query about Pahalgam to Sonamarg road

#1 Feb 3rd, 2009, 15:15
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I am planning to visit Kashmir in April 2009. Please reply to my following querries.

1. Is the road between Pahalgam to Sonamarg is ok in april. Can I travel on this road by car, jeep?
Are taxi, Sumo, Bus available between these 2 destinations in 1st week of April?

2. In 1st week of April where Can I experience snow ? Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam?

3. I am planning to stay in Pahalgam for 2 days and return to Srinagar via Sonamarg. Is it possible? Have anyone done similar travel?

4. I am planning my itinerary as follows

Day 1 : Mumbai to Srinagar by morning flight. Reach Srinagar in the noon and check in hotel. Visit Srinagar in the evening

Day 2 : Visit Srinagar completely.

Dat 3 : Go to Gulmarg and visit places. Stay in Gulmarg.

Day 4: Go to Sonamarg visit places and for stay go to Pahalgam by short cut road.

Day 5: Complete day in Pahalgam & stay at Pahalgam.

Day 6: Return to Srinagar.

Dat 7: Complete day in Srinagar.

Day 8: Return to Mumbai by afternoon flight.

Please advice me on this itinerary and suggest changes if required.
#2 Feb 9th, 2009, 12:22
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hi
dear there is no short road from sonamarg to pahalgam, you can do only srinagar to sonamarg in a day as for going to pahalgam you have to pass through srinagar, so plan accordingly

srinagar-sonamarg-srinagar = 180 kms

srinagar- pahalgam = 96 kms one way
#3 Jun 24th, 2009, 13:08
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Isn't there a Pahalgam-Brariyen-Sonamarg road which google maps shows? I had plans to go through that on my way to leh from Pahalgam visiting Sonamarg on the way

Please let me know if the road exists and also how long it takes from Pahalgam to Sonamarg?

Thanks in advance,

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Ram
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hi
dear there is no such motorable road from pahalgam to sonamarg, the only road is from via srinagar
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Thanks Sunny,
Can you please comment on my Srinagar-Leh plan below (Sep 26 - Oct 4):

Sep 26 - arrive frpom B'lore to Srinagar Airport at 1.30pm
Local sight seeing and Stay in Boathouse.
Sep 27 - Leave for Gulmarg at 9.00am and reach Srinagar back
by 1.00pm. Leave for Sonamarg around 3.00pm and stay in
Sonamarg.
Sep 28 - Leave from Sonamarg around 11.00am after local sightseeing
and reach Lamayuru by 6.00pm? Where to stay in Lamayuru?
Sep 29 - Leave for Leh at 11.00pm and reach Leh by 5.00pm?
Sep 30 - Leh to Nubra
Oct 01 - Nubra to Leh
Oct 02 - Leh to Pangong Tso and back ? possible?
Oct 03 - undecided (local sightseeing?)
Oct 04 - Leave for Delhi at 9.00pm from Leh Airport.

Can you please shed some light on the itinerary above? Is the above plan feasible?

Thank you,

regards,
Ram
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Originally Posted by rampriya View Post Thanks Sunny,
Can you please comment on my Srinagar-Leh plan below (Sep 26 - Oct 4):

Sep 26 - arrive frpom B'lore to Srinagar Airport at 1.30pm
Local sight seeing and Stay in Boathouse.
Sep 27 - Leave for Gulmarg at 9.00am and reach Srinagar back
by 1.00pm. Leave for Sonamarg around 3.00pm and stay in
Sonamarg.
Sep 28 - Leave from Sonamarg around 11.00am after local sightseeing
and reach Lamayuru by 6.00pm? Where to stay in Lamayuru?
Sep 29 - Leave for Leh at 11.00pm and reach Leh by 5.00pm?
Sep 30 - Leh to Nubra
Oct 01 - Nubra to Leh
Oct 02 - Leh to Pangong Tso and back ? possible?
Oct 03 - undecided (local sightseeing?)
Oct 04 - Leave for Delhi at 9.00pm from Leh Airport.

Can you please shed some light on the itinerary above? Is the above plan feasible?

Thank you,

regards,
Ram
You haven't kept one day for acclimatisation in leh...
many parts of your plan are not feasible..
1.you will have to use both oct 2 and oct 3 for pangong..
2.local sightseeing after reaching srinagar in 2-3 hrs does not give justice...
3.After going to gulmarg and then directly to sonamarg will end you up without enjoying neither of your houseboat or sonamarg or gulmarg.
IMO decide one out of leh and kashmir. Both need the the span separately you are giving to both of them. I would say leave the leh part for now..

If you still wish to stick to your plan then leave for gulmarg early and go directly to sonamarg from there. You won't have time to stop at srinagar because you would want to spend time at the gondola ride in gulmarg.
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Originally Posted by rvveer View Post I am planning to visit Kashmir in April 2009. Please reply to my following querries.

1. Is the road between Pahalgam to Sonamarg is ok in april. Can I travel on this road by car, jeep?
Are taxi, Sumo, Bus available between these 2 destinations in 1st week of April?

2. In 1st week of April where Can I experience snow ? Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam?

3. I am planning to stay in Pahalgam for 2 days and return to Srinagar via Sonamarg. Is it possible? Have anyone done similar travel?

4. I am planning my itinerary as follows

Day 1 : Mumbai to Srinagar by morning flight. Reach Srinagar in the noon and check in hotel. Visit Srinagar in the evening

Day 2 : Visit Srinagar completely.

Dat 3 : Go to Gulmarg and visit places. Stay in Gulmarg.

Day 4: Go to Sonamarg visit places and for stay go to Pahalgam by short cut road.

Day 5: Complete day in Pahalgam & stay at Pahalgam.

Day 6: Return to Srinagar.

Dat 7: Complete day in Srinagar.

Day 8: Return to Mumbai by afternoon flight.

Please advice me on this itinerary and suggest changes if required.
1.There is no road as sunnykashmir said..it will take about 5-6 hrs.
2.you'll get to see plenty of snow at sonamarg and gulmarg and maybe a little at pahalgam, not sure if will be able to experience a snowfall.
My suggestions-day 3- go to gulmarg and from there towards sonamarg, stay there.
day 4- go to pahalgam after about 12noon.
day5 and 6 spend in pahalgam.
day 7- start in the morning to return to srinagar.

Otherwise start from sonamarg on day 5 to go to pahalgam.
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sonamarg to pahalgam

Please, does anybody know whether the paved road exists between Sonamarg and Pahalgam? Or maybe not paved but motorable, to cross that distance on motorbike. Thanks.
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P.s.

It didn't exist back in 2009, but maybe it does as of 2012 :-)
#10 Apr 17th, 2012, 11:06
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Dear Oleganto,

Just returned from Kashmir and let me tell you to reach Sonmarg from Pahalgam you have to go via Srinagar only.

There is no motorable or even paved way, yes in the month of June-September you can do trekking from Pahalgam to Sonmarg or you can take the example of Amarnath yatra, which normally pilgrims start from Pahalgam and end at Baltal ( ahead of Sonmarg).

Hope it clarifies.

Anyway the road from Pahalgam to Srinagar is Plain and very good.

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