Srinagar with Ladakh
12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Srinagar
You will be met by our representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the deluxe houseboat. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens. While riding the Shikara's there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Dinner & overnight in deluxe houseboat.
Day 02 :In Srinagar: Half Day Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of the Mughal Gardens, visiting Nishat Bagh built by Asaf Khan, the brother -in- law of Jehangir in 1632 AD, and Shalimar Bagh built by Jehangir for his wife empress Nur Jahan. All the gardens are situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan hills in the background. Afternoon will be at your leisure for individual activities. Overnight in Houseboat..
Day 03 :Srinagar-Pahalgam 96 Kms / 2 To 3 Hours
After breakfast drive to Pahalgam (The valley of shepherds).The total distance is about 96 kms, will be covered in about 3 hours. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of pampore, Awantipura Ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the King Awantivarman), and enjoy the beautiful countryside.Drive throught the pine forests. Arrive at Pahalgam and enjoy Lidder stream. Later walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of the mountains. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Pahalgam-Gulmarg(8,825 FT.) 150 Kms / 3 To 4 Hours
Post breakfast we check out from Hotel and drive 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 have Gondola Ride (Cable Car from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg on their own). Upon arrival in Gulmarg we check in at our hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Gulmarg –Srinagar 54 Kms / 1 & Half Hour
Morning leave for Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 mts. above the sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hours. 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 feets and dominates the entire region, also enjoy cable car (Gondola) for mountain ride up to Khilanmarg. Evening back to Srinagar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06:Srinagar - Kargil via Sonmarg 204 Kms / 6 To 7 Hour One Way
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh via Sonmarg. Sonmarg - which is one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. You may take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year.On arrival checkin to Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 07:Kargil – Leh ( via Lamayuru)
Post breakfast we drive to Leh enroute visiting Lamayuru, Belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat). Then we drive and cross the River Indus and reach Alchi, Ladakh's most loved monastery. Further we drive to Likir, Likir gompa 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 overnight stay.
Day 08:Leh–Nubra Valley Via Khardung La 18,390 Ft. (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
Post breakfast we 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 we check in at our Camp / Hotel in Hunder for 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. Overnight Stay at the Camp or Hotel.
Day 09:Nubra Valley – Leh (120 Kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp and drive to Hunder where you have 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 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 are rockymountains that characterize the Ladakhi landscape and in the distance can be seen snow-capped mountains. On the return 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 515 years old Buddhist Monastery, lying magnificently situated on a hilltop, facing the entire Valley.
Later we drive back to Leh in the late afternoon via Khardungla Top. On arrival at Leh you will check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon you can rest and relax.
Day 10:Leh To Pangong Lake 140 Kms / 4 - 5 Hrs
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh & 3 Idiots Rancho School & further 5 Kms Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. After visiting 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 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. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp Near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Day 11:Pangong Lake To Leh 140 Kms / 6 Hrs
Morning at leisure to explore the beauty of 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 .
Day 12:Leh (Full day monasteries tour)
Breakfast at the hotel. This day we take you for full day excursion of Thiksey Monastery. It is better to visit early morning to see sunrise and praying ceremony. Also visit Hemis Monastery which is one of the biggest in this region. While returning to Leh visit Shey Palace. Packed lunch will be provided. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 12:: Leh - Bhubaneswar
Morning after breakfast shall be transferred to the airport for your flight back home with sweet memories of your holidays.
Tour Includes :
- • 02 Nights accommodation in House Boat on Dal Lake
- • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel in Srinagar
- • 01 Night accommodation in Pahalgam
- • 01 Night accommodation in Gulmarg
- • 01 Night camp accommodation in Kargil
- • 01 Night camp accommodation in Nubra
- • 01 Night accommodation in Pangong lake
- • 04 Nights accommodation in Leh
- • Every day Breakfast & Dinner
- • 02 hours Shikara ride
- • All transfers & sightseeing private luxury vehicle
- • The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council fee (Ladakh entry fee)
Extra Charges Apply :
- • Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item.
- • Sightseeing of Chandanwari, Aru, Betaab Valley and Baisaran in Pahalgam.
- • Gondola Ride in Gulmarg
- • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- • Medical & Travel insurance
- • River Rafting on Indus and Zanskar
- • Motorbike/Cycle hire
- • Double hump Camel Ride at Sand Dunes in Nubra Valley