Do you think a trip to ‘Paradise ion Earth’ Kashmir valleycant be completed in an average 1-week?Do you feel your honeymoon trip is incomplete without visiting all major tourist locations with your new wife?Do you want makeyour trip; with your newly weded wifememorable and cherished? Do you feel you love snow-capped hills, lush green valleys and forest? Do you think you have it in you to go on an adventure trip of lifetime with your group of friends or office colleagues?Then we have just the right kind of tour spread over 10nights / 11 days just for you and your new wife. Travelxploria brings to you the longest tour in its itinerary; the exciting Srinagar-Gulmarg-Pahalgam-Kargil-Leh-Hunder-Pangong Tso Laketour that will take you through some of the most beautiful places.The highlight of trip is a visit to Leh, main city of the Buddhist dominated 3rd sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Besides Leh isKargil, scene of the 50-day war with Pakistan. Visit to Nubra valley is also an added attraction. It is the only place in India where you will get to see the double humped camel. Though inner line permit is needed to visit Nubra valley. Another highlight is the visit to Pangong Tso lake, one of the worlds’ highest salt water lake. Travelxploriaassures to help you cover all the major tourist destinationsacross the Kashmir Valley within the timeframe as specified. We will make sure that everything mentioned in the itinerary as proposed by us to you is covered, barring matters beyond our control. Our representatives will be with you every step of the way, from start to finish.
₹ 33,700/- per person
As per your Srinagar - Leh 10 nights 11 days family trip itinerary, on your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river. You will also be visiting the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. You can check into your hotel and enjoy the dinner with overnight rest.
Enjoy an early breakfast, proceed towards Gulmarg. Enroute you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg. Arrive in Gulmarg early in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. Later, begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (at your own cost). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding (at your own cost). Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your Gulmarg hotel and then we will drive to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows. (at your own cost). After sightseeing around the mountain valley for most of the day, we will drive back to Srinagar and move to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, pickup from Srinagar Airport and drive to Wakha via Kargil, en route stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). We are in Drass valley with the strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have traveled back in time. After a passport check, we continue on to Kargil. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Enjoy The Road Trip Through Heavenly Surroundings Early morning after breakfast drive to Leh. This drive normally takes about 5 – 6 hrs non stop, but we will be stopping at Lamayuru monastery for sightseeing. Later, we will continue our drive to Leh en route visiting Alchi, Sangam, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, and Magnetic Hill. We will reach Leh in the evening and check in hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning after breakfast proceeds to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Arrive Nubra and proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder. You can enjoy the camel ride (On Own). Later if time permits visit Hunder and Diskit monasteries and check in at Deluxe Camp. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the camp.
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road. Evening explore Leh bazaar by foot. Overnight stay at the hotel.
The morning after breakfast drive to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. On the way visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Evening check-in Camps for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast drive back to Leh taking the same route. On the way back visit Thiksey Monastery and Sindhu Ghaat. Arrive Leh and relax at the hotel or free for individual activities.
After breakfast, check-out from Hotel and drop at Airport for onward Journey.
It's safe to visitKashmir valley nowadays. However, nowadays both in domestic and international touristin past few years. However,one needs to work around the frequent shutdowns calls given by secessionist, to visit various areas in and around Srinagar, the hub of all tourism activities in Kashmir valley.
The Dal Lake houses houseboats that are 2 kms away from citycenter.People visiting houseboat and wanting to travel on Shikara that are always available at the houseboats, have to make prior arrangements to avoid last minute rush. Both houseboat and Shikara travel are costly and better to get the tourist agency arrange for one, or fork out on your own.
Best time to visit Leh is from June to September and if want to experience winter then from December to February. in Leh especially worth visiting is old town of Leh, and Leh Palace. Other places worth visiting are Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Shanti Stupa. Chamba Temple, Jama Masjid. Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. War Museum. The Victory Tower. and Zorawar Fort. The town is hub for visit to other areas like Nubra valley, Pangong Tso lake, Morri lake, Kargil and Dras, the worlds’ 2nd coldest inhabited place.
Foreigners visiting Ladakh are required to obtain Ladakh Protected Area Permit (PAP) before entering this region. If visiting Leh and nearby areas Inner Line Permit is not needed. ILP is needed for visiting Loma Bend, Turtuk, Nubra valley, Khardung La, Hanle, Digger La, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Dah, Merak, Nyoma, Hanu Villages, Man, Tyakshi, Chusul, Tangyar (for trekking only). For Indians ILP is valid for 3 weeks and for foreigners it is valid for 1 week. The cost of ILP is INR 420. People can get the ILP from the website http://lahdclehpermit.in/ by following the process as prescribed.
On visit to Kashmir it is must to carry heavy woollens, sweaters and scarves especially if travelling during winter. Durable shoes are a must if you want to indulge in adventure activities. Better carry Umbrella, if travelling during summer or rainy season. Also must are basic medicine for emergency.
The trip itineraries guided trips are liable to change to provide some flexibility in the tour itinerary. However, while travelling in Kashmir it is better to keep yourself informed of the prevailing law and order situation as that allows make needed changes if needed. Alsounforeseen circumstances like curfew, landslides, heavy snowfall can necessitate significant change in the itinerary, which may require change in accommodation and/or unplanned travel. In such casestourist may have to contribute financially in portions.
There are few places to visit in the picturesque Nubra Valley. Pass through Khardung la Pass is a must. Places to vist include Diskit Monastery, Hunder Sand Dunes, Maitreya Buddha statue, Panamikh village, Samstaling Monastery, the holy Yarab Tso lake, Turtuk village, HunderSand Dunes Leisure Camp, Hunder Monastery, LangchenKhar Palace ruin, White temple or Lhakhang Karpo Red temple or Lhakhang Marpo.The best time to visit Nubra Valley is from May till October. It is best to avoid Nubra Valley in winter when the valley gets covered in snow and resembles the moon’s landscape.