Kashmir with Leh - Ladakh - 8 Days
Places to Visit:
SRINAGAR - GULMARG - SONMARG - KARGIL - LEH - KHARDONGLA
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
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden
of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Return to houseboat for hot
lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The 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/GULMARG/SRINAGAR
Full day tour of Gulmarg which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in
the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest
in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature
and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg
to Khalinmarg In the evening return to Houseboat. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 4 SRINAGAR/SONMARG/KARGIL
Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach and road passes through
the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs) After Sonmarg 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
has got its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight
Day 5 KARGIL/LEH
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 lunch time we will be at Lamayuru 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 6 LEH
Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half day tour
of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 LEH /KHARDONGLA PASS/LEH
Day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the
world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records.
At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon
return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 LEH - DELHI
Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.
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