Excursion of Pahalgam and Doodhpathri

Itinerary No:Itinerary No: Kashmir-10

7 Nights 8 Days

Srinagar-Doodhpathri-Gulmarg-Srinagar

Kashmir's amazing landscape will indulge your senses and exploring this part of Himalayas is a dream comes true for nature lovers. The lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, and magnificent lakes like Dal and Nigeen create mesmerising backdrop. Floating aboard a Shikara (the conventional wooden boat) on Dal Lake is an unforgettable moment. In a nutshell, visiting Kashmir is an immersive experience that stimulates your senses and leaves you with memories of a location that truly lives up to its name "Paradise on Earth.

Day 01: Arrival - Srinagar

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  • Arrive at Srinagar Airport and transfer to the hotel in Srinagar.
  • After quick wash and change have a visit Mughal Gardens (Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh) Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh built in 1632 A.D. by Asif Khan, brother-in-law of Jahangir and Shalimar Bagh built by Jahangir for his wife Empress Noor Jahan and Chashm-e-Shahi.
  • All the gardens are on the banks of Dal Lake.
  • After having visit, back to the Hotel.
  • Dinner and Overnight Stay in Srinagar Hotel.

Day 02: Srinagar ? Doodhpathri - Srinagar (One way ? 50 kms, 02 hrs by road)

  • After Breakfast Check out from the Hotel transfer to Doodhpathri.
  • Doodhpathri Description - A tourist destination and hill station located in Budgam district of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 8,957 ft from sea level, and located at a distance of 42 km from state summer capital Srinagar.

    It lies in a bowl-shaped valley in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 2,730 m (8,957 ft), above sea level. It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of Pine Fir and Deodar. The natural meadows, which are covered with snow in winter, allow the growth of wild flowers such as daisies, forget-me-nots and butter cups during spring and summer.

    Getting there: Doodhpathri is easily accessible from Srinagar city or Srinagar Airport (SXR), in less than 2?3 hours from car or bus.

  • Return to the hotel in the Evening.
  • Dinner & overnight at the Srinagar Hotel.

Day 03 :Srinagar ?Sonamarg - Srinagar (One way 80 Kms; Approx. 03 hours by Road)

  • After Breakfast transfer to the Sonamarg.
  • Sonamarg Description--Situated at an altitude of 9000 Ft. Sonamarg is also called as ?The meadow of gold? has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh River that meanders through the valley abounds with trout and mahaseer. Ponies can be hired (Own arrangements) for the trip up to Thajawas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer.
  • Optional Visit Tour /Direct Payment Basis 1- -Zojila Pass Visit:The journey from Sonamarg to Zojila (zero point or Gumri are the main points of Zojila) is out of World Experience. During the drive from Zojila road we can see the Baltal (base camp for shri Amarnath Ji Shrine) and the footpath that leads you to the Holy Amarnath Cave is also visible. The other places of attraction that lie in between the areas of Zojila and Sonamarg are Nilgraad. Nilgraad in Kashmiri language means the blue stream, and this name is due to the fact that during summers the colour of river Sindh turns blue when it is the clear sky with bright sun at this particular place.

    Optional Visit Tour/Direct Payment Basis 2: Visit to Sarbal and Fish point: The Sarbal is the last village of Kashmir where people mainly live in small traditional and old-fashioned huts. The Fish point is an artificial pond made by the jktourism; a beautiful natural waterfall is present near this artificial pond which is the source of water for it. Many water activities can be performed in this pond like, water ball, boat ride etc.

    Optional Visit Tour 3: Thajawas glacier by walk or ponies - Treks through woodland & meadows lead to a sprawling glacier, popular for sledding & photography.

  • Return back to the Hotel in Srinagar.Overnight stay &dinner at the hotel in Srinagar.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: For Sonamarg Visit during heavy snowfall vehicles go till Gagangir which is 10 km's away from Sonamarg. In this case the only possible mode of transportation is Ponies. The guest has to pay on actuals.

