Srinagar Kargil Tour
Overview Embarking on a Srinagar-Kargil tour promises an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventure begins in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, renowned for its scenic Dal Lake and the iconic houseboats floating serenely on its waters. Explore the Mughal Gardens with their terraced lawns and vibrant flowers, and immerse yourself in the city's rich culture at the Shankaracharya Temple and Jama Masjid. Leaving Srinagar behind, venture into the picturesque valleys surrounded by majestic Himalayan peaks. The journey to Kargil is a mesmerizing drive, passing through quaint villages…
Embarking on a Srinagar-Kargil tour promises an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The adventure begins in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, renowned for its scenic Dal Lake and the iconic houseboats floating serenely on its waters. Explore the Mughal Gardens with their terraced lawns and vibrant flowers, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture at the Shankaracharya Temple and Jama Masjid.
Leaving Srinagar behind, venture into the picturesque valleys surrounded by majestic Himalayan peaks. The journey to Kargil is a mesmerizing drive, passing through quaint villages and enchanting meadows. Witness the awe-inspiring Zoji La Pass, a high mountain pass that connects Srinagar to Kargil and serves as a gateway to the Ladakh region.
Arriving in Kargil, you will be captivated by the historical significance of this region. Visit the Kargil War Memorial to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil conflict. The Drass War Memorial, also known as the Vijaypath, is another solemn reminder of India’s triumph in the war.
Beyond the historical sites, the landscape of Kargil is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventurers. The Suru Valley with its verdant meadows, the sparkling Suru River, and the surrounding snow-capped peaks also offer awe-inspiring vistas. Hike through the scenic trails, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie, indulge in thrilling activities like river rafting and mountaineering.
The local culture of Kargil is also a delightful experience in itself. Taste the traditional Kashmiri and Ladakhi cuisine, and interact with the warm-hearted locals to gain insight into their unique way of life.
Conclusion and Summary
As you bid farewell to Kargil, the memories of this captivating journey will remain etched in your heart forever. The Srinagar-Kargil tour not only offers a glimpse into the region’s natural beauty and rich heritage but also leaves you with a profound appreciation for the spirit of its people and the valor of the Indian Armed Forces. So, pack your bags and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in the paradise of Srinagar and Kargil.
Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour Highlights
Visit pangong lake; world’s highest saltwater lake that changes its color from shades of blue to green to red
Let the adrenaline rush pump through your veins while sitting in the backseat of your personal car, passing through the world’s highest motorable pass Khardung la
Explore the ‘Heaven on Earth – Srinagar’ with a famous Shikara ride along with a chance to sojourn in a unique houseboat
Experience Himalayan region with utmost safety and comfort in well sanitized accommodation and vehicles
A perfect blend of adventurous, thrilling and cultural experiences, handpicked by our outdoor experts
Arrive at Leh airport, received by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Complete rest for the first half. After lunch if suitable visit Leh Palace built by King Singgee Namgyal around the beginning of 17th century A.D. This deserted nine-storied Palace is now taken under by ASI (Archaeological Survey on India) for restoration. Namgyal Tsemo built by King Tashi Namgyal after the victory over Hor (Central Asian Invaders), visit Shanti Stupa (a Japanese Pagoda built for world peace by Indian based Japanese monks and was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 1985). Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After breakfast drive to Alchi Monastery (70kms) is the most famous and oldest of all Gonpas built in around 11th century by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (the great translator). Likir Monastery (55kms) founded in 1065 A.D by Lama Duwang Chosje belongs to Gelugpa order, packed lunch will be provided (optional), on the way visit Hall of Fame (war museum), Spituk Monastery (7kms) founded by Od-Lde in 11th century A.D and was named by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (the great translator), Pathar Sahib (Gurudwara), Magnetic Hill and Sangam (35kms) confluence of river Indus and Zangskar. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After early breakfast drive to Nubra valley via Khardongla Pass (18,380ft) the world’s highest motorable road and gateway to Siachen Glacier, the views from the top of the pass are amazing. Visit Deskit Monastery (118kms) founded by Lama Sherab Zangpo in 1420 A.D. Packed Lunch will be provided (optional), post lunch visit Hundar village (7kms from Deskit) and Double-Humped Bactrian Camel Safari in sand dunes between Hundar and Deskit villages. Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp in Nubra.
