Kashmir Ladakh Tour:
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Kashmir can divide your life into two halves before and
after Kashmir. For indeed, after a trip to this unforgettable
land, you are never quite the same again. Nestling in the lap
of the dazzling, snow - capped Himalayas, the Kashmir valley
is undoubtedly a jewel in India's crown. An inspiration for so
much art, music and poetry, Kashmir is also a honeymooner's
paradise, a nature lovers wonderland and a shoppers dream come
Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by
two of the world mightiest ranges, the great Himalayas and the
Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the ladakh range and
the Zanskar range,formed only few million years ago by the
bucking and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub
continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable
mass of Asia.
Day 01: Srinagar
On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our
representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe
Houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. Evening
shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset on the Lake,
overnight at Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar- Local Sightseeing
(50 Kms. 2/3 Hrs)
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting
the Nishat Bagh (the Garden of Pleasure) built by Asaf Khan
in 1636. Shalimar Bagh (the Abode of love) built by Jehangir
for his beloved wife Nur Jahan in 1619 A.D. Afternoon
Shikara ride in Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has
graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You
will get a view of some very interesting places around the
lake, overnight at Houseboat.
Day 03: Srinagar- Kargil (205 Kms)
Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car / coach
rod 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) we
stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half
hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which does
have its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in
1974, overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Kargil - Leh (235 Kms)
Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have
to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but
panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We
have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft.) on
Srinagar Leh route. At lunchtime, we will be at Larnayuru
oldest Monastery. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view
of Zanskar River following into Indus. Finally, we reach Leh
3500 Mtrs. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Leh (Roof Top of the World)
Morning free for personal activities and at leisure,
Afternoon half day tour of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa,
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Leh (Ladakh)
Full day excursion to Thiksey monastery, It is better to
visit early in the morning to see Sunrise and Praying
ceremony and visit Hemis monastery which is one of the
biggest and most popular monastery of the region on the way
back visit Shey Palace, overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Leh (Ladakh)
Morning half day tour of Stok Palace/Museum and on the
way back visits Tibetan Refugee Camp at Choglamsar.
Afternoon visit King's Palace and Tsemo Gompa, which
commands one of the magnificent views of the Leh town,
overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Leh - Delhi
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards
destination flight, or join optional tours.
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