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Kashmir and Ladakh Tour

Markha Valley

 Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days

 Price: On Request

When we talk about Kashmir and Ladakh, the first and the foremost thing that comes to our mind is the majestic lofty mountains, fresh water lakes, verdant valleys and cascading water flows. The stunning Kashmir and Ladakh are located in the northern part of India and is flanked by mighty Himalayan peaks. Travellers from all across the world finds this place a truly happening and a memorable one as it unfolds the true colour of nature with gritty passes, monasteries and high mountain valleys. The best time to explore these places is around the months of June and September.


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Quick Facts

  • Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, is famous for its garden, lakes and houseboats. Kashmir is also nicknamed Switzerland of India.
  • Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport
  • Languages Spoken: Urdu, Kashmiri
  • STD Code: 0194
  • Best Time to Visit: June - September

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Delhi: Upon arrival at New Delhi international airport meet & greet by our representative and transfer to hotel near by the airport, for rest of the night.

Delhi – Srinagar (Flight): Morning board flight to Srinagar. Upon arrival at Srinagar, transfer to the Houseboat or Hotel. After lunch a relaxing ride on a traditional ‘Shikara' - the famous local boat of the Dal Lakes. Overnight at Houseboat or Hotel.

Nishat Bagh

Srinagar: Morning at leisure to soak up the beauty of the lake and the mountains from the sundeck of your Houseboat. After lunch leave the Houseboat by Shikara for the Pari Mahal Ghat. Visits include the Pari Mahal, Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens. The Pari Mahal was originally a Buddhist Monastery and later converted to an Astrological School by Dara Shikoh - eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan. The Nishat - or The Garden of Bliss – with its glorious views of the snowcapped mountains, was created by Asif Khan on the banks of Dal Lake. The lovely Shalimar Bagh - The Abode of Love - was the inspiration of Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jehan.

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Srinagar: After breakfast a walking tour discovering the heritage and culture of the city. See the ancient Shrines and Mosques, wander the streets lined with soft hued burnt brick buildings and see some of the famous Srinagar bridges. End the tour at the Nagar Nagar Interpretation Centre in the Old City to learn about the fascinating Afghan and Mughal City within the Hari Parbat Fort. Partake in a delicious cup of Kahwa - the traditional Kashmiri Tea. Afternoon at leisure.

Srinagar - Gulmarg: Early morning optional visit to the bustling vegetable market and then an hour and a half journey will transport you to ‘The Meadow of Flowers'. Stop at Kanihma - a little village en route - to see the dying art of Kani Shawl weaving. Then start the climb to Gulmarg through fir-covered hillsides. Two nights stay at Hotel.

Gulmarg: Take a breath-taking Gondola ride for a spectacular view of the lovely scenery of the Valley of Gulmarg or enjoy a walking tour to the Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve.

Gulmarg Scenic

Gulmarg – Pahalgam: After breakfast leave for Pahalgam. Pahalgam – Land of Shepherds. Situated on the Banks of lidder River. Enroute Visit to Famous Avantipura Ruins & Biggest Saffron Field in the World. On arrival check in hotel, rest of the time visit local market & enjoy the scenic beauty of this valley. Overnight at hotel.

Pahalgam: After Breakfast visit to Chandanwadi, enroute have a view of Betaab Valley & back to Hotel for Lunch, Post lunch visit to Aru Valley & Back. Overnight at hotel.

Pahalgam – Srinagar: Morning drive to Srinagar, on arrival check in hotel or houseboat. Rest of the time free for individual activities.

Srinagar – Sonamarg - Drass – Kargil: Morning After breakfast leave for Kargil, by visiting Sonamarg (Known As Meadow of Gold), Drass Village (2nd Coldest Inhabitated place in the World), En-route have a magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger Hill, Tololing) pay a visit to Vijay Smarak a place to pay a tribute to soldiers who laid their lives for us in Kargil War in 1999, reach Kargil hotel by evening. On arrival check in, rest of the time leisure.

Kargil – Lamayuru – Mulbek - Uley Topko: Morning after Breakfast leave for Uley Topko, enroute 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. Evening spend time at leisure at resort or on the banks of Indus river. Overnight at Uley Tokpo Ethnic Resort.

Uley Topko - Alchi – Leh: After Breakfast leave for Leh enroute visit Alchi, Likir Monastery, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame. Lunch at Hotel in Leh. Evening free time at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Leh Monasteries: After breakfast a Complete day of visit to the monasteries. Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries, Stok Palace Museum & Sindhu Ghat. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Pangong Lake

Leh - Pangong Lake – Leh: Very early in the morning drive to Pangong Tso (Lake) via Changla Pass 5250m. Third Highest Motorable road in the world. Pangong Lake, a Highest Salt Water Lake in the World, Shared by Two Countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of lake on Banks of the Lake while appreciating the changing Colors of fascinating high Altitude Lake. Late afternoon back to Leh. Overnight at hotel.

Leh - Nubra Valley: After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft) Arrive at Diskit by Afternoon. Post lunch free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight at hotel or fix tent.

Nubra Valley – Leh: After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Reach Leh by afternoon. Evening free time at Leisure to explore Leh market. Overnight at hotel.

Leh – Tsomoriri: After an early breakfast drive to Tsomirari via Chumathang and Mahay bridge, en route visit Sumda village and nomadic life of the Changthang valley's people. On arrival at Tsomorari check in hotel or fix tent. Rest of the time visit the crystal water lake.

Tsomorari: Full day trekking around the Lake, enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley and visit Karzok village and monastery. Overnight at hotel or fix tent.

Tsomorari – Tsokar – Tanglungla – Leh: Morning drive to Leh via Tsokar (Salt Lake) and the highest motorable pass between Leh-Manlali highway. This is the long day drive, but you will see the unforgettable natural beauty and wildlife as well. On arrival at Leh check in hotel. Overnight at Leh.

Leh: Full day free for individual activities and shopping etc. Enjoy the local dinner with Ladakh family. Overnight at hotel.

Leh-Delhi (Flight): Morning Flight to Delhi, on arrival meet to our representative and transfer to hotel near by airport for day use only. Late evening farewell dinner and in time departure transfer to international airport, back home with sweet memories.

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