Kashmir ladakh, these two stunning places are located in top nortern india and flanked by mighty himalayan peaks, both are dramatically diverse and exceptionally beautiful. Both have a rich cultural iditentity an array of customs and festivals which adorn the lives of people living there.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Srinagar
Upon arrival at Srinagar Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Hotel or Houseboat for check in. In the afternoon you take a shikara ride on Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens and Open Dal Lake. 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 and overnight in Hotel or Houseboat.
Dal lake is mentioned as Mahasarit (Sanskrti) in ancient Sanskrit texts. Ancient history records mention that a village named Isabar to the east of Dal Lake was the residence ...
Boulevard Road, Srinagar, India
, Srinagar Houseboat
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Day 2: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
After an early breakfast we take a morning tour of Shankaracharya Temple. It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old. Later proceed further to Hazratbal Mosque, situated in a village on the western shores of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh, it is a pristine white marble edifice casting its reflection in the waters of the lake. Unlike the other mosques in Srinagar, which have a pagoda like roof, Hazratbal is the only mosque to have a domed roof mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs Gardens and Jama Masjid, situated in the heart of the old city of Srinagar. This huge mosque is visited by thousands of people who congregate here for the Friday prayers. After visiting above places we drive back to hotel or houseboat. Later in the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens starting our visit to Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). After visiting above gardens we drive back to Hotel or Houseboat. Dinner and overnight at Hotel or Houseboat.
After breakfast leave House Boat / Hotel and proceed for full day excursion trip 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 on their own). Return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight in Hotel or House Boat.
Day 4: Srinagar To Kargil
Post breakfast drive to Leh via Sonmarg, one of the most beautiful drive from Srinagar. In Sonmarg one can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year. Upon arrival at Kargil check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Travel from Srinagar Houseboat to Kargil
Day 5: Kargil To Leh (Via Lamayuru)
Post breakfast drive to Leh, enroute visiting Lamayuru, belongs to Dripung Kagyu (Red Hat). Then 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 at Leh you will be met by our representative and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
The Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. The monastery is located in Likir village is ...
62 kms west of leh, jammu and kashmir, 194101, india
Travel from Kargil to Leh
Day 6: Leh To Nubra Valley Via Khardung La
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 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.
Khardung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan) is a high mountain pass located in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.The pass on the Ladakh Range ...
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Travel from Leh to Nubra Valley
Day 7: Nubra Valley To Leh
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.
Diskit in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is famous for its 14th century monastery, believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. Diskit is situated at ...
Diskit, Jammu and Kashmir 194401
, Nubra Valley
Travel from Nubra Valley to Leh
Day 8: Leh To Pangong Lake
After an early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake, enroute visiting Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh and 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 and overnight at the Camp.
This pass is also the primary gateway to the Changtang Plateau and is named after a wandering monk named Changla Baba whom the pass temple is still named after to this day. ...
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Travel from Leh to Pangong
Day 9: Pangong Lake To Leh
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 stay.