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Gulmarg 10-day guided off piste snowboarding adventure, India

Gulmarg 10-day guided off piste snowboarding adventure, India

Have the powder experience of a lifetime in this guided off-piste snowboarding tour in Gulmarg with Klemen, an IFMGA certified mountain guide. Descend slopes of 2000 vertical meters and spend the night on a houseboat.

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10 Days

Jan, Feb




Do you live for powder? Then join me in the hottest off-piste snowboarding program of the last years! Let’s go together to Gulmarg, India. 

I promise you will have the Indian curry powder experience of a lifetime, with cable cars dropping you at 4000 meters and unlimited options to snowboard on 1500 meter long slopes.

Due to its unbeatable climate, Gulmarg, in Kashmir, India, is an excellent spot for powder. Its influence on the Himalaya mountain range makes the area of Gulmarg receive up to 15 meters of snow per year! In this way, you benefit from wide open slopes, superb trees and deep, very deep powder. And note that skiers are also welcome in this program.

This 10-day program includes 6 full snowboarding days. I will guide you to different locations and activities, including some amazing tree snowboarding, descent magnificent mountains and spend a night at the beautiful lake Dal, in a famous houseboat. These are just some of the great memories you will take from this tour.

Some of the highlights of this program are:

  • Transferring by private jeep from Srinagar to Gulmarg.

  • Guided off-piste snowboarding in the extensive backcountry, covering 4 different snowboarding fields.

  • Uninterrupted descents of almost 2000 vertical meters of fresh powder each day, with a gondola rising us to almost 4000 meters.

  • Spending a night in one of the famous houseboats on Lake Dal.

The night at the Hotel Highlands Park is included in the price, as well as all the lifts.

This is an open group with a fixed departure date. Ask me for more information on the dates. For this tour, I will take groups of up to 6 snowboarders / skiers.

Apart from your basic snowboarding gear, I recommend you bring a splitboard with skins, as we may decide to do a short climb to get the best snowboarding on untouched slopes. I also strongly recommend the use of an avalanche airbag backpack.

So, are you ready to go on one of the most amazing off-piste adventures in the world, with the uniqueness of curry powder skiing – only available in India? Make sure you book your spot.

Or, for other snowboarding options guided by me, check out this Bjelasnica 8-day guided splitboarding traverse, in Bosnia or this Stubai Alps 4-day guided splitboarding tour in Austria.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Flight to the Delhi International Airport

  • Departure from your location to the Delhi International Airport.

Day 2: Delhi - Flight to Srinagar

  • Arrival at the Delhi International Airport.

  • Transfer to the domestic flights airport

  • Internal flight to Srinagar, Kashmir’s capital city (1 hour)

  • Meeting at the Srinagar airport

  • Transfer on a private jeep to Gulmarg (45 km)

  • Check in at the Hotel Highlands Park

Day 3 to 8: Guided off piste snowboarding

  • Guided off piste snowboarding on 4 different ski fields

Day 9: Guided off piste snowboarding - Srinagar

  • Guided off piste snowboarding for most of the day

  • Transfer to Srinagar

  • Overnight at the famous house boats on Lake Dal

Day 10: Srinagar - Delhi

  • Relaxed morning

  • Transfer to the Srinagar airport

  • Flight back to Delhi (1 hour)

  • Arrival at Delhi around 4 pm

  • Transfer to the Delhi International Airport

  • End of program




Hotel Highlands Park in Gulmarg, and traditional houseboat in Lake Dal

About the guide

IFMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Jesenice on 25.03.1967. I’m based in Gozd Martuljek in the Julian Alps, Slovenia. I qualified as an IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2003 and I was President of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association from 2009-2013. I’ve loved the mountains for as long as I can remember. It started in primary school when I was in the local mountaineering club. In high school I started climbing. Later I joined the mountain rescue team in Kranjska Gora and I have been a member of the rescue team since 1994. I’ve been guiding for the past 11 years in the Alps and all around the world. Each year I usually guide for about 150 days.
Alongside my work, my family (wife, 2 children), travel and mountain photography are my passions.
- Guiding skills: rock climbing, climbing routes, touring ski, ice climbing, winter climbing.
Since 2005 I’m sponsored by Montura and last 6 years I’m skiing on Elan skies.


Slovenian | German | English



What people are saying about Klemen Gricar

Koen Willemse


August, 2020

I really want to thank Klemen Gricar to take a lot of time for our two children of 8 years and 10 years. He had all the appropiate gear with him, provided a lot of safety measurements and took his time to explain and help them for their first 'climbing and via Ferrata experience'. They liked it so much that they wanted to do it immediately again.

roberto vitorino


May, 2019

We would like to thank you very much, for the patience and great efforts of Mr. Klemen with our kid. It was a great experience.

Liam McGarry


October, 2017

Klemen is an excellent guide, with an intuitive feel for the mountains. He speaks several languages and his skills and experience are second to none. He first climbed Triglav when he was 7 and has over 40 years experience in Mountains, including 15 years in Mountain Rescue. You could not be in sounder, safer or better hands. Klemen brought my wife and I up Triglav in one day, we stayed the night in the Kredarica hut and went down the next morning. We’re not experienced climbers but are reasonably fit. Many people had told us that it was too windy, too cold to go up the mountain. Because of this, we wanted an experienced guide. Unless you’re a very experienced climber, I wouldn’t recommend going beyond the hut in any weather. It is exciting, scary at times and challenging… but it is so incredibly worth it, without a doubt the highlight of our holiday and year. We learned so much and have amazing memories! Klemen emailed us in advance to check we had the right gear and met us in Mojstrana (we had a rental car and it was easy to find & leave the car). He provided us with crampons, because he sensed they would be useful in the conditions. Many people didn’t have them, but we were very grateful we did. This is just one example of how well he understood the Mountain and how extra prepared he was. He brought us up quickly through the forests and highlighted the best place to get water and take photographs. He suggested when to add layers, and taught us many tips for walking, hiking and scrambling. At the hut, he acted as translator, ensured we got food and that my wife and I had a room to ourselves. Klemen brought us up the Triglav late afternoon, he ensured we had the right gear and tied rope round us and made sure we had the crampons on right. We had a harness on but didn’t use in the end, as we didn’t need to and we moved quicker without it. He kept pushing us, which was a good thing and took some photos along the way to help us remember the occasion. He would teach us the right way to do things, and ensured even we we felt challenged we were always safe. After descending, which is tricky too for novices, he went back to make sure people still on the mountain got down safe as it was getting dark. Klemen is fit, and will be able to match any pace you can go. He’s happy to answer questions and can alter the route as required (we went down the mule route for parts to avoid scrambling sections). On the morning, when we saw people climbing up Triglav we noted how the conditions were different and how tricky it would have been to pass other groups. We were very glad to have climbed it the day before, plus it made the evening a lot more relaxing and allowed a few celebratory beers. Klemen even brought us for tea/coffee after we got to the bottom and had lent me mountain boots as well as providing tape, after I had got blisters from walking. Unless you’re familiar with climbing Triglav, I would definitely recommend a guide. You get so much more out of it, learning and adventure wise, but mostly safety wise. Talking to Klemen you realise how experienced he is in terms of climbing, how much he loves the mountains, how he’s taught his kids climbing and skiing, and how well he is respected. Klemen knows many mountains well, especially the Alps (climbed Mount Blanc over 60 times). Triglav is spectacular, and we’d definitely recommend getting a guide and there’s no better guide than Klemen. ps we looked at a few providers, and Explore Share were not only best value (price wise) but they were also great at keeping in touch and re-assuring us that we could make it to the top. A great service. Thanks


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