Offbeat Kashmir

Package Information

Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar.

On arrival at Srinagar airport. Our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer you to your Houseboat in Dal Lake. Experience the natural beauty of the glistening Dal Lake in a Shikara, a traditional wooden boat. Board the boat from the houseboat itself and admire the mesmerizing view.

Note: The duration of the activity is 1 hour.

Day 2: Srinagar to gurez (123 Km, 6-7 hrs drive)

Begin your day for majestic Gurez valley with breakfast and get ready for the drive towards Gurez valley. Gurez valley is located in the Himalayas and you reach there through road from Bandipora via Razdan Top. The drive is nothing less than a spectacular experience and you will notice the beauty of nature at its best. Visit Razdon top located at an altitude of 11672 feet. It is famous for its medicinal plant. Razdan Pass is an adrenaline-pumping road in India. From Razdan top you can view the snow-capped Harmukh Peak which is the highest mountain peak of Kashmir.

On reaching Gurez, check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Note: Since you will be moving close to LOC, you need to cross multiple Indian Army check posts, Aadhar card / Passport is mandatory for each guest.

Day 3: gurez local sightseeing and Sonamarg

Start your day with Early morning breakfast and prepare yourself for local sightseeing of Gurez.

You will drive towards the majestic pyramid-shaped Habba Khatoon peak. The beautiful mountain peak is an important part of Kashmir’s history. It is named after famous Kashmiri poetess Habba Khatoon. Another attraction of this place is Habba Khatoon spring. Lucid water gushing out of the mountain range is crystal clear and has medicinal properties.

After Gurez Sightseeing, we will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. Gurez to Sonamarg 165 KM, 5-6 Hrs.

Overnight stay in Sonamarg.

Day 4: Sonamarg Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit picturesquare Thajiwas Glacier by pony – Horse Ride (own cost). On return, transfer to a local cab for Baltal valley, Zero point and Zoji la Pass

At a distance of 23 km from Sonamarg, Zoji La is a high mountain pass located in the Kargil district of Ladakh, India. Situated in the Dras subdivision, it is one of the world’s most dangerous mountain roads.With an altitude of 3258 m, Zoji La Pass is situated on the NH 1 that connects Srinagar to Leh and prides itself in being the second highest pass on the highway with the first being the Fotu La Pass. It connects the Kashmir Valley to its west with the Dras and Suru Valleys to its northeast and the Indus Valley further east. Historically, the pass was captured by Pakistan in 1948 during their attempt to acquire control over Ladakh. Later, the Indian Army launched Operation Bison to regain control over this pass, which was successfully captured in November 1948.

Here, one can enjoy playing in the snow and also several activities like sledding and ATV bikes (depending on weather). There are also small huts here serving tea, coffee, and hot Maggi.

Overnight stay in Sonamarg.

Day 5: Sonamarg to Srinagar (80Km, 2-3 hrs)

We begin our day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and proceed towards Srinagar and checkin to hotel. After rest, leave for sightseeing tour of Mughal Gardens visiting Cheshmashahi (the royal spring ), Nishat(the garden of pleasure), Shalimar (the abode of love), PariMahal & famous Shankaracharya temple &Dargah Hazratbal Shrine &Jamia Masjid, Dinner & overnight in the Srinagar Hotel.

Day 6: Srinagar to pahalgam (90Km, 2-3 hrs)

After breakfast, begin your day for majestic Pahalgam via the ruins of Awantipur or Avantipura, located about 29kms from Srinagar, are a silent reminder of the Hindu empire. Visit apple orchards and Keshar/Dry fruits local market.

Overnight stay in Pahalgam hotel.

Day 7: pahalgam local sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed towards spectacular views of the beautiful Aru, Betab valley & Chandanwdi as you head out on a full-day trip. Relax in the lush meadows and spend time at the pristine lakes that you’ll will come across on the tour. Soak in the relaxing vibe of the valleys nestled amidst majestic mountains.

Overnight stay in Pahalgam hotel.

Day 8: pahalgam to Gulmarg (140km, 3-4 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed towards Bisaran Valley (Mini Switzerland) by pony – Horse ride (own cost).

After return, proceed towards Gulmarg Enroute you get to see the beautiful Tangmarg town and drive ahead on a scenic drive of 14 kilometers to Gulmarg.

Overnight stay in Gulmarg

Day 9: Gulmarg Day Outing

The most exciting adventure in Gulmarg Kashmir is the Gondola ride (phase 1 and phase 2). Tourists prefer it to get a bird’s eye view of the whole Gulmarg Landscape. A Gondola ride will get you a view of the LOC, Pir Panjal ranges and many tourist destinations. If you are visiting in the winter months, you can witness snow in phase 1 as well.

Going up from a Gondola and wheezing down the Apharwat peak on skis is a preferred activity of tourists. Gulmarg is the skiing hub of Kashmir where tourists come from all over the world and even skiing competitions are organised. You can hire the equipment from there only as many rental shops provide them (depends on weather)

After gondola ride, ride back to Srinagar, overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 10: Srinagar to Doodhpathri

After breakfast, proceed towards the Valley of Milk – Doodhpathri which offers a fantastic camping experience from the Daksum trail to Sinthan Pass. This hill-town is nestled in hidden grassy meadows by the Bringhi river and is perfect for trekking escapades. One can also take casual strolls around the valleys of Tangnar, with delightful pine and deodar trees for company.

Day 11: Airport drop.

After breakfast from hotel, you travel Towards the Srinagar international airport for your return back to home with Sweet Memories.

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