Day 04: Srinagar ? Pahalgam - Srinagar (One way - 94 kms, 03 hrs. by road)

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  • After breakfast have a day excursion to Pahalgam.
  • Enroute visit bat factory & Apple Valley.
  • Description about Pahalgam: Pahalgam is one of the famous Tourist attraction tourist attractions and a favorite place for shooting of Bollywood films, and is still a health resort. Besides tourist huts, several hotels in private sector have come up here and these hotels provide modern facilities to their guests.

  • Optional Sightseeing/ Own Arrangements: Embark on an excursion to Chandanwari (3288 meters), Betaab Valley and Aru Valley. Surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks and dense pine and deodar forests, this valley is the mouth of River Sheshnag.
  • After having visit, return to the Hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day: 5 Srinagar? Gulmarg ? (One way ?54Kms; 02.00 hrs. by Road)

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  • After breakfast, commence drive to Gulmarg.
  • Gulmarg Description: It was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world?s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right.

  • Upon arrival check into the Hotel.
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel.
  • Note: - For Gulmarg visit during heavy snowfalls vehicles are not allowed beyond Tangmarg (Its 13 kms away from Gulmarg). In this case we assist customers to hire snow jeeps which charge Rs 2500- 3000 per return journey per Snow-jeep (Tangmarg to Gulmarg & Return) (Snow jeeps are easily available in this scenario & cost will be on actuals & paid by customer).

Day 06: Gulmarg (Optional/ Own Arrangement)

  • After breakfast you can enjoy optional activities.
  • Optional / Own Arrangements: Gulmarg to Kungdoor (Phase 1): The 1st phase of the Gondola takes tourists to the height of 8530 ft to Kongdori Station.
  • Optional / Own Arrangements: Kungdoor to Aparwath (Phase 2): the second stage of the Gondola goes up to the height of 12293 ft.
  • Activities to Do in Gulmarg (Summer Activities)

  • Gulmarg Gondola Phase 1: INR 740 per person + Rs. 125 Service Fees Per Person Per Phase Phase 2: INR 950 per person Rs. 125 Service Fees Per Person Per Phase Guide Fee for Gondola: INR 900
  • Golf On actuals/direct basis
  • Pony Ride On actuals/direct basis
  • ATV Ride On actuals/direct basis
  • Day Treks (Alapather Lake Trek, Khilanmarg Trek and Apharwat Trek) On actuals/direct basis
  • Camping Treks (Gulmarg to Tosamaidan) On actuals/direct basis
  • Note:- We will not provide transfers from hotel to Gondola start point as the movement of our vehicle is not allowed. Guests have to arrange by themselves and pay there on actual.

    https://jkcablecar.payu.in/Gondola Ride link.

    Gulmarg to kingdom is phase 1 and Kungdoor to Apharawat is phase 2). You have to book phase 1 if you want to cover both phases. 2nd phase start point is the place where its phase ends.

    Overnight stay and dinner at Hotel in Gulmarg.

    Note:- For Gulmarg visit during heavy snowfalls vehicles are not allowed beyond Tangmarg (Its 13 kms away from Gulmarg). In this case we assist customers to hire snow jeeps which charge Rs 2500- 3000 per return journey per Snow-jeep (Tangmarg to Gulmarg & Return) (Snow jeeps are easily available in this scenario & cost will be on actuals & paid by customer).

Day 07 Gulmarg ? Srinagar (One way - 54kms, 03 hrs by road)

  • After Breakfast check out from the Hotel and then proceed towards Srinagar.
  • En-route visit Shankaracharya Temple Which is also known as the Jyeshteshwara Temple.
  • Description:It is situated on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the valley floor and overlooks the city of Srinagar.

  • Check in to Houseboat, Rest of the day free to explore the beautiful markets of Srinagar.
  • Overnight stay and dinner at the Houseboat in Srinagar.

Day 08: Srinagar

  • Breakfast and keep your luggage ready for check out.
  • Transfer to the Srinagar Airport.
  • Depart with fond memories.
  • Note: This is to update that there are no liquor shops (alcoholic beverages) in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg. Hotels in these regions don't serve liquor. Guests are requested to carry liquor from Srinagar as there are only a few liquor shops in Srinagar.

