Apharwat Peak

Apharwat Peak is a summit, situated at a height of 4,390 metres (14,403 ft) above the sea level,[1] in Gulmarg. It receives heavy snowfall and remains covered with snow for much of the year. The Line of Control (LOC) is barely a few kilometres away from here. Lying in the second phase of the cable car ride from Gulmarg, reaching this spot is highly dependent on the weather conditions.

Apharwat Peak
A large, snow-clad mountain ridge
Apharwat Peak as seen from Kongdori.
Highest point
Elevation4,390 m (14,400 ft) [1]
Coordinates33°59′58″N 74°19′32″E / 33.9995402°N 74.325517°E / 33.9995402; 74.325517Coordinates: 33°59′58″N 74°19′32″E / 33.9995402°N 74.325517°E / 33.9995402; 74.325517
Geography
Apharwat Peak is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Apharwat Peak
Apharwat Peak
Location in Jammu and Kashmir
LocationGulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Parent rangePir Panjal Range
Climbing
Easiest routeCable car

Gulmarg has more than three acres of ski and snowboarding terrain. The beginner’s slopes start at about 7000 feet, while more serious runs of Phase 1 are at 10,000 feet. A chairlift can take ski and snowboard enthusiasts up to 11,500 feet, while Phase 2 is the highest run at 14,000 feet.[2]

The gondola on Apharwat Peak, one of the Asia’s largest and highest cable car ringed by pine forests and snow capped Himalayan mountain peaks, takes skiers and snowboarders to the height of 3900 metres to 4100 metres on the mountain.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gulmarg gets state-of-the-art chairlifts". greaterkashmir.com. 18 September 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "5 of the best snowboarding destinations in India". Red Bull. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Gulmarg preps for national winter games, Kashmir hopes for tourism boost". Hindustan Times. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.