Jammu and Kashmir, with an incredible diversity in its topography, is perfectly suited for a variety of adventure sports. Adventure tourism has always been a hit with the visitors here, be it paragliding, river rafting or skiing. It is the variety in the kind of adventure sports offered that makes it such a highly sought after tourist destination by adventure enthusiasts and those looking to get their share of adrenaline rush.
Among the most famous activities in Kashmir Valley, one is water skiing. It is best enjoyed at Dal, Nagin and Manasbal lakes. Trekking is another popular adventure activity pursued by an impressive number of tourists. Pahalgam comes across as a natural choice, surrounded as it is by the colossal peaks of Sirbal, Machoi and Amarnath. One of the famous trekking routes is the one that starts from Gulmarg and ends in Ningle Nullah. Other famous trek is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.
Your adventure holidays in Jammu and Kashmir would be incomplete without enjoying skiing in Gulmarg. It is a haven for skiing enthusiasts. Add to this, a gondola cable car ride which takes you all the way to Apharwat Peak, and you have a perfect adventure waiting for you.
Mountaineering is another adventure sport which is extremely popular in Jammu and Kashmir. The famous mountaineering peaks include Harmukh, Tattakuti, Kolahoi, Sickle Moon, Crooked Finger, Flat Top, Barnaj-I, Barnaj-II, Shivling, Arjuna and Agyasol, among others. Apart from these adventure activities, fishing and paragliding are also quite popular.
Ladakh, which possesses a kind of beauty not seen anywhere else, also offer several opportunities for water sports. Mountaineering is famous here too, with Nun Kun and Stok Kangri Massif peaks being favourites among climbers. Your adventure tours in Jammu and Kashmir, in the Ladakh region, should include trekking. The most famous of these is the Zanskar Trek and Snow Leopard Trek. A bike trip in Ladakh stands is adventure redefined, presenting unseen challenges and taking you across the famous tourist places in Ladakh. River rafting on Indus River one of the most challenging adventure sports in Ladakh.