07 July Sun Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI – SRINAGAR INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC FLIGHTS D
Fly to Delhi. On arrival transfer to domestic airport to board on your scheduled flight to Srinagar – located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes enhance its picturesque setting, while the changing play of the seasons and the salubrious climate ensures that the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year. On arrival, transfer to anchored Deluxe Houseboat.
08 July Mon Day 02: GULMARG EXCURSION 125 km Excursion BLD
After breakfast at Houseboat, depart by surface to Gulmarg – one of the most beautiful summer resorts in Kashmir valley. It is also well known for its golf course during summer season and ski resort during the winter season. Enjoy the splendour of nature and the snowy mountains. Enjoy Gondola ride (Cable car) from Gulmarg to Kungdoor. Afternoon return back to Srinagar and take a stroll to witness the way of life in the alleys and small streets of Srinagar town. Dinner served at your houseboat.
09 July Tue Day 03: SRINAGAR – SONAMARG – KARGIL 210 km, 5-7 hours BLD
After breakfast start the spectacular journey to Sonamarg by car. About 2.5 hours to cover around 80 km through the rural civilization along with meandering Sindh River. Sonamarg lies at the head of the Sindh valley, is surrounded by mountains and pine forests. Drive through spectacular facets of countryside. After Sonamarg start drive up to first pass on our route, Zojila Pass (3529 m). Zojila Pass marks dramatically the boundary line between Kashmir and Lardakh. Dense green forest clad slopes give way to bare multi-colored mountains of stark beauty. Drive through Drass Town en-route, the second coldest inhabitant place in the world. You will notice a sudden change of landscape from lush green to barren Himalayan mountain ranges in a small transition. Overnight at hotel in Kargil.
10 July Wed Day 04: KARGIL – LAMAYURU – ALCHI – LEH BLD
After breakfast drive to Alchi stopping at Mulbekh where a 1400 years old image of Maitry-the future Buddha, built atop a huge rock. The image commemorates the victory of Buddhism over Bonism, and in turn, the end of sacrificing of human and animal lives. We drive over Fotula Pass (4108 m) and Namikala Pass (3718 m) the highest point on the Leh – Srinagar road. En route visit Lamayuru monastery, Atitse Monastery and Naropa Cave. Lamayuru is one of the most significant gompa set amidst majestic scenery. The 900 years old finest monastery in Ladakh, houses the image of Chanaric – The God of Compassion and Mercy – of which Dalai Lama is considered to be reincarnated. We make a quick photo-stop at Moonland before we continue our journey to Alchi. In the evening visit Alchi Monastery. The monastery was founded in 11th century by the great Monk & Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. On completion drive to Leh for overnight stay.
11 July Thu Day 05: LEH – HEMIS – WALK AROUND LEH BLD
Morning visit Hemis, enjoy the ambience of the festival and cultural dance. Afternoon to explore the surroundings of Leh town. We walk to Shanti Stupa followed by walk to Leh Palace. You can shop for turquoise and silver jewellery that come from Tibet and Burma. Main Market in Leh is a wonderful place to shop. Two of the places that are worth checking are Ladakh Art Palace and Lhasa Embroidery. Tibetan Refugee Market on Old Leh Road is another ideal place for shopping in Leh. For Tibetan-Ladakhi items of art one can head to Government Emporium. Popular souvenirs picked up by tourists include, Thangka paintings, small prayer wheels, music bowls, Ladakhi carpets, rugs, shawls and stoles.
12 July Fri Day 06: LEH – PANGONG LAKE (150 km, 4 hours) BLD
Early morning drive to Pangong Lake visiting Hemis monastery on the way. Visit to Ladakh is not complete without visiting Hemis monastery. It is one of the largest and most important monasteries with excellent library, well preserved wall paintings. This journey takes us past picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side-valley of Chemrey and Sakti. Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet), which despite its great elevation is one of the easier, passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple. But the main attraction of this circuit is the Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). The surrounding views reflected on the lake are simply mesmerizing. The color of the lake keeps changing throughout the day. Overnight Camp.
13 July Sat Day 07: PANGONG LAKE – LEH (150 km, 4 hours) BLD
In the morning enjoy sunrise at Pangong Lake. Later drive back to Leh via same route over Chang-La Pass. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Evening explore the market and some last moment shopping. Overnight hotel. (BLD)
14 July Sun Day 08: LEH – DELHI – FLY HOME Domestic & International Flight BL
Early morning transfer to airport for your scheduled flight to Delhi. On arrival, visit around Delhi. Free day for own activities or shopping around Delhi. After dinner transfer to airport for board on your scheduled flight to Singapore.
|Standard Hotels||Deluxe Houseboat||Zojila Residency||Bijoo Hotel or any other A Class Hotel||Hotel Stendel|
|Superior Hotels||Highland Mountain Resorts||The Zen / Grand Dragon||Hotel Karma Inn|
Hotels Subject to availability
|Land Only Private Tour in SGD Valid between 1st May – 30 September, 2019|
|Hotels||6 Pax & above||3-5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|
SRS: Single Room Supplement, CWB: Child With Bed, CNB: Child No Bed
|Private, Exclusive & Escorted Land Tour Cost Includes||Land Tour Cost Excludes|
|1. Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary including 5 persons per MPV from Srinagar to Leh airport.
2. Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with all meals provided in hotels, restaurants and food stall along the route.
3. Cable Car Ride from Gulmarg to Kangdoor and Small boat (Shikara) Ride at Dal Lake.
4. 1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
5. All monastery entrance charges and all other entrance charges as per the itinerary.
6. Odyssey Manager* from Srinagar houseboat to Leh airport
|1. International and domestic airfares.2. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
3. And any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
4. Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.
5. Services not mentioned in the inclusion.
Note: Sequence of itinerary may change due to domestic flights availability or any other operational reasons
|Hotels||6 Par and Above Pax||3 - 5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|