Ladakh Kashmir Heaven on Earth
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Srinagar||Overnight in houseboat. Shikara cruise on Dal Lake. Mughal Gardens decked with flowers. Chasmashahi and Pari Mahal which offer spectacular view of Kashmir Valley. Make your way to Shankaracharya temple after conquering a flight of steps.|
|2||Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar||Go skiing. Enjoy the longest cable car ride. Opt for a pony ride. Visit the golf course.|
|3||Sonamarg||Valley of flowers. Enjoy a pony ride to explore the valley.|
|4||Kargil||Kargil is known for it’s scenic beauty. It holds a memorable place in hearts of Indians, the fourth war against Pakistan was fought here in 1999.|
|5||Leh||Explore the local markets|
|6||Leh||Visit Shey Palace which houses a three storied golden statue of Lord Buddha, a holy place for Buddhists. See 12 storied Thiksey Monastery with a statue of future Buddha. Proceed to Hemis Monastery, the wealthiest here. Stok Palace museum displays royal artifacts, which testifies Buddhist culture|
|7||Leh-Nubra Valley||Enjoy your drive to Nubra via Khardungla, the highest motorable road. Hunder and Deskit villages are fit for nature lovers for scenic splendor. Hop onto a camel for joyride.|
|8||Nubra-Leh||Visit Deskit monastery known for architecture|
|9||Leh-Pangong-Leh||Visit pristine Pangong Lake through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.)|
|10||Leh Airport||Departure to Delhi|
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonemarg - Kargil - Leh - Nubra - Pangong - Delhi
Jammu and Kashmir’s scenic treasure is scintillating. Lakes, monasteries, passes of Ladakh (often referred to as cold desert) are globally applauded for their unmatched beauty. Kashmir’s Himalayan treat with pristine Dal Lake, meadows, valleys charm visitors.
Day 01 Delhi - Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar airport, you will be received and escorted to a Houseboat, by Gets Holidays representative. Go for a shikara ride to explore life on water. Visit Mughal Gardens, Chesma Shahi, Pari Mahal and Shankar Charya temple. Evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake. Night stay at Super Deluxe Houseboat.
Houseboat - These luxury boats are at par with ant hotel stacked with modern amenities, be it a large bed room, lounge, television, bar-cum0dining hall. Built of wood, the classy furniture and intricately carved interiors make it a must stay.
Day 02 Excursion to Gulmarg
Srinagar – Gulmarg- Srinagar (46 km, 1.5 Hours each way)
After Breakfast check out from the Houseboat and Check-in at Hotel in Srinagar than proceed to Gulmarg. Drive through the beautiful Hills to Gulmarg one of the finest hill stations in the Kashmir. In Gulmarg cable car –one of the world’s highest cable cars to reach Apharwat to see the enchanting beauty of the place. Gulmarg is a wonderful place to take a walk, a pony ride, get out the paints or play golf on one of the highest golf courses in the world. Evening return back to Srinagar overnight at Hotel.
Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8,500 ft and 51km west of Srinagar. It rests in a small valley with a backdrop of the lofty Pir Panjal range of the Himalaya Mountains. As the area is under snow for 6 months of the year it is popular as a skiing area. It also has one of the best natural golf courses in the world. Pony trekking is available, as are plenty of walks for bird watchers in the meadows of alpine flowers. The Highland Park Hotel is on the western side. There are magnificent views of Nanga Parbat, ranked 9th highest mountain in the world.
Day 03 To Sonmarg
Srinagar – Sonmarg (98 km, 3.4 Hours)
After breakfasts Check-out from hotel and drive through the local villages and Hills to reach the place called Sonmarg also known as “Meadows of Gold” Enjoy horse riding and local sightseeing. Check-in at hotel. Night stay at Hotel.
Sonmarg, at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level, 87 km north-east of Srinagar. The drive to Sonmarg is though yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time in Sindh Valley. The Sindh Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. It is upwards of sixty miles long, and valley and deep rock-girt gorge to open grassy meadow land and Village-dotted slopes
Day 04 To Kargil
Sonmarg – Kargil (80 km, 3.4 Hours)
After breakfasts Check-out from hotel and drive through the local villages and Hills to reach the place called Kargil. On arrival at Kargil Check- in at hotel evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Kargil is a district of Ladakh region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil lies near the Line of Controlfacing Gilgit–Baltistan to the west, and Kashmir valley to the south. Zanskar is part of Kargil district along with Suru, Wakha and Dras valleys
Day 05 To- Leh
Kargil – Leh (150 km, 5.6 Hours)
After breakfast at hotel transfer to Leh. On arrival at Leh meeting and assistance by our representative at Hotel. Check in at the Hotel for 02 nights wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Evening you can visit Leh local market.
Leh town offers a number of sightseeing options for the visitors. A historic town that served as the royal capital of the Old Kingdom, it is dominated by the nine-storey palace built by King Singge Namgyal in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture, which is said to have inspired the famous Potala in Lhasa built about half a century later.
Day 06 Leh
Breakfast at the hotel, leave for complete day of visit to the monasteries (104 Kms) visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Evening return back to hotel for overnight stay.
The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock inShey,15 kilometres (9.3 mi) to the south of Leh in Ladakh, northern India on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past.
Thikse Gompa or Thikse Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) (thiksok Nambar tak pe ling) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, located on top of a hill, approximately 19 kilometres east of Leh in Ladakh, India. It is noted for its resemblance to thePotala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh
Day 07 To Nubra
Leh – Nubra (120 km, 3-4 hrs Drive)
After Breakfast check-out from hotel drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft).on arrival check-in at Hotel Organic Retreat (Tented Accommodation) for 01 night. Rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight Hotel.Nubra Valley to Leh (120 Kms) After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Overnight Tent.
Nubra Valley is about 150 km north of Leh, the capital town of Ladakh, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La from Leh. Non-locals require an Inner Line Permit (obtainable in Leh town) to enter Nubra.
Day 08 To Leh
Nubra - Leh (120 km, 3-4 hrs Drive)
After Breakfast check-out from hotel and visit Deskit Monastery and drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. On arrival check-in at Hotel for 02 nights. Night stay at Hotel.
Day 09 Excursion to Pangong
Leh – Pangong – Leh (160 Kms 4 – 5 hrs drive each way)
After breakfast leave for a trip to Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motorable road in the world.) Return back to Leh for night stay.
Pangong Tso (or Banggong Co Lake) is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.
Day 10 Leh Airport- Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out from hotel and transfer to Leh Airport to your onward flight to Delhi.