insight into life in Kashmir.

Avalanche Training

Learn avalanche and back-country safety from the experts. While all guests receive basic avalanche safety training throughout the trip, some opt to delve more deeply for their own future endeavours. Utilise the expertise of the qualified guides to learn how to read mountain weather, dig snow pits, analyse the snow pack, and make safe decisions in the back-country.

The guides can structure mornings, days or even whole trips around learning the fundamentals of safe back-country skiing and boarding.

Absolutely Phenomenal

22/04/2020

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Absolutely Phenomenal

22/04/2020
Bill Barker the Gulmarg Snow Lord
Bill and Wali, one of the Kashmiri tail guides
The guides organising our transport from Drang back to Gulmarg
Bill Barker hard at work
Bill in his winter backyard
The trip to Gulmarg and Srinagar was absolutely phenomenal thanks to Bill and his team at Bill’sTrips (never forget the apostrophe!). The guiding on and off the mountain was impressive and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in a while! The combination of many elements made it amazing including the guides, the snow, the big mountains, meeting the locals (only the men!), the Kashmiri feasts, the Kingfisher beers in the lounge, and the grand finale and sensory blast in Srinagar.

PRE-TRIP
Even a couple of months prior, we weren’t 100% sure that the Gulmarg trip would be proceeding considering the Kashmir versus India turmoil that had been going on in late 2019. Bill stayed in communication with regular and honest updates and when he finally gave the trip the green light, we felt comfortable that we were in good hands. Once in Kashmir we felt very safe, and whilst there was a lot of military presence, we were reassured that this was usual practice for Kashmir.

Other pre-trip communication from Bill and Natasha was really remarkable and demonstrated a very high level of communication and organisational skills, not something you necessarily expect from a ski bum with dreadies! Once there, it became quickly apparent that this was a tour for those with a sense of adventure, and all those in the group were fun and like-minded, which might have been a result of some good pre-trip screening.


BILL & GUIDING
What a privilege to spend time in the mountains with the legend that is Bill Barker. He’s well known at our local ski hill, but it was great to see him in action in Gulmarg where he is very well respected by the local community, not just for his contributions to ski patrol training in Gulmarg, but also for his commitment to the Kashmiri people. Bill the Gulmarg snow lord is one cool cat who’s hysterically funny, and he made sure everyone else was having a fun time. He had this really amazing knack of appearing chill and laid back whilst simultaneously having a very tight rein on safety considerations. He knew when to be serious and professional. His patience was also a virtue.

We also had Dean guiding us for a couple of days (he’s also guided us at Harris Mountains Heliski) and his wealth of experience and infectious love of skiing was a real joy.

It was great that there were small groups and international professional lead guides along with local Kashmiri tail guides who were in their backyard. This arrangement was superior to some of the other guiding groups we saw.

The nature of the terrain and watching the guides in action made it obvious why having a great guide is the key to getting the most out of the terrain safely.

THE SKIING
Every day was different and the guides mixed it up according to the snow conditions and the group’s vibe. You can see more on our thoughts on the terrain and snow on the Gulmarg overview and also on our Gulmarg review.

HOTEL
Staying at the Hotel Highlands Park was definitely a highlight of the Kashmir experience, and the room, the staff, the après ski beers, and the Kashmiri feasts for dinner each night were amazing. Our Highlands Park review outlines a few more of our thoughts on the hotel.

You could stay in the 5 star hotel in Gulmarg but it doesn’t have the authentic charm of Highlands Park (nor does it have alcohol), and the Highlands is far better than the hotels that some of the other Gulmarg tours stay at.

SRINAGAR
Heading to Dal Lake was a grand finale to the trip – we absolutely loved it! The houseboats had classic Kashmir exteriors and truly gawdy interior décor but this was part of the charm, and I was surprised that our room was so spacious and that it had an ensuite bathroom. The lake traders were a combination of annoying and entertaining, whilst a carpet and pashmina showroom we visited was a combination of annoying and fascinating.

