Day 01: SRINAGAR AIRPORT ARRIVAL & SHIKARA RIDE
Meet our representative at Srinagar Airport He will assist you and transfer you to the Hotel / Houseboat for check inn, after re fresh proceed to SHIKARA RIDE on world famous Dal Lake in which you will cover, Floating Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, Golden Lake, Inner markets like Mena Bazar, and Canals etc, also enjoy the scenic view of Zabarwan Mountains, evening free for leisure, overnight stay at Hotel / Houseboat at Srinagar.
Day 02: SRINAGAR – PAHALGAM
After breakfast proceeds to Pahalgam “Valley of Shepherds” via en route visit Awantipura Ruins, Saffron Fields and Cricket Bat Factories, continue to drive towards Pahalgam, Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. In Pahalgam enjoy the nature and admire the beauty of this quiet place and be in awe of the serene surroundings, in Pahalgam you can visit Betaab Valley (Betaab Valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam he valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab.The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation) and Aru Valley (Aru Valley is a small yet self-sufficient scenic village located 12 km from Pahalgam) or you can visit Chandanwari (Is situated at a distance of 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of (July to August) A local Taxi has to be hired for these beautiful places (own your own expenses) evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Hotel at Pahalgam.
Day 03: PAHALGAM – GULMARG
Pahalgam to Gulmarg “Meadow of Flowers” Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. In winter Gulmarg looks more beautiful due to heavy snow fall. And turns into India’s premier Ski resort in winter. Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes, in Gulmarg you also can enjoy Gondola Cable Car (On Your Own Expenses) offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter, evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Hotel at Gulmarg.
Day 04: GULMARG – SRINAGAR / LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed to Srinagar check in to Hotel after re fresh proceed to Local Sightseeing See Mughal Gardens:- Visit Pari Mahal (Palace of Fairies) is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake, Then visit to Chesham Shahi is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Ali Mardan Khan, a governor of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikoh, you will also visit Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jehangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa) evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Hotel at Srinagar.
Day 05: SRINAGAR – SONAMARG – KARGIL
After early breakfast check out from Hotel and proceed to Kargil via Sonamarg the name Sonamarg is derived from two Kashmiri words “Son” & “Marg” which mean “Gold” & “Meadow”, when put together it means “Meadow of Gold” The drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is very beautiful as you will pass through some towns and villages, at many places you can enjoy the view of paddy fields with rivers flowing on one side, after spending some time at Sonamarg continue drive towards to Kargilby crossing the Zoji-la Pass ‘Gateway Of Ladakh’ (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) through Drass Village the second coldest inhabited place in the world later reach Kargil check in to Hotel and Relax, overnight stay in Hotel at Kargil.
Day 06: KARGIL – LAMAYURU – LEH
After early breakfast leave for Leh, it takes the 8hrs drive to reach Leh. Enroute visit 11th-century rock curved statue at Mulbek, Lamayuru monasteries, En route enjoy the view of Sangam (confluence of Indus and Zanskar River), visit Hall Of Fame (The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh) Magnetic Hill (Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh) PatharSahab (The Shrine is known as GurdwaraPatthar Sahib is situated about 25 km. Short of Leh town on the Leh-Srinagar road. Built in the everlasting memory of Shri Guru Nanak DeveJi the great prophet who sanctified the place by his sacred visit during the year) also visit Sangam & Spituk, later reach Leh check into Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 07: FULL DAY TOUR TO INDUS VALLEY
After breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed to Thiksey village, visit Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Continue to drive to Hemis Monastery to visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh. Later on, the way back to Leh get down at the Sindhu Ghat for Sindhu Darshan and walk along the river, also visit 3 Idiots School campus. After spending some time at the river then visit Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. It is nine stories high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. Then visit Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself, later visit Leh market, overnight stay in Hotel at Leh.
Day 08: LEH –KHARDUNGLA PASS (5602 M)- NUBRA VALLEY(3165m)
After breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed to Nubra Valley by Crossing Khardung-la Pass (The highest motor able road in the world 5602 m). On the way, you have amazing panoramic view of Indus valley, Shayok River, Himalayan Mountains and Karakoram Mountains range. Explore the Nubra valley (The valley of flowers). The most attractive features of Nubra valley is the sand dune. Evening free for leisure Overnight stays in Fixed Camp at Nubra Valley.
Day 09: NUBRA VALLEY – LEH
After an early breakfast, we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunter where you have an opportunity to ride on a bacteria camel double humped (On Direct Payment Basis) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you come across sand dunes beside the road. Seen in isolation you could well be amongst the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return stop at Diskit which is the headquarter town of Nubra Valley. Stroll around the bazaar observing the shops and local people going about their daily chores. Diskit is famous for 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley. Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top check into Hotel rest of the day free, overnight stay in Hotel at Leh.
Day 10: LEH – PANGONG LAKE
After breakfast at Hotel, you will proceed to Pangong Lake by Crossing Chang-la pass (The world’s third highest motorable road 5360 m). On the way, you have the amazing view of charming villages, beautiful mountains, animals like Yaks, nomads and beautiful valley of Changthang. Arrive at Lake, the Lake is 136 km long and 5 km wide, 47% of this lake is in India and rest is in Tibet. The view of the lake is spectacular and breathtaking. Enjoy the unforgettable scenery beauty of Lake and the voice of Himalayan migrant birds. Evening free for leisure, overnight stay in Camp.
Day 11: PANGONG LAKE – LEH
Early Morning enjoys the picturesque view of sun rise on Lake, after breakfast drive back to Leh by Crossing Chang-la pass (The world’s third highest motorable road 5360 m) rest of the day free, overnight stay in Hotel at Leh.
Day 12: DEPARTURE
After breakfast at Hotel you will proceed to Leh Airport to catch your Flight for your onward destination with sweet holidays.