KASHMIR BACKPACKING TRIP
Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley Chenab Valley Sindh Valley and Lidder Valley. Some major tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg Pahalgam, Patnitop, and Jammu. Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the holy shrines of Vaishno Devi and Amarnath which has had a significant impact on the state’s economy.
4 Nights 5 Days
Wednesday Departure and Sunday arrival
June : 7 , 14 , 21 , 28
What is included in the tour
Airport pick up & drop
All local sightseeing
Driver allowance / toll / parking / road tax / fuel charge / permit charge
Internal transport in Non ac vehicle
1 Night Stay in a houseboat in Dal Lake
1 Night Stay in Pahalgam (3 sharing room in a 3 Star Property)
2 Night Stay in Srinagar (3 sharing room in a 3 Star Property)
Hot water, Wifi & Power backup
Food MAP (Veg & Non Veg Buffet)
Day 1 (Dinner)
Day 2 (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 3 (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 4 (Breakfast and Dinner)
Day 5 (Breakfast)
Shikara Ride for 1 hours in Dal Lake
24/7 Back-end Support
What is NOT included in the tour
Gulmarg Gondola Charges as mentioned below:
Phase I (Gulmarg to Kongdoor) Rs. 740/-
Phase II (Kongdoor to Aparwath) Rs. 950/-
Total Amount for both Phases Rs. 1,690/-
Entry fees for Gardens, Museums or any other monuments
Zojila Pass, Thajwas Glacier (Sonamarg) @ 4500/- Approx. Per 07 Seater Vehicle
Betaab Valley, Aru Valley &Chandanwari (Pahalgam) @ 2200 Per 07 Seater vehicle
Chain Jeeps due to Heavy snowfall to reach Gulmarg from Tangmarg During Winters if Required
Items of personal use like Porter, Tips, Laundry, Telephone calls, Mineral water etc
Day 1: Srinagar to Pahalgam
Arrive before 12 PM.
After arrival at Srinagar Airport we will be travelling to Pahalgam via Pampore (world famous Saffron is cultivated here) and town of Awantipora. We will reach Pahalgam by evening.
Pahalgam: Pahalgam or the Valley of Shepherds is a beautiful hill station situated at height of 2,740 meters from sea level is at a distance 95 Kms from Srinagar. It has a confluence of the streams flowing from the Sheshnag Lake which is situated at a higher altitude and Lidder River. This place also serves as starting point for the Holy Amarnath Yatra. With the beautiful Lidder river flowing by its side and breath taking views of the Snow Clad Mountains, Pahalgam is a must visit place in Kashmir.
Overnight stay in Pahalgam.
Day 2: Pahalgam + Srinagar local sightseeing
Betaab Valley: Betaab Valley located at a distance of 15 Kms from Pahalgam and is famous because of the film shooting of movies like ‘Betaab’ and ‘Bobby’. This place which was known as ‘Hajan Valley’ was renamed as ‘Betaab Valley’ due to the movie name. Here you can find a house which is called as ‘Bobby Hut’ that was shown in the movie Bobby.
Chandanwari: Situated 16-km from Pahalgam, Chandanwari is the starting point of the Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in the month of Sawan (July/August). (Separate Vehicle at Extra Cost)
Other places to see in Pahalgam are River Rafting Point, National Park as well as a horse riding trip to Baisaran Meadows. (At your own cost)
Then we will proceed to Srinagar. On reaching Srinagar we will proceed for sightseeing of following places:
Shalimar Garden: Shalimar Bagh (Garden) or the ‘Abode of Love’ was built by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. It is the largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir. This garden is spread over 31 Acres and has four terraces rising one above the other.
Nishat Bagh: Nishat Bagh or ‘Garden of Bliss’ or ‘Garden of Joy’ situated in Srinagar is the second largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir. This garden was laid down by Asif Khan, brother of Empress Noor Jahan in 1633 AD on the banks of Dal Lake. This garden has 12 terraces each representing different Zodiac Signs and beautiful water channel flowing right in the middle of the garden.
Then we will take a Shikara (Boat) Ride in Dal Lake. This Shikara Ride which will be done for one hour is one of a kind experience. Here during this ride while relaxing in a beautiful Shikara you can admire the peaks surrounding Srinagar, watch the Dal Lake Coast, indulge in some shopping in Shikara, visit Nehru Park, Lotus Garden and Char Chinar Island. Here you can have a quick Photo Stop and take a Snap dressed in traditional Kashmiri Attire. Then we will check in a beautiful House Boat. House Boats or the Floating Homes and a best option to unwind and experience the old world charm of Kashmir. This Intricately Carved Wood Panelled House Boats are like a Self Sufficient Homes which includes Drawing Rooms and Bed Rooms.
Overnight stay in House boat in Dal Lake.
Day 3: Dal Lake to Gulmarg
After breakfast we will proceed Gulmarg. First a small description of Gulmarg.
Gulmarg is a hill resort located at distance of 52 Kms from Srinagar. This Ski Resort was established in the year 1927 by the Britishers. Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty but also the country’s premier ski resort. Gulmarg is Famous for its Gondola (Asia’s Highest and Longest Cable Car) which can ferry about 600 people per hour and is also the highest lift-served ski resort in the world providing a downhill ski run of 5.2 km from a height of 14,000 ft in the Apharwat range.
After reaching Gulmarg proceed for cable car ride. You can enjoy Gondola Ride (Cable Car Ride) which takes you to 12000 Ft. on Kongdoori Mountain. After enjoying in the snow return back to Srinagar by afternoon. Dinner.
Overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 4: Srinagar to Sonmarg
After breakfast we will proceed to Sonmarg, this place is renowned for trekking and hiking trails.
Sonmarg: Sonamarg or Sonmarg, located at a hefty altitude of 2,740 m above sea level, literally means ‘Meadow of Gold’. The picturesque natural beauty of the region brought this name to Sonmarg. Sonmarg, a town surrounded by breath taking glaciers and serene lakes, is a snow covered beautiful flower-laden meadow in the majestic Himalayan mountain region. Sonmarg in the Kashmir valley is the gateway to Ladakh and situated just before the Zojii La pass.
Arrive at Sonmarg by afternoon and proceed for local sightseeing which includes visit Thajiwas Glaciar.
Thajiwas Glacier: Thajiwas Glaciar is situated at a distance of 3 Kilometers from Sonmarg. Here you can choose to go on foot or Horseback. This place will give you a real experience of a glacier which is situated 3000 meters above sea level. On the way you can enjoy shining frozen lake with greenery scattered all over the surrounding mountains. This place is famous with trekking enthusiast and all those who want to enjoy sledging on the snow. Thajiwas Glacier is the most visited place in Sonmarg.
Evening return back to Srinagar.
Overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 5: DEPARTURE
You can book your return flight after 12 PM. We will be dropping you at the airport by 9 AM
After breakfast, we will proceed to Srinagar Airport for departure. We leave with a heavy heart as the golden days of the tour come to an end. Let’s stay in touch with each other through email, phone, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and meet again on more such wonderful tours. We wish you a happy, healthy and wonderful life ahead.
Srinagar to Srinagar – 13,999/-
Contact Details – 7887412351 / 9112000530