Meet our representative upon arrival in Srinagar and proceed to your houseboat at Dal Lake. This place is famous for its
lakes and charming houseboats, Srinagar is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. The lake comprises a
series of water bodies, including Nagin Lake. One can take in the panoramic view of the mountains surrounding
Srinagar from this lake. Kashmiri boats called Shikara, are used to explore the intricate maze of waterways on this lake.
In the evening, visit the popular Mughal gardens – Shalimar and Nishat, followed by a memorable Shikara-ride on Dal Lake.
Overnight stay in houseboat.
After breakfast drive to Gulmarg, ‘Meadow of Flowers situated at an altitude of 2730 meters, full day at leisure to take
walks on the lush green meadows of flowers with a backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Enjoy local sightseeing of
Gulmarg and Gandola-ride (cable car). By evening return to Srinagar for dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.
After breakfast, drive towards Sonmarg - the Meadow of Gold. The drive to Sonmarg is another spectacular facet of
the countryside in Sindhu Valley. The Sindhu Valley is the largest tributary of the valley of Kashmir. Drive to Kargil involves
road passes through the panoramic villages, reach Sonamarg (2740 Mtrs). Drive through Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway
of Ladakh) and continue driving towards Drass (The second coldest inhabited place in the world). Another two and half
hours drive will take you to Kargil (2710 Mtrs) which has got its importance after opening the Ladakh for tourists in 1974.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kargil.
Depart from Kargil after early breakfast, en-route visiting the monastery of Lamayuru passing through Namkila & Fatula
Passes, The highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh road. On way enjoy sightseeing of 1000-year-old Alchi monastery, the only
Gompa in Ladakh region on flat ground. Thereafter proceed to the Likir Monastery to visit the splendid three stories
Dharma Wheel Gompa. Here you'll be awestruck with the sight of the massive Buddha statues. Indus & Zanskar River
‘Sangam’ is the next highlight, drive along the Indus river and stop-over at Pathar Sahib Gurdwara. Upon reaching Leh, check-in
at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
It is advisable to relax and acclimatize to such a high-altitude region. Post lunch visit Shanti Stupa - Built-in 1991 by
Japanese monks to promote world peace, this large, hilltop stupa has brightly colored reliefs on its midlevel and is topped
by a spired white hemisphere. The greatest attraction is the stunning view of Leh. Ideally, make the breathless 15-minute
climb when golden afternoon light still illuminates the city but the steps up from Changspa are already bathed in cooling
shadow. Later, visit Leh Palace – A nine-story dun-colored palace of the 17th century. Today the very sturdy walls are mostly
unadorned, but it’s gently thrilling to weave your way through the maze of dark corridors, hidden stairways, and
makeshift ladders to reach the rooftop for great views across the city. You can seek out the small palace prayer room
and a one-room exhibition showing photos of state monuments. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast and drive over Khardungla - 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 colorful trees in this region.
Later reach your campsite and visit the Sand Dunes. You are likely to get a sight of double-humped Bactrian camels,
enjoy time at the Sand Dunes of Nubra valley spread across Hundur Village. Dinner and overnight at the camp
After breakfast, proceed to Diskit monastery, which is 515 years old situated on a hilltop giving a panoramic view of the
valley. Later walk around the town of Diskit which has a small village market and giant Buddha statue. Proceed for the
tour of Samsthaling, Panamik, Yaraptso Lake along with the splendid view of the Karakoram Himalayan Range.
Samsthaling is situated on the mountainside just above sumur. This was the route taken by the trade caravans, and
Panamik, the last village on this circuit, was at that time a busy center, the last major settlement before the caravans.
Proceed back to Leh cross Khardungla Pass once again and reach Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.
After breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motor-able
road in the world. Pangong Lake is the highest saltwater Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy
the beauty of the lake on the Banks of Pangong Lake while appreciating the changing colors and fascinating high-altitude
of the Lake. Witness the total silence which creates an incomparable meditative atmosphere, also enjoy the spectacular
view of the color-changing lake during different hours of the day. Dinner and overnight stay in camps at Pangong Lake.
After breakfast, drive back to Leh via Hemis, evening free for Market. Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Leh airport for the return flight.
The 3-star The Kaal Hotel offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Leh. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage are readily available for you to enjoy. Internet access - wireless, internet access - wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating can be found in selected guestrooms. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include hot tub, golf course (within 3 km), children's playground, garden, games room. Convenience and comfort makes The Kaal Hotel the perfect choice for your stay in Leh.
Hotel Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meals as per hotel plan.
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle on sharing basis. Note: Air-Conditioner in vehicles may not be operated in Hilly areas.
Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
GST if not mentioned in the rates.
All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.
Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary.
In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail only.
The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Transport and season/off season time.
We do not accept any changes in plan within 15 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.
The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
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10 Days / 9 Nights / Srinagar , India