Duration : 16 Nights - 17 Days
Destinations : Delhi- Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar - Kargil - Ladakh - Jammu - Delhi
About Ladakh Kashmir Holiday Package
Ladakh Trekking Tours is an absolute delight for both sightseeing and adventure lovers. Covering all the major destinations of Kashmir, it is the smartest and the most convenient way of exploring the 'Paradise on Earth'. The Ladakh trekking package has been designed keeping in mind the adventure possibilities that are present in this magical land. Apart from trekking in the high ranges and rafting in the turbulent Indus, you can also enjoy a casual round of golf on the world's highest green top golf course. Definitely, Ladakh is most famous for the adventure activities and the Ladakh tours let you indulge in it. However what is unique about this package is that, you also get to explore some of the best Buddhist Monasteries in India. And before experiencing all these scintillating moments, you will be visiting The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. The capital city of Delhi and many historical monuments of Fatehpur Sikri are also the major part of The Best of Kashmir With Agra Package.
Highlight of Ladakh Tours
Day 01 : Reaching Delhi
Fly to Capital city of Delhi where you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into your room which already has been booked for you. The rest of the day will be at your disposal. You can either rest in your comfortable hotel room or step out for shopping.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
The day of Ladakh tour packages is set aside for sightseeing in Delhi. Your first day of the tour is going to be slightly hectic so we start after early morning breakfast. First you will be taken to the famous Qutab Minar, here explore the tallest minaret in India built of red sandstone. The iron pillar that never rusts, will surely be a subject of amazement to you. From here we drive past to Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. A brief stop at India Gate will give you a peek into families enjoying their day in the greenest part of Delhi. We continue our ride to Akshardham Temple, the new wonder on the block. You will be magnetized just by one look on the out of this world architectural work and carvings. We take a short break for lunch and then head to rural charms of Old Delhi. Enjoy a unique rickshaw ride on the streets of Chandni Chowk (the once royal market of Mughals). The skills of rickshaw driver zipping on the street jam packed with people, market chaos and other mode of transport will definitely overwhelm you. From here, shop for jewelry items from the famous jewelry market, Dariba Kalan. Right opposite to the market is the world heritage site Red Fort. The fort holds the attractions of Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am, watch the magnificent carvings on the palace walls which were once embedded with precious stones. Shop for many handicraft items, fake ivory jewelry, and miniature paintings from the famous Meena Bazaar inside the fort. Stay back to enjoy the pleasing Light and Sound show, which depicts the glorious history of Mughals. Then we are to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 03 : Delhi - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (203 Km)
Early Morning, after a sumptuous breakfast consisting of national and international cuisine, We start off for the destination you all are eager to go, Agra. You will be taken in an air conditioned coach and the journey is of around 5 hours crossing through the world heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri, the once capital of Akbar. The town now draws a deserted look but the main attractions are still very well preserved, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas are worth a visit. We then resume our journey to Agra. Check-in your hotel in Agra. The entire evening is at your disposal. At night, we take you to the Taj for a scintillating view of this monument of love under moonlit skies. The sight will seem straight out of a picture book. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Agra - Delhi (203 Km)
This day too, starts very early. Get ready to catch the magnificent sight of Taj Mahal with the rising sun. The first view of gleaming marble Taj will leave you speechless. You can take few hours to explore the seventh wonder at your own pace. Shop for miniature Taj from the emporiums and other white marble furniture and decorative items. Very close to Taj lies the grand Red Fort of Agra. The 16th century fort encloses many palaces. Get the view of Taj Mahal from Red Fort, which is simply outstanding. In the late evening, we start back to Delhi. Upon your arrival in Delhi, Check into your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 05 : Delhi - Srinagar (By Flight)
In the morning, we take you to handicraft hubs of Delhi, pick up embroidered skirts, bags and beaded foot wear from the fabulous Janpath market, Sarojini Nagar and Dilli Haat. Dilli Haat will give you an insight into the culture and traditions of many states of India, under one roof. In the afternoon, you will be transported to airport for your flight to capital of 'Paradise On Earth', Srinagar in Kashmir. Your stay will be arranged in the houseboat on Dal Lake.You still has the last part of the evening with you. Utilize it the way you want. Overnight stay on the houseboat.
