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  • Trip introduction

    Find yourself gliding down the beautiful whitewashed slopes of Gulmarg on this thrilling beginners' skiing course. In 5 days, you’ll learn skiing from an accomplished ski instructor who will start the course from the basics. Soon, you’ll swiftly ski down the gorgeous slopes of Gulmarg, especially that of the famous Mt. Apharwat with full confidence. On the last day of this skiing course, you’ll spend a night over the Dal Lake on a wonderful houseboat.

    This skiing course is the perfect trip to embark upon with your friends or family to enjoy the frosty beauty of Gulmarg. The course is also perfect for beginners, especially kids who have no prior experience but are keen on learning to ski.

    Destination

    Found in the Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination for travelers from over the world. Situated in the Pir Panjal Range within the western Himalayas, this region is home to a number of beautiful soft bunny slopes, giving skiing enthusiasts the perfect platform to practice and experience this skill.

    During this trip, you’ll be skiing in the snowy slopes of Gulmarg and on the last day you’ll be transported to the spectacular Dal Lake, where you’ll spend a night in a comfortable houseboat.

    Destination highlights

    Learn skiing from an accomplished ski instructor. | A perfect skiing course for beginners. | Hone your skiing skills with the guidance of a personal instructor. | Explore the pristine beauty of Gulmarg. | Spot many famous Himalayan ranges. | Enjoy a night in a houseboat on Dal Lake.

    Activity Details

    3 days

    Trip details
  • Beginner's Skiing Course Day 1: Arrive and Acclimatize in Gulmarg

    A shuttle will pick you up from Srinagar Airport and drive you to your hotel in Gulmarg. As it is your first day, you'll spend it mainly acclimatizing to the high altitude climate. Later, you'll meet your guide and check into the hotel. You'll have the remaining day to explore Gulmarg. At night return to the hotel.

    Overnight in hotel room.

    Based on your flight time you'll be picked up from the Srinagar Airport via shuttle service and taken to your hotel in Gulmarg. You'll stay in a twin sharing room in the Hotel Highlands Park. The rooms are warm and consists of all the necessary amenities. No meal is included in today's package.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Gulmarg

    10:00 AM

    Food

    No meal is included in today's package

    Veg
    Beginner's Skiing Course Day 2: Skiing Day 1
    Beginner's skiing course Day 3: Skiing Day 2
    Beginner's skiing course Day 4: Skiing Day 3, Overnight in a Houseboat on Dal Lake
    Beginner's skiing course Day 5: Depart from Gulmarg
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      I would totally recommend TGN to plan your trips. I had booked the Chadar Trek with them...it was my first trek so I had my reservations but Harshal from the The Great Next was very very helpful...he guided me regarding even the most trivial doubts that I had and was very patient throughout the entire booking procedure...the trek was very well organised and we had absolutely no trouble during the entire trek be it accommodations, experienced trek guides and porters, basic utilities on the trek...everything was taken care of...I totally plan to book my next trip with TGN. Thanks Harshal ans Venkat for making this a memorable experience. Cheers!

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Good organizers. I wanted to trek Triund and the person(Mr Mandhan) who responded to my enquiry was very patient to find the best way for us to do the trek. Also the guide(Sachin) provided was very experienced and professional. Overall, it was a good experience.'

    • Rated :

      27-03-2020

      'I booked My first trek with these guys (Kheerganga) and it was an Awesome experience. The trek guide (Keshav Sir) was amazing. He was very Frank, A great motivator and the Best person I've met. The trek itself was amazing and had all sorts of scenic views(WaterFalls etc). The person I've contacted (Manthan Gupta) for all my booking query was also cooperative and helpful as required. The problem is just the breakfast you just Can't serve ONLY BreadJam for 16-17 KM of Trek Right ?'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I went for the Hampta pass and Chanderthal lake trek with them ..... The whole process was amazing ... Right from the online support team to the trek guides everyone was highly professional and helpful .... The campsite, the food and the management was all upto expectations ... All in all I had a great trip ... Cheers !!

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We were a group of 5 for the triund trek on 31st dec.. We had a great experience .. I had concerns over the cold temperature as we were to stay in the tents..however it wasn't so cold once you zip the tents and get inside the sleeping bag...there were blankets provided too along with a hot water bag to keep you warm My 2nd concern was that we wanted to stay a little away from the main tents area as we wanted a little solitude...our camps were set up 500 m from the main triund base and it was totally worth it... Our tents were also set up in such a way that we could see the sunrise right from our tent The other services were also to our satisfaction. The food service was good . Our biggest gratitude is towards our guide Aman who took special care as one of our friends foot swelled up and became extremely difficult for her to move . He walked with her throughout the trek and guided her'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We took Kheerganga trek package for 2 days . It was really worth it. It was well organized and the guide provided to us was very knowledgeable and helpful. All in all, a good experience.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'My trek was for kareri lake It was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The arrangements were perfect and the food was perfect too. Ashish sir and rajat sir were amazing. They were really helpful and we ( every person ) had a blast. This trek is one which would be etched in my memory. The certificate at the end was icing on the cake. In short, you guys won my heart and I am looking forward for another trek in future with trek trails! You guys are the go to guys now.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      I booked through them for my first trek (Hampta Pass) and It was a great experience. The trek guides were amazing and very friendly. The trek itself was amazing and had all sorts of scenic views. I'm definitely going on more treks after this.

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We've 5 day for frozen river trek.its a great experience. With good team and good take care from the staff make this trip is memorable journey for me.( 5star for food, tents and sleeping bags��.)

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The amazing team at The Great Next helped organise a trek to Hampta pass for me and my friends. Our experience during the trek was really good. I would definitely recommend TGN to everyone looking for an adventure filled trip in the Himalayas.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg 45 days or more prior to the trip: Full refund, excluding the deposit amount.

    If you cancel the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg less than 45 days prior to the trip: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the skiing instructor during the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance during the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg.

    Consumption of drugs is strictly prohibited during the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg, a shuttle service will be provided to drop and pick you up from the Srinagar Aiport based on your flight timings.

    As skiing rentals are not included in this beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg, please be sure to bring your own or add it while booking.

    The itinerary displayed for this beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg is subject to change, depending upon the day's weather conditions and logistical considerations.

    .The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. 

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. during the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the beginner's skiing course in Gulmarg.
    • Beginner Skiing Course Gulmarg Jammu Kashmir Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Shuttle service from and to the Srinagar Airport

    • Accommodation at hotels on twin-sharing basis
    • Last night stay on a Dal Lake houseboat
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 5
    • Skiing as per the itinerary
    • Services of a ski instructor
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any domestic or international flight tickets

    • Airport charges
    • Lunch and dinner throughout the trip
    • Visa fees
    • Ski Lift passes
    • Personal rental of ski or safety equipment is available at an additional charge at the time of booking
    • Any personal expenses
    • Any form of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Synthetic pants and track pants
    • Full-sleeve t-shirts
    • Micro-down or thin, fleece jacket
    • Woollen cap, muffler and balaclava
    • Neck gaiter
    • Sports shoes and sandals
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Expensive gadgets
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Skirts, dresses or shorts

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Shuttle service
    • Ski gear

    You need to get

    • Govt issued ID card
    • Back pack
    • Waterbottle
    • Cold cream
    • Toiletries
    • Personal skiing gear
    • ID proof
    • Extra money
    • Dry snacks
    • Lip balm
    • Snow cap
    • Gloves
    • UV protected sunglasses

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry your specific or prescribed medical kit.