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“Great view but scam alert!”
Review of Thajiwas Glacier

Thajiwas Glacier
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Sonamarg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We wanted to walk towards the glacier, which we did. We hadn’t been active for a long time. As a new parent most people would know this was a great accomplishment for us.

Once we reached, feeling all awesome, the Sledge ridding seemed like fun. Especially coming back down. So we booked one. As the guys started to push. The guy in the back in a hushed tone says it’s a different charge for the guys pushing.

Argh!!!! Seriously. I get it that this is their lively hood. But say that up ahead. Why do they have to be so sly and sheepish about it. People don’t like being scammed. Anyway, we got off the sled immediately and walked up.

The owners of the sled came up with us, as they trekked with us throughout our walk and we paid them almost double of their ask. My take on hardworking people is, we spend so much without asking in KFC and other such places. It’s better if we pay hard labour than on our vanity. But scammers just make this bitter for everyone involved.

Overall. The trek was fun, sledding down was too. And if you go up 10feet in, the snow is fresh. View is awesome. If you don’t take the horse ride, the walk is amazing. We went up a few small climbs to get great view of the glacier and the town.

Thank arthy86
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Amazing place for photography. Full of snow clad mountains surrounding you. Very easy and short walk to the point.

1  Thank dpks10
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The main attraction in Sonamarg. Beauty of this place is a feast to the eyes and sole I took a pony to reach the point from parking area but, a walk uphill is highly recommended. There is no other place on earth like this. .

Thank Tn R
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

One of the best places to visit in Sonamarg- Hire a Pony as the Glacier may be diffucult to reach- the rates for the pony is standard 350 for first hour and Rs 250 for every additional hour- negotiate for this rate- also there may be people offering you sledge and skiing- politely refuse them as its not worth spending money. Spend lot of time on the Glacier and great opportunity for wonderful photo shoots- you can spend atleast half a day on the Glacier

6  Thank Tamilarasan S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled by pony walas or your driver by paying 3-5 times extra. They will not let you negotiate with other pony walas by telling a lie about so called 'number system'. There is no such thing that only one assigned pony wala can take you. Just walk around and stick to your price. Genuine price is 600-800 per person.
However, its best to go by foot. It takes around 60-80 min. Pony ride will take around 45 min. We went both by pony ride and by foot on the next day. We enjoyed the best by walk.

5  Thank Sahil S
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