Only first phase of the gondola ride was open since it’s peak winter time .it was a 8min ride one way which costs 750 per person for to and fro .but it’s totally worth since the view is really awesome but since it was snowing heavily we could not see much of a view . We can also ski from the end point of the gondola station .
Gulmarg Gondola Ride is a two stage Gondola lift that ferries people from Kongdoori Mountain to Aphrwat Peak. The first stage takes the tourists to the Kongdoori Station elevated at 8530 ft above sea level and the second stage takes the travellers to the Kongdoori Mountain perched at 12293 ft. This cable car ride is a perfect way to celebrate winters with your loved ones.Take the Alpathar Lake Trek
Day 4 – Today was the highlight of the entire trip. A ride on the Cable Car in Gulmarg and reaching Phase I of ice ski fields. We took the cable car ride to reach Phase I and was completely taken aback by the white views. The cable car ride offers splendid views of trees and shepherd houses covered in snow.
After a good night sleep, I finally hit the mountains! Fayaz, my new buddy, helped me to get a ticket, and together we embarked the gondola. Trusting this masterpiece of new French technology, I could fully enjoy the ride. Not a single cloud covered the mountains, and I had a stunning view over the Kashmir valley, surrounded by mountains as far as you can see. Halfway up, we disembarked and walked to the ski lift. It was already past 10 am, and to my astonishment, he was still motionless. As we slowly approached the booth, they turned on the engines – for their very first guests of the day!
Warmth of the golden sun, chills of the wind and the soothing sight of snow lay in front of me. The entire mountain was covered up in a white sheet with people skiing, shouting and laughing in joy. Those were the fewer ones who dared to take a step ahead regardless of what others had told them, a lesson I never expected to have learnt in such a poetic manner.