Winter Kashmir Backpacking Tour

Bewitching Landscapes just out of Dreamland

Winter Kashmir Backpacking Tour

The land of Kahwa and Kesar

White Rush - Jannat -e- Kashmir

Winter Kashmir Backpacking (08 Days)

Kashmir is often described as ~Paradise on Earth`. With a history dating back more than 2000 years. Kashmir is world famous for its scenic splendour, snow-capped mountains, plentiful wildlife, exquisite monuments, hospitable people and local handicrafts. Your trip to Kashmir will be a memorable one as the state will not only appeal to you with its scenic beauty and snow-covered mountain ranges, but the adventure sports will take you to a different world.

Kashmir is an ideal winter destination in India. The picturesque Gulmarg, Srinagar , Pahalgam and Sonamarg, make travel in Kashmir wonderful experience. While the beautiful Dal and Nageen lakes in Srinagar offer an opportunity to relish a stay at the houseboat and enjoy a Shikara Ride; for more Adeline-pumping adventure, nothing can beat the experience of skiing in Gulmarg during the winter.

3 star Hotel / Houseboat

Accommodation

600 Kms

Journey

3-4 with drink & photo stops

Average daily travel hours

08 Days Total

Duration

Srinagar, India (SXR)

Fly in

Srinagar, India (SXR)

Fly Out

06 Person

Minimum Group

15 Person

Maximum Group Size

Tour Highlights

Tour Cost

Tour Type Vehicle Tour Cost
Backpacking Tempo Traveller/SUV 25000

Inclusion

• Accommodation on Twin & Triple sharing basis
• Daily Breakfast & Dinner
• Experienced tour manager throughout the tour (Minimum 8 traveller required)
• Entire travel as per the itinerary (by tempo traveller)
• Tangmarg – Gulmarg – Tangmarg Transportation by Jeep (if road Closed)
• Basic Medical amenities
• Group Pickup and drop at Srinagar Airport
• All applicable toll, parking and driver charges
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Your two-way travel to and from Srinagar Airport (SXR)
• Lunch on all days and Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Monument Entry Charges and Safari Charges
• Aru Valley, Chandanwari & Betaab Valley Local Taxi Charges
• Gondola, Shikara Ride and Adventure activities (Skiing, Snow Bike Etc)
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour
• Cost arises due to change or delay in flight timings. (to be borne by directly by the customer on the spot)

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Winter Kashmir Backpacking Tour Departures

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Srinagar

Welcome onboard traveller. Our representative ensures your transfer to the hotel. After the team assists you in checking in. The houseboat at Dal lake is going to be your romantic abode for the first night on your Winter Kashmir tour. After check-in in the houseboat, you can relax for a while. Later in the evening proceed for Shikara ride in Dal Lake.

  • Transfers: Group Transfer from Airport to Srinagar
  • Accommodation: House Boat
  • Included Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 - Srinagar – Gulmarg

After breakfast, Drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg. A skier’s paradise. From vibrant flowers to snow-capped mountains, Gulmarg is paradise for adventure buffs. Post reaching here, transfer to the hotel and relax for some time. As serene and peaceful as it can get, Gulmarg is truly a fantasy for all. Gulmarg derived its name from the immense lushness of hills. Full of colourful flowers, and is thus one of the most popular destinations in India. A wide expanse of panoramic surroundings, spectacular views and simplicity add solace to the omnipresent charm of this town.

  • Accommodation: Alpine Ridge / Meadows / Pine Palace Platinum / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 3 - Gulmarg

After breakfast on this day enjoy your day in Gulmarg. You could spend the day exploring the place; visit the worlds highest Gold Course that the British once frequented to spend their summers. You could enjoy an exhilarating Gondola or cable car ride. Enjoy the Winter adventure activities such as Skiing, Ice skating, Walking and Snowshoeing, Sledding Etc. You may opt for a stroll through enchanting valleys, along mountain streams, and to the lakes in the area. Later, return to the hotel and retire to your room for some sound sleep.

  • Accommodation: Alpine Ridge / Meadows / Pine Palace Platinum / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 4 - Gulmarg – Pahalgam

After a delectable breakfast, check-out from the hotel and travel to Pahalgam. Pahalgam also known as the village of shepherds, Pahalgam attracts hordes of tourists owing to its gradually dropping temperature and the glistening river, Lidder flowing through here. Also, this astounding site is famous for its vast meadows, pine forests, pastures and a favourable weather. Its enthralling picturesque beauty is the reason behind some many Bollywood movies being shot here. En-route, visiting the saffron fields of pampore, awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of Lord Vishnu built by the king Avantivarman) Drive though the pine forests. Thereon, return to the hotel and have a comfortable sleep in your room.

  • Accommodation: Eden Resort / Wildflower Resort / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 5 - Pahalgam

After sumptuous breakfast, depart for an excursion to the Aru Valley. About 11km from Pahalgam, the Aru valley offers eclectic view and calm environs to tourist. Next, take a tour of the Betaab Valley, set amidst pine trees. It has been a favourite shooting location for many Bollywood directors. Being at a walking distance from Pahalgam, this valley is the base camp for various adventure activities, such as mountaineering. Thereon, return to the hotel and have a comfortable sleep in your room.

  • Accommodation: Eden Resort / Wildflower Resort / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 6 - Pahalgam – Srinagar

After a wholesome breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Srinagar. Overlooked by river Jhelum, the town of Avantipur houses two temples that were almost ruined during medieval times. After lunch time we head to the beautiful Nishat Bagh Mughal Gardens. A terraced garden, Nishat Bagh was built in the 17th century. It is the second largest Mughal garden in Kashmir after the Shalimar Bagh. Also known as The Garden of Bliss, it has the Zabarwan Mountains forming an imposing majestic background. Later, check-in at the hotel Followed by a dinner. Enjoy a pleasurable overnight stay

  • Accommodation: Hotel Royal Batoo / Asian Park / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 7 - Srinagar – Sonamarg – Srinagar

Following a healthy breakfast at the hotel, head out and drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg. Boasting snow-clad peaks, Sonamarg is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world. Glistening in the sun, the peaks, serene meadows and flowerbeds seem bathed in golden hues. Thus, justifying the name, Sonamarg, which means the meadow of gold. Mighty glaciers and lakes add stars to the ever-pleasant aura of the valley. After covering a distance of about 80km, arrive at your destination and spend the whole day discovering this stretch. You may go sledging on frozen glaciers and even trekking. Accompanied by the spectacular views of the realm. Following this wonderful experience, return to the hotel in Srinagar and savour a hearty dinner. Later, move to your room for a quite sleep.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Royal Batoo / Asian Park / Similar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day 8 - Srinagar – Hometown

After a scrumptious breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the Srinagar airport to continue your onward journey with memorable experiences.

  • Transfers: Group Transfer from Airport to Srinagar
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

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