Sonmarg the meadow of gold is a trekkers heaven and has adventurous routes with beautiful green water and frozen lakes around.The vale is believed to be bestowed with mystical water which turns everything into eternal riches. High altitude makes it cold even during summers. It is advisable to always carry warm clothes and rain proofs.The everlasting thajiwas glacier,3km from sonamarg, provides a chance to enjoy sledge ride on snow even in midsummer.Ponies are avaialble up to the glacier from sonamarg. Ponywallahs will demand upto Rs. 1500 for one ponyride but will get you there for Rs.500 in off season- you will have to haggle. superb campsite in thajiwas area makes it a prime location for trekkers and during summer. Sind river is a natural hatchery of trout,where angling is great fun,provided the permission is obtained from the fisheries department. Ascending river makes sonamarg ideal for river rafting.