Arrive Srinagar (Houseboat Stay + Shikara Ride) and if time permits: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
Arrive at Srinagar airport from where you’ll be transferred to the houseboat in your private vehicle. Check-in at the houseboat. In evening go for Shikara ride in Nageen Lake. There is a floating market which is perfect to soak in the natural aura, perfectly merged with the happy chatter and hustle bustle of local life, while you are gently swayed by the colorful shikaras. Dinner and overnight in the Nageen Lake super deluxe houseboat.
Srinagar - Kargil via Sonamarg and Dras After breakfast, head to Kargil. Enroute you will come across the beautiful green valleys of Kashmir which would transform into the dead cold desert of the Ladakh Region. Cross the Dzozilla Pass to the small village of Ghumri followed by the coldest inhibited place in India Drass. Also visit Sonmarg on the way. Reach Kargil by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Kargil to Leh (visit places enroute) After breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey to Leh . The drive further is one of the most spectacular journeys you will have. From the mountains formed by amalgamation of various types and textures of rocks to the dazzling Zanskar Valley, accompanying you all along the journey the white snow clad peaks, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Enroute visit Alchi, Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and Moon Landscape, the Hall of fame, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Confluence point, Magnetic hill, etc. Reach Leh by evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Leh.
Leh – Enroute Khardungla – Nubra Valley After breakfast at the hotel, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – the 2nd highest motor able pass in the world at a height of 5602 M/ 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges, and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold magically. You move on via Diskit to reach the white sands of Hunder. After freshening up, visit the Diskit monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley, and enjoy the sunset. Head back to the camps by late evening. Overnight in Nubra.
Nubra Valley - Leh After an early breakfast we check out from the Camp, 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 & Hunder Monastery. 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 is 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 and overnight at Leh.
Leh to Pangong Lake After an early breakfast we check out and proceed for a tour to Pangong Lake through 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 Pangonglake 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 it’s running the other side of the “INDO CHINA BORDER”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Check into the Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at Pangong Lake.
Pangong Lake to Leh (Enroute Sightseeing) After Breakfast, check out and transfer to Kargil en-route visiting Hemis Gompa the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism and Thiksey Monastery a gompa affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Arrive Leh. Check into the Hotel. Overnight stay in Leh.
Leh to Kargil / Drass / Sonmarg (Stay on own) After breakfast, check out and transfer to Kargil / Drass / Sonmarg. Arrive Kargil / Drass / Sonmarg. Check into the hotel. Overnight stay.. (HOTEL STAY ON OWN)
Srinagar Sightseeing + Bid the fairy land good bye After breakfast on own, check out from the Hotel and transfer to Srinagar. Visit to Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectively known as the Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughal laid out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock, thus providing panoramic view entire City, along with famous Dal-lake & river Jehlum, enroute visiting handloom centre famous for production of pashmina / Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets.
Later transfer to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey. TOUR ENDS.
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
Young Bombay Houseboat
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Nubra Valley, Leh
Nature's Nest Camps
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Meal plan : Breakfast Meal plan : Dinner Airport Transfer : Arrival Airport Transfer : Departure Welcome Drink on Arrival Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges Hotel (Rooms : 03 DBL room for 06 Persons) Cab for sightseeing (All ex-Leh transportation, as per the itinerary in dedicated and exclusive 01 NAC Tavera / Aria vehicle (7+1 seater). Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers as per the itinerary. Airport pick-up and drop included.) 02 Shikara Ride for 01 Hour on 27th July. Any future taxes levies will be charged extra.
Welcome at the Leh airport. (18 aug)
Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before doing any activity so we take rest and venture out to the city market in evening for a casual strol...