Places Covered :Srinagar - HouseBoat (Dal Lake) - Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Kargil - Ladakh
Best Period : March to Nov
Duration : 10 Nights & 11 days
Day 01 : Arrive in Srinagar on Your own. Met by an Airport Representative outside. Traditional welcome at Hotel Grand Mumtaz (4* Dlx.) / Mumtaz Heritage Gogji Bagh with Tikka & Garlanding. Accommodation in well appointed Deluxe Room. After optional Lunch and some relaxation go for trip to Mughal Garden, Nishat & Shalimar, situated on Eastern shore of Dal Lake. Nishat - The Garden of Pleasure, Shalimar - The Abode Of Love. Mughal Emperors spent most of the summer times in these Garden and if idea of paradise had any meaning, it is here. Visit Chasma - Shahi the Natural Royal Spring. Also visit Pari Mahal (subjected to security clearance from Governor House Authorities), Dinner & overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02 : After Breakfast. Visit Shankracharya Temple - Lord Shiva Temple, which commands one of the magnificent view of the Srinagar city and the Dal Lake. Visit Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, Carpet factories, etc. Dinner at the Hotel.
Day 03 : After Breakfast, leave for Pahalgam, the Valley of Kashmir or the Valley of Shepherds 7,000 ft.above sea level. On the way visit the famous Saffron growing fields, Awantipur ruins. Check-in at Grand Mumtaz Resort (3* Dlx.) / Mumtaz Heritage with warm & traditional Welcome. Accommodation in well appointed Deluxe Cottage Room. Day free to enjoy charming valley of sizzling streams, crisp breeze, lush green Pine forests, moderate temperatures, which gives the sizzling Touch to the charming beauty of Pahalgam. Dinner & night stay at the Resort.
Day 04: After the breakfast, Visit to Chandanwari Temple. Than leave from Pahalgam to Gulmarg (The Meadow of the Flowers). Gulmarg islocated at the altitude of 9,000 ft, also famous as Lovers Paradise. Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful Summer Resorts in the Valley. It is also popular for its Golf Course in the summer and it is one of the best Winter Ski - slopes in the world. Check-in at Grand Mumtaz Resort (3* Dlx.) with warm and traditional Welcome. After an optional Lunch and some relaxation, enjoy the splendor of nature and Snowing mountains. A cable car ride on Gondola will take you to the Majestic height of 13,000 ft above sea level covering the Magnificent views of Himalayan Mountains and Pirpanjal ranges. Back by an evening. Dinner & night stay at the Resort.
Day 05: After breakfast leave back for Srinagar.
Options 1 : An excursion to Yusmarg 47 Km/2 Hrs which is acres upon acres of grassy meadow ringed by thick Pine Forest and towered by awesome majestic snow clad mountains including Sang-Safed & Tatta-Kutti. One can visit Charar-e-Sharief, the shrine of Kashmir's patron Sufi-Saint Sheikh Noor-uddin or Nund Reshi, 13 kms from Yusmarg, as short detour away from Srinagar Road. One can also trek to Nilnag Lake.Back by the late afternoon.
Option 2 : First half free for Leisure for local shopping for the worldwide famous Pashmina shawls, hand made silk carpet,dry fruits etc. Check in at Super - Deluxe Mumtaz Palace HouseBoat. On way enjoy the shikara ride in Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city often compared to Venice. You get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Optional Visit to Char Chinar and enjoy the most peaceful Sunset. In the evening return to Houseboat. Dinner & night stay at the HouseBoat.
Day 06: After an early Breakfast, Leave for panoramic & the most beautiful drive from Srinagar to Kargil where road passes through the panoramic villages. Reach Sonmarg - Meadow of Gold (2740 Mtrs) also known as Gateway of Ladakh. On the way stop at many beautiful spots. Continue drive to Sonmarg 2690 Mtrs One can ride on horse to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world), 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 opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at Hotel D Zoji-La.
Day 07: After an early Breakfast, for Leh.Ascending three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. Cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft.) on Srinagar Leh route. Arrive at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue at lunch time. Drive to next village Nimu with a view of Zanskar River following into Indus. Finally reach Leh 3500 Mtrs. Chcek in at Hotel Grand Dragon/Dragon. Traditional Check in, welcome tea / coffee will be served. Complete rest to get acclimatize. Dinner with night stay.
Day 08: After the breakfast ,Full day of visit drive 40 Kms (3 to 4 hours) visit Sindhu Ghat, Spituk Monastery, Kali Mata, Pather Sahib, Magnetic hill, Confluence of Zanskar - Indus river and Hall of fame. Packed Lunch (optional) will be provided. After lunch drive to visit Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa and drop at Leh Market, nice walk while returning to Hotel. Dinner with night stay.
Day 09: After an early Breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake drive 154 Kms (7 to 8 hours) through Changla Pass (5300 Mtr 17,350 fts) one of the highest motor able road in the world. Visit the beautiful Pangong Lake forms a part of the border area between India and China. This Large, serene Lake at an altitude of 13,930 fts above the sea level has a brilliant color variation including deep blue, turquoise etc. Enjoy your Packed Lunch (optional) on the bank of Lake. Drive back to Leh. Dinner with night stay.
Day 10: After Breakfast drive 39 Kms (2 to 3 hours) World Highest Motor able Road, Khardungla Pass ranging at (5603 mtrs, 18380 fts. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountain. Return to Hotel. After optional Lunch, one is free to explore Leh Baazar and surrounding. Dinner with night stay.
Day 11: After Breakfast, Transfer to Airport and fly back to Delhi with the sweet memories of Ladakh.