Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/ 9 Days
|Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/ 9 Days
|08 Nights / 09 Days
|Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Kargil – Leh – Indus Valley – Nubra Valley – Pangong via Shayok River
|23,000/- Per Person (Min- 6 Person)
Day 01: Arrival Srinagar & City Tour
On arrival at the Srinagar Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist and escort you to your waiting vehicle. From the airport it is a 35 minutes’ drive through the heart of New Srinagar city. The drive takes you past the Abdullah Bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum River, snaking its way towards the North-Western frontier of Kashmir. Arrive and check in houseboat welcome traditional Kashmiri Kehwa will be served first, and proceed you for Srinagar Local Sightseeing to visit the famous Mughal gardens and its bagh`s like Nishat Bagh built by Nor Jahan `s brother, Asif khan in 1633 A.D Cheshma Shahi and Pari Mahal-built by Shah Jahan in
1632 A.D and Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife empress Nor Jahan & visit to Shankarya Charya temple known as Jyeswathra, occupies the top of the hills about (1000 ft) above surrounding the Takht-e- Suleiman plains of the east of Srinagar. All these gardens are situated near the bank of Dal Lake near the zabarwan hills in the back ground and also visit to world famous carpet weaving factory known for its export handicraft products, Return back to houseboat. Dinner will be served overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 02: Gulmarg Day Tour
After breakfast in the morning, we will begin our country side day trip towards Gulmarg. The drive past colorful villages and rice fields, gives you an insight of the rich cultural past of Kashmir. We arrive at a small picturesque market town of Tangmarg and drive
ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. , we arrive and will board the Gondola cable car system enjoy the cable car ride. The Gondola cable car system, and ascend towards the Afarwatt Mountain range. The 08 minutes of ropeway will take you past colorful shepherd hutments to the lower ridge of the Afar watt peak. From here you can click lots of photos of the nearby mountain ranges that stand tall like sentinels guarding the rich natural beauty of Kashmir valley. We descend back to Gulmarg base after an hour or so and later do some horse-riding to the strawberry valley Gulmarg – Gondola ride will be given to the snow Peak, enjoy a cable car up to Alpather via Kangdoori by Asia’s longest run cable car ride (approx. 5 kms). Altitude wise, it is the
World’s highest run cable car conquering almost 14000 feet. After an insightful day (On your Own). Evening Shikara will be providing for you & overnight in Srinagar.
Day 03: Srinagar – Sonamarg – Kargil
This morning, start for Kargil which is about 205 kilometers from Srinagar. En-route, stop at the valley of meadows Sonmarg for lunch and then crossover the Zojila pass which is located 3900 meter above the sea level. After driving for some time, reach the Drass Village which is said to be the 2nd coldest place on earth after Siberia in Russia. By the evening, you will reach Kargil town; upon reaching there, check in at hotel/deluxe camp for overnight stay.
Day 04: Kargil – Leh
Post breakfast embark on a drive to Leh which is 230 kilometers from Kargil town. En-route visit the ancient rock cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village. Later stop for photo at lunar like landscapes near Lamayuru Monastery. On the way, enjoy a mouth tempting lunch and photo stop at the sangam of Indus and Zanskar rivers. By the evening, arrive Leh and check in at the hotel in Leh.
Day 05: Explore Indus Valley (Around 98 Kms)
Leh Excursion To Monasteries (50 Kms / 02 Hrs – One Way) Post Breakfast we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Starting with Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, Thiksey Monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh, 3 Idiots Rancho School & Sindhu Ghat. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure to explore the city on your own. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel
Day 06: Leh – Nubra Valley
Early morning drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass which is situated around 18360 ft above the sea level. It is the highest motorable pass in the world. By the afternoon reach Nubra Valley; upon reaching Nubra Valley check in at hotel/camp. After
some leisure, set out to visit white Sand Dunes, Double humped Camels, Diskit Monastery and also visit the 100 ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue. Overnight at
Day 07: Nubra Valley – Pangong via Shayok River
After Breakfast visit Deskit Monastery (Big Buddha), where you can have a magnificent view of Nubra Valley and drive to for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Shayok river , Arrival at Camp, Later free time at Leisure and enjoy the color changing lake and the sun set on the banks of lake. O/N Pangong Lake.
Day 08: Pangong Lake – Leh
This would possibly be the last day of our Amazing Ladakh Tour with Pangong. Start your day fresh by witnessing the scenic Pangong Lake getting illuminated by the early morning rays of the sun. Post breakfast, drive back to Leh. On reaching Leh, explore the local market and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay
Day 09: Depart Leh
Early morning transfers to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport for onward journey.
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- Pick up and drop from airport/railway/bus station.
- Accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
- All breakfast included at hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle.
- Driver’s bata, toll, parking, road tax, fuel charges All applicable taxes.
- Service Tax – 5% GST Extra.
- Any air/bus/rail fare Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
- Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
- Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, mini bar, telephone etc.
