One of the main attractions in Sonmarg is this Thajiwas Glacier. It is not like anything you might have experienced earlier. Just a half-n-hour walk from Sonamarg town, the location is conveniently located. Though ponies are available for to-and-fro the glacier, the negotiable rates fluctuate from 300 to 600 rupees. It is advisable to negotiate hard and only when you show you are ready to approach on foot, the rates start tumbling.
Sledge rides are famous pastime during the summers. Even during the peak season, sledges can be hired from Gujars who offers interesting rides across the glacier. It is nice to be on top of a frozen river and when going down the hill the experience is thrilling. Even walking on the glacier is recommended by many but it is risky. For the enthusiastic, the elders available nearby always give proper advice on which side is safe for walking.
Trekking is also an amazing experience, though it is tough going uphill. But then only the trekkers get to see the beautiful sceneries on platter not available otherwise. Dozens of tiny waterfalls, rivulets and the flora mingle so beautifully they present breathtaking views.