Destinations Covered : Delhi – Srinagar – Kargil – Uleytokpo – Alchi – Leh – Excursion to Pangong Lake – Delhi
Your 12 Days trip of Srinagar Ladakh tour will include destinations such as Delhi – Leh – Uleytokpo – Alchi – Kargil – Gulmarg – Srinagar. Visit the Monasteries like Thiksey, Hemis, Alchi and Lamayuru monasteries, along with Leh Palace, Leh Market, Hall of Fame, Shanti Stupa, Shey Palace and Stok Palace Museum which are the major attractions of Ladakh. Other attractions included in the Cultural Mosaic Ladakh trip are the Gurudwara Pather Sahib and Golden Buddha called Giant Maitreya at Mulbekh. Witness the mesmerizing view of Tiger Hill, Kargil. The tour will take you to some places of Kashmir as well. Enjoy an excursion at Gulmarg, pay a visit to the Mughal Gardens like Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh. A fascinating Shikara ride on Dal Lake will be on the cards during this Ladakh trip. This Cultural Mosaic tour of Ladakh can make your holiday perfect and memorable.
The 11 Night / 12 Day tour starts in Srinagar and ends in leh passing through picturesque scenery, passing through the tough topography, high mountain passes, lakes, valleys, etc. Experience the beauty of Srinagar, Ladakhi culture, ancient monasteries, breathtaking lakes and thrilling adventure.
Srinagar And Ladakh Tour Late evening on arrival our representative shall meet at the airport to welcome the guests and transfer to hotel.
Morning on time assistance and transfer to airport to board Flight to Srinagar by IC-825 Dep 1140/Arr 1255 Hrs . On arrive Srinagar assistance and transfer to Deluxe House boat. After noon Sightseeing of Srinagar visit Mughal garden and Shikara ride at Dal Lake. Overnight stay.
Dal Lake : Dal Lake is a scenic picnic spot surrounded by forests of pine. It is a good base for trekkers. A colorful annual fair is held here every September.
Shikara Ride : Shikara is a Gondola type light rowing boat. The one hour boat ride takes tourists on a relaxing sightseeing tour of interior parts of the calm and placid waters of Dal Lake, to see the market and the floating Gardens.
Mughal Gardens : Visit the Mughal Gardens, the Chashme Shahi (Royal Spring), Nishat Bagh(Pleasure Garden) and Shalimar Bagh(The Abode of Love).
This morning, enjoy our day trip to Gulmarg, Enjoy the beauty of Himalayan peaks and the cable car ride. Later return to Srinagar. If time permit visit Shankaracharya Temple. Overnight in Houseboat.
Gulmarg : The large meadow of Gulmarg is 52 km South-west of Srinagar at 2730 metres. The name means meadow of Flowers and in spring it is just that. This is also an excellent trekking base. Gulmarg Walks :- Outer Circular Walk : A circular road, 11 km in length, runs right round Gulmarg through pleasant pine forest with excellent views over the Kashmir Valleys.
Khilanmarg : This smaller valley is about a 6 km walk from the Gulmarg bus stop and car park. The meadow, carpeted with flowers in the spring, is the site for Gulmarg’s winter ski runs and offers a fine view of the surrounding peaks and the Kashmir Valley.
Alpather : It is beyond Khilanmarg, 13 km from Gulmarg.
Ningle Nallah : Flowing from the melting snow and ice on Apharwat Peak and Alpather Lake, this pretty mountain stream is 10 km from Gulmarg. Ferozpure Nallah : Reached from the Tangmarg road, or from the outer circular walk, this mountain stream meets the Bahan River at a popular picnic spot known as Waters Meet.
Ziarat of Baba Reshi : This Muslim shrine is on the slope below Gulmarg and can be reached from either Gulmarg or Tangmarg. The Ziarat, or tomb, is of a well known Muslim saint.
Shankaracharya Temple : 5 km from Tourist Reception Center. Located on a hill one thousand feet above the city, it is also known as Takht-i-Sulaiman. Most authorities agree that the first edifice on this site was built by Jaluka, the son of Emperor Ashoka, around 200 BC. The low enclosing wall and the plinth of the existing temple is what has remained of the old temple. The philosopher sage Shankaracharya had stayed at this site when he had visited to Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatan Dharma.
