Day-1 Arrive at Srinagar - Gulmarg Arrive at Srinagar (5000+ ft asl) and transfer to Gulmarg (50 kms - 1.5 hrs - 8000+ ft asl). Possible evening visit to Khilanmarg (View point), time permitting.
Day-2 Gulmarg - Srinagar 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 timing of the gondola is 10 AM to 5 PM (It's highly dependent upon the weather at both stages). Return after visiting first stage and proceed for Srinagar(50 kms - 1.5 hours).
Day-3 Sightseeing in Srinagar "Day sightseeing in Srinagar visiting Mughal Gardens (Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar), Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Hari Parbat etc.
Day-4 Excursion around Srinagar Full day excursion to Sonmarg (85 kms - 3.5 hours - 8500+ ft asl) and Baltal valley. Alternatively guests have an option to visit Manasbal lake (30 kms) where there are watersports on offer. Back to Srinagar in evening.
Day-5 Srinagar - Pahalgam via Martrand Proceed to Pahalgam (100 kms - 4 hrs - 7000+ ft asl). Enroute visit Matrand Sun Temple. On arrival time permitting walk around the area to local markets.
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 Pahalgam - Katra Proceed to Katra (254 kms - 9 hrs), a base point to visit renowned Vaishnodevi Pilgrimage, one of the most revered and visited temples in India.
Day-8 Vaishnodevi Darshan Early morning start for Vaishnodevi climb (Total 13 kms walk to the temple that takes about 4-5 hours). Enroute stops at Adhkwari Temple and darshan at Baba Bhaironath Temple is recommended). During Summer and peak travel season it may be advisable to start the climb previous evening. Once queue tickets are purchased the wait period could be half an hour to 3 hours depending on the rush. During season Yatra Parchi (entry tickets required to beging the uphill walk), it is recommended to purchase in advance to avoid delays. Guests looking for Helidarshan (Helicopter ride, darshan and back), morning flights are recommeded for best weather and least uncertainity. Return by late evening.
Day-9 Departure Depart for the onward journey.
Jammu - Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km from Jammu) and home to Raghunath Temple.
Gulmarg - Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is about 8000 ft asl.
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.
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.
Katra - Katra, is base town to visit Vaishno Devi temple which is 13 kms walk (or a helicopter ride) away from here.