One of the most important thins to do at Gulmarg is the Gondola ride to Apharwat peak. The Gondola ride can be easily accessed from Gulmarg through tickets. It has two phases. We went for both phases costing Rs 1690 per head. The views from the gondola cars are awesome. The views at the end of Phase 2 i.e. Apharwat peak are worth every penny you have spent to reach this place. In summers, one can see the green meadows reminiscent of the yesteryear Bollywood films while in winters, the snow clad slopes give an awesome view.
Apharwat peak is probably one of the best places not only in Kashmir but in the World. The views from the peak are magnificent. It can be reached by the Gondola ride. After getting off at the Phase 2 of the Gondola ride, a trek up the mountain. We went during summer season, so there was no snow. However, it did give us views of the green meadows.The rocks surrounded by beautiful flowers were a welcoming site. Although it was a tough trek, but the views were awesome. Not recommended for old people or people having trouble in walking. But they can easily access the second stage of Gondola ride. The winters provide for excellent snow and hence skiing options too. A must visit place if visiting Gulmarg.