Early morning drive to Kargil (204 KM) Enroute visit Sonmarg. Arrive Kargil in the evening. Check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Sonmarg : Sonmarg is 80 km north-east of Srinagar and at an altitude of 2743 m. Popularly known as the ‘Meadow of Gold’ this place is strewn with the loveliest of alpine flowers and surrounded by mountains mantled in fir and pine. Glaciers pour down from the Himalayas almost on to the site of camping at Sonamarg.This golden meadow, one of the smallest resorts in Kashmir gets its name ‘Son’ meaning golden, from the bloom of yellow crocuses that fill this valley in the Spring.
Early morning drive to Uleytokpo (168 KM). Enroute visit Lamayuru monastery. Overnight at Guest House / Hotel.
Lamayuru Gompa : The oldest holy site in Ladakh, it was a bon shrine prior to the advent of Buddhism. Also known as Yung Drung (Swastika) it is sited on a high promontory overlooking the village and valley. For sheer spectacle value no other Gompa can match Lamayuru.
Srinagar And Ladakh Tour Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to Leh, enroute visit Alchi and Likir Monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.
Likir Gompa : Founded in the 11th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, its earlier Gompa was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dated back to the 18th century. Skilled craftsmen producing excellent Thankas, earthen pots and carved wooden folding stools, live here in the village. Majestically situated, Likir commands a spectacular view. A magnificent giant Jupiter tree, one of the few survivors of its species, stands in the courtyard.
Alchi Gompa : 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions.
Morning at leisure or explore the nearby places on foot. Post lunch visit Phiyang, Sankar Gompa and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Sankar Gompa & Village : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
Phiyang Gompa : 17 Kms from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road, it looks like a huge palace from afar, build by Tashi Namgyal in the later half of the 16th century AD, it belongs to the Red Cap sect of Buddhists. Hundreds of icon of Buddha and other gods are kept on wooden shelves.
Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for meditators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
After breakfast leave for sightseeing of Stok, Matho, Thiksey and Shey. Return to Leh in the evening. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Stok Palace & Museum : The palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelry of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Shakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armor, weapons, precious jades and porcelain too can be seen here.
Matho Gompa : Situated on the opposite bank of the Indus across Thiksey, Matho was established in the first half of the 16th century AD and has valuable collection of very old and beautiful Thankas, some in the form of Mandalas. Its annual festival of Oracles in early March is an important event in Ladakhi religious calendar.
Shey Palace And Gompa : Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
Thiksey Gompa : 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
Morning full day excursion to the World Highest Motorable road (5602 Mts) Khardungla pass. Evening explore Leh bazaar for souvenir, visit Leh Jokhang or Leh Mosque by foot. Overnight at the hotel.
Khardungla Pass : The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung La pass (The highest Motorable road in the world) 18,390 ft. around 39 Kms. Away from Leh. There are two checkpoints on the both sides of the pass. Khardong is the first village of Nubra valley at higher altitude than Deskit and other villages.
Srinagar And Ladakh Tour Morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake on the Indo China border. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
The Pangong Lake : This route takes the visitor past the picturesque villages of Shey and Thikse, and turns off the Indus valley by the side valley of Chemrey and Sakti. The Ladakh rang is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 M) which despite its great elevation is one of the easier passes, remaining open for much of the year even in winter, apart from periods of actual snowfall. Tangse, just beyond the foot of the pass, has an ancient temple.
Leave on time for Leh airport to board your flight to Delhi by 9W-610 Dep 0755/Arr 0905 Hrs. On arrival assistance and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon city tour covering Jama Masjid – The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort (closed on Monday) – The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial – The memoir of father of the nation, India Gate – The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The Government Headquarters. Overnight stay.
After breakfast rest of city sightseeing of Delhi visit – Qutab Minar Complex, Humayun’s Tomb and Temple. (Room till 12 Noon) After Dinner assistance and transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journeys.