Trout fishing in Lidder River is quite popular sport in Pahalgam. Brown and Rainbow troutís in the soft & hard levels of the river challenges an angler to throw a line at different beats. Kashmir is said to be the cheapest trout fishing destination in the world. Permits have to be collected well in advance from J&K fisheries department.Best season for fishing is April to September. The Tourist Office near bus stand provides assistance and information to the visitors.
For those who love the sport, the Pahalgam Golf Course with nine holes is one of the most beautiful courses surrounded by pine trees
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting can be enjoyed in Pahalgam. The stretches of white water rafting Pahalgam with grade II to III rapids are of introductory to moderate difficulty but the stretch with grade IV rapids is more technical and a bit difficult. Rafting is available at Varganpal bridge and langanbal Bridge. Services of professionally trained guides can be availed.The rafting trip starts at Langanbal Bridge and finishes at Ganeshpora.
Pahalgam is perhaps best known as the take-off point for treks into the surrounding mountains. The resort is well geared to meet the demands of the trekkers and camping equipment is readily available, as are ponies and porters. Walking the Lidder valley, through forests of virgin pine, fording crystal-clear mountain streams and through meadows of wild-flowers, higher up the valley is scenically most rewarding.Some of the most popular treks from Pahalgam are:
Pahalgam to Kolahoi Glacier
Pahalgam to Pannikar (Zanskar)
Pahalgam to TarSar-Marsar Lake
Pahalgam to Tulian Lake
Pahalgam to Harbagwan Lake