Srinagar: Upon arrival at Srinagar airport; our special vehicle will pick you up & proceed to Srinagar Houseboat. Check in to the houseboat. Get freshen up. After freshen up proceed to visit Mughal Gardens: [Below sightseeing is possible only if time permits. Depending upon the arrival of the flight or Train program of the day will be decided by the tour leader.]
Nishat (The garden of Delight) – [09:00am – 07:00pm]
Shalimar (The Garden of love) – [09:30am – 06:30pm]
Chasma-shahi (The Royal Spring) – [09:00am – 07:00pm]
Hazratbal Dargah – [Open 24hours]
Shankaracharya temple – [08:00am – 05:00pm]
Pari Mahal – [09:30am – 07:30pm].
Shikara ride at Dal-lake Overnight stay at Houseboat.
Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
Srinagar – Gulmarg [approx 2hrs/51km] – Srinagar: Morning after breakfast, you will proceed towards Gulmarg, (51kms. from Srinagar);
Gulmarg has one of the best ski slopes in the world and highest golf course with 18 holes. If weather permits one can also have the view of Nanga Parbat, the naked mountain that is over 26,000 feet’s and dominates the entire region,
Full day leisure visit:
Around amazing scenery of Gulmarg and visit to Aparwath by Asia’s largest cable car (Gondola ticket at Your Own). Evening return back to the hotel. Have Dinner.
Overnight stay at Srinagar Hotel.
Srinagar – Sonmarg – Kargil
Srinagar – Sonmarg [approx 3hrs/79km] – Kargil [approx 4hrs/123km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Kargil Via Sonmarg “The meadow of gold. Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonmarg is at a distance of 84Kms from Srinagar is also called as “The meadow of gold” .Sonmarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. The place is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer.
Later proceed to Kargil. Visit
Glorious War Memorial in the Drass town, situated at the foothill of the Tololing Hills – [10:00am – 05:00pm]
Enroute, you will proceed towards a magnificent view of Kargil war famous peaks (Tiger, Tololing)
Arrival at Kargil. Check in to teh hotel. Get freshen up rest of the day & personal activities. Have dinner
Overnight stay at Kargil.
Kargil – Leh
Kargil – Leh [approx 5hrs/217km]: Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel, & proceed towards Leh (217, kms from Kargil), Leh Ladakh is a high altitude mountainous region bounded by the Karakoram Range from the north and the Grate Himalayas in the south. Often described as Moonland on account of the unique lunar landscape, Ladakh abounds in awesome physical features set in an enormous and spectacular environment. For close to a millennium, the region was an independent mountain kingdom of strategic importance. Leh the royal capital was a major crossroads of Asia with the India sub-continent. From here, the old caravan routes led westward through Kashmir to the silk roads, northward across the Karakorum pass to Central Asia, eastward across the chang-thang highlands to Tibet and china, and southward through present-day Himachal Pradesh to the plains of India. Enroute Sightseeing of
Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha sculpture on rock mountain – [08:00am – 06:00pm]
Lamayuru Monastery, it is Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and is one of the largest
Oldest Gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monks’ resident – [07:00am – 06:00pm]
Pathar Sahab Gurudwara – [05:00am – 07:00pm]
Kali Mata Temple
Arrival at Leh. Check in to the hotel. Get fresh up rest of the day & personal activities. Have dinner.
Overnight stay at Leh.
Leh acclimatization & Local Sightseeing: Morning after breakfast and the Morning are at leisure for rest of body acclimatization and afternoon, you will proceed towards
Shanti Stupa, it is a beautiful Stupa which holds the relics of Buddha, it’s a religious attraction – [05:00am – 09:00pm]
Back to hotel evening free and personal activities.
Overnight stays at Leh Hotel.
Leh – Nubra Valley
Leh – Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass [approx 5hrs/160km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Nubra Valley.
Nubra valley-It is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. You will go through world’s highest motorable pass, The Khardung La. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. i.e. 3048 metres above the sea level. The drive is along Shyok River and its river deserts and Oasis. Nubra has acquired fame for its sand dunes, the cold desert that surrounds it, also enjoy Bactrian camels and its breath-taking natural beauty Dinner and Overnight stay at Hunder. Rest of the day one is free to explore Deskit
Hunder villages and camel safari in sand dunes between Deskit and Hunder village.
