Day-1 Arrive at Srinagar - Gulmarg Arrive at Srinagar (5000+ ft asl) and transfer to Gulmarg (50 kms - 1.5 hrs - 8000+ ft asl). Enjoy close range snowpeak views. Walking to local markets in the evening.
Day-2 Gulmarg Gondola Visit. Possible excursion to Khilanmarg. Go for famous Gondola Ride (Cable Car. Online booking in advance is recommended), Asia's highest and longest cable car. Its a two-stage ropeway. The first stage transfers from Gulmarg to Kongdoori Station. The second stage takes skiers to a height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft). The timing of the Gondola is 10 AM to 5 PM (It's highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). Return in the afternoon to enjoy Pony ride and walking around the area OR visit Khilanmarg (a picnic spot nearby) a fragrant valley, full of color and charm).
Day-3 Gulmarg - Sonamarg Transfer to Sonamarg (135 kms - 4.5 hours). Guests interested in activities may take a 12 kms detour enroute from Ganderbal towards Manasbal lake for watersports. A visit to Khir-Bhawani temple and Naranag temples enroute around Ganderbal is possible.
Day-4 Excursions / Walks / treks around Sonamarg Possible walks around the area / day trekking to one of the high altitude lake or enjoy stunning snow peak views around the area. Thajwas Glacier visit is also recommended.
Day-5 Sonamarg - Pahalgam Transfer to Pahalgam (180 kms - 7 hours). Enroute visit Matrand Sun Temple. On arrival walk around the area to local markets, time permitting.
Day-6 Pahalgam Sightseeing Undertake sightseeing around Pahalgam to spots like Baisaran, Tulian Lake, Chandanwari (16 kms - 8000+ ft asl - close range views) where you can find snow even in summer, Betaab Valley and Aru Valley etc.
Day-7 Walking / Trekking / Rafting around Pahalgam Enjoy white water rafting (possible in Summer) OR walk around the riverside OR undertake day trek. Back by late evening.
Day-8 Pahalgam - Srinagar enroute visit Avantipur ruins Transfer to Srinagar (100 kms - 4 hours). Enroute visit Avantipur ruins. Visit Dal Lake and enjoy the Shikara ride in the evening. Time permitting visit local markets.
Day-9 Sightseeing in Srinagar Day sightseeing in Srinagar visiting Mughal Gardens (Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar), Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat etc.
Day-10 Visit local markets, spend more time on Dal Lake, explore local cuisine A day where guests can explore on their own. Visit local markets for shopping, spend more time on Dal lake on shikara rides and exploring local cuisine are possible options.
Day-11 Departure Depart for the onward journey.
Gulmarg - Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is about 8000 ft asl.
Sonamarg - Sonamarg (85 km from Srinagar) is the last major town before Ladakh and has one of the closest and best Himalayan views found at any destination in India.
Pahalgam - Pahalgam (100 km from Srinagar) is originally a Shephards Village and is now a premier holiday destination and a Hill Station at 7200 ft above sea level.
Srinagar - Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. Houseboats, Shikaras and Mughal gardens, Handicraft shops all combine to give a unique holiday experience.