Meet and greet on arrival at the airport, transfer to the houseboat. The afternoon is free for personal activities. We begin to explore the paradise with a half-day tour of the world famous Mughal Gardens built during the Mughal reign in Kashmir, the Nishat Bagh (The garden of pleasure) and Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love).
Later return to the houseboat for hot lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the scenic beauty around you in a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake.
The day begins with a beautiful drive trail to Pahalgam (98 Kms. In the south-east of Srinagar situated at an altitude of 2130 mts. above sea level. It is Kashmir’s most popular resort surrounded by high mountains, dense forests, high mountain lakes, it also offers 9 hole golf course, skiing, pony trails, angling (rainbow and brown trouts) horse ridding, trekking (both hard and soft). There are also various places of interest in and around such as Arru valley, Lidderwat valley, Kolhai glacier, Shesh Nag, Chandanwari (route to holy cave), Baisam and Mamil famous for 9thcentury old (Shiva Temple).
Check-in to the hotel, refresh yourself and after lunch in afternoon, explore the surrounding areas.
After morning tea and sumptuous breakfast, enjoy one of the most exhilarating and beautiful drives in the world, Srinagar to Leh via Kargil. The road passes through a panoramic village to reach Sonmarg (2740 mtrs), which folllows up with lush green fields on both the sides. After Sonmarg, the road is mostly rough and wet until Zojila pass at 3527 mtrs (Gateway of Ladakh), mostly covered with snow and the drive continues towards Drass (the second coldest inhabited place in the world) were we stop for refreshments and passport check.
Another few hours’ drive will take us to Kargil (2710 mtrs), which is mid way to Leh.
A full day drive, a transition from green valleys to barren stark mountains of Ladakh. Today we ascend few passes and experience the first Buddhist village, Mulbek, the gaint statue of Matreya buddha, believed have naturally existed.
We cross the highest pass (Fotula 4166 mtrs.) reaching Lamayuru village and have our lunch. Later we visit Lamayuru, the oldest monastery. Continue drive through the lower valleys of Ladakh (shyam), crossing villages like Basgo and Nimu. We also get a view of the Zanskar River following into Indus. Finally, we reach Leh (3500 mtrs).
Spend the day at leisure. In the afternoon, take a half-day tour to Spituk and Shanker Gompa and later enjoy the beautiful sunset at Shanti stupa (Japenses pagoda) where you can view the whole city of Leh at a glance.
Later, drive to Thiksey Monastery and enroute, visit Shey Palace.
After an early breakfast, drive to the beautiful Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). The zig-zag trail continues as you drive till Hundar village. On arrival, check in to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy the beauty of the sand dunes.
Today, visit Diskit monastery and have wonderful view of Nubra valley. Later drive to Sumoor village and return to Leh via the same trail of Khardong village and Khardongla.
Today after early breakfast, start your drive to Pangong lake via Thiksay monastery and Shay. Enjoy the turquoise color panoramic lake and the magnificent mountains and landscapes, which will leave you awestruck. Spend your afternoon enjoying the beauty of Pangong lake.
After a late breakfast, stroll in and around lake and enjoy nature. Later, drive back to Leh by visiting Thiksay monasteries and ShayPalace, if not visited the day before.
After a late breakfast walk the town of your own and explore the city and market. You can choose to go rafting (own account).
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to the airport to take your flight home.