A perfect itinerary for our guests who want all of Kashmir – Quick!!! The Itinerary includes the best of famous Hill Stations. Serene Environments and Lofty Peaks, famous gardens and sparkling lakes all these elements give you an instant connect with Kashmir and everything else that the state is famous for.
On arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be greeted by our Holidaymine.com representative and who will transfer you to the Hotel or Houseboat for Check-in. In the afternoon take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you will see the floating vegetable gardens & open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara's there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with numerous species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
After an early breakfast take a morning tour of Shankaracharya Temple - It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old. Later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque - Situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens & Jama Masjid - Situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar, this huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. After visiting above places drive back to hotel or houseboat.
Later in the afternoon take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting with a visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). After visiting these gardens drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.
This morning post breakfast proceed for full day excursion trip to Gulmarg (8,825 Ft.) "Meadow of Flowers". Gulmarg has a Very famous Golf Course during Summer (Which is one of the highest 18- hole Golf Course in the World) and Ski resort during Winter. One can enjoy Gondola Ride (Cable Car ride) on direct payment basis. Return back to Srinagar for dinner & overnight stay.
Post breakfast drive to Leh via Sonmarg. This is one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (on direct payment basis) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. On arrival in Kargil, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast drive to Leh enroute visiting Lamayuru - Belonging to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat). Then drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Further drive to Likir. Likir gompa is situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir and Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River just after 4 from Nimmu and further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, which was built by the Lamas of Leh in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev. Upon arrival in Leh you will met by our representative and check in at our hotel for an overnight stay.
Today post breakfast drive to Nubra Valley. The road journey from Leh to Nubra Valley passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the Valley of Flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level.
Upon arrival in Nubra check in at the Camp / Hotel in Hunder for an Overnight stay. In the evening you can walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. A visit to a Ladakhi home can be arranged.
Dinner and overnight at the Camp in Nubra Valley.
Today after an early breakfast check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have the opportunity to ride on a bacterian camel (double humped) amidst the sand dunes of this high altitude desert with snow capped mountains on the horizon. Between Hunder and Diskit you will come across sand dunes besides 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 is Rocky Mountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the way back 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 its 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later proceed to Leh late in the afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh, check in to your Hotel. Day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.
This morning after an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace - The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 05 kms driving through a picturesque landscape you will reach Thiksey - an impressive complex rising tier on a hill above the village. After visiting about two monasteries drive further towards Chang La Pass, 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Chang La pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Chang La Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of it running the other side of the "Indo China Border". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. On arrival, check in at the Camp near Pangong lake.
Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp.
This morning spend your time at leisure to explore the beauty of the lake and later drive back to Leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa - the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. On arrival at Leh, check in at the hotel for an Overnight stay.
In the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.
This morning check-out from the hotel in Leh. Holidaymine.com thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport by our Holidaymine.com representative to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
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