Heevan Retreat Gulmarg
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Land;India. Provincie;Kashmir. Dorp;Gulmarg. De hoogste gondola ter wereld en sneeuw, heeeeeel veel sneeuw.
Het weekend voor ons vertrek naar Gulmarg, een klein skidorp gelegen in de Himalaya in de meest noordelijke provincie van India, Kashmir, begon het daar weer te sneeuwen. En niet zomaar hier en daar een vlokje maar met bakken …
... only playable in the few summer months and reputedly the highest in the world) and the military outposts. Given the close proximity of the Pakistan border, alpine training and outposts are most evident. Travelling to and from this area, we passed through rather fragmented rice padi and vegetable farms. Given the somewhat alpine climate, a short growing season limits output. Roads (particularly closer to Srinagar) were congested and somewhat ...
... the jeep driver came round who would be driving us to the start site. He said he treks aswell, seems odd that he treks but ok. We didn't like him, he sat and starred at us and had an unpleasant feel about him and dark eyes. We began to feel a bit dodgy about the decision we had made to go. In the evening sahid was incredible intense, he was all over the place. He smokes pot but it has an effect on him I have never seen. He switched from topic to topic couldn't focus spoke a lot and ...
... locals, who did the next best thing, squeezing us through the queue at various points of time, ensuring we do not spend hours on the queue. It did save a lot of our time, but still, we were always on the look out for cops who could fish us out, as we did not have the tickets for the ride, not until the last minute.
To set the context and the importance of the ride, the Gulmarg Gondola, is the world's second highest operating cable car. Also, it is ...
... hands in to the small window . Again our guide behind me told them off and push me forward . Goth tickets in Less than 10 mins time. Should have done this much earlier and not wasted half a day away.
Ok we got the ticket and he led us to another queue to the gondola that will bring us up the mountain he adviced us to leave our bags in the car with our driver and only bring our cameras , which we did. The queue here was just as bad. Pushing here and there and ...