Ganderbal district offers a host of diverse adventure sports for the tourists seeking adventure, thrill and enjoyment.
Trekking: Tourists can enjoy trekking to several extraordinarily beautiful Himalayan peaks. Depending on your trekking skills you can make the choice. Most of the trekking tours provide tourists with trekking equipments and camping facilities. Some of the most enchanting trekking routes are: Amarnath trekking trial, Gulmarg trekking trial, Sonamarg is the base of a trekking trail from Gulmarg to Tosamaidan. Other trekking routes that originating from Sonmarg, lead to the Himalayan lakes of Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake and Gadsar Lake. These trekking routes will not only offer excitement to the visitors but also sheer scenic beauty.
White River Rafting: Blessed with beautiful and romantic rivers and lakes, Ganderbal is the best place for enjoying river rafting between August and September. The mountain streams of river Indus (Sindh) is a major hot spots for white water river rafting. It the perfect destinations for beginners also.Cutting through various mesmerizing landscapes, deep gorges and mountains, the roaring indus rivers give ample thrill to rafting lovers. In fact water rafting tournaments are organised at the world-famous tourist destination Sonamarg every year, to boost the tourism industry of Kashmir valley.
Skiing: One of the main attractions in Ganderbal for adventure seekers is skiing. With snow-covered peaks and slopes of Himalaya Mountain Range in the background, the district is blessed with world-famous Thajiwas glacier in Sonamarg which provides a great place for skiing.
Paragliding: Among the various adventure activities in Ganderbal, paragliding is one of the most popular ones. The view of the striking green meadows and the majestic valleys while gliding over them is a totally different experience. And gliding is the best way to witness this. Tourists can enjoy this aero sport in Sonamarg.
Angling and Fishing: With a network of rivers, lakes and streams, Ganderbal is a paradise for angling and fishing. It is common to see people engaged in this interesting activity in the entire state. Fishing at river Sindh is a popular activity. The water bodies of the area are rich in both brown-trout and snow-trout. But necessary permits have to be obtained from the government of Jammu and Kashmir government before going for the activity.
Mountain Climbing: Dotted with numerous mesmerizing Himalayan peaks such as Harmukh, Ganderbal is truly a wonderland for tourists interested in mountain-climbing.