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Essence of Kashmir & Ladakh - Kargil | Leh | Pahalgam | Srinagar - 9 Nights / 10 Days
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Kargil - Leh - Pahalgam - Srinagar
Days: 9N 10D
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Kashmir and Ladakh are two beautiful valleys in the northern region of India, which are popular as tourist destinations too. opt for Essence of Kashmir & Ladakh tour package of 9 nights and 10 days which will take you to some most well-known destinations such as Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgan, Kargil and Leh. The highlights of the itinerary are a Gondola ride in Gulmarg and a visit to Khardungla pass, the world’s highest motorable pass.

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Day 1

Srinagar -
Once you reach Srinagar, get transferred to a Houseboat, stationed at Dal Lake or Nagin Lake. Enjoy lunch on the Houseboat. Later, leave for enjoying a Shikara boat ride on the Lake. Afterwards, leave for visiting the Mughal Garden, which is going to include Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh.

Day 2

Srinagar –Gulmarg-Srinagar -
Day 2 is booked for a day-trip to Gulmarg that is around 45 kms. This hill station is an extremely popular tourist spot. On the way, enjoy the scenic beauty of the majestic Himalayas. Enjoy adventure activities like skiing; also take a Gondola Cable ride. Return to Srinagar in the evening. Overnight in Houseboat.

Day 3

Srinagar - Pahalgam -
After an early morning breakfast, begin your journey for Pahalgam valley Located alongside the banks of River Lidder, it is a famous hill resort, known for its lush greenery. On the way, halt at the Avantipur Temple Ruins, which have been named after King Avantivarman. Later, you will visit the Cricket Bat Factory, where you will observe the bat making process. Evening arrival in Pahalgam. Spend the evening in admiring the surrounding beauty. Stay overnight in your Hotel.

Day 4

Pahalgam - Srinagar -
After having your breakfast, leave your home to enjoy the surroundings, on foot. Take a leisure walk along the river Lidder. If you want then you can also visit the nearby golf courses. After lunch, return to Srinagar. Once you arrive, check-in at your hotel. The evening is free to shop at the local market. You can buy woolens, fruits, dry fruits and Saffron. Stay overnight.

Day 5

Srinagar (via Sonamarg) - Kargil (205 kms)-
In the morning, have breakfast and begin your road journey for Kargil. On the way, halt at Sonamarg, that is around 94 kms. Popular as ‘Meadow of Gold’, it is a picturesque location, where you are also going to relish your lunch. Later, you will drive past the Zojila pass, at 3900 meters. Afterwards, you will reach Drass village, famous as the world’s second coldest place after Siberia in Russia. Evening arrival at Kargil. Check into your hotel for staying overnight.

Day 6

Kargil - Leh (230 kms)-
Post breakfast, leave for Leh. On the way, you are going to halt at Mulbekh village, where you are going to visit the ancient rock-cut statue of Maitreya Buddha. If you want then you can click some photographs at the amazing moon-shaped landscape, close to Lamayuru monastery. Have lunch, at the meeting point of rivers Indus and Zanskar. Evening arrival in Leh, check-in at the hotel for an overnight.

Day 7

Leh - Indus Valley Tour -
Have your breakfast and leave for a day-trip to the Indus Valley Monasteries. Along with this, you will also explore the other attractions such as the Royal Museum at Stok Palace, present abode of the royal family. Later, you will visit the Thiksey monastery- a Tibetan Buddhist monastery with the same architecture as the Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet, Stakna monastery-founded in the 16th century and Hemis monastery, popular as the wealthiest monastery in the country. Stay overnight.

Day 8

Leh –Khardungla Pass-Leh-
On the 8th day of the tour, have your breakfast and leave for visiting the Khardongla Pass, located at an altitude of 18360 feet, probably the highest motorable road in the world. If you want then you may shop for gifts, while at the pass. Return to Leh in the afternoon. Have lunch at your hotel. Take a nap. In the evening, visit Shanti Stupa to view the sunset. Later, enjoy shopping for souvenirs at the Leh bazaar. Stay overnight.

Day 9

Leh –Pangong Lake (135 kms) -Leh-
The 9th day is fixed for enjoying a day-trip to the Pangong Lake, located situated at a height of about 4,350 meters. Do not forget to carry packed lunch. Also known as Pangong Tso, it is one of the biggest natural salt lakes in the Himalayas, which is around 134 kms long. Evening return to Leh. Stay overnight in Leh.

Day 10

Leh - Delhi (Flight) -
In the morning, get transferred to the Kushok Bakula airport to board a flight for your onward journey.

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