Kashmir and Ladakh Tour

Duration: 09Nights & 10 Days
Routing: Srinagar – Kargil – Leh – Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake

Day 01 Arrive Srinagar

Arrive by flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. After some relaxation, trip to the famous Mughal Gardens 'Nishat Bagh' and 'Shalimar bagh' by taxi. After spending a day amidst blossomming flowers and green shiny landscapes, proceed to visit Shankaracharya Temple on a hilltop. Back to the houseboat/hotel in the late evening and overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Srinagar

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Day 02 Srinagar

Today we visit the ancient Shankaracharya Temple & famous Mughal Gardens- Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) was built by Asif Khan Brother-in -law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. The largest of the gardens, Nishat has seven terraces with beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) was built in the year 1619 A.D for was built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. The Garden has four terraces; the 4th terrace was once reserved for royal ladies. Chashme Shahi (The Royal Spring) was originally laid out by Shah Jehan in 1632 AD. It is a tastefully laid garden in terraces, which commands a magnificent view of the Dal Lake below & surrounding mountain ranges. The cool water of the spring is highly refreshing & digestive. All the gardens are situated on the banks of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing a panoramic view of entire city, Dal Lake & River Jhelum.

Later in the evening we can visit handicraft & handloom centres famous for production of Pashmina - Shahtoosh shawls, world famous Carpets etc.

Overnight stay in Srinagar

Day 03 Srinagar – Kargil

Post breakfast we drive to Kargil. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our hotel for overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Kargil

Day 04 Kargil – Leh En route Lamayuru

Post breakfast we drive to Leh en route 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
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Day 05 Leh - Excursion to Monasreties (Shey, Thiksey, Hemis)

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, Stok Palace & Sindhu Ghat. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 06 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.

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Day 07 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. It is indeed a strange sight since immediately on the left of the road are rocky mountains 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.

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 08 Leh – Pangong Lake (6 Hours approx)

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.

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Day 09 Pangong - Leh (6 Hours approx)

Today we drive back to Leh. Arrive and check in to hotel Evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Leh

Day 10 Leh – Delhi (by Go Air flight @ 08:25 – 09:55 OR 10:25 – 11:55) & Departure

Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and receive by our representative and transfer to international terminal to board the flight for onward destination..

Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.