Among all the activities, horse riding in Kashmir is something that is enjoyed by almost all travelers. Exploring the beautiful mountain passes and eye-catching countryside on a horse back is a popular activity in the region. Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir State is blessed with various pristine destinations like Pahalgam, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Yusmarg, Kokernag and Lolab Valley where tourists can enjoy horse rides.Horse riding in Gulmarg and Pahalgam are useful for enjoying the beauty of the locations. Some of the famous routes and locations where tourists can enjoy horse rides are- Gulmarg – Khilanmarg trek (around 5 km); Gulmarg - Apharwat trek (about 13 km); the striking Kolahoi Galcier-Pahalgam trek (around 35 km); Ahrabal (about 51 km from Srinagar); at Aru Valley; and at Yusmarg.
Major Sites for Horse Riding
The high peaks and serene beauty of Gulmarg makes it an amazing place. Its weather conditions in summer are just right for enjoying horse riding. Many tourists enjoy adventures such as horse riding in Gulmarg.
Sonmarg is a spectacular place of beauty. It is in the Kashmir valley. Sonmarg is an ideal place for the beginners of the horse riders. In morning or afternoon one can enjoy a 3 miles horse ride west and then south to the Thajiwas glacier.
Zanskar valley is a beautiful valley in Ladakh with lush green fields and enchanting flowers. Horse riding is an amazing adventure sport in Zanskar valley. Horse riding can be enjoyed from dawn to day as the weather condition of the valley is sunny in summers and the sky is blue.
Ladakh is beautiful place in the Kashmir valley. The breath taking views and amazing weather conditions here are just perfect for adventure sports such as horse riding. Ladakh offers thrilling horse safari facilities to the tourists.
Horse Riding Conditions
The condition for horse riding is not favorable in rainy season as the weather conditions are wet and muddy. Rest of the seasons is enjoyable for horse riding specially the summer season.