13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

Dal Lake Srinagar

13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

Tour of Delhi > Chandigarh > Manali > Keylong > Darcha > Sarchu > Leh > Pangong > Leh > Khardungla > Nubra > Khardungla > Leh > Alchi > Lamayuru > Kargil > Sonamarg > Srinagar

13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

This magnificent tour of North India starts in Delhi, includes a train ride to Chandigarh, visit to Manali – a famous hill station, overland drive to Leh via Rohtang Pass, Lahaul and Spiti Valley, Keylong, Darcha and Sarchu. Sightseeing at Leh, Pangong Lake, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey monastery, sightseeing of Sumoor area and Samstaling Gompa at Nubra Valley, explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes, Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills on the way to Kargil, also visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and the 11th century Alchi Choskor, driving through Drass reach Sonemarg and Srinagar where we enjoy Shikara ride at Dal Lake and explore world famous Mughal Garden / Nishat Bagh.

Travel Plan :

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi 

On arrival meeting assistance & transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Day 02:  New Delhi to Chandigarh and Drive to Manali 

In time transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express to Chandigarh.

chandigarh railway station
chandigarh railway station

On arrival meeting assistance at Chandigarh.  After short briefing, proceed to Manali. 325 kms drive will take approx. 8 hours to reach Manali. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 03: Drive Manali – Rohtang Pass – Koksar – Keylong 

Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi. A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M, it is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto Marhi below Rohtang with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing. Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul Night stay in Keylong.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass
lahaul valley
lahaul valley
spiti valley
spiti valley

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive Keylong – Darcha – Sarchu- Leh 

Get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. May take approx. 10 hours. You will arrive at Darcha (3500 M) it is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zanskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Drive from this place will take you to BaraLacha Pass (1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the mid-point of Manali Leh route. Continue drive to Pang and cross Morai plains and arrive at Tanglangla Pass (5400 M) and enter in Leh Valley. Your further drive will take you to Upsi by crossing river Indus and follow the highway up to Leh.

Manali Leh route
Manali Leh route

Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 05: In Leh:  Visit the town and surrounds 

The morning is at leisure for rest after the long journey. After lunch visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace & the markets.

Leh Bazaar
Leh Bazaar
shanti stupa leh ladakh
shanti stupa leh ladakh
Sankar Gompa leh ladakh
Sankar Gompa leh ladakh
Leh Palace leh ladakh
Leh Palace leh ladakh

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Leh – Pangong Lake (145 kms.) 

Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 155 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt:  17370 ft). This famous blue blackish lake is 5 to 6 kms wide and over 144 km long with half of it running to the other side of the Indo-China border. After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.

pangong lake ladakh
pangong lake ladakh

Day 07: Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh 

After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery.

Hemis Monastery Ladakh
Hemis Monastery Ladakh
Thiksey Monastery Ladakh
Thiksey Monastery Ladakh

Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Leh-Khardungla – Nubra  Valley (125 kms.) 

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardung-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area and Samstanling Gompa.

Nubra Valley Ladakh
Nubra Valley Ladakh
Khardung La Pass Ladakh
Khardung La Pass Ladakh
samstanling monastery
samstanling monastery

Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Deskit / Hundar for overnight in a fixed camp or hotel.

Day 09: Nubra Valley – Khardungla-Leh (125 kms.) 

In the morning visit / explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment).

diskit monastery
diskit monastery
Hundar ladakh
Hundar ladakh

Later drive back to Leh reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Kargil 

After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture – a UNESCO listed heritage site.

hall of fame leh
hall of fame leh
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
magnetic point leh
magnetic point leh
confluence of indus and zanskar rivers
confluence of indus and zanskar rivers
Alchi Monastery
Alchi Monastery

Continue drive towards Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-mtrs, tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th – 8th century AD).

Lamayuru Monastery
Lamayuru Monastery
Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek
Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek

Overnight in hotel at Kargil.

Day 11: Kargil – Sonamarg – Srinagar (205kms) 

Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach hill station of Sonmarg from where it’s smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar.

Zoji-la Pass
Zoji-la Pass
Sonmarg Kashmir
Sonmarg Kashmir
Dal Lake Srinagar
Dal Lake Srinagar
house boat srinagar
house boat srinagar

Overnight in hotel at hotel / Deluxe house boat in Srinagar.

