Overland Kashmir to Ladakh

Drive from : Srinagar and fly out from Leh

Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days

Best time : May to October

Tour Highlights :

Srinagar City – Shikara ride at Dal Lake – Gulmarg excursion – Drive from Srinagar to Kargil with Sonamarg & Zojila pass visit – Drass Kargil War Memorial – Mulbekh Buddha Statue- Fatu La pass – Lamayuru monastery & Moon Valley – Alchi Monastery – Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River – Magnetic Hill – Pathar Sahib Gurudwara – Leh City Tour – Khardungla pass – Shey Thikse Hemis monasteries – Changla pass – Pangong Lake.

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Itinerary Details

Day 01 Arrive Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat/ Hotel.

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 to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with which is often compared to Venice. You will get a view of some very interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.

Day 02 Srinagar - Sonmarg - Kargil 205 Kms

Leave in the morning and drive to Kargil by car/coach and road passes through the panoramic village reach Sonmarg (2740 Mtrs) After Sonmarg most rough road and wet Zojila pass 3527 Mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh). Continue drive towards Drass (The second coldest inhibited place in the world) we stop here for tea and passport check. Another two and half 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 03 Kargil - Leh 235 Kms

Leave in the morning full day drive to Leh today we have to ascend three passes this day will be tiresome but panoramic too. First Buddhist village will be Mulbek. We have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft.) on Srinagar Leh route. At lunch time 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 04 In Leh ( City tour )

Morning free for personal activities and at Leisure. Afternoon half day tour of Shanti Stupa , Shankar Gompa, Leh palace, Shey and Thikse monastery. Back to the leh city and enjoy the beautiful evening in the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 Leh-Khardongla pass-Leh 85Kms

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 06 Leh - Pangong Tso Lake - Leh ( 300 Kms )

Leave early morning at 5AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to Lukung at the western shore of the lake and drive along the Pangong Lake upto Spangmik (8 Kms) the last point allowed for tourists. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the β€œINDO CHINA BORDER. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 Departure Leh

After breakfast you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination

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