    Weather:

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    Important Note

  • In places like Pahalgam, new construction is banned to save ecology. In fact, it is so strict in Pahalgam, that older hotels cannot be renovated or painted too. Thus, many hotels have challenges with the interiors too.
  • Pony owners have a strong hold in Gulmarg and Pahalgam and restrict our vehicles travelling in these two villages. Guests have to listen to the instructions of the Drivers/ TMs and/or local guides in dealing with the locals.

Inclusions :-

  • 07 nights / 08 days stay in above mentioned properties.
  • Meals (Breakfast and Dinner) as per the package in the Hotel.
  • 01-Hour Shikara ride at the lake.
  • Transportation as mentioned above.
  • Accommodation and Transportation as per itinerary.

Optional / Exclusions ? :-

  • Gondola tickets are subject to availability , kindly book your goldola tickets online through this link - https://jkcablecar.payu.in/Gondola Ride link.
  • Gulmarg Gondola Phase 1? Rs 740 per person (Rs. 125.00 Per Person Per Phase Service Fees. https://jkcablecar.payu.in/Gondola Ride link.
  • Gulmarg Gondola Phase 2 ? Rs 950 per person + Rs. 125.00 Per Person Per Phase Service Fees. https://jkcablecar.payu.in/Gondola Ride link.
  • Arroo valley, Betaab valley & Chandanwari visit by local taxi in Pahalgam Rs. 3500 per local taxi.
  • Betaab Valley Entrance Fees. ?Rs 100 per person.
  • Wildlife fees at Aroo valley. ---Rs 50 per person.
  • Drung Waterfall visit by Local taxi (Tour starts and ends at Tangmarg) : Rs 2800/- (One taxi can accommodate 5 to 6 guests)
  • Drung waterfall visit by ATV (Tour starts and ends at Tangmarg) Rs 2500 per person for return transfers.
  • Gastronomy Tours : Experience local Kashmiri cuisine with local family in Srinagar / Ganderbal : Rs 1250 per person . (Non-Vegetarian meals) . This is the cost of basic lunch with a local family and if guests are interested in gastronomy tours and understanding about local cuisine : Cost will be shared on request.
  • Visit Kashmiri Handicrafts experiential Tour : sonamarg with en route visit to Fraw/Haknar/Gund villages where guests will meet 100's of pashmina, tosha and kani shawl weavers (mostly females) : The cost will be given on request.
  • White water Rafting at Sindh river (Sonamarg) : Starts from May and ends in July : Cost varies from 1500 to 2000 per person.
  • White water Rafting at Lidder river (Pahalgam ) : Starts from May and ends in July : Cost varies from 1500 to 2000 per person.
  • Visit to Kashmiri Handicrafts Experiential Tour : Zakoora area of srinagar (Located in the outskirts of srinagar) to explore the Khatamband (Wooden work) and Pinjrakari workers (Wooden Work) : Cost on actual
  • Mughal Gardens Entrance Fees ? Rs 100 per person PER PARK
  • Snacks Basket Per Day Per Car (02 Potato Chips, Namkeen, 1Lt Water Bottle & Chew gum) Per Person Rs. 200.
  • Visit to Zojila by local taxi in Sonamarg approx. rupee 7000 per local taxi.#GST 5% Over and above (We pay 18% GST on our profit and we don?t charge Gst in this case. if you want bill with 5% GST then GST charges will be applicable over and above invoice amount)Important Instructions
  • All passengers have to report 02 hrs prior to the departure due to security checking at the airport.
  • We reserve the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
  • The vehicle used is non-air-conditioned and is available at trip wise not on disposal subject to municipal limits. Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program. In case any services are missed due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds.
  • Hotels mentioned above are subject to availability at the time of booking otherwise an alternative will be provided.
  • Our vehicle is not allowed in Gulmarg & Pahalgam for local sightseeing; either the client can hire a local vehicle or pony from the market for local sightseeing.
  • Due to security reasons prepaid numbers are not working in Jammu and Kashmir while as post-paid are working in entire Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Any dispute relating to or arising out of all or any one of the above stated terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive Jurisdiction of Courts at Jammu.
  • This is to update that there are no liquor shops (alcoholic beverages) in Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg. Hotels in these regions don't serve liquor. Guests are requested to carry liquor from Srinagar as there are only a few liquor shops in Srinagar.

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