Flavour of Himalayas (10 Days / 9 Nights)
No matter what you say about Himalayas, their magnificence once translated in words will always be an understatement. Housing the highest mountain peaks of the world, Himalayas are the abode of snow giving home to many thrilling adventure activities that you can indulge in while visiting the place. Plan your vacations now to make your trip an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Delhi
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Thursday, April 20, 2017
Welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort
, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, drive through India Gate
, President-s House and Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort
(optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Srinagar
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative and transferred you to the houseboat. Afternoon free for personal activities. In the evening Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the sunset. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 4: Srinagar
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
Half day tour of world famous Mughal Gardens visiting the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love). Return to houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon Shikara ride on The Dal Lake
. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 5: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017
Full day tour of Gulmarg, which is one of the most beautiful summer resort in the valley. It is also popular for its golf course (in summer), the highest in the world and skiing during the winter season. Enjoy the splendor of nature and the snowy mountains. One can have Gondola ride (cable car) from Gulmarg to Khalinmarg. Overnight at houseboat.
Day 6: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil and road passes through the panoramic village to reach Sonmarg (2740 mtrs) After Sonmarg the road is mostly rough and wet to Zojila pass 3527 mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (the second coldest inhibited place in the world) were we stop for tea and passport check. Another 2.5 hours drive will take us to Kargil (2710 mtrs) which has got its importance after opening of Ladakh for tourists in 1974. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Kargil - Leh
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Leave in the morning for a full day drive to Leh. Today we ascend three passes. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We cross the highest pass (Fotula 4166 mtrs.) on Srinagar Leh route. At lunchtime we will be at Lamayuru oldest Monastery. Continue drive to next village Nimu a view of Zanskar River following into Indus. Finally we reach Leh 3500 mtrs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Leh
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Thursday, April 27, 2017
Morning free for personal activities and at leisure. Afternoon half day tour of Phyang, Spituk and Shanker Gompa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Leh - Khardongla Pass - Leh
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017
Full day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motorable pass in the world 5600 mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Leh - Delhi
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Transfer in time to the airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel for wash 'n' change and proceed to international airport for connecting flight to onward destination.