10 N / 11 D
Day 01 – Arrive Srinagar (Overnight Stay at Houseboat in Dal Lake)
On arrival at the Srinagar airport and transfer to Houseboat. Afternoon Local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Built in between a period of 14 years the two gardens are a heritage left behind by the erstwhile Mughal, whose taste for laying exquisite gardens was fascinating. With a backdrop of the sprawling Zabarwan Mountains, the gardens boast of green turfs, blooming flowers and cascading water fountains. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 – Srinagar – Gulmarg (Overnight Stay at Hotel in Gulmarg)
After breakfast in the morning, 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 (the 08 minutes ropeway). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding. Stay overnight at hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 03 – Gulmarg – Pahalgam (Overnight Stay at Hotel in Pahalgam)
After Breakfast, we 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 in Pahalgam.
Day 04 – Pahalgam – Srinagar (Overnight Stay at Hotel in Srinagar)
After Breakfast day leisure later proceed to Srinagar, check in the hotel & after refresh. Afternoon walk at boulevard road. In Evening back to Srinagar. Overnight Stay in the Hotel.
Day 05 – Srinagar – Sonamarg – Kargil
Leave early morning and drive through the thickly forested Sonamarg and onwards to cross Zoji la Pass (3529 meters / 11645 feet). Travel across Drass (supposedly the second coldest inhabited place in the world). Visit the Kargil War Memorial at Drass. You can also view the infamous war peaks of Tiger Hill, situated on the banks of river Suru at a height of 9,000 feet, midway between Srinagar and Leh, reach Kargil by evening. Overnight at hotel in Kargil.
Day 06- Kargil – Leh
After breakfast and proceed to Leh. As you arrive in Leh, we will arrange for a quick check-in to your room. It is advisable you use up this day to acclimatize to the low air pressure at higher altitudes (11,562 ft.) of Leh dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07- Leh Local Sightseeing
A Complete day of visit to the monasteries (104 Kms). After breakfast, drive to visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08- Leh Pangong – Leh
After breakfast leave for Pangong Lake 14,500 ft, through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. (third Highest Motor-able road in the world.) The drive takes about 3-4 hours to reach. The lake is situated on the borders of India and Tibet. The lake is around 120 kms long and 50 kms in width. The lake is home to a large number of migratory and resident birds. In evening return back to Leh. Overnight Stay Hotel.
Day 09- Leh – Nubra Valley
After breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardongla pass (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft.)We will stop at the pass to admire and click some photographs of the fantastic view, before driving down in the Nubra valley. Arrive at Deskit-the tiny capital of Nubra by afternoon. Rest of the day free to explore Deskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes( at your own cost) between Deskit and Hunder Village. Dinner and overnight in camp
Day 10- Nubra Valley – Leh
After Breakfast drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Leh Drop
Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home with sweet memories of Ladakh