Jammu And Kashmir
Kashmir is a blend of peaceful lakes, urging mountains, lovable gardens and delicious cuisines. Leh is popular for trekking and mountain climbing lovers. Kargil is great natural awe which is positioned on the banks of Indus river.
Upon arrival at Srinagar Airport, you will meet our representative who will help transfer you to the Houseboat. Check-in to the houseboat, fresh up. Later proceed for local sightseeing to Mughal Gardens Nishat, Shalimar & Shankaracharya. In the evening, enjoy a “Shikara” boat ride in Dal Lake, interact with the floating market vendors, enjoy some Kashmiri tea and return to spend overnight at Houseboat.
After breakfast in the houseboat, check-out & drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds). The distance of about 100 km will be covered in about 3 hrs. Enroute visit Saffron fields (if season permits) Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman) see the beautiful countryside on your way and lot of rice fields. Drive through the spectacular pine forests on the way back and return to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Post breakfast we drive to Leh via Sonmarg also known as Meadow of Gold, In Somarg one can take a pony ride (at additional cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Further, we drive towards Kargil, enroute crossing Drass Village (2nd Coldest inhabitant in the world) and have a magnificent view of Kargil War famous Peaks (Tiger & Tololing) and pay tribute to Vijay Smarak (The War Memorial) located right on Highway at the base of tooling. After reaching Kargil we check-in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast we drive to Uleytokpo / Tingmosgang enroute visiting Lamayuru. The oldest structure in Lamayuru is the Singey Lhakhang built by the founder of Alchi Lotsava Rinchen zangpo in the 11th century. After visiting Lamayuru we proceed further to Uleytokpo en route visiting Ridzong Gompa, known as the paradise for Meditation. Upon arrival in Uleytokpo or Tingmosgang. We check-in at our Camp for overnight stay.
Post breakfast we check out from the Camp & Visit Alchi, Ladakh’s most loved monastery and drive to Leh enroute visiting Likir Gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir and Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River, further to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. Upon arrival in Leh, you will meet our representative and check-in at our hotel for overnight stay
After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake en-route visit Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh & The famous 3 Idiots Rancho School. Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting the above two monasteries we drive further towards Changla Pass 5486 Mtrs. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through its winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla 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 its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and the scenery is mesmerising. After the success of the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival, we check-in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Morning at leisure to enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and later we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Drive further to Leh and check-in at our hotel for Overnight.
Proceed from Leh to Sonamarg. Overnight stay in Srinagar
After breakfast, checkout and drop off to Sri Nagar airport for departure.