Arrive at Srinagar airport from where you’ll be transferred to Nageen Lake luxury houseboat. Check-in at the houseboat and after some leisure, head to the local sightseeing starts in Srinagar with the famous Mughal gardens and the Chashma Shahi. Enjoy the beauty of the Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens followed by the Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight in the houseboat.
Head to Leh via Kargil -
In morning after breakfast start your journey from Srinagar to Leh. 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 Leh by evening. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
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 - Leh:
Post breakfast, begin your journey for the day, exploring the various villages of Nubra Valley. Retrace your steps past Diskit, to go to Khalsar. Walk your way to the ancient Gompa. Don’t forget to pack a lunch. Spend some time and then drive back over Khardung-La to reach Leh by early evening. Dinner and overnight in Leh.
Leh – Pangong Tso (4260 M / 14000 ft) 150 km / 5 hr -
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.
Pangong-Tso – Leh (Local sight-seeing in 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 at the Lake. Drive your way back to Leh. In afternoon, head for local sight-seeing including Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Confluence point, Hall of Fame. Visit Shanti Stupa in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Leh.
Back to Srinagar –
Check-out the hotel after breakfast and continue your journey back to Srinagar. 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. Reach Srinagar in the evening. Check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day in Gulmarg - Highest Cable Car Ride:
After having breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive your way to Gulmarg. Enjoy the famous Gondola Ride - a ride in the cable car to view the Gulmarg from the heights. Rest of the day will be for leisure activities around. Return to Srinagar in the evening for overnight stay.
Back to home -
Wake up lazy morning. After breakfast head to the locations (local) which were left out on the previous days. Now you'll be transferred to airport to board the afternoon flight back to home.
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
New Jersey Nageen Lake Houseboat
Check In - 25-Jun-2016
Check Out - 26-Jun-2016
Check In - 26-Jun-2016
Check Out - 27-Jun-2016
Check In - 28-Jun-2016
Check Out - 29-Jun-2016
Check In - 30-Jun-2016
Check Out - 1-Jul-2016
Nubra Valley, Leh
Nature's Nest Camps
Check In - 27-Jun-2016
Check Out - 28-Jun-2016
Nature's Nest Camp
Check In - 29-Jun-2016
Check Out - 30-Jun-2016
Accommodation for 6 nights, in properties & room categories specified in the itinerary given above. One room on double sharing basis at all the locations.
All ex-Srinagar transportation (from Day 2 to Day 7), as per the itinerary in shared vehicle (Xylo / Innova). On Day 1, 8 and 9, private vehicle (A.C. Dzire) will be provided for local sight-seeing in and around Srinagar as per the itinerary. On Day 6, after returning from Pangong private vehicle will be provided for local sight-seeing in Leh. Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes. All the sight-seeing and transfers strictly as per the itinerary.
Meals included: MAP (Breakfast and dinner only at all the locations except Srinagar). In Srinagar, meal plan: Breakfast only
Arrive at Leh (23rd sept, 16 )
Welcome at the Leh airport you will be transferred to hotel and check in hotel by the expedition leaders. Acclimatizing to the altitude is very important journey before...