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  • The Tour Plan for Captivating Leh Ladakh Tour by Vacations-International
DAY 01 Delhi - Srinagar

In the morning fly for Srinagar where you will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your house boat. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy. Overnight Onboard house boat (Dinner)

DAY 02 Mughal Gardens of Srinagar

This morning Shikara ride on lake, later visit to Mughal Gardens Later we visit some of the stunning Mughal Gardens that Srinagar is famous for. We visit the terraced Nishat Bagh or Nishat Garden on the eastern side of the lake, Nishat Bagh translates in Hindustani as "Garden of Joy" which is entirely fitting. Later we visit Shalimar Garden, equally as stunning and located on the northeast side of the lake. The gardens are linked to Dal Lake via channel. We also visit the more modest Chesmashahi gardens en route to the Pari Mahal garden perched majestically atop the Zebanwan Mountain. After our tour the rest of the afternoon is free. Overnight Onboard house boat (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 03 Srinagar Old City

Break at house boat and proceed for sightseeing tour of old city of Srinagar. Visit the Old City of Srinigar, or as it's also known downtown Srinagar, with its winding streets and alleys lined with shops selling and making the finest Kashmiri goods, we take a heritage walk through this part of the city along the River Jhelum. Later visit Hari Parbat, also known as the Mughal fort, a hill fort, situated on Shakira Hill and providing panoramic views of Srinagar City and Dal Lake and Tomb of Zain Ul Abideen, well hidden in the streets of the bazaar this mausoleum marks the final resting place of Sultan Sikander's favourite wife. We also visit the 700 year old Jama Masjid mosque and the Shah Hamadan Mosque situated on the right bank of the Jhelum River. We return to your houseboat for lunch before tour with a visit to the After a full day return to your house boat to enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight Onboard house boat (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 04 Relaxing on your houseboat

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Explore the local markets for some bargains or just relax on your house boat with the stunning surrounds of Lake Dal. Overnight On board house boat (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 05 Srinagar – Kargil

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kargil via visiting Sonmarg - known as the gateway to Tibet - where the views are astounding. At around 2800 metres above sea level the surrounding mountains dwarf the valley as they rise to 5000 metres and beyond, snow capped mountains truly give the sense of high altitude. Stops will also be made at Zozilla Pass, a vital link between Ladakh and Kashmir, bringing you to an elevation of over 3500 metres, as well as a stop at Drass, considered to be the second coldest place on earth with temperatures plummeting as low as minus 45 degrees celsius in the winter. Late in the evening arrive into Kargil and check-in at hotel. Overnight at Kargil ( Breakfast)

DAY 06 Kargil - Leh

Today continue your mountainous journey and make our way to Leh. On the way we will visit Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries - considered to be 2 of the oldest