KASHMIR LADAKH TOUR

Destinations: Srinagar/Gulmarg/ Pahalgam / Sonamarg/Drass/Kargil/Nubra Valley/Pangong lake/Leh
Trip Duration: 13 Nights - 14 Days
Best Time: May to September
Grade: Easy
Price From: Price Available On Request


 

Itinerary

Day 01-Arrival in Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar, pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir famous for its lakes dotted with Shikaras and the Mughal Gardens. Transfer to Hotel/ Houseboat. day at leisure, shikara ride to Nehru Park in the evening, Overnight in the Houseboat/Hotel( D)

Day 02: Srinagar 
Excursion to the Mughal gardens built by Emperor Jehangir. Also visit to the Shalimar Bagh & Nishat Bagh other beautiful gardens located on the eastern side of the Dal Lake. Overnight in the Deluxe House Boat/Hotel ( B,D)

Day 03: Srinagar - Gulmarg
This morning you will proceed for a full day excursion to Gulmarg, Meadow of Flowers ( 56 kms /2 hrs) situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take the leisurely walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains. Enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride (rope way) to Khillanmarg at your own cost ,Overnight in the Hotel (B,D).

Day 04: Gulmarg -Pahalgam
Today you will be transferred by road to Pahalgam (140 kms/4.5 hrs) Valley of Shepherds Enroute you will have an rare opportunity to visit the Saffron fields. Also visit Avantipura Ruins & Anantnag Sulpher Springs enroute,  Arrive and proceed to your hotel, overnight at the hotel (B, D.)

Day 05: Pahalgam
After Breakfast, Visit to Chandanwadi, The snow Point (14 Kms) at your own cost or enjoy pony ride at your own cost, Return back to Pahalgam, rest of the day at leisure to explore the countryside and enjoy leisurely walks through the pine forest along the River Lidder, overnight at the hotel (B,D.)

Day 06: Pahalgam- Srinagar
This morning is at leisure. Later today you will be transferred back to Srinagar, rest of the day at leisure for shopping or shikara ride to Floating Market for shopping (Cost not included), overnight in the Houseboat/hotel (B,D.)

Day 07: Srinagar – Drass - Kargil. (8 Hrs – 204 Kms)

Morning after Breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known As Meadow of Gold), Enroute  Drass which has become famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world by virtue of the intense cold that descends upon the valley along with repeated snowfall during winter. Winter temperature is sometimes known to plummet to less than 40 degree Celsius. Have a magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger Hill, Tololing) & visit Vijay Smarak and pay your tribute to soldiers who laid their lives for us in Kargil War in 1999, reach Kargil hotel by evening. O/N Kargil. (B, D) 

Day 08: Kargil – West Ladakh camp. (7 Hrs – 160 Kms)

Morning after Breakfast leave for Ule, enroute visit Mulbek it is a huge Chamba statue, an image of a future Buddha, cutting to the rock face beside the road. It's one of the most interesting stops along the road, after that visit Lamayuru monastery (Founded in the 10th Century it’s the Oldest Monastery in Central Ladakh) later have a magnificent view of spectacular Moonlandscape. Arrive to West ladakh camp at Uley  tokpo  by late afternoon. O/N Camp. (B,, D)

Day 09: Ule Tokpo camp  - Leh.

After Breakfast drive to Leh enroute visit Alchi monastery & Likir monastery. Arrive at Leh by afternoon enjoy hot lunch. Evening at leisure. O/N Leh (B, HL, D) 

Day 10: Leh - Nubra Valley. (5 Hrs – 120 Kms)

After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung la pass the highest motorable pass in the world (18,380 feet). On the way you get excellent view of great Karakoram Range. Keep driving through Syok River and reach Hundur by Afternoon. After Lunch visit sand dunes for camel safari. O/N Hundur (B, HL, D) 

Day 11: Nubra Valley – Leh. (5 Hrs)   

After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. O/N Leh. (B, HL, D)

Day 12: Leh - Pangong Lake – Leh ( 5 Hrs one way – 140 Kms)

Early morning after Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft) through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world), Spend whole time at the banks of Pangong Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 kms wide and over 144 kms long and is shared by two countries (25% India and 75% China). While returning back halt at Durbuk to enjoy Hot Lunch. Return back to Leh. O/N Leh. (B, HL, D) 

Day 13: Leh Local Sightseeing (Shey – Thiksey – Hall of Fame - Shanti Stupa)

After breakfast drive up along the scenic Indus valley. Enroute stop over to visit the famous Shey Palace & Monastery, Thiksey Monastery after Hot Lunch at hotel visit Hall of Fame and enjoy an evening sunset at Shanti Stupa.

  • Shey Palace & Monastery
    This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh is set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of its kind in the world.
  • Thiksey Monastery
    19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. It has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.
  • Hall of Fame
    Hall of Fame near Leh is worth a visit for every citizen. It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defence personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during Kargil war.
  • Shanti Stupa
    Shanti Stupa is located at about 1km from Leh. It was built by a Japanese order and has wonderful views over Leh and the Indus valley especially at sunset. The stupa was built in 1980s and is a beautiful monument decorated with colourful paintings and enshrines large statues of Buddha. O/N Leh. (B,PL,D)

Day 14: Leh – Back to Destination.

Early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Destination with Sweet Memories of Ladakh. (BT)

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