Day 01: Arrive at Srinagar - Arrive at Srinagar airport from where you'll be transferred to Nageen Lake houseboat in your private vehicle. Check-in at the houseboat. After some leisure, head for local sight-seeing including Mughal Gardens, Chashme Shahi, Shankaracharya Temple, etc. Dinner and overnight in Srinagar.
Day 02: Srinagar to Gulmarg and Back to Srinagar - Head for an early morning Shikara ride to explore the famous vegetable trade market. After breakfast drive for Gulmarg. Gulmarg is one of the best ski slopes and one of the highest golf courses in the world with 18 holes. View of Nanga Parbat if weather permits. Fascinating views from Tang Marg to Gulmarg and enjoy pony ride or Gondola ride. Then start your journey back to Srinagar. Overnight in Srinagar
DAY 03: Srinagar to Pahalgam - After Breakfast, head for the famous Chandanwadi and meadows valley - Pahalgam – this is the perfect time to view the colors – Check in to the hotel in Pahalgam- With the view of Lidder River where you have the option of exploring the famous valleys. Pahalgam is a small village town gained popularity due to its beautiful valleys and as a base camp for Amarnath Yatris. It also has one of the most serene river flowing after which the name of the valley has been kept. Overnight in Pahalgam
Day 04 – Pahalgam – Aru and Betaab Valley- Srinagar: Early morning after breakfast, head for local sightseeing of Pahalgam, visit Aru & Betab Valley. After which you head on to explore Anant Naag District a little more than what the usual tourists do. Overnight in Srinagar
Day 05: Srinagar to Kargil - After breakfast in Houseboat 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. Reach Kargil by evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06: Kargil to Leh - Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey to Leh. On the way, visit the Lamayuru Monastery, then head to Nemo where you will observe the confluence of the river Indus and Zanskar. Overnight in Leh.
Day 07: A day Reserved for Adventure: After breakfast at the homestay, head to the rafting starting point, Rafting down the Zanskar River a journey through the Grand Canyon of the East – Have lunch at the Rafting Camp and leave for Leh. Stop over at the Magnetic Hills, Pathar sahib Gurudwara and Hall of Fame. Reach Leh by late evening and Stroll around the city. Overnight in Leh.
DAY 08: 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 hotel by late evening.
Day 9: Nubra – Leh (215 kms) 6 hrs drive Post breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your steps past Diskit, to go to Khalsar. Take a 25 kilometers drive towards Panamik and reach Sumur. Walk your way to the ancient Gompa. Spend some time and then drive back over Khardung La to reach Leh by early evening. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Head back to the hotel by late evening. Overnight in leh.
DAY 10: Leh – Pangong Tso (4260 M / 14000 ft) 150 km / 5 hr Journey: After breakfast go on an incredible drive from Leh on the road to Manali past Shey & Thiksey – the mound of earthen monastic dwellings & building, crowned by the Gompa. At Karu we take a detour and start ascending to cross the Ladakh range over Chang-La (5,475 M / 17950 ft). At the foot of the pass on the other side we reach Tangse. The valley is blessed with beautiful stream flowing through it starting from the lake giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Wait for the Marmots calling you out. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong which you would reach by early afternoon. Overnight in Pangong.
Day 11: Pangong – Leh: After breakfast drive back to Leh. On the way back, visit the Thikshey and Hemis Monasteries. Later you may also indulge in a little photo shoot if you get a chance to witness the blessed sunset in Leh, head back to Leh. Overnight in Leh.
Day 12 - Leh Local Sightseeing: After Breakfast back to Hotel. The day would be at leisure. Post Lunch, we'll visit the Shanti Stupa – Bask in amidst of peace, you’ll get to see the Panaromic view of the city. Visit the local market, stroll the cafes, restaurants, etc. and get your hands on the Ladakhi food. Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay. Overnight in Leh
DAY 13: Back to home: Wake up early morning and head to leh airport to catch the flight back to home.
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
Check In - 9-Jun-2016
Check Out - 10-Jun-2016
Hotel De Apple
Check In - 10-Jun-2016
Check Out - 11-Jun-2016
Hotel De Apple
Check In - 12-Jun-2016
Check Out - 13-Jun-2016
River Front Guest House
Check In - 11-Jun-2016
Check Out - 12-Jun-2016
Check In - 13-Jun-2016
Check Out - 14-Jun-2016
Check In - 14-Jun-2016
Check Out - 15-Jun-2016
Yangphel Guest house
Check In - 15-Jun-2016
Check Out - 16-Jun-2016
Yangphel Guest house
Check In - 17-Jun-2016
Check Out - 18-Jun-2016
Yangphel Guest house
Check In - 19-Jun-2016
Check Out - 21-Jun-2016
Nubra Valley, Leh
Nubra Ethnic camps
Check In - 16-Jun-2016
Check Out - 17-Jun-2016
Martsemik camping resort
Check In - 18-Jun-2016
Check Out - 19-Jun-2016
Accommodation for 12 nights, in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. Two room on Triple Sharing (1 Double Bed + 1 Extra Mattress) All ex-Srinagar airport transportation, as per the itinerary (from dawn to dusk) in a dedicated & exclusive vehicle. Includes driver's expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. Meals included: CP (Breakfast at all the locations) except Srinagar Houseboat , Kargil, Nubra , Pangong and Chilling. In these destinations, meal plan: MAP (Breakfast and Dinner only) Permits for Pangong Tso and Nubra Gondola Ride Tickets in Gulmarg Local insights by a local helpdesk number and 24 hour assistance in case of any emergency. All applicable taxes
Arrive at Leh (Board the flight from Delhi to Leh) -
Arrive at Leh airport from where you'll be transferred to hotel in your private vehicle. Check-in at the hotel.
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