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TOUR TO HIMACHAL

TOUR TO HIMACHAL

Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days



DESTINATION COVERED: Pick up Srinagar - 1N Srinagar - 2N Pahalgam - 2N Gulmarg - 1N Srinagar - 1N Kargil - 1N Alchi - 1N Leh - 1N Nubra - 1N Leh - 1N Pangong - 1N Leh - Drop at Leh

Destination Covered

  • Pick up Srinagar

  • 1N Srinagar

  • 2N Pahalgam

  • 2N Gulmarg

  • 1N Srinagar

  • 1N Kargil

  • 1N Alchi

  • 1N Leh

  • 1N Nubra

  • 1N Leh

  • 1N Pangong

  • 1N Leh

  • Drop at Leh

Day 01: Arrive Srinagar

On arrival at  the Srinagar Airport , you will be greeted  by our representative and will be  transferred  by Cab to  the Hotel. Check in to the hotel. Later proceed to Dal lake to enjoy a  breathtaking Shikara Ride in Dal Lake and experience the marine life of Srinagar. Also see the alluring view of the Kashmir valley and enjoy the profusion of colors in the Paradise on Earth. While returning , don’t forget to visit the local crafts market and admire the fine carved hand-made articles from Paper Machine & wood of a walnut. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 02: Srinagar - Pahalgam (96 Kms-3hrs)

After  the delicious breakfast, you will proceed  to Pahalgam called as “Valley of Shepherds”. Also known as the village of shepherds, Pahalgam attracts hordes of tourists owing to its gradually dropping temperature and the glistening river, Lidder flowing through here. Upon arrival proceed for an excursion to the Aru Valley. The Aru Valley offers an assorted view and calm environs to tourists. Next, take a tour of the Betaab Valley, set amidst pine trees. It has been a favourite shooting location for many Bollywood Films. "Please note Aru/Chandan / Betaab Valley excursion cost is extra". Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort.

Day 03: Pahalgam Sightseeing (Cab not Included)

After sumptuous breakfast, Proceed for an excursion to the Aru Valley. About 11 km from Pahalgam, the Aru Valley offers an assorted view and calm environs to tourists. Next, take a tour of the Betaab Valley, set amidst pine trees. It has been a favourite shooting location for many Bollywood Films. Being at a walking distance from Pahalgam, this valley is the base camp for various adventure activities, such as mountaineering. "Please note Aru/Chandan / Betaab Valley excursion cost is extra". Later, trek to Chandanwari, which is the starting point for the Amarnath Yatra; it is approximately 16 km from Pahalgam. Being almost on the edge of the tree line, you will see trees giving way to alpine grasslands here. Return back to the hotel and have a comfortable sleep in your room.

Day 04: Pahalgam to Gulmarg (150 kms-5 hrs)

After Breakfast, proceed from Pahalgam to Gulmarg en route visit Avantipur. Overlooked by river Jhelum, the town of Avantipur houses two temples that were almost ruined during medieval times. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, these temples display intricate carvings and alluring sculptures along with an impressive architecture. Via Tangmarg Road, and after covering around 50 km, arrive at your destination. Post reaching here, transfer to the hotel and relax for some time. As serene and peaceful as it can get, Gulmarg is truly a fantasy for all. Overnight stay at the hotel/resort.

Day 05: Gulmarg Sightseeing

After breakfast, today you would be on leisure to explore the place; visit the world's highest Golf Course that the British once frequented to spend their summers (golf kit and caddy charges are at an additional cost). You could enjoy an exhilarating Gandola or cable car ride (Pay Directly). Do note that the Gondola ride is not included in the package and can be availed on direct payment basis; the ride will be operational depending on weather conditions. Later have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Gulmarg "Please note that in case there is heavy snow, a chained vehicle will have to be hired from Tanmarg to Gulmarg on direct payment basis. Also It may be closed at times due to bad weather or maintenance issues. Return back to your hotel for a comfortable sleep.

Day 06: Gulmarg – Srinagar (96kms-3hrs) one way)

Morning after breakfast, proceed to Srinagar. On arrival check in hotel. After lunch, Visit to famous Mughal Gardens Cheshma Shahi, Nishat, Shalimar collectively known as Mughal Gardens are contribution of the great Mughal laid out in the 16th century & these fall along the bank of Dal-lake in the heart of Srinagar city & Shankaracharya Temple located on a hillock , thus providing panoramic view of entire city, along the famous Dal-lake & river Jehlum, enroute visiting  handloom centre famous for production of Pashmina / Shahtoos shawls & world over reckoned carpets, evening return back to Dlx. Houseboat / hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 07: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Kargil (220kms-6hrs)

Upon arrival in the morning our representative will meet & greet you at Sheikh ul Alam Airport (Srinagar Airport).  Later proceed to Kargil. Enroute visit Sonamarg (Known as Meadow of Gold), Drass Village (2nd Coldest Inhabitated place in the World), visit Kargil War Memorial at Drass, Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger, Tololing). Reach Kargil by evening. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 08: Kargil - Lamayuru –Alchi (160kms-5hrs)

Morning after breakfast proceed to Alchi, enroute visit Mulbek, Giant Living Buddha Sculpture on Rock Mountain, Lamayuru, the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and Moon Landscape. Arrive Alchi by evening. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 09: Alchi - Leh (70kms-2.5hrs).