Overnight stay at Nubra Camp
Nubra Valley – Pangong
Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake [approx 7hrs/240kms]: Morning after breakfast check out from the Nubra camp, you will proceed towards Pangong lake (160kms from Nubra) via Shyok, Pangong Lake, which is also known as Pangong Tso is one of the most beautiful Lakes in India. It is Located in the Himalayas and is as long as 134 km long. The lake extends from India to china. The lake is situated at a height of 4350mtrs and is one of the best tourist attractions in India. The majestic beauty of this lake attracts people from all over India and abroad. The most beautiful thing about this lake is that it changes its colors. Arrival Pangong lake check in camp (Alt 14, 500ft) is 5-6 kms wide and over 134kms long, two-thirds of which lies on the other side of the indo-china border sightseeing, 03 idiot shooting sightseeing. Have dinner.
Overnight stay at Pangong Camp.
Pangong – Leh
Pangong Lake – Leh [approx 5hrs/223km]: Morning after breakfast check out from Pangong camp, you will proceed towards Leh (150.kms from Leh), En route we can take a short halt at Changla Pass (17,586 feet) the third highest pass of the world to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. En Route we stop by at:
Hemis Monastery is the largest such structure in central Ladakh – [08:00am – 01:00pm – 02:00pm – 06:00pm]
Thiksay, this monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres (11,800 ft) in the Indus Valley – [07:00am – 07:00pm]
Shey, this Monastery was also built in 1655; the monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha – [06:00am – 01:ppm – 01:30:pm – 06:00pm]
Rancho School – Druk Padma Karpo School
Arrival at Leh check in to the Hotel Get freshen up rest of the day & personal activities. Have dinner.
Overnight stay at Leh
Leh – Sarchu
Leh – Sarchu [approx 7hrs/250km]: Morning after Breakfast check out from the Leh Hotel, you will proceed towards Sarchu (250kms from Leh). Sarchu is the Zanskar Range remains to be crossed and this takes two more passes, the La Chung-La (5,059m) and the Tanglang La (5,325m). En-route we visit the famous monastery of Hemis. Leh is rapidly spreading in all directions from its original position beneath the long abandoned Namgyal Palace. While the town has come a long way from the days when polo was played on its main street, Leh still remains a pleasant, traditional Himalayan town, arrival Sarchu Check in Hotel / Camp get freshen up Rest of the day Personal activities. Dinner.
Overnight stays at Sarchu Hotel / Camp.
Sarchu – Manali
Sarchu – Manali [approx 7hrs/223km]: Morning after breakfast check out from Sarchu Hotel / Camp, you will proceed Manali (200.kms from Sarchu) Manali is Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness, Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round.
Enroute Rothang pass, Bhaga River Sightseeing, Sarchu that is located beyond Jispa, the region’s main town, the road follows the Bhaga River up towards its source. It hairpins up to the Baralacha-La (16050 ft/4,892m), a pass that is perhaps unique in its being a tri-junction, with a trail from Spiti coming in from the southeast.
Arrival Manali check in to the hotel. Get freshen up rest of the day & personal activities. Have dinner.
Overnight stay at Manali.
Manali – Chandigarh
Manali – Chandigarh [approx 9hrs/291km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Chandigarh. (297Kms from Manali). Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century in India. Chandigarh derives its name from the temple of "Chandi Mandir" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity 'Chandi', the goddess of power and a fort of 'garh' lying beyond the temple gave the city its name "Chandigarh-The City Beautiful". Enroute:
Kullu Valley, Mandi Gurudwara, Bhuntar, Sundernagar
Arrival Chandigarh Check in to the hotel. Get freshen up Rest of the day & personal activities. Have dinner.
Overnight stay at Chandigarh.
Chandigarh: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Chandigarh railway station or airport to board the train or flight for hometown.
Hotel accommodation on twin sharing
Meal Plan: AP [All meals – Veg and Non Veg]
Non AC vehicle for transfers as per Itinerary.
Trip to Khardungla including SS of Hunder, Sumoor & Deskit.
Trip to Pangong including SS of Pangong Lake. FD SS of Shey, Hemis & thiksey
Inner Line Permit, Wild Life Fee at Pangong & Red Cross fees
Environmental Fee at Ladakh
One Oxygen Gas Cylinder will be kept in the vehicle for all.
Expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, Table drinks, etc
Air / Train fare
Sonmarg zero point Tajiwas glacier sightseeing charge is not included in the package. This is the Sonmarg Taxi stand union problem, Customer can directly hire the prepaid taxi own cost from Sonmarg Taxi Stand.
Tips to waiters / Airport Porter / drivers any other person
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, who is directly payable on the spot.
Location Highlights :
Additional Gala Dinner supplement on Christmas & 31st Dec as per the hotel policy.