Khyber you make me think about all the good things in Gulmarg. This is a 5* hotel.
The first time we walked in! Wow my eyes were all over the place. Aditya the GM welcomed us and organised some Cava and a snack.
Zaffer the Assistant Manager checked us in after a horrible night at Nedous.
Rooms are spacious and amazing view. They are also centrally heated.
Breakfast/ afternoon Tea and Dinner is amazing.
Calabash is one of my favourite hang out spots. You can have a nice sheesha and mint tea!
The Chaikash was amazing too once you get back to the hotel u get free complimentary Kashmiri Cava. This just hits the spot once you come back from the cold.
Please note the hotel does not have a bar so bring your own booze! Respect the family for not having a bar due to religious reason! But they allow you to drink at the hotel.
Staff at the Khyber are all polished and very very polite. Always very helpful.
Shakil for at the front desk and was always very helpful and friendly. So was Zaffer! Thanks guys! You made us feel at home!
The drivers were also amazing and the hotel offers free pick up and drop of to the airport in decent 4 x 4 cars. Thanks for getting us back safely to the airport after snowing 15inches!
Spa/ Gym/ Pool / Sauna / Steam and Jacquzi - if you can't ski don't worry you have all this to enjoy at Khyber!
For people going to Ski in Gulmarg.
Hotel is less than one minute drive from the Gondola and offer a free transfer to and from the Gondola which is amazing. Other hotels are a good 10-15 min walk or charge for using the taxi service.
Hiring Ski's - Alpine Ski Shop is one of the best places to hire ski's and equipment.
Storage room to store your Ski's and boots is very nice and safe at Khyber and the staff help you.
Ski Instructors - this is one thing you need to be careful about. A lot of them are guides so are good to show u around you on the slopes and off piste but not great teachers. We wasted three days with one instructor and change for two days with another one who was slightly better.
Ski passes cost -
Phase 1 - 600 rupees for full day and Rs 200 for a single way.
Chair Lift - 150 for single way
Phase 2 - 600 for full day
Ski instructors roughly cost Rs 600 -1000 per person.
Food and drinks are available at the Dhaba's at the top of phase 1 which is cheap and reasonable.
Skiing in Gulmarg is a different experience if you are used to skiing in France. Where you have a map and 25 different slopes. There is one main slope on Phase one which is a Blue to Green ( Europe Standard). The rest of the time you experience there is off piste. Your guides will take you through small off piste routes.
So in one line - Khyber is the place to be in Gulmarg it's a one stop shop! Ticks all the boxes. I loved it and thanks for the great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas lies a higher order of luxury. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is spread over seven unspoilt, fir-laden acres, with majestic views of the Affarwat Peaks. This 85-room resort is framed at every vantage point by nature at its most spectacular. The world’s highest ski lift, the Gulmarg Gondola – which takes you to Kongdoori Mountain, is only a short walk away. Meadows and forests that have enchanted travellers for centuries wait to be explored by trekking enthusiasts and undying romantics. Clad in locally sourced pine and slate, the resort is built in a style true to the architectural heritage of Kashmir. In every way the indoors mirror the beauty of the outdoors. Specialty restaurants, a cigar lounge are amongst the necessary luxuries in place. Add to these other thoughtful additions like our children’s club, a mini theatre and a dedicated Activities Concierge and you will find The Khyber is a resort at par with the best in the world. ... more less
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- The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa Gulmarg, Kashmir