Srinagar was like a sensory explosion which included a visit to a mosque, an old fort, wandering the shop-lined laneways of old Srinagar, watching old ladies in burkas, the military, crazy driving, the sneaky don’t tell anyone alcohol booths, and the fun booze cruise on the lake.

Thanks Bill and team for showing us your favourite part of the world.

Thanks Bill!

22/06/2014

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Thanks Bill!

22/06/2014
I had two weeks of skiing with Bill and his guides in 2013-14. I was lucky enough to combine it with some heliskiing…

This is one of the world’s great ski adventures and anyone who has skied with Bill knows they have stumbled on something a bit special. The first thing people seem to do after a holiday with Bill is to book for the following year!

The Gulmarg ski area is remarkable. An outrageous gondola that is the highest commercial ski lift in the world. Very good snow conditions and lots of bluebird days to enjoy them. The lift not only gives you access to a large amount of “to die for” skiing on the field, but also gives you access to an almost unlimited amount of back country skiing and touring opportunities. There is, unfortunately, more opportunity to die here, unless you really know what you are doing, or have excellent guiding. This is primarily what Bill’s Trips is all about. If you are the sort of skier who goes to a ski area and immediately wants to see what is in the back country then this is the trip for you. If you haven’t had a go at skinning or ski touring before this is a great place to start. The skiing is reasonably hard work, but well within the capabilities of most keen skiers.

Bill is a real character. One of those people in life that you know you are better off for having met. His laid back attitude belies a very good ability to organise and plan in a country where sometimes a lot of effort is needed to make things happen smoothly. Bill’s guides are also an amazing bunch. This trip seems to attract adventurers from all walks of skiing and mountaineering. I was rubbing shoulders with mountaineers who had climbed Everest and guides who had skied everywhere. The other clients weren’t too shabby either! There are several local guides involved in the operation and Bill has great contacts and rapport.

Accommodation is at Highland Park, which is perfect. An authentic Hill Station retreat from the old days. Magnificent views of the Gulmarg. Fantastic food. Some great staff.

Anyone who has done some research on the Gulmarg will have heard about this operation. Rest assured, it deserves its reputation. It really doesn’t need any further recommendation from me! But go. You know you want to.

Great adventure, Great company, Great guides

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10/04/2014
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Great adventure, Great company, Great guides

Richard
10/04/2014
This is what skiing is all about. On top of that there's the fantastic cultural experience of Kashmir. All brought to you by Bill and his fantastic guides. Just make sure you are super fit and you'll have the best time.

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Bills Trips

Ricardo Kowalski
30/03/2014
Bill's Trips is by far the tightest operating in Gulmarg hands down. There are many cowboy guides over there but no one knows the mountain like Bill the Mayor of Gulmarg and his crew. Gulmarg is a big mountain and we felt extremely safe with Bill's team of guides who took us to freshies every day while everyone else was skiing chopped up snow.

His low client to guide ratio of 4:1 is a huge advantage after seeing other groups floundering around with 6+ clients per guide.

The accommodation was first class and the service the best I've had in fifteen trips to India but my first to Kashmir which was the friendliest place I've been there.

Go check out Gulmarg but make sure you do it with Bill.

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27/03/2014
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Gulmarg

Lesley Dunlop
27/03/2014
Kashmir as a destination for skiing is often thought about but overlooked due to the political history. It should not be!

Gulmarg has some of the best back country skiing in the world. Terrific trees, high altitude similar to only what heli-skiers get, and the most amazing lines that can be viewed over dinner. The concern lies in the amount of inexperienced travellers with a lack of knowledge of Himalaya conditions (which are unique). That's why a trip with Bill and his intrepid, experienced guides is worth it. Bill and his guides are respected in the local community for their commitment, empathy and respect.