- Guide charges/boating charges/entrance fees for any sightseeing
- Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
- Supplementary cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season .
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What are the main destinations covered in the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A1: The Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour typically covers a range of popular destinations in the region. Some of the main destinations included in the itinerary are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Kargil, Leh, and Nubra Valley. These destinations offer a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, adventure, and serene landscapes, providing a comprehensive experience of Kashmir and Ladakh within the given timeframe.
Q2: What types of accommodations are included in the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A2: The Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour typically includes a mix of accommodations such as hotels, resorts, or guesthouses. The specific details, including the accommodation names, ratings, and room types, will be provided by the tour operator based on the package you choose. The accommodations are selected to ensure comfort, convenience, and proximity to the main attractions included in the itinerary, providing a pleasant stay experience throughout your tour in Kashmir and Ladakh.
Q3: Is transportation provided during the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A3: Yes, transportation is usually provided during the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour. The tour operator will arrange for comfortable transportation, such as a private vehicle or a shared coach, with a knowledgeable driver or guide. The mode of transportation may vary depending on the package and the number of travelers in your group. The transportation will cover airport transfers, intercity transfers, and transportation for sightseeing and excursions, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout your tour in Kashmir and Ladakh.
Q4: Are meals included in the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A4: The Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour may or may not include meals, depending on the package and the tour operator. Some packages may offer breakfast or half-board options, while others may provide only accommodation. It’s advisable to check with the tour operator regarding the meal inclusions and plan your meals accordingly during the tour. Kashmir and Ladakh offer a variety of culinary delights, and you’ll have the opportunity to savor local cuisine by exploring various restaurants and eateries along the way.
Q5: Is the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour suitable for all age groups?
A5: The Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour is suitable for most age groups; however, the rugged terrain and high altitude of Ladakh may pose some challenges for individuals with certain health conditions. It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider before embarking on this tour, especially if you have any medical concerns or pre-existing conditions. Additionally, the itinerary may involve activities such as trekking, hiking, or visiting high-altitude passes, which may require a moderate level of fitness. It’s advisable to assess your physical abilities and choose activities that are suitable for your comfort and health.
Q6: What is the best time to visit Kashmir and Ladakh for the 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A6: The best time to visit Kashmir and Ladakh for the 8 Nights/9 Days tour depends on your preferences and the specific experiences you seek. Generally, the months of April to June and September to October are considered ideal. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and most tourist attractions are accessible. However, it’s important to note that Ladakh has a cold desert climate, and temperatures can drop significantly, especially during the winter months. It’s advisable to check the weather conditions and road accessibility for Ladakh before planning your tour and consult with the tour operator for the best time based on your interests and preferences.
Q7: Are there any altitude-related concerns during the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A7: Yes, altitude-related concerns can be a factor during the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour, especially when traveling to Ladakh. Some destinations in Ladakh, such as Leh and Nubra Valley, are located at high altitudes above 3,000 meters (10,000 feet). It’s important to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Allow yourself time to adjust to the altitude, stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activities in the initial days, and follow the guidance of your tour operator or guide. If you have any concerns about altitude sickness or pre-existing health conditions, consult with your healthcare provider before the tour and consider taking necessary precautions, such as carrying necessary medications or using supplemental oxygen if required.
Q8: Can I extend my stay or customize the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A8: Yes, it’s often possible to extend your stay or customize the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour according to your preferences. Many tour operators offer flexibility to tailor the itinerary based on your interests, additional destinations you’d like to visit, or specific activities you’d like to include. You can discuss your requirements with the tour operator, and they will assist you in creating a personalized itinerary or extending your stay in Kashmir and Ladakh. Customization options may be subject to availability, additional costs, and feasibility, so it’s advisable to communicate your preferences in advance and finalize the details with the tour operator to ensure a seamless and satisfying experience during your tour.
Q9: Are there any photography opportunities during the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A9: Yes, the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour offers abundant photography opportunities. The picturesque landscapes, serene lakes, snow-capped mountains, monasteries, and local culture provide a diverse range of subjects for photography enthusiasts. Whether you’re capturing the vibrant markets of Srinagar, the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, or the unique culture of Ladakh, there will be ample chances to capture stunning photographs. It’s advisable to carry necessary photography equipment, spare batteries, and memory cards to make the most of the photography opportunities throughout the tour.
Q10: What clothing and essentials should I pack for the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour?
A10: For the Kashmir & Ladakh – 8 Nights/9 Days tour, it’s essential to pack appropriate clothing and essentials. Since the region experiences varying weather conditions, it’s recommended to carry layered clothing to adapt to temperature changes. Include warm jackets, sweaters, thermals, and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Additionally, pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a water bottle, a small backpack, and any necessary medications. Don’t forget to carry valid identification documents, such as passports and identity cards, as they may be required during the tour. It’s also advisable to check with your tour operator for any specific packing recommendations based on the season and activities included in your itinerary.