Once you reach Srinagar, get transferred to a houseboat stationed at Dal Lake or Nagin Lake. Enjoy lunch on the houseboat. Later, leave to enjoy a Shikara boat ride on the lake, where you can witness the enthralling beauty of Char Chinar Island, Floating Gardens, and Floating Shops. Also, see the Kabutarkhana and Bathing Boats during the Shikara ride.
Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 2 of your Ladakh Kashmir tour is booked for a day trip to Gulmarg. Upon your arrival in Gulmarg, you will have assisted check-in at your pre-booked hotel. You can rest for a while, and you are free to spend the day as per your liking. You can enjoy the majestic Himalayas' scenic beauty and partake in adventure activities like skiing; also, take a Gondola Cable ride. You can also opt for a pony ride from Gulmarg to Khilanmarg. Overall, there are plenty of opportunities to make this day an incredible day of your tour.
Overnight at the hotel in Gulmarg.
Post a refreshing breakfast in the morning, drive to the valley of Pahalgam on the banks of the River Lidder. En route, visit the Avantipur Ruins and Cricket Bat Factory. If time permits, you can see the temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, approx. 1100 years old. By the afternoon, you will reach Pahalgam. Upon arriving, take some rest and then explore the scenic beauty of the Lidder River valley. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can explore nearby places or opt for a pony ride to enjoy the lush scenery.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.
On day 4 of your Kashmir and Ladakh tour, enjoy relaxing walks along the Lidder River to experience its mild lapping in the morning. After having breakfast, you can take a stroll to the beautiful spots or take a pony ride (at your own cost). The places which you should not miss here are Chandanwari, Aru Valley, and Betaab Valley.
In the afternoon, drive to Srinagar. Upon reaching, check in at the hotel to relax and unwind. The evening is free for you; so if you want, you can also visit the city's local markets.
Overnight at the hotel in Srinagar.
This morning, proceed towards Kargil from Srinagar. En route, stop at the 'Valley of Meadows' Sonamarg for lunch and then cross the Zojila Pass, located 3900 meters above sea level. After driving for some time, reach the Drass Village, the second coldest inhabited place. Upon arriving there, you will get to Kargil town; check-in at the hotel/deluxe camp. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can enjoy your evening at the bank of the Suru River or by taking a stroll in the market.
Overnight stay in Kargil.
Post breakfast, embarks on a drive to Leh from Kargil town. En route, visit the ancient rock-cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village. Later, stop for a photo at lunar-like landscapes near Lamayuru Monastery. On the way, enjoy a mouth-tempting lunch and photo stop at the Sangam (confluence) of the Indus and Zanskar rivers. By the evening, arrive in Leh and check in at the hotel in Leh.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
On the 7th day of the Kashmir Ladakh tour, you will leave for Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass, perched at 5359 meters above sea level. It is one of the world's highest motorable passes. So take a short break, click some pictures, and glare at the enchanting beauty of the valley from the mighty Khardungla Pass. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the Nubra Valley and then visit the dunes for the camel safari on a Bactrian camel or double-humped camel.
Overnight stay at the deluxe camp or hotel in Nubra.
Post breakfast, visit the Diskit Monastery (Big Buddha) and spend some time in the serene environment of the monastery. You can glare at the beauty of the Nubra Valley from the top of the monastery. Then you will head towards Pangong Lake, located at 4350 meters above sea level. This is the world's highest saltwater lake. Upon your arrival, you will have an assisted check-in at the camp. The rest of the evening is free, and you can spend it as per your wish. Finally, you can take a stroll alongside the glistening lake.
Overnight stay at the camp near Pangong Lake.
Enjoy the picturesque sunrise view on the Pangong Lake and then leave for Leh after having breakfast. You will cross the mighty Chang La Pass on your way to Leh. En route, visit Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries. Upon your arrival in Leh, you will have an assisted check-in at the hotel. If your time and energy permit, you can explore the Leh market and buy some souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.
Return to the hotel in the evening and have a sumptuous dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
In the morning, get transferred to the Kushok Bakula airport to board a flight for your onward journey.