After breakfast drive to Samstanling Monastery founded by Lama Tsultims Nima and belonging to Gelugpa order at Sumur village. Further away from Sumur is the Panamik village known for its natural hot springs comprises of medicinal values. Packed lunch will be provided (optional). Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
After early breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500ft), 4-5 hrs drive one way through Changla Pass (17,350ft) third highest motor able road in the world. This famous blue brackish salt water lake is 5-6 kms in width and around 134 kms in length with 75 percent of its running the other side of the Indo China Border. On the way visit Shey Palace (15kms) Shey was the summer Palace of Ladakhi Kings, where you can see three storied statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, made of copper and plated with gold. Thiksay Monastery (17kms) the 12 storied Monastery of Thiksay is the principal Monastery of Gelugpa order situated in the most prominent of positions lies on an island mountain, packed lunch will be provided (optional), dinner and overnight at Camp in Pangong.
After breakfast drive back to Leh via same route visiting Hemis Monastery (45kms from Leh) the largest and most famous Monastery in Ladakh, packed lunch will be provided (optional), and can visit Sindhu Ghat before reaching Leh. Evening free to explore the local markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Overnight After breakfast leave for Tsomoriri Lake (14,000 ft), 7-8 hrs one way drive on the way visiting Chumathang Hot Spring. Packed lunch will be provided (optional), Dinner and overnight at Camp/Hotel in Tsomoriri.
After breakfast drive back to Leh visiting Puga Sulphur Mine, Tsokar Lake and through Taklang La Pass (17585 ft) second highest motorable road in the world. Packed lunch will be provided (optional), evening free to explore the local markets of Leh. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Leh.
Drop Early morning transfer to airport to catch your onward flight back home with sweet memories of Ladakh.
- Comfortable Vehicle (Innova/ Xylo/ Tavera/ Scorpio/ Similar) for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary.
- Airport pick up as per your flight timings
- Ac Volvo Semi-sleeper bus tickets from Manali to Delhi
- Accommodation at all locations on double (for couples & special requests) and triple sharing basis in standard hotels/camps
- Buffet Breakfast and Dinner: Starting with Dinner on Day 1 & ending with Breakfast on Day 8 as per itinerary (Meals while bus journey are not included)
- Fuel for the whole trip as per the itinerary
- Assured Inner line permits and Ladakh Union fee
- Experienced driver for the entire journey
- Oxygen cylinder and Basic First-Aid during the tour
- Evening Bonfire (in Nubra)
- Driver expenses/ toll tax/ Fuel/ Parking charges
Things Not to Miss:
- Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surreal valley with paragliding at Solang valley.
- Enjoy famous pizzas and burgers at cafe 1947, Manali; which is centred right next to the flowing river
- Enjoy Thukpa, traditional Ladakhi cuisine at The Tibetan Kitchen restaurant
- Hangout at Lala’s Art Café for a tall glass of Italian coffee
- River rafting at the world’s highest river-rafting point, Sangam
- Ride the remarkable double-humped (Bactrian) camels found exclusively at Nubra valley
- Feast on delicious Maggi at the Khardungla-pass
- Shop souvenirs for friends and family at the Leh Market
How to Reach:
The tour starts from Delhi, which has good connectivity with all the capital cities in India. however, one can also join us from Manali or Chandigarh. You can meet your Volvo Bus at the “Majnu ka Tilla” Bus stop.
Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour Overview
About the Tour:
Starting from Leh, this Srinagar Kargil Tour tour gives you a boost with the beautiful lakes, views, and soothing air. Enter into two completely different worlds – beautiful Srinagar and thrilling Ladakh. Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. The pristine natural heritage of this fabled realm can be seen in its picturesque lakes, unspoiled by human civilization.
Route: Leh – Sham Valley – Khardung La – Nubra Valley – Pangong – Chang La – Leh – Kargil – Srinagar
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Night
Start Point: Leh Airport
Endpoint: Srinagar Airport
Passes Covered: Khardung-la (18,000 ft) | Chang-la (17,688 ft) | Zojila pass (11,500 ft)
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