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Ladakh with Valley of Kashmir Tour

Day 1: Arrive Leh

On arrival at Leh airport, our representative will be there to meet you and transfer to the pre booked hotel/guest house for check in. Rest of the day is free for relax and acclimatisation as this is necessary for getting acclimatised at the high altitude. In the evening, one can visit the colourful market of Leh. An overnight stay in the hotel/guesthouse.

Day 2: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis

Today In the morning after breakfast we will go for the sightseeing tour to explore some of the ancient monasteries in Leh. We will start with Shey Gompa is located approximately 15 kms from Leh. Earlier it used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupa and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built in the beginning of 17’Th century AD by Deldan Namgyal. Thereafter, visit the Thiksey Gompa is considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis Gompa is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. It was founded in the early 17th century and belongs to the Drukpa order. Later return back to the hotel/guest house for a night stay.

Day 3: Leh – Lamayuru – Likir – Alchi

In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Lamayuru. Lamayuru is a pretty little village surrounded by the rocky Hindukush peaks but the spectacular Lamayuru Gompa, which happens to be the most famous and spectacular monastery in Ladakh completely over shadows the landscape of Lamayuru. We will visit the Likir monastery and then reach Alchi. Both Alchi and Likir monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar – Leh road. And overnight stay at the hotel/tent.

Day 4: Alchi

The day is fixed for local sightseeing tour to Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi. We will start our journey with the sightseeing tour to Lamayuru. After exploring the villages around the area, it comes as a surprise to find that Lamayuru is a scruffy little place. Further, we will see the beautiful Alchi and Likir monasteries. These two monasteries are located near Saspol on the Srinagar-Leh road. They house many gigantic clay statue of Buddha in various forms. The primary attraction of these monasteries is their 1000-year old wall painting, which makes it a very rewarding experience. By the evening, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay at Alchi.

Day 5: Alchi – Kargil (263 kms)

In the morning, we will drive to Kargil. We will visit the Tete Spring and other interesting places like Suru Valley. Lying nestled along the northeastern foothills of the Great Himalayan wall, the valley extends from Kargil town, first south ward for a length of about 45 miles and then eastward for another stretch of nearly 50 miles up to the foot of the Penzila watershed where the Suru River rises. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kargil.

Day 6: Kargil – Srinagar (216 kms)

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Srinagar via Drass, which is noted for its heavy snowfalls and extreme cold. On the road to Srinagar, Drass is a small township lying in the centre of a valley of the same name. It is the second coldest inhabited place in the world. During the spring and summer, however the valley around the township becomes very picturesque. From there, we will drive through Sonamarg, the gold valley to Srinagar and stay in the houseboat.

Day 7: Srinagar (Sightseeing)

Today in the morning after breakfast, we will visit the world famous Mughal Gardens, Nishant Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love), the Chashme Shahi, etc. Later, return back to the houseboat for hot lunch. After Lunch, we will visit Shankaracharya Temple and in the evening, take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city with, which is often compared to Venice sunset. An overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 8: Srinagar – Pahalgam – Srinagar (79kms)

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Pahalgam 2440 Meters. On the way, we will visit Saffron field and Avantipur ruins, which is eleven hundred years old temple. Pahalgam, is the most famous palace for Indian Film Industry. After lunch, enjoy the nature charm of the valley. Later return back to Srinagar for an overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 9: Srinagar

In the morning after having breakfast, Check out from the hotel and transfer to Srinagar domestic airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.

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