Trekking with Beauty of Kashmir



Destination Covered:

Srinagar, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg


Day 01: Srinagar Arrival

On your arrival meet our representative at the Srinagar International Airport/Bus Stand (SRTC)/Railway Station you will be taken for a 35 minutes’ drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jehlum river. Check in Hotel/Houseboat. After refresh Visit to the famous Shankracharya temple, Mughal gardens of Chashmashahi, Parimahal, Nishat garden, Shalimar garden, Hazratbal Shrine, take a round old city. After local sightseeing back to Hotel/Houseboat. Overnight stay at Hotel/Houseboat.

Day 2: Srinagar Local Sightseeing

After breakfast Leave for Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jahangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to the said gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory and old Srinagar city. After sightseeing evening back to hotel/houseboat. Overnight stay at  Srinagar hotel/houseboat.

Day 03: Srinagar – Naranag – Butsheri – Trunkhul
Today, we shall be driving through the villages of Ganderbal in the Sind valley and shall make it to Naranag. We shall also visit the 9th century Buddhist temple en route. On the same day will start trekking from Naranag to Butsheri. The trekking trail will pass through dense pine forest. We will be staying overnight at Trunkhol.

Day 04 : Trunkhol – Gangabal

Today we shall be walking through the meadows of Budpathri. It is a flower-strewn path that leads to Gangabal Lake. We shall be camping overnight near Gangabal Lake.

Day 05: Gangabal – Naranag

Today, we will leave Gangabal and trek back to Naranag. We shall take the same route and cross through meadows of Budpathri, Trunkhol and descend from Butsheri to reach Naranag.

Day 06:Naranag-Srinagar After breakfast proceed to Srinagar check into the hotel/houseboat. Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/houseboat.

Day 07: Yusmarg Day Trip

After breakfast proceed to Yusmarg.This is one destination that’ll offer you lots of green, peace and tranquility. The sprawling meadow of Yousmarg is just a two hour southwestward drive from Srinagar. On reaching Yousmarg, a meandering downhill path, bordered by tall conifers on either side will take you to the beautiful, gurgling Doodh Ganga River; a walk of just 30 minutes, with many apple orchards too falling on the way. The walk thus will be really enjoyable for you. Also you’ll come across Charar-i-Sharief. This is a place where you definitely need to stop and offer your tribute to the Sufi Muslim Saint to whom this shrine is dedicated. Another memorable experience for you would be the Halwa Parathas you get to see there. Perhaps you would have never seen such large Parathas elsewhere before. In a mood of piety, awe and wonder you can then move on to catch the splendid view of the Doodh Ganga River. After sightseeing evening back to Srinagar and Overnight stay at Srinagar hotel/Houseboat.

Day 08: Srinagar –Sonmarg

After breakfast proceed to Sonamarg which is the most beautiful drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg (2690 M). One can ride on horse (at your own cost) to visit Thajiwas Glacier where snow remains round the year and Sonamarg is known as Gateway of Ladakh. You can also proceed to Zero point (at your own cost) to enjoy the nature. Overnight stay at Sonmarg.

Day 09: In Sonmarg

After breakfast we go to full day excursion to Thajiwas Glacier and other adjacent areas. After sightseeing evening back to Sonamarg Overnight stay at hotel in Sonamarg.

Day 10: Sonmarg-Gulmarg

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Sonamarg and later proceed to Gulmarg  , check in the hotel & after refresh take some sightseeing of Gulmarg. evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel.

Day 11: In Gulmarg

Begin a short tour, boarding the Gondola cable car system (the 08 minutes ropeway).(At your own cost). Descend back to Gulmarg after an hour and later indulge in some horse-riding(At your own cost).After sightseeing evening back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Gulmarg

After breakfast rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 13: Gulmarg to Pahalgam

After breakfast, we drive to Pahalgam via Pampore, Avantipura and the village of Bijbehara which remains famous as the bread basket of Kashmir. We switch from the national highway 1A at Khanabal and drive through the second largest city of Anantnag. From here the road turns scenic as we drive parallel on the Lidder river flowing from the opposite direction. In Pahalgam, check-in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 14 : Pahalgam

In Pahalgam, visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows.(at your own cost). After sightseeing, rest of the day will be at leisure for individual activities. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Pahalgam

After breakfast rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Pahalgam – Srinagar

After Breakfast take some sightseeing of Pahalgam and later proceed to Srinagar , check in the hotel/houseboat & after refresh take some sightseeing of Srinagar city. Evening back to hotel. Overnight Stay at hotel/houseboat.

Day 17: Departure Srinagar Airport

After Breakfast, check out from Hotel/Houseboat and drive to Srinagar Airport for your onward journey with Sweet memories and best Wishes from Hiban Holidays Travel….