Sonmarg is a golden meadow and gateway to the rugged and rough yet beautiful terrain of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2,730 meters in the heart of the Kashmir valley, this place is around 100 km from Srinagar . But this small distance takes nearly 10 hrs to be covered through the mountainous ridges and valley roads. But the drive opens up yet another surprise that the Kashmir valley's beauty has in store for the traveler.
Sonmarg in Kashmiroffers forests full of sycamore and alpine flowers, birch, fir and pine. Sonmarg reveals the other beauty of the enthralling valley of Kashmir. The world famous glaciers, and snow capped mountains form a wonderful backdrop of this small township, and the Indus River gushes through, making it picture perfect.
Just 20 km from Sonmarg is the Zoji-La Pass at the height of 3540 meters that leads in to the cold desert of Ladakh . Sonmarg is a trekker's paradise and small treks can be taken up with many other leisure activities form this place. The most famous is the trek to Thajiwas glacier. Sometimes sledging at these glaciers is offered by the locals.