After Breakfast leave for Leh enroute visit Alchi,  Enjoy breathtaking views of Namkila & Fatula Passes. Later proceed to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up further. Later visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib - nestled deep in the Himalayas, Driving through a picturesque landscape we reach the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, 4 km after Nimmu village also visit Hall of Fame. Reach Leh by late noon. Evening visit local market. Overnight Hotel.

Day 10: Leh - Nubra Valley (160kms-4.5hrs)

After an early breakfast we drive to NUBRA VALLEY, through KHARDUNG-LA the highest motorable road in the world at 18,390 ft, around 39kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers and situated between North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh range of Himalayas.
In the afternoon visit Hunder Monastery at Hunder village. Hunder is lying close to the border between India and Pakistan in the north-western part of Ladakh. You can visit the SAND DUNES and also enjoy a camel safari (Optional on direct payment basis). Overnight stay at Nubra.

Day 11: Nubra Valley - Leh (160kms-5hrs)

After breakfast at the camp, visit Diskit Monastery en route to Leh. There are a number of shrines inside the monastery's complex, like Kangyu-lang, Tsangyu-lang, etc. Diskit Gompa has quite an interesting legend attached to it. It is believed that a Mongol demon once lived here and was considered to be a sworn enemy of Buddhism. Afternoon rest and relax or take a walk to the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Leh - Pangong Lake  via Shey & Thiksey (225kms-6.5hrs)

After an early breakfast, leave for the mesmeric Pangong Tso en route visiting Shey & Thiksey. The Palace and Monastery of Shey, an impressive complex on a hill, was constructed on the orders of King Deldan Namgyal in 1655 AD. It houses one of the largest golden Buddha statues in the country. After the visit, continue towards Pangong, passing through Changla pass, which is around 5360 metres above sea level. Pangong Lake, situated at 4267 metres above sea level, is famed for its serenity. Pangong Lake is a long narrow basin of inland drainage the highest salt water Lake in the world, shared by two countries India & China. Though open to tourists, the lake and its surrounding are under army surveillance. Evening at leisure. After dinner, overnight stay near Pangong Lake.

Day 13: Pangong Lake – Leh via Hemis (225kms-6.5hrs)

Post breakfast, you are free to explore, and capture the beauty of the lake in your cameras. Drive back to Leh, enroute visiting Hemis Gompa – the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. As soon as you reach Leh, check-in at the hotel and take some rest. After dinner, retire to your hotel room.

Day 14: Leh Departure

Enjoy the nature. Today your beautiful stay in Leh draws to a close. After breakfast pack your bags to reach the airport in time to catch your flight back home.

Inclusions

Accommodation on twin sharing Basis as per Package Selected.

Meals as per plan mentioned.

To & Fro Airport Transfers (Leh, Manali & Srinagar) As Per Package.

All Transportation will be on point to point by Scorpio/ Innova / Sumo Grand and not at disposal.

Innerline Permit.

Exclusion

Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered

Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.

Monument & Museum Entrance Fees.

Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.

Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)

Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please note that the nationals/citizens of CHINA / TAIWAN / AFGHANISTAN / BANGLADESH / PAKISTAN / SRI LANKA / BURMA are not allowed to visit restricted areas in Ladakh region. Hence these packages are not applicable for these nationals.

Advance Booking Fee for Normal Period

30 days or more before departure:25% of total cost.

29-16 days before departure: 50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

Advance Booking Fee for peak period and long weekends (Pls check with us)

At the time of booking/confirmation:50 % of total cost.

After 05 - 07 days of booking/confirmation:50% of total cost.

Less than 15 days before departure:100% of total cost.

Cancellation Policy

Package can be cancelled with written mail from the person making the booking. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy mentioned below

Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 1500.00 per head Per Tour.

45 -20 Days prior to Tour Start Date 25% of full tour cost.

19 -10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

09 -06 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

05- 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

Except for Peak season and long weekends (Pls check with us)

Minimum Cancellation (Processing Fees) is Rs. 2000.00 Per head Per Tour.

45 - 30 Days prior to Tour Start Date 50% of full tour cost.

29 - 10 Days prior to Tour Start Date 75% of full tour cost.

09 - 00 Days / No show 100% of full tour cost.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please note that the nationals/citizens of CHINA / TAIWAN / AFGHANISTAN / BANGLADESH / PAKISTAN / SRI LANKA / BURMA are not allowed to visit restricted areas in Ladakh region. Hence these packages are not applicable for these nationals.

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