Day 06 : Srinagar Sightseeing
Wake up to the captivating smell of fresh nature and views of rising sun behind the high mountains. The view is a dream come true for many. A delicious Kashmiri breakfast awaits you to jump-start your first day in Kashmir. Attractions of Srinagar are the flavor of the day starting by visit the alluring Mughal Gardens. The Chashmashahi, Shalimar Bagh (garden) and Nishant Bagh are the most famous one. Back at Dal Lake, its time for a splendid Shikara ride. Along with enjoying the beauty of the surroundings, indulge in shopping from many shops set up on shikaras floating around you. You can buy locally made handicrafts, and woolen clothes, especially the pashmina shawl. Take this ride to nearby lakes like Nagin Lake and Bod Dal, which are equally mesmerizing. Move back to your houseboat for the overnight stay
Day 07 : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar (92 Km)
Day 7 starts with another magical morning in nature's lap. After a sumptuous breakfast, we drive towards Gulmarg. Enjoy every moment, as the journey to Gulmarg is half the fun. Throughout the distance of 46 km, high hills bounded the road on one side and deep and gorgeous valleys on the other. Gulmarg is full of exceptional beauty all round the year. Visit during summers, the greenery will enthrall you, the variety of color in springtime will enchant you, and in winters the shinning white all around, and the prospect of skiing will grip you to this small town. There are many activities in which you can indulge. Hit the highest green top golf course in the world and complete the 18-hole course. Take a refreshing gondola ride (cable car) to the top of Apherwat range from where you will get a clear view of Nanga Parbat, the forth highest peak in the world. In winters, also indulge in skiing from top of this range to the foot. In the evening, we head back to Srinagar for your overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 08 : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar (188 Km)
Just like the day before, after early morning breakfast, we head out to another destination, this time it is to Pahalgam. The 94-km journey is simply outstanding. The journey might be slow, but it won't be even a bit tiring. Along the way, we make brief stops at saffron fields, ruins in Avantipur, Anantpur Spring and Chandanwari. It is from here the sacred Amarnath Yatra begins. There are many trekking routes as well, which give you the opportunity for stretching your legs. Though not very famous, but you will find few shops from where you can buy locally made handicrafts at a very cheap price. The town wears a serene outlook and proves to be a great place for picnics and outings. After lunch, back to your houseboat in Srinagar. At nighttime, step out into your balcony. The sight of numerous lit houseboats and their reflection in the lake is simply heart stopping. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 09 : Srinagar - Sonmarg- Srinagar (160 Km)
The morning atmosphere of Srinagar gives you a magical feeling. Wake up to that feeling and get ready for another day of heaven trotting. Day 9 is for the lovely town of Sonmarg. The distance between Srinagar and Sonmarg is around 80-kilometers. Situated at an altitude of around 2690-m above sea level, there are many trek routes inside the town. Tread through these routes to explore the inner beauty of this sedate town. Few kilometers away is Krishnasar Lake which is the main tourist attraction here. Indulge in trout fishing in the lake, which is refreshing as well as adventurous. In the evening, we come back to Srinagar for the overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 10 : Srinagar-Kargil (204)
Major part of Day 10 is kept aside for traveling. We leave for Kargil early in the morning. The journey will take you through the least traveled areas in India. Keep your eyes open through out the 204 km journey which will give you few of the most scintillating views. We will be cutting across the second coldest inhabited place on earth, Drass. Well, this should be hint enough, that you should carry with yourself heavy woolen clothes. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day according to your personal needs. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 : Kargil Trekking
Wake up early to catch the freshness in the air that will energize every part of your body. Preserve every inch of that energy, as you will require it when conquering the tougher parts of trekking routes. The main trekking routes that we would be covering will be inside the town itself. Kargil-Padum-Kargil. Some parts of the trek are found tough even by professionals. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Kargil-Leh (230 Km)
In the morning, we start our journey for Leh. The distance between the two town is around 230 km. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride as the roads are a bit up and down and curvy. The journey will take around 8 hrs. You will be directly taken to your hotel. After that long drive, your body will be craving for some rest. So resign into your cozy room for removing all the exhaustion. In the evening you can tread through the narrow streets shopping for the rare artifacts. One thing you will notice is that, most items here have a Tibetan touch to them. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13 : Monastery Sightseeing
A slight chill in the air welcomes you to a new day. On Day 11, you are set to explore the biggest and most famous Buddhist monasteries and gompas in Ladakh. The first and foremost is the Hemis Monastery which is the largest and the wealthiest of all the monasteries in Ladakh. It also has the largest thangka painting in the world, although you won't be able to see it as it is displayed only once in 12 years. Few kilometers away is the famous Thiksey monastery. You will definitely be impressed by the huge and imposing structure of the monastery. Other close by monasteries are Stagmo and Stakna which have surroundings that will leave you spellbound. Before going back to the hotel, we make a brief stop on the scintillating Pangong Lake. Breathtaking views are to be had around this lake, so make sure you carry extra rolls of films or an extra memory card with you as nothing is enough in these parts.
Day 14 : Adventure Day
The two days in Ladakh would have acclimatized you to the high altitudes of this area. This is very important before setting off on any adventure trails in the region. Before starting make sure you have taken every thing that you require to protect yourself from chilling cold and extreme sun. Strap yourself for the moments of your lifetime as we take off. Starting with a normal trek before going to tougher ones, helps you to get used to the requirements. In the second half of the day, we take on rafting in Zanskar River. You will have a guide with you during the entire course of river rafting. Give special attention to the do's and don't s that you will be told before the start. Rafting in Indus River is one of the toughest and most exhilarating stuff you will be doing on this tour. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 : Leh-Jammu (By Flight)
After a special Leh breakfast, early morning transfer to Airport for your flight to Jammu. We will reach Jammu in the first half of the day itself. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is still remaining for us to explore the attractions. After lunch, we head off into the city for a pleasant evening. Few kilometers from your hotel is the magnificent Bahu Fort. Enjoy a refreshing time on the well cut out gardens on all sides of the Fort. Also visit the Temple of Goddess Kali which is located in the center of the fort. We continue our ride to Amar Mahal Palace. This stunning red stone structure is now a museum. Look at the spectacular 120-kg pure gold sofa and few of the oldest books in the library. We also take you to Katra, the starting point of Vaishno Devi yatra. Feel the devotion loom in the air as the pilgrims start their journey chanting the Goddess's name. In the evening we head back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16 : Back To Delhi.
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Jammu Airport for you flight back to Delhi. From there you will catch flight for your onward journey.