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... 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 ...
... must be safe for the jeeps and lorries to go past and they started moving. As we approached we could worryingly still see the occasional rock falling (only small ones thankfully!) so as we got the signal and gunned it past the danger spot we were all holding our breath. We then gradually winded our way up to 12,000 feet, at snow level, past incredible mountain ranges and ice blue streams. Someone in the jeep pointed out the area where Pakistani soldiers had attacked a few years ...
... at Gulmarg. A bed in the unheated dorm is $10 a night, there is free tea all day, outstanding communal feasts for dinner for $2, ski in and practically ski out access to the mountain. It's owned by a guy named Raja who is the legend of Gulmarg and one of the more unique characters I've ever come across.
Raj claims to fought with the mujahadeen against the Russians in Afghanistan and later against both the Pakistanis and Indians in Kashmir. I don't know ...
... were not allowing piligrims who did not have yatra permits.
We went to Srinagar Tourist reception centre and got our yatra permits. we enquired for cabs to Leh and got one ladakhi driver going home. he agreed to take us to ladakh for Rs 1500 per head and two other co passengers from belgium. we were to start from srinagar @ 4 AM the next day. we got IQ's of BSNL. they were well furnished and as big as single bedroom house and rent ...