Day 12: In Srinagar 

After a leisurely breakfast get prepared to have a Shikara ride at Dal Lake to see the beauty of the lake and local shopping around. Back to the main land and explore world famous Mughal Garden / Nishat Bagh. Explore the down town area of Srinagar city and colorful market may attract you for the local souvenirs.

shikara ride srinagar
shikara ride srinagar
Mughal Gardens Srinagar
Mughal Gardens Srinagar
Nishat Bagh Srinagar
Nishat Bagh Srinagar
Chasme Shahi Garden Srinagar
Chasme Shahi Garden Srinagar

Back to the hotel / Deluxe house boat and overnight stay.

Day 13: Departure Srinagar 

After breakfast you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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Kashmir Tour Package 6N7D

Kashmir Tour Package 6N7D

Kashmir Tour Package – 6N7D

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Pahalgam – Gulmarg – Delhi

Day 1 : Delhi
Arrival in Delhi Airport and Transfer Hotel, Afternoon Sightseeing in Delhi (Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple )  and Overnight stay in hotel

Day 2 :Delhi to Srinagar
After breakfast Transfer to Airport and 2 :PM  pickup to airport (srinagar) transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration.
Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats

Day 3 : Houseboats
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. and back to Deluxe Houseboats (Srinagar) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Srinagar to Sonamarg
Full day excursion to Sonamarg by cars. The distance of about 83 kms will be covered about 2-½ hrs. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Drive back from Sonamarg
and back to Deluxe Houseboats (Srinagar) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Srinagar to Pahalgam
After early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) . Drive through Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman). Drive through the pine forest and along Lidder River. The total distance of about 140 kms will be covered in about 4 hrs.
Fishing – Pahalgam is one of Kashmir’s popular trout fishing beats. Kashmir is famous for its trout although they tend to be rather small. Additionally, fishing licences are hard to get and rather expensive. A compulsion is to keep am guide and one is also permitted to catch six fishes, which is the daily limit.
and back to Deluxe Houseboats (Srinagar) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Srinagar to Gulmarg
Drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available.
and back to Deluxe Houseboats (Srinagar) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Srinagar –
Free full day and shopping (carpet, shawls, pashmina shawls, jewellery, wooden handicrafts paper machie etc) and back to Deluxe Houseboats (Srinagar) for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 : Srinagar – Transfer to Airport, and onward Destination.

To get this Kashmir Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Kashmir Tour Package 9N10D

Kashmir Tour Package 9N10D

Kashmir Tour Package – 9N10D

Destinations Covered : Delhi – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Pahalgam – Sonamarg – Srinagar – Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi – Srinagar
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 02 : In Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 03 : Srinagar – Gulmarg
Drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. The distance of 60 kms will be covered in about 2 hrs. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs. Chair Lifts for mountain ride are also available. Lunch will be carried from the Houseboat. Dinner overnight in Hotel at Gulmarg.

Day 04 : In Gulmarg
Free for individual activities. Dinner overnight in hotel at Gulmarg.

Day 05 : Gulmarg – Pahalgam
Leave Gulmarg after early breakfast and drive to Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) via Srinagar.  Drive through Saffron fields, visit Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by King Awantiwareman). Drive through the pine forest and along Lidder River. The total distance of about 140 kms will be covered in about 4 hrs. On arrival in Pahalgam, transfer to Hotel. Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Pahalgam.

Day 06 : In Pahalgam
Free for individual activities. Dinner overnight in hotel at Pahalgam.

Day 07 : Pahalgam – Srinagar
Drive back to Srinagar from Pahalgam and transfer to deluxe Houseboats Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 08 : Srinagar – Sonamarg
Full day excursion to Sonamarg by cars. The distance of about 83 kms will be covered about 2-½ hrs. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lake. Drive back from Sonamarg and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 09 : In Srinagar
Free for shopping and other individual activities. Dinner overnight in Houseboats.

Day 10 : Srinagar – Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi.

To get this Kashmir tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

Kashmir Tour Package 3N4D

Kashmir Tour Package 3N4D

Kashmir Tour Package – 3N4D

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Srinagar – Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi – Srinagar
Meet upon arrival and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats

Day 02 : In Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats

Day 03 : In Srinagar
Free for Shopping and other individual activities. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 04 : Srinagar – Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Airport catch flight for Delhi.

To get this Kashmir Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.