Thajiwas Glacier

Thajiwas is located just in the vicinity of world famous Sonamarg at a distance of seven km at an altitude of about 32,00m above the sea level. Thajiwas is known for the glaciers that present a magnificent spectacle even at the height of summers. The miniature plateaus, snowfields, pine trees and islets add to the charm of Thajiwas. Nestled among the thickly wooded mountains, this place is an ideal resort for all who want to have everything rolled into one at a walkable distance. Thajiwas is thronged by the visitors during June and August when the mounatainous landscape has everything from pristine glaciers to rare wild flowers, that are in full bloom in the same period.

One can hire ponies for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier if dizzying climb shudders his interest. Ponies are easily available and charge absolutely less if compared to other parts of the world. Pony ride can spare the energy that can be utilized in adventure at the glacier and in its surrounding areas in walking and exploring the pristine landscape folds after folds. However, visitors are advised to adhere to some stricter regulations to save the environment of the area which is quite fragile. Litters such as plastic bottles etc. must not be strewn along the track.

Thajiwas also offers many adventurous routes with amazing green water and frozen lakes around. Thajiwas glacier is also a major tourist attraction in the region which is an ideal spot for enjoying a sledge ride on the snow even in mid-summer. The nearby area is perfect camping site too. It experiences cool climatic conditions as the snow covered mountains lie at a stone’s throw even during summers. The best season to visit this place is from June to August. But while thinking over a trip to Thajiwas, one must not lose sight of the unpredictable weather conditions here. So warm clothes and rainproof jackets must be ready to face the mood swings of the weather. Thajiwas is inaccessible during winter due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.