The most amazing cultural, political and environmental experience a 'ski bum' could ever imagine. I'm not one for booking a ski trip as I've spent a fair amount of time doing it myself but after going there, I honestly would have been out of my depth in this area without Bill and his staff. The commitment and innovation the company has for Kashmir skiing is commendable. Highly recommened as a trip of a life time.

Footnote- Stay clear of the 800ml red cans of beer they knock your socks off with an alcohol content of 8-12%

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Alex Patnaude
26/03/2014
What a ripping place to ski/board Gulmarg is.....This is must do for anyone with a passion for big mountain or backcountry skiing. I went thinking i was up for a unique experience which India deliverd in spades, but what blew me away was the quality of the skiing... when they say it's like going heli skiing off a gondala they pretty much hit the mark!

I normally prefer to find my own way rather than ski with guides... but Bill and his team were exceptional and the terrain in Gulmarg is so huge that we could not have got the best out of this amazing place without them, such a unique experience every day.

If you want an experience and dont mind earning a few turns, I reccomend you pack your skins and the fattest skis you can find and head to India with Bills Trips, just save a spot for me!

World-Class Guide - A Great Experience

19/05/2011

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World-Class Guide - A Great Experience

19/05/2011
Recently my two teenagers and I had the good fortune to spend 2 weeks in Kashmir India skiing.

Bill Barker was excellent company and provided wise guidance in a relatively remote and raw skiing experience. His expert judgement enabled us to access terrain we could not otherwise have safely managed and he taught the fundamentals of safe backcountry skiing. Bill was ever keen to allow us access to new experiences all in a spirit of good cheer. Nothing was too much trouble for him and whatever problems or difficulties arose were managed effectively and without fuss.

This is not your average ski holiday you need to be fit and it tests your resilience on a number of levels, but you could not have a better host and guide-world class. A great experience.

The Best Trip to Gulmarg Yet

16/05/2011

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The Best Trip to Gulmarg Yet

16/05/2011
Hey Bill Just a quick note to say again thanks for a really great trip, even though it was my second time to Gulmarg it was definitely the best.

Billy Barker's a Legend!!

11/05/2011

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Billy Barker's a Legend!!

11/05/2011
Hey Bill.
Now you're back I just wanted to thank you properly for providing me such a great trip to Gulmarg in 2011. I only wish I could’ve stayed longer...much much longer! You did a great job!! And we had a good crew to be with. I felt very safe having you look after us. We had lots of variety on the mountain and great cultural education because of your efforts and desire to provide us the best experience. It felt like we packed a lot into the time available, but would love to have done more. 4 weeks would be insane. You’re a legend! Cheers. Thanks again...stay safe.

Memories to Last a Lifetime!

11/05/2011

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Memories to Last a Lifetime!

11/05/2011
Kashmir is an eye popping experience that challenges you physically and confronts you emotionally. The skiing is epic, but is best skied with guides with serious local knowledge.

Our guide, Billy Barker is hugely respected by the locals and provides a level of professionalism that is second to none. Relaxed, patient & fun - all importantly, our group’s safety was his first concern.

Going exploring with Bill in Kashmir has provided memories that will last a lifetime.

Can't wait for next year!

11/05/2011

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Can't wait for next year!

11/05/2011
G’day Bill. Hope all’s well, thanks again for a totally f…... insane holiday. I have got a few of the boys at home keen to come with me next year.
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14 Nights | 12 Days of Riding

Location: India | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Experience the best of Gulmarg with Bill Barker. Premium offering with very experienced & highly qualified guides, low guest to guide ratio plus local tail guides, & stay in a charming deluxe hotel. Endless lines of fresh snow in the off-piste and backcountry. Join a fixed-date tour or enquire for a custom group tour More
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Price: AUD 6,490
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 07 - Feb 21, 2021
Days: 15
Price: AUD 6,490
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 21 - Mar 07, 2021
Days: 15
Price: AUD 6,490
Availability: Available
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