Apharwat Peak, a thrilling (scary) off road experience
Apharwat Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.165m (13,664ft) above the sea level, located in the Baramulla district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, close to the Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan.
Located in the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas, the road to the summit is unpaved. 4x4 vehicles only. The drive is very steep, with uncountable twists and hairpin turns.
The road to the summit is a chairlift service road climbing up to the Top Station of Gulmarg ski resort. The summit hosts an army camp. The area receives heavy snowfall and remains covered with snow for much of the year. It is covered in snow even in summer.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Ravinder Kumar Kapoor