Ladakh Paradise

Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights

Sports Covered: Srinagar, Ladakh, Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Itinenary

Day 01 : Arrive Srinagar- Local Sightseeing :

Welcome to the Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar City, being your tour of Kashmir,drive to visit the famous Mughal Gardens in Srinagar which are Nishat Bagh (the garden of Pleasure), Shankarcharya Temple, Hazratbal Shrine and Shalimar Bagh (abode of love). These gardens are situated on the banks of Dal Lake. Nishat Bagh is the larger of the two gardens and has an impressive plantation of Chinar trees on its highest terrace. Both the gardens are built on a symmetrical plan of central waterways with fountains dividing a series of gardened terraces. Night stay at house boat in Srinagar.

Day 02 :Srinagar- Gulmarg :

After breakfast we proceed to Gulmarg (158kms/4hrs drive) the scenic tour destination in Kashmir, primarily famous for ski slopes and natural 18 holes golf course, which is also the highest golf course in the world. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Kongdoori & Marry Shoulder. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel in Gulmarg.

 Day 03 : Gulmarg-Pahalgam:

You will be transferred on wheel to a lovely tourist spot in Kashmir also address as Valley of Shepherds, Pahalgam 2440 Mtrs (vale of Kashmir) on the way visit Saffron fields, Awantipur ruins and Anantnag sulphur spring. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. Enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Pahalgam is also famous for its alpine treks, nature walk and is also the central point of Amaranth Yatra. Night stay in Pahalgam  

Day 04 : Pahalgam-Srinagar :

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Srinagar .explore the heart of the city (lal chowk) for shopping. In the evening check in hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05 :Srinagar-Sonmarg :

A Sonamarg – the Meadow of Gold Depart from Srinagar as per road opening timings. The drive to Sonamarg is another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir in Sindh Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. The fast flowing Sindh River makes it popular for trout and mahseer fishing in summer. You can opt for a pony ride to one of the glaciers for some fun in snow and ice (by your own payment). In the evening check in hotel for dinner and enjoy comfortable stay.

Day 06 : Sonamarg to Kargil:

After enjoying the glorious morning and breakfast,Drive to Kargil the road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonamarg (2740 Mtrs). After Sonamarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) k. Another two and half hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974 Over Night at the Hotel in Kargil.

Day 07 : Kargil – Leh via Lamayuru:

After breakfast drive to Leh en-route visiting the monastery of Mulbekh & Lamayuru & Moonlandscape passing through Namkila & Fatula Passes, The highest pass on the Srinagar- Leh road and proceed to Leh. Over Night at the hotel in Leh

Day 08 :Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery & Sindhu Darshan:

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Dinner and Over Night at the Hotel in Leh.

Day 09 :Tour of Khardungla Pass 18832 Ft. Nubra Valley and Hundur Sand Dunes:

Drive 120 Kms 4/5hrs Khardungla is the World’s highest motorable road at 18832 feet above sea level. At Khardungla pass the snow capped peaks and the mountain views are amazing. The road then passes through a bridge laid on Glacier which finds its way in Guinness Book of world records, Drive through the Valley which is extremely beautiful for photography. Nubra Valley is the Oasis of Ladakh as you see some colourful trees in this region. Later reach your camp visit the Sand Dunes if lucky you will get the sight of the Two Hump Bacterian camels, enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village . Over Night at the camp.

Day 10 : Nubra – Leh :

After Breakfast proceed to Diskit monastery which is 515 years old situated on a hill top giving panoramic view of the valley later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market. Giant Buddha Statue. Proceed for the tour of Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above summer. Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Overnight at the Hotel in Leh\

Day 10 : Tour of Pangong Lake:

It is the highest land locked lake ( 155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs driver each way . After an early breakfast we Leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Drive back to Leh, Via same route. Over night at Leh hotel.

Day 10 : Departure at time to Leh Airport:

Leave early morning to Airport and fly back to Delhi.