The Nichnai Pass, near Sonamarg, offers a spectacular view of three lakes, Kishensar, Vishensar and Gangabal. These rivers also consist of some of the famous trekking destinations from Sonamarg. Then, there is the Zojila Pass, 20 km east of Sonamarg, standing at a height of 3540 m and leading into the Ladakh Plateau. Sonamarg hill station, also known as the "Gateway to Ladakh", is the take off station for the drive to Ladakh. A major attraction of Sonamarg is the Thajiwas range. Covered with pine, fir, and birch trees, the range provides a number of sites for camping. A number of waterfalls and the fascinating Thajiwas glacier are other attractions of this range.
Sonamarg serves as another base for undertaking the holy yatra of the Amarnath cave. The yatra is organized every year during the month of July-August. In Sonamarg, you will get to try many adventurous sports as well.
- Trekking to Thajiwas Glacier, Pahalgam, etc
- Sledging (at frozen glaciers)
- Angling (license required)
- Long walks in the jungles
- Alpine Skiing
- White Water Rafting