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GULMARG GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE
8 or 15 Days - 6 / 12 Days Skiing / Riding

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Location: India | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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USD 1,929
Explore Gulmarg's infamous 14k+ feet of untracked terrain with Mahmood, Mushtaq and Paul, a guide team with decades of local guiding knowledge in Gulmarg and the surrounding Indian Himalayas. Accommodation to suit all budgets, with durations from 8-15 days. Flexible arrival and departure dates.
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Gulmarg Powder Adventure Tours

K-Line is an adventure travel company founded in 2009/10 offering ski tours to unique destinations with unexplored backcountry terrain in Kashmir (India), Japan, South America and Europe. Packages are available for intermediates through to seasoned expert skiers & snowboarders.

Gulmarg (India) is their primary destination with limitless amounts of backcountry terrain yet to be discovered.
 
Choose either an 8 day or 15 day package with a variety of accommodation standards from 2-star budget to 5-star deluxe.

The 8 day package includes 6 days of skiing/riding whilst the 15 day package includes 12 days. Every day will be a new adventure, with all of the backcountry and slackcountry terrain accessed by the highest skiable gondola in the world. Skinning and hiking is optional. All of the riding is tailoured to the group's collective ability and preference. The type of terrain offered will be determined by the group's ability and the avalanche risk on the day.

K-Line guides are all certified & qualified guides, trained by the American Avalanche Association. The guiding ratio is max 6 guests to 1 guide. In addition to highly skilled guides, K-Line have developed an independent rescue service (K-Rescue) where in the event of an emergency, they have their own technology & resources to ensure success in a rescue situation

Outside of the skiing and riding you will be provided with a great Kashmiri cultural experience. For those on the 15 day tour, you will have the added bonus of staying on a house boat at Dal Lake, a boat tour of the lake and a tour of Srinagar.


The Shark's fin....

..great cultural experiences...

...endless lines all to yourself

Ability & Terrain OptionsThese packages are aimed at skiers and boarders wanting to get the most out of Gulmarg's in-bounds off-piste terrain as well as its lift-accessed backcountry and slackcountry. You should be an intermediate piste skier or above, and off-piste riding experience is helpful although not necessary. If you're travelling alone, you will be matched with other riders of similar ability.

Here is what a run looks like from the gondi....

Typical Itinerary

DAY 1 - Saturday (Travel/Arrival Day)
Land in Srinagar (SXR). Travel through the Kashmir Valley to your hotel of choice in Gulmarg via private transport where you will be briefed by K-Line staff in the evening on the current snow conditions, avalanche safety, and the overall resort. You will also prepare your equipment for your first day of skiing/riding.

DAY 2 onwards (6/12 days of resort & backcountry riding)
8:00 am - international buffet breakfast
9:30 am to 4:30 pm - skiing/riding (lunch as determined by group).
7:00 pm - international buffet dinner

DAY  8 on the 7 Day Package (Travel/Departure Day)
Travel to Srinagar Airport via private transport for your journey home

DAY 14 on the 15 Day Package (Cultural Experience)
For those on the 15 Day package, you will travel to Srinagar where you will spend one night on a deluxe house boat on Dal Lake. You will also be provided with a boat excursion on the lake, a traditional Kashmiri banquet and a day of exploring the markets and landmarks of Srinagar.

Daily Skiing & Boarding Itinerary
Each day's activities will ultimately be determined by weather, snow conditions, snowpack stability, the group's abilities, & logistics. A decision will be made the night before about the following day's agenda, however you can expect to do a combination of the following experiences:

  • Explore the Himalayan backcountry from the top of the world's highest gondola
  • Conquer the world-famous shark's fin, an epic 50 degree drop from the back of Mt Apharwat
  • Skinning up Monkey Hill
  • 3-day camping expedition to Sunset Peak (optional extra)
  • 2km runs down to the local Drung Village
  • Incredible jeep accessed tree-skiing all the way down to the local Babareshi shrine

Accommodation Options

Choose from 3 different standards of reputable hotels to suit your budget. It should be noted that the Khyber Resort is the best hotel in Gulmarg and it is the only property that offers 24 hour heating and hot water, and high quality cuisine. The Rosewood Hotel and the Alpine Ridge have heating and hot water that operate at set times and they serve quality food made from local produce. All 3 properties are ski-in/ski-out.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is a 5-star property that opened recently in 2012. It has comprehensive health and wellness facilities – a heated indoor pool, gym, L'Occitane spa, sauna and steam room. It also has a pool room and private cinema room. The restaurants and cafés serve a high quality range of international and local cuisine, while the cigar lounge is the perfect place to relax after dinner. The spacious, luxurious rooms feature a cosy fireplace and mountain views, flat-screen TV, DVD player and a sofa. The en suite bathroom has a sunken bathtub, a walk-in closet and luxurious toiletries.

For those looking for western comfort and value, the Rosewood Hotel removes the rough edges of other local hotels. Above all else, you will be ensured a comfortable stay to end your ski days. The K-Line lodge also has ski-in ski-out locality making it the best way to start and end your day in the Himalayas. Comfortable, convenient and solid value.

The Alpine Ridge is a 3-star standard property with friendly staff and a busy bar with the most happening aprés-ski scene in town. Guest rooms have standard amenities such as an en suite and TV.


Khyber Resort (5-Star)

Rosewood Hotel (4-Star)

Alpine Ridge (3-Star)

2018/19 Dates & Rates

DATES
  • Flexible start & departure dates - From late Dec to mid March
Rates
 8 & 15 Night Packages. Rates are in USD per person
 Hotel  Duration  Single Twin Triple 
Kyber Spa Resort
5-star 
 8 Day "Essential" Package  $4,389  $2,789  $2,439
 15 Day "Voyager" Package  $8,769  $5,659  $4,959
 
Rosewood Hotel
4-star
 8 Day "Essential" Package  $2,789  $1,929  $1,659
 15 Day "Voyager" Package  $5,569  $3,919  $3,379
     
Hotel Alpine Ridge
3-star
 8 Day "Essential" Package  $1,889  $1,389  $1,269
 15 Day "Voyager" Package  $3,789  $2,859  $2,629
Inclusions
  • 7/14 nights single/twin/triple share accommodation; 3-levels to choose from
  • 7/14 breakfasts & dinners (buffet-style)
  • 6/12 days guided backcountry freeriding (max 1 guide to 6 guests)
  • Return airport transfers
  • K-line concierge & 24 hour emergency assist for duration of tour
  • 4 days K-Rescue
  • Mountain orientation & avalanche safety training
  • Daily backcountry riding instruction
  • 1 night houseboat accom on Dal Lake (15 day package only)
Add-ons
  • Lift pass +$250 (6-days) / +$500 (12-days)
  • Powder Ski and Snowboard rental +$210 (6-days) / +$375 (12-days)
  • Avalanche Essential Kit rental +$130 (6-days) / +$245 (12-days)
Not Included

K-Line Booking Terms & Conditions

Booking

  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation
  • balance is due by October 31st.
  • Trips booked after October 31st must be paid in full.
  • We accept all credits cards via PayPal or bank transfers.

Cancellation

  • No refunds are offered for cancellations less than 90 days prior to your trip.
  • We recommend travel insurance to cover any trip delays or cancellations.
  • Please review our fine print policies prior to booking.