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Kashmir & Ladakh Tour
Day 01 Arrival Leh :
Arrival at Leh Airport you will be met our representative and drive towards Hotel. Afternoon have a relax for acclimatization. Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.

Day 02 Leh - Local Sightseeing :
After breakfast visit to Samker Gompa & Leh Bazaar. Samker Gompa is little up in the valley, 3 Kms from Leh Town, which is open to visitors in the morning and evening only. The Gompa belongs to Yellow Sect & was founded in 18th Century. The Gompa is the seat of the Head Lama of Ladakh & founder of yellow sect, Tson-Kha-Pa. The temple walls have recent painted of figures including Sakyamuni, Avalokiteshwara, Padmasambhava, Tson-Ka-pa and green Tara. After Samker, visit Leh Monastery/Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Then visit Ladakh hall of fame museum: The Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by the Indian Army. It is worth a visit for every citizen. You can see the memorabilia, eminent defense personalities with biographies, images and weapons used during the Kargil and other key strategic battles fought in Ladakh and belongings of the enemy soldiers found at war site. All the martyr and the gallantry awards are also mentioned there. Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.

Day 03 Leh - Hemis - Shey - Thiksey - Leh :
After leisurely breakfast, visiting Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. Shey - it was the ancient capital of Ladakh and even after Singge Namgyal built the more imposing palace at Leh, the kings continued to regard Shey, as their real home. The importance which was attached to Shey - the seat of Ladakh's heartland - is attested by the enormous number of Chorten about the village, particularly around the palace complex and barren plain to the north of the road. Thiksey - is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompa containing images, stupas and exquisite wall paintings. It also houses a two - storied statue of Buddha which has the main prayer hall around its shoulder.Hemis - which is dedicated to Padmasambhava, what a visitor can observes a series of scenes in which the lamas, robed in gowns of rich, brightly colored brocade and sporting masks sometimes bizarrely hideous, parade in solemn dance and mime around the huge flag pole in the center of the courtyard to the plaintive melody of the Shawn. The moan of the eleven feet horns, the boom of drums and the clash of Cymbals. Hemis was found in the 1630's by Tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Singe Namgyal, Hemis is the largest and richest of the Ladakh Gompas. It nestles into the mountain side a little way up a glen in the mountains of Zanskar range. Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.

Day 04 Leh - KhardunglaPass - Leh :
After breakfast Day excursion to Khardungla pass, this is the highest Motorable pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of World Records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow-capped mountains. In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel in Leh.

Day 05 Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh :
After breakfast leave for fullday excursion to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. while ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt for picnic lunch at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Overnight stay at Hotel / Camp at Pangong. Overnight stay in Hotel in Leh.

Day 06 Leh - Kargil :
After breakfast Drive for Kargil enroute visiting the Monastery of Mulbekh, famous for 1st century Statue of Maitrya Buddha, carved out of a huge rock. Proceed further towards Lamayuru & passing through Namikala & Fatula Passes, the highest pass on Srinagar - Leh road. Overnight stay in Hotel in Kargil

Day 07 Kargil - Srinagar :
After breakfast leave from Kargil towards Srinagar enroute seeing the village of Drass and it is said to be the 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world. And cross Zojila pass 11,200 ft high and which remains closed for more than 6 month because of the heavy snow fall in that area. After crossing Zojila you will reach Sonamarg and stop for Tea. After tea proceed towards Srinagar and there you will be transferred to Hotel. Rest of the day free for rest. Overnight at Hotel in Srinagar.

Day 08 Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar :
After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Pahalgam. Pahalgam (2133 mts) also known as 'The valley of Shepherds or Trekker's Paradise for 02 nights stay. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian Film Industry. On the way visit Awantipura ruins, Saffron fields One of the most beautiful places on earth, the town of Pahalgam offers breath-taking views. One can just enjoy the town of Pahalgam trek to some of the most beautiful places on earth. One can trek to Lidderwat, Kolohoi Glacier or to Sonamarg. Pahalgam is also the entry point for the famous Amarnath Cave, a holy site for Hindus. Overnight stay in Hotel in Srinagar.

Day 09 Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar :
After breakfast leave for full day excursion to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (8700 ft i.e. 2652 mts), known as 'Meadow of flowers. Discovered by the Kashmiri romantic poet in the 16th century who was inspired with its grassy slopes covered with wild flowers. It is one of the India's premier Hill resorts. Gulmarg today is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty - It also turns into India's premier Ski resort in winter. The Gondola Cable Car offers rides to the upland meadows of Kongdori and beyond to the top of Apharwat range to a height of 14000 ft for viewing the Himalayan Peaks in summer and for downhill skiing in winter. Overnight stay in Hotel in Srinagar.

Day 10 Srinagar - Local Sightseeing :
After breakfast tour to famous Nishat Garden known as 'Garden of pleasure' built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal Emperor Asif Khan. Then visiting Shalimar arden known as 'Garden of love' built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jehan or (Mehr-un-Nissa). Afternoon enjoy the relaxing Shikara ride on Dal Lake for 02 - 03 Hrs and enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city, which is often compared to Venice. You will get a lovely view of some interesting places around the Lake. Overnight stay in Hotel in Srinagar.

Day 11 Srinagar - Airport :
Today transfer from Hotel to Airport to catch flight for onward destination with sweet Holiday memories.

Tour Ends

TOUR DETAILS

Tour Costs: Valid Upto Dec'10
Price Per PersonBudget Standard First Class
Based on 02 PaxRs: 26,595/-Rs: 30,645/-Rs: 45,915/-
Based on 04 PaxRs: 19,525/-Rs: 23,575/-Rs: 38,845/-
Extra Bed CostRs: 9,900/-Rs: 12,500/-Rs: 17,700/-
Without Extra Bed CostRs: 6,200/-Rs: 7,300/-Rs: 8,800/-



City Budget Hotels Standard Hotels First Class Hotels
LehHotel Abu PalaceHotel City Palace Hotel Grand Dragon
Kargil Hotel Carvan SaraiHotel D' Zojila Hotel D' Zojila
 Srinagar Hotel Shaneel residency Hotel Grand Habib Hotel Silver star

The Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation for 10 Nights on Double/Twin Sharing Basis.
  • Breakfast included everywhere in Srinagar.
  • Accommodation in Hotels in Leh on Full Board basis.
  • Transport Services as per the itinerary by Non A/c Vehicle.
  • Sightseeing Tours as per the itinerary given below.
  • Meeting & Assistance on Arrival by Distant Holidays Rep in Srinagar.
  • Shikara ride on Dal Lake for 02 - 03 Hrs
  • Inner Line Permits.
  • VAT on food components.
  • All toll taxes. Drivers allowance. Parking charges.
  • All Applicable Taxes
  The Cost Excludes  
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephone & table Drinks etc.
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Internal Airfare
  • Garden Entrance fee, Monastery Entrance fee.
  • Pony Ride in Gulmarg/Pahalgam/Sonamarg.
  • Cable Car rides in Gulmarg.
  • Guide Services (If Required, Rs.800/- Per Day)


Important Tour Notes:
  • All passengers have to report 02 hrs prior to the departure due to security checking at the Airport.
  • No hand baggage will be allowed to carry inside the aircraft due to security reasons.
  • Only Jewellery and laptops will be allowed for cabin baggage.
  • For Extra adult in the room we will provide an extra bed (wherever possible), but some hotels only provide a roll out bed and have no provision of an extra bed.
  • Our vehicle will drop you in Gulmarg and Pahalgam and will pick you up on schedule days.
  • Distant Holidays reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
  • The vehicle used is non air-conditioned and is available for point to point services only and is not at disposal.
  • Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program. In case any services are missed due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds.
  • Child sharing parent's room will not be provided an extra bed.

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