Day 1 - Arrival in Srinagar and Local Sightseeing
The first day of the tour starts with your arrival at Srinagar. After you reach the Srinagar Airport, you will be transferred to the Houseboat. Srinagar is the summer capital and the largest city of Jammu and Kashmir. It is encircled by an arc of beautiful, green mountains. Srinagar’s greatest attraction is the mesmerizing Dal Lake, on which there is a vibrant array of stationery houseboats.
After taking some rest in the houseboat, you begin the day with local sightseeing of Srinagar. Embark on a half-day tour of the world famous Mughal Gardens which are spread over several kilometres around the less urbanized shore of the Dal Lake. Visit the Shalimar Bagh (The Abode of Love), Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure), Pari Mahal, Shankaracharya Temple, and Hazratbal Shrine.
In the evening, enjoy a Shikara ride on the placid and beautiful Dal Lake. Allow yourself to get bewitched by the mesmerizing beauty of Srinagar, the town which is often compared to paradise. There are many fascinating places around the lake that you can see from the shikara. Enjoy your overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 2 - Leave for Sonmarg to Visit the Holy Amarnath Cave
The second day of the tour starts with a delicious breakfast at Srinagar. After the breakfast, start off your journey to Sonmarg which is 85kms from Srinagar. Check in at the hotel after arriving at Sonmarg. After freshening up, reach Baltal by car. You will board a helicopter from Baltal to Panchtarni. The availability of the helicopter is subject to weather conditions. After you reach Panchtarni, you have to trek for about 6kms to reach the Holy Cave. Alternatively, you can hire horses/palki on direct payment.
After Darshan at the Holy Cave, trek back to Panchtarni for the helicopter ride. The helicopter will take you to Baltal, where you can meet our driver. He will drive you to your hotel in Sonmarg. After the hectic day, relax and enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 - Explore the Beautiful Sonmarg and Return To Srinagar
The third day of the tour starts with exploring the beautiful Sonmarg (meadow of gold). It lies in the Sindh valley and is renowned for its enthralling beauty. The first thing that you will notice about Sonmarg is the beautiful, snow-covered mountains that form the backdrop of the place. You can see the magnificent Himalayan peaks such as Amarnath Peak, Kolhoi Peak, and Sirbal Peak from Sonmarg. It is situated at an altitude of 2690m. You can find the loveliest flowers in Sonmarg. It is a quiet, alpine retreat surrounded by pine, fir, silver birch, and sycamore trees.
When you are driving from Srinagar to Leh, Sonmarg is the last halt on the Kashmir district. It is also the starting point for some interesting treks to the Himalayan Lakes. The main attractions of Sonmarg are photography, horse riding, trekking, alpine skiing, white water rafting, sledging, and long walks.
Have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Sonmarg. After lunch, click wonderful pictures of the magnificent mountains and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. If you want to try something different, you can enjoy a horse ride at Sonmarg.
After the sightseeing, get ready to return back to Srinagar. Start off your journey to Srinagar in the afternoon. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Srinagar. (Sightseeing at Sonmarg can be done on additional cost by Union Vehicle. It will let you visit Thajiwas glaciers, Zajibal Pass, and Baltal camping base).
Day 4 - Leave for Gulmarg from Srinagar
The fourth day of the tour starts with breakfast in Srinagar. After your breakfast, leave for Gulmarg which is a 1.3 hours drive from Srinagar. You can see the beautiful Tangmarg town and various other scenic places on your way to Gulmarg. As Gulmarg is located only 60kms from Srinagar, you will reach there by early afternoon. After arriving at Gulmarg, check in at the hotel.
Gulmarg is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It is an extremely popular skiing destination of the country. After freshening up, board the Gondola cable car system and go on a short tour. The ropeway ride is 8 minutes long. It is scenic and delightful. After an hour, descend back to Gulmarg and indulge in horse-riding. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 5 - Leave for Pahalgam from Gulmarg
The fifth day of the tour starts with breakfast at the hotel in Gulmarg. After your breakfast, embark on your journey to Pahalgam. It is a 2.5 hours drive from Gulmarg. You will come across Pampore, Avantipura, and the village of Bijbihara which is known as the breadbasket of Kashmir on your way to Pahalgam. From the national highway 1A at Khanabal, we drive through Anantnag, the second largest city. From here, the road turns extremely scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder River that flows from the opposite direction.
The 135kms drive will let you enjoy the most picturesque places and the natural beauty of Kashmir. Check in at the hotel after you reach Pahalgam, the beautiful hill station in Kashmir. Spend the rest of the day, basking in the beauty of Pahalgam. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam. (Sightseeing at Pahalgam can be done on additional cost by Union Vehicle. It will let you visit Betaab Valley, Sheshnag Lake, Lidder Amusement Park, Mamal Temple).
Day 6 - Leave for Srinagar Airport
The adventurous tour finally comes to an end on the sixth day. Have your breakfast at the hotel in Pahalgam. Then start off on your journey to reach the Srinagar airport before your flight timing. We will assist you with the transfer from Pahalgam to Srinagar Airport. If you are fond of shopping, you can make a brief stopover at Srinagar to shop for your friends and family. After shopping, we will drop you at the Srinagar airport so that you can take off to your respective destination.