9 Days Kashmir Leh Tour Package Itinerary
As soon as you arrive at the Delhi airport, meet Indian Holiday's representative, who will escort you to your hotel for a quick check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your discretion. An overnight stay is scheduled at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport and board the flight to Srinagar. As soon as you exit the Srinagar airport, a cab will pick you up and leave you at your deluxe Houseboat in Srinagar. Once you feel fresh after resting, we will take you on a scenic Shikara ride to the floating vegetable gardens on Dal Lake. Shikara is a long, gondola-like boat beautifully decorated with flowers and rich upholstery. Dinner is served overnight on the Houseboat itself.
Day 3 is action-packed and begins with a delicious breakfast. Once done, proceed to the day tour to the Mughal Gardens, Chashmi-e Shahi (The Royal Spring), Nishat (The Garden of pleasure) & Shalimar Bagh (Abode of Love). It's not without a reason that Srinagar is a favorite with honeymooners, and once you have visited these attractions, you cannot help but admire their natural beauty. The afternoon will be reserved for another long, relaxing Shikara ride in Dal Lake. Overnight in the houseboat/hotel.
Day 4 begins with a half-day tour to Gulmarg – regarded by many as the most beautiful summer resort in the Kashmir valley. Gulmarg has one of the highest golf courses in the world and remains snow-covered in winters, therefore facilitating skiing. You can enjoy a pony ride before hopping on a cable car to Khilanmarg. After an elaborate sightseeing tour of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg, return to the houseboat/hotel by evening for an overnight stay.
In the morning, after breakfast, start for Kargil via Sonmarg. The Srinagar-Sonmarg stretch is one of the most beautiful drives you have ever seen. The winding roads snaking through the lofty Himalayas are a sight to behold. During your halt at Sonmarg, take a pony ride (charges extra; optional) to Thajiwas Glacier, which remains covered with snow throughout the year. After you are dropped at your hotel in Kargil, you will be given a refreshing welcome drink on arrival. Then, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure—Overnight in the hotel.
Kickstart Day 5 with a filling breakfast and proceed to Leh. As you arrive in Leh, we will arrange for a quick check-in to your room. It would be best if you used up this day to acclimatize to the low air pressure at higher altitudes of Leh. Lunch & dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
On the 7th day of your tour, we will show you around the beautiful Thiksey Monastery. This excursion is scheduled in the wee hours of the morning since this is the best time to see the ethereal sunrise and the absorbing praying ceremony. Next is Hemis Monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in the Ladakh region. During your return to Leh, visit Shey Palace, after which we will hand out a packed lunch. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
The trip reaches its physical crescendo with a scenic drive to Khardung la, the highest motorable road in the world. Go crazy capturing the views from the top of the pass. This road continues to the Nubra Valley, from where you return to the hotel for hot, delicious lunch. Post lunch, you are taken on a whirlwind tour of Leh city. It is when you visit popular city attractions such as Sangkar, Shanti Stupa, and Leh Palace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Today, the trip ends as we arrange a timely transfer to the airport where you can board the flight to Delhi. When you arrive in Delhi, you are driven straight to your hotel, where you can relax till you are taken back to the airport for your post-midnight flight back home.