«Kashmir has always been more than a mere place. It has the quality of an experience, or a state of mind, or perhaps an ideal” Jan Morris
The start of the 2017 ski season in Gulmarg is only a few weeks away, and many outdoor sports enthusiasts from all over the world are planning to visit this outstanding mountain sports resort in the Himalayas this winter.
It is rare that I take the time to write a blog about Gulmarg only a few weeks before the season starts but unfortunately a few things have happened during the summer and in recent weeks that need to be put into perspective and explained to future visitors.
However, before getting into details, I want to let all of you know that we will definitely run our programs in Gulmarg in 2017 and that a good number of guests have already booked with us.
Disturbing and dramatizing headlines about the internal unrests and the ceasefire violations by Pakistan during the past few weeks and the recent launch of the demonetization drive by the Indian government created doubts in the minds of potential visitors. Some are, therefore, reluctant to book their ski trip to Gulmarg and wait to see if the situation has changed. Read more
Adventure Travel – Effective Relaxation and Increased Self Awareness
The pressure put on us by our jobs and our personal environment has been constantly increasing over the past few years. More and more we have become prisoners of our daily routines. Relationship turbulences, fears of losing the job, increased traffic, financial worries and existential fears or health issues are some of the main reasons that impact and complicate our being. Often we feel as if we were trapped in a vicious circle that can’t be left, in a stage that is considerably compromising our physical and mental wellbeing.
The main question therefore is what we can do to leave all our daily stress factors behind and escape from the everyday routines. Read more