Adventures in Jammu and Kashmir

The most popular activities of tourist in this state are whitewater rafting, fishing, skiing, hunting, backpacking, kayaking, bicycling, canoe trips, snow skiing, water skiing, camping, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting, snow boarding trans-Himalayan jeep safaris and paragliding.

In India white water rafting activities is almost confined to the north Himalayan Rivers and Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most popular regions where rafting on a full scale takes place. The budget for rafting packages offered by several tour operators is usually all inclusive of equipment, life jackets, food, helmets and accommodations. 

An activity that definitely attracts sports lovers to the state of Jammu and Kashmir is kayaking and canoeing. Several kayaking expeditions are organized on a regular basis on the River Chenab. Kayaking races are held on the Dal Lake. 

Trekking is also a favorite adventure sport that most travel and tour packages to the state of Jammu and Kashmir offer. There are amazing trekking trails in Zanskar, Ladakh, Kargil, Jammu and the Kashmir valley.  

The popular peaks of Ladakh and Kashmir where mountaineering expeditions are organized on a regular basis are Apsarasas, Chong Kumdan, Teram Kangri Group, Tughmo Zarpo and Saser Kangri. Places like Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg serve as base camps for trekking tours to mountain peaks.



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