|DURATION||11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS|
|DESTINATION COVERED||SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM – GULMARG – SONMARG – KARGIL – LEH – NUBRA VALLEY – PANGONG LAKE – LEH|
With our Kashmir Ladakh with Kargil woth, we intend to arrange your meeting with the best of natural and cultural treasures endowed upon Kashmir valley. The 12 days journey will cover Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Kargil and Leh. The journey will bring you face to face with the verdant Mughal Gardens, world’s highest motorable pass ‘Changla Pass’ and several Thikse monastery and Shey Palace.
|NOTE||This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.|
|Dal Lake and Nageen lakes in Srinagar.|
|Avantipura, is known for two ruined Hindu temples, Avanti Swami Temple & Mattan Temple.|
|Visit Aado Baitab Valley and Chandanwad.|
|Srinagar has some Mughal gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent.|
|Visit Chashma Shahi (the royal fountains), & Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies).|
|Visit Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring), Shalimar Bagh. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city, set up in 1969.|
|The Shankaracharya Temple which lies on a hill top in the middle of the city, besides the Kheer Bhawani Temple are important Hindu temples in the city.|
|Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers which lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.|
|The Gulmarg, Gondola is a tourist attraction in itself. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world.|
|Gulmarg a famous ski resort and has the world’s highest 18 hole golf course.|
|Visit Mulbek a giant Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru.|
|Visit Alchi Gompa, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.|
|Visiting Hall of Fame Museum, Spituk Gompa, Leh Fort & Shanti Stupa.|
|Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 feet).|
|Pangong Lake 14,500 feet, through Changla Pass 17,350 feet, 3rd Highest Motorable road in the world.|
|Visit Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace.|
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL SRINAGAR
Srinagar arrival & welcome and transfer to a jetty, from where you will be transferred to the houseboat on a shikara. These are usually moored at the edges of the Dal Lake and Nageen lakes. Some of the houseboats there were built in the early 1900s, and are still being rented out to tourists. These houseboats are made of wood, and usually have intricately carved wood paneling. The houseboats are of different sizes, some having up to three bedrooms apart from a living room and kitchen. Many tourists are attracted to Srinagar by the charm of staying on a houseboat, which provides the unique experience of living on the water in a cedar-paneled elegant bedroom, with all the conveniences of a luxury hotel. Enjoy a romantic Shikara ride around this serene lake, snow-capped mountains.
Overnight stay in houseboat at Srinagar.
DAY 02 : SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM
Pahalgam, ‘Valley of Shepherds’. En-route you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields, Avantipura Ruins, Avantipura cricket bat factory & Anantnag Sulpher Springs. On your visit here you can see thousands of cricket bats displayed by the roadside. Avantipura, is known for two ruined Hindu temples. Both of the temples were constructed by King Avantivarman, between 855 and 883 AD. The larger of the two is dedicated to Vishnu and known as the Avanti Swami Temple. A huge wall encloses the central shrine with four smaller shrines around the centre. Mattan Temple, Few kilometers ahead of Anantnag pond full of holy fishes is believed to be creations of Lord Shiva. The water of the pond changes colors’ which is considered good and bad according to the local belief.
Overnight stay in hotel at Pahalgam.
DAY 03 : PAHALGAM
After breakfast start local sightseen of Pahalgam. Hire local car to visit Aado Baitab Valley and Chandanwad.
After you can do horse riding as per your taste.
Overnight stay in hotel at Pahalgam.
DAY 04 : PAHALGAM – SRINAGARLOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, begin your journey towards Srinagar, Srinagar which is one of several places that have been called the “Venice of the East” or the “Kashmiri Venice. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. Lakes around the city include Dal Lake noted for its houseboats and Nigeen Lake. Apart from Dal lake and Nigeen lake city is also famous for wular lake and manasbal lake to the north of srinagar. Wular lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia. Srinagar has some Mughal gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent. Those of Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chashma Shahi (the royal fountains), Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies), Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring), Shalimar Bagh. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city, set up in 1969. The Shankaracharya Temple which lies on a hill top in the middle of the city, besides the Kheer Bhawani Temple are important Hindu temples in the city. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
Overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar.
DAY 05 : SRINAGAR – GULMARG
After breakfast, proceed to by road Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers which lies in a cup shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,957 feet), 56 kms from Srinagar. The natural meadows of Gulmarg, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wild flowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer. The meadows are interspersed by enclosed parks and small lakes, and surrounded by forests of green pine and fir. Gulmarg sightseeing, the Gulmarg, Gondola is a tourist attraction in itself. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world. It has two stage ropeway, The first stage transfers from the Gulmarg resort at 2,600 m (8,530 feet) to Kongdoori Station at 3,080 m. The second stage of the ropeway, which has 36 cabins and 18 towers, takes skiers to a height of 3,950 m (12,959 feet) on Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Apharwat Peak (4,200 m (13,780 feet). Gulmarg also has a famous ski resort and has the world’s highest 18 hole golf course.
Overnight stay in hotel at Gulmarg.
DAY 06 : GULMARG – SONMARG – KARGIL
After breakfast, begin your journey towards Kargil, in-route Sonmarg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 kms northeast from Srinagar, it is a popular tourist destination, nestled within the imposing Himalayan peaks.It lies at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. The drive to Sonmarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time it is the Nallah Sindh, the largest tributary of the Jehlum River in the valley of Kashmir. The mountains around Sonmarg are covered with several glaciers.
Overnight stay in hotel at Kargil.
DAY 07 : KARGIL – LEH
After breakfast, begin your journey towards Leh, en-route visit Mulbek a giant Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and have a magnificent view of spectacular view of Moon landscape. Lunch at Nurla/ Saspol Village, after lunch leave for Leh, enroute visit Alchi Gompa, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara.
Overnight stay in hotel at Leh.
DAY 08 : LEH
Morning after breakfast leave for Leh city tour by visiting Hall of Fame Museum, Spituk Gompa, Leh Fort & Shanti Stupa.
Evening free time at Leisure. Overnight stay in hotel at Leh.
DAY 09 : LEH – NUBRA VALLEY
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 feet) after lunch, enjoy the camel safari at Sand Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village.
Overnight stay in hotel/ camp at Nubra Valley.
DAY 10 : NUBRA VALLEY TO PANGONG LAKE
After breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 feet, through Changla Pass 17,350 feet, 3rd Highest Motorable road in the world, arrival at Camp, Later free time at Leisure and enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the banks of lake.
Overnight stay in camp at Pangong Lake.
DAY 11 : PANGONG LAKE TO LEH
Early morning enjoy the picturesque view of Sun rise on lake. After breakfast drive back to Leh, en-route visit Thikse Monastery and Shey Palace.
Overnight stay in hotel at Leh.
DAY 12 : DEPATURE with sweet memories.
Morning after breakfast, check-out the hotel and proceed to Leh airport and departure with sweet memories.