Dull and dreary winter days are the perfect time to plan a getaway and if you’re someone who enjoys a peaceful (and luxurious) retreat that offers breathtaking views while allowing you to indulge your inner adventurer, The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa is perfect for you.
Spread over seven acres in a pristine pine valley nestled in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, The Khyber is a stunning property that has put Gulmarg on the world map. Helmed by Umar Tramboo, the scion of Kashmir’s well-known Khyber Group, the resort has come to be known, and lauded, for its impeccable service, warm hospitality, and international-standard facilities.
If you’re still on the fence about booking your tickets for a getaway in paradise, here are a few reasons that could sway you in the right direction…
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a beautifully designed resort that is situated in one of the most picturesque locations on Earth has ‘breathtaking views’ as one of its top USPs. The property overlooks the gorgeous snow-capped Affarwat peaks and allows guests to take leisurely strolls amongst flower-filled meadows.
The slopes are calling
In case you didn’t know, Gulmarg has ranked as one of Asia’s five best ski destinations and placed in the 16th position in the list of top 100 skiing destinations around the world. The Khyber is an easy walk from the Gulmarg Gondola, the highest ski lift in the world. Skiing enthusiasts can make their way to Kangdoori Mountain, which is the highest ski point in the Himalayas.
Loads of outdoor activities
Aside from skiing, guests at The Khyber can enjoy a host of other invigorating outdoor activities. During winter months, you can try snowboarding, sledging, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. In summer, you can enjoy trekking, golf, mountain biking, gondola rides, fishing, and photography safaris. Your Activities Concierge will help you plan the perfect stay.
Perfect for downtime
What’s a retreat without some much-needed pampering? The Khyber Wellness Block houses The Khyber Spa by L’Occitane that will allow you to relax and rejuvenate, along with a state-of-the-art gym, sauna chambers and an indoor heated pool with a view of the mountains.
Delicious dining options
Along with views that make you question why you choose to live in concrete jungles, The Khyber also offers ample dining choices. These include places like Cloves, a restaurant that offers cuisine from around the world, Brava-Italian Pizzeria & Grill, Kashmir’s first fine-dining Italian restaurant, and Chaikash, a quaint tea lounge to name a few!
So, waste no time before packing your bags and making your way to the luxurious retreat and enjoy a peaceful getaway surrounded by the best nature has to offer.
You can find out more about The Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa on their official website.