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Kashmir Winter Expedition

Pickup & Drop

Srinagar

Duration

5N - 6D

Overview & Highlights

Itinerary

Inclusions

Exclusions

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Overview & Highlights

Srinagar-Gulmarg-Pahalgam-Srinagar
Kashmir is & will always be the heaven on earth & for all the right reasons because, Travelling across this place is what dreams our off!
This is a trip that is the perfect balance between leisure & adventure. From enjoying shikara rides and houseboat accomodation on Dal lake in Srinagar to exploring off beat places like Aharbal waterfalls; Kashmir has it all! Also known as the Niagara Falls of Kashmir, the mighty strength of this fall is something to behold.
On this journey, we also set out to traverse across South Kashmir. The list definitely includes Saffron fields of Pampore along with meadows of Aru & Betab Valley in Pahalgam. And something no backpacker can forget to explore- Gulmarg. All year round, Gulmarg is in its full glory. A gandola ride & visit to Affarwat Peak is a must!
The adventure doesn’t stop before we reach Yusmarg, also know as the Meadow of Jesus! Here we trek till the beautiful blue Nilnag lake before departing from Srinagar.
Join us on the adventure to backpack in this heaven on earth to enjoy the warm hospitality of people and the astonishing gems of nature.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Srinagar Arrival | Local Sightseeing Of Srinagar

Arrive at the Srinagar airport after a scenic flight over the snow-capped mountains.

From Srinagar airport you will have to reach your houseboat and check in.

Have some rest and have your lunch.

Meet our representative and get ready to explore Srinagar.

You will first visit the beautiful Mughal Gardens which consists of 2 separate gardens - Shalimar Garden & Nishat Garden

Return back and enjoy a 1 hour Shikara ride while admiring the surroundings mountains.

After completing the ride return back to your houseboat and enjoy your dinner.

Overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 2
Srinagar to Gulmarg. Enjoy Asia’s Highest Gandola Ride

Wake up in the morning, have your breakfast and get ready for the day.

We will then take you to Gulmarg - that appears straight out of painting.

Board your vehicle for a 2-hour scenic drive to Gulmarg, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan snow-clad peaks and the scenic vistas of Tanmarg.

Upon reaching Gulmarg, embark on the highest gondola ride in Gulmarg - which offers stunning views of the Kashmir Valley.

Later, check in to your hotel and visit one of Asia’s highest Golf Course of Gulmarg, followed by a visit to a church.

You can then, spend the rest of the day at leisure..

In Gulmarg, you can indulge in a number of winter adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, etc.

After exploring Gulmarg, return back to your hotel for dinner.

Overnight stay in Gulmarg.

Day 3
Gulmarg to Pahalgam. Visit Drung Waterfall

After breakfast in the morning, get ready to begin your day.

Board your vehicle as we will take you to Pahalgam today.

Before going to Pahalgam, we will first visit the famous Drung Waterfall (Only ATVs are allowed for access, & depends on the freezing of the waterfall.).

Next, embark on tour transfers to Pahalgam which will be a 4-hour scenic drive via Pampore and Avantipura

We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second-largest city of Anantnag.

Upon reaching Pahalgam, check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Have your dinner and rest for the day.

Overnight stay in Pahalgam.

Day 4
Pahalgam to Srinagar. Visit the Aru Valley, Betaab Valley and Chandanwari

Wake up to a beautiful morning in Pahalgam and have your breakfast.

Get ready for the day and board your transfers.

We will start the day by visiting the Aru Valley known for its lush meadows, pristine lakes & mountains.

Next, we will head to the famous Betaab Valley, one of the favorite spots for many Bollywood filmmakers.

Further, we will head to the scenic rocky valley of Chandanwari (depending on the weather condition) where you can also enjoy an exciting pony ride (at your own expense).

Later, we will start our drive back to Srinagar.

Upon reaching Srinagar, check-in to the hotel and have dinner.

Overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 5
Trek from Nilnag Lake to Yusmarg OR Dhoodhpathri

Post breakfast at the hotel in Srinagar, get ready to start a fun day.

You will then take you to Nilnag lake, which is approximately a 2 hour drive.

Nilnag is famous for it's blue water and its surrounding pine tree forests.

Further, we will start our trek from Nilnag lake to Yusmarg which is also known as 'Meadow of Jesus'.

It is approx a 5 Km trek which will take approx 3 hours to complete.

OR

If there is Heavy Snowfall, we will take you for a trek to Dhoodhpathri.

In the evening, we will come back to Srinagar.

Overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 6
Departure. Depart with a bag of happy memories.

Post breakfast in the morning, get ready to board your return transfers.

Depart with a lot of memories to cherish.

NOTE: Numerous factors such as extreme weather conditions, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. may lead to changes in itinerary. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing of guests.
NOTE: In case of changes in weather such as snowfall, there will be a change in vehicle from Tanmarg to Gulmarg. In such a situation, chained 4x4 vehicles will be provided.
NOTE: The age limit of our group departures is 18 to 42 years due to the power packed itineraries that we provide to our travellers. We can customise trips for travellers beyond the mentioned age bracket.
NOTE: We'll only visit Drung waterfall if it's frozen.
NOTE: Schedule your arrival flight before 12 PM, as our sightseeing starts at 1 PM.
NOTE: We can swap the Pahalgam stay with Gulmarg and vice versa based on weather conditions and hotel availability. This way, there will be no change in the sightseeing options, as the number of nights at each destination will remain the same.
NOTE: Per recent Gulmarg local authority guidelines, only ATVs are permitted for accessing Drung Waterfall. The cost for the same will be borne by you.

Inclusions

Entire travel as per the itinerary in a private vehicle.

5 Nights accommodation (1 night stay in srinagar houseboat, 1 night stay in Gulmarg, 1 night stay in Pahalgam and 2 nights stay in srinagar in hotel) on double/ triple sharing.

A total of 10 meals ( Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast and Dinner on Day 2, Breakfast and Dinner on Day 3, Breakfast and Dinner on Day 4 , Breakfast and Dinner on Day 5, Breakfast on Day 6) included.

Internal transfer to Aru valley and Betaab Valley

Gondola Cable Car Phase 1 tickets

Shikara ride

Team Captain throughout the trip

Medical kit

All inner line permit if anything applicable

Exclusions

GST (5%) is applicable extra.

Any other food or beverage charges that are not included in the package.

Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances, which are out of our control.

Any other expense not mentioned in the inclusion column.

Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc

Airport pick-up and drop not inlcuded

Pony Rides are not included

Any other adventure activities which is not mentioned in the inclusions

Other Info

Must Carry
  • Authentic Government ID Card
  • Comfortable warm clothing
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Personal Medicines (if any)

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Travel Essentials
    gears
    • a rucksack bag and a day pack
    • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle
    clothes
    • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
    • 1 pair of gloves
    • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
    • 4 sets of undergarments
    • 2 pair of socks
    • a small towel
    • A rain jacket or a poncho
    • Thermal wear
    • A thick jacket
    footwear
    • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
    • Flip flops/sandals
    medication
    • Glucose powder
    • Medicines for headaches, diarrhoea, motion sickness
    • Dettol
    • Bandages
    • Cotton
    personal accessories
    • toothpaste, toothbrush
    • Paper soap, or sanitizer
    • Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
    • Body spray
    • LED torch light

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