Heavenly Kashmir Valley
Himalayan Tour Packages – Heavenly Kashmir Valley
Kashmir can divide your life into two halves before and after Kashmir. For indeed, after a trip to this unforgettable land, you are never quite the same again. Nestling in the lap of the dazzling, snow-capped Himalayas, the Kashmir valley is undoubtedly a jewel in India’s ‘crown. An inspiration for so much art, music, and poetry, Kashmir is also a honeymooner’s paradise, a nature lovers’ wonderland, and a shopper’s dream come true. Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth’s crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia.
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered: Srinagar – Kargil – Leh -Delhi
Day 01: Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. Evening shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset on the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar – Local Sightseeing (50 Kms 2/3 Hrs)
Half-day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) built by Asaf Jah in 1636 and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan in 1619 AD. Afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 03: Srinagar – Kargil (205 Kms)
Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs) After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue to drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhabited place in the world) we stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after the opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Kargil- Leh (235 Kms)
Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. The first Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft.) on the Srinagar Leh route. At lunchtime, we will be at Lamayuru’s oldest monastery. Continue to drive to the next village Nimu a view of the Zanskar river following into Indus. Finally, we reach Leh 3500 Mtrs. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Leh (RoofTop Of The World)
Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half-day tour of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Leh (Ladakh)
Full-day excursion to Thiksey monastery. It is better to visit early in the morning to see the Sunrise and Praying ceremony and visit Hemis monastery which is one of the biggest and most popular monasteries in the region on the way back visit Shey Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Leh (Ladakh)
Morning half-day tour of Stok PalaceIMuseum and on the way back visit Tibetan Refugee Camp at Choglamsar. Afternoon visit King’s Palace and Tsemo Gompa which commands one of the magnificent views of Leh town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Leh – Delhi
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight. Or join optional tours.
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered : Srinagar – Sonmarg – Gulmarg – Pahalgam – Srinagar
Day 01 : Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transfer to Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. In the evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at Mahjong Houseboats.
Day 02 : Srinagar – Local sightseeing 50 Kms
Half-day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Mahjong Houseboats.
Day 03 : Srinagar – Sonmarg 84 Kms
Leave after breakfast 3 hours drive will take you to Sonmarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. On the way, we stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs (Meadow of Gold). Lunch at Hotel Optional One can ride on a horse to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonmarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. In the evening return to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel Sonmarg Glacier View.
Day 04 : Sonmarg – Gulmarg 139 Kms
Leave after breakfast 4/5 hrs drive will take you to Gulmarg via Srinagar. By lunch, you will be at Gulmarg. Afternoon enjoys the cable car ride from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. In the evening return back to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel Highlands Park
Day 05 : Gulmarg – Pahalgam 149 Kms
After breakfast, leave from Gulmarg and drive to Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs (Vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields and Avantipur ruins which is eleven hundred years old temple. Finally, by the lunchtime, you will reach Pahalgam which is the most famous place for the Indian Film Industry. After lunch enjoys the nature charm of the valley. Overnight at Hotel Pahalgam.
Day 06 : Pahalgam
Day to enjoy the beauty of the Pahalgam valley. Overnight at Hotel Pahalgam.
Day 07 : Pahalgam – Srinagar Airport
After breakfast leave for Srinagar Airport which will take about 3 hours to reach the airport to connect onwards destination flight. Tour ends here.