Kashmir’s Crown Jewels: A 6 Day/5 Night

Trip Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

Places Included:

Pahalgam - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar

Itinerary Overview

  • Arrive in Srinagar, the “Paradise on Earth.” Enjoy a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake and explore Srinagar’s houseboats or hotels.
  • Travel to Pahalgam, a charming hill station. Explore the vibrant bazaar, choose an adventure like white-water rafting (seasonal) or a hike to Aru Valley, and enjoy a traditional Kashmiri Wazwan feast.
  • Journey onwards to Sonamarg, the “Meadow of Gold.” Take in the breathtaking Himalayan views and explore the local markets (optional pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier).
  • Ascend to Gulmarg, the “Meadow of Flowers,” via a scenic Gondola ride (optional). Explore meadows in summer or indulge in winter sports (weather permitting).

Depart from Srinagar after a guided tour of the Mughal legacy – Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh – and historic sites like Hazratbal Shrine and Shankaracharya Temple.

Kashmir’s Crown Jewels: A 6 Day/5 Night

Detailed Itinerary

A 6 Day/5 Night Adventure (Pahalgam – Sonamarg – Gulmarg – Srinagar)

Embark on a captivating journey through Kashmir’s “Crown Jewels” on this 6-day adventure. Explore the idyllic hill stations of Pahalgam, Sonamarg (the “Meadow of Gold”), Gulmarg (the “Meadow of Flowers”), and the vibrant city of Srinagar, known as the “Paradise on Earth.”

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar

  • Arrive in Srinagar, the heart of Kashmir, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
  • Check into your comfortable houseboat or hotel, a unique Kashmiri experience.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a leisurely Shikara ride on the tranquil Dal Lake, soaking in the serene beauty and vibrant local life.

Day 2: Unveiling Pahalgam’s Enchanting Beauty

  • Take a scenic drive through breathtaking valleys to Pahalgam, a charming hill station nestled amidst pine forests and snow-capped peaks.
  • Afternoon: Settle into your hotel and soak in the fresh mountain air.
  • In the evening, explore the vibrant Pahalgam bazaar lined with shops selling local crafts and woolen shawls.

Day 3: Exploring Pahalgam’s Surroundings

  • Choose your adventure! Opt for a thrilling white-water rafting experience on the Lidder River (subject to season and weather conditions).
  • Alternatively, embark on a scenic hike to Aru Valley, a picturesque meadow nestled amidst towering mountains, offering breathtaking panoramas.
  • In the evening, savor a traditional Kashmiri Wazwan, a multi-course feast showcasing the region’s unique cuisine.

Day 4: Journey to Sonamarg – The Meadow of Gold

  • Take a scenic drive through mountain passes to Sonamarg, a captivating valley known for its serene meadows, glistening glaciers, and gushing rivers.
  • Afternoon: Settle into your hotel and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape.
  • In the evening, explore the local markets and experience the unique culture of Sonamarg. (Optional: Take a pony ride to Thajiwas Glacier, subject to weather conditions).

Day 5: Unveiling Gulmarg’s Enchanting Beauty

  • Take a scenic Gondola ride (optional) up Mount Afarwat, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and snow-capped peaks (weather permitting).
  • In summer, explore Gulmarg’s meadows bursting with colorful flowers, perfect for leisurely walks or horse riding (optional). In winter, indulge in skiing or snowboarding activities on the slopes (subject to weather conditions and skill level).
  • In the evening, return to Srinagar, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.

Day 6: A Fond Farewell from Srinagar

  • After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Srinagar’s Mughal legacy, visiting the majestic Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh gardens.
  • Afternoon: Explore the Hazratbal Shrine, a revered Islamic pilgrimage site, and the historic Shankaracharya Temple perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Depending on your departure flight time, transfer to Srinagar airport for your onward journey, carrying unforgettable memories of Kashmir’s diverse landscapes, rich heritage, and cultural experiences.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of sightseeing, relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, allowing you to experience the magic of Kashmir’s most captivating destinations.

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Inclusions

  • Airport / Railway Station pick up and drop as per your flight/train timings
  • Comfortable and hygienic Vehicle (SUV / Sedan / Tempo Traveler) as per the group size
  • Stay on a double (for couples & special requests) and triple-sharing basis in hotels/camps
  • Breakfast (from Day 2 to Last Day as per itinerary)
  • Driver night charges & allowances, toll tax, parking charges, etc.
  • Experienced driver for the entire journey
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
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