Kashmir With a Dash of Ladakh – 10 Days

Day 1 – Srinagar
You’ve finally arrived at Srinagar, We transfer you to your deluxe Houseboat on Dal/Nagin Lake. Growling tummies can quieten up with a yummy lunch on the houseboat. You could surely nap post lunch but thats for the lazy work days back home. Instead enjoy a Shikara boat ride on the lake followed by a drive to the famous Mughal Gardens. (Breath of fresh air & pretty sights better than noon snores yes?)

Day 2 – Gulmarg
It’s cosy and yes you’re on vacation, But you can’t miss the day trip to Gulmarg. 45 kms away from Srinagar slice of Paradise would be cliched but true indeed. Enjoy the Gondola cable car ride & We suggest you pre book some skiing as well, So you don’t chicken out last minute but have successfully tried something new. Lunch at Gulmarg to keep you warm. After you’ve made enough snow angels back to your houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 3 –  Pahalgam
Its an early start to the day so we can make the most of it at the stupendous Pahalgam valley situated along the banks of river Lidder, With visits at Avantipur ruins & the cricket bat factory along the way. We know you want to run wild and roll in the meadows at Pahalgam, The noon is all yours. Overnight at a hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 4 – Srinagar
You’ve probably woken up wanting to take tons of more pictures in posses you imagined in your dreams. You can have all morning. Yes, all of it to go crazy. Be sure to keep an alarm or two so get back by noon as we drive to Srinagar for the night. You have all evening to visit the local market at Srinagar on your own & pick those souvenirs for everyone sulking back home. ( PS # folks at the Quest office don’t mind a few goodies:p )

Day 5 – Kargil
Suit up for a 205 km long cold drive to Kargil with a halt for lunch at the meadow in Sonamarg (94km). Crossover Zojila pass at 3,900m to reach Dras Village, Yup its the second coldest place on Earth after Siberia in Russia. buuuurrrrrrr.. huddle up & stay close. Overnight at a hotel in Kargil.

Day 6 – Leh
Post breakfast, Hit the road for Leh ( 230km), Halt at Mulbhek Village to visit the ancient rock cut statue of the Maitreya Buddha, Lamayuru Monastery to let everyone know you’ve been to the moon. With its lunar like landscape we bet they’ll believe. Halt to also witness the two rivers, Indus & Zanskar come together. Arrive Leh by evening, overnight at a hotel in Leh.

Day 7 – Leh
Post breakfast its time to spend the day visiting the Monasteries in the Indus Valley, The Royal Museum at Stok Palace, Thiksey, Stagna & Changchumbling Hemis monasteries. Some picnic lunch for the day sounds fun?. Overnight at your hotel in Leh.

Day 8 – Leh
Whether you have a light or heavy breakfast, It’s the day to get high… High up at Kardungla Pass (18360 ft). World’s highest motorable road, Shop for souvenirs at the pass if you like. Lunch at your hotel in Leh followed by a visit to Shanti Stupa & the evening free to go bursk at the local market or just to let your senses tingle.

Day 9 – Leh
Always wanted to see the Leh from the movies? We’ve saved the best for last. Day trip to Pangong lake with packed lunch sound like a plan? At 135 kms away its one of the biggest natural lakes in the Himalayas. Go on, do a Joey “ Yeah Baby :) “ . Overnight at your hotel in Leh.

Day 10 – Delhi
All good things come to an end they say, At Quest we never bid goodbyes cause we know you hate your office chairs & you’ll be out there somewhere with us soon. Transfer to the airport to hop your flight & enjoy the sights from up high to Delhi.

Tour Cost: Please email us on booking@quest-asia.com with your requirement

Trip Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin share/ Double occupancy in 3* hotels
  • Houseboat at Srinagar as per the itinerary
  • 2 Meals of the day
  • Local Sightseeing as mentioned with roundtrip hotel transfers
  • Pick & drop airport transfers
  • The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development council fee
  • Wildlife & Inner line permit
  • Internet access
  • Gondola Ride
  • Shikara Ride
  • Transfers in an Innova / Scorpio/ Sumo Grande
  • Taxes

Trip Excludes:

  • Domestic or International Air tickets
  • Train/bus tickets to Srinagar / From Leh/Delhi
  • Monument & museum entrance fees
  • Optional tours
  • Extra meals other than mentioned
  • Bottled water / Aerated Drinks / Alcohol
  • Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Phone Calls
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature