At an altitude of 9,186 feet with a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and a clear blue sky, one finds the Thajiwas Glacier.
This 4-km route to Thajiwas is one of the most popular short walks from Sonmarg and a major attraction during the summer months. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to the glacier. These snow peaked Thajiwas Mountain looms over Sonmarg and make it more picturesque. It would not be wrong to consider it to be among the most accessible glaciers as one can easily walk to its base or reach there by hired ponies.
The Thajiwas Glacier recedes as the summer progresses, dwindles in the vast valley and gets confined to the gentle slopes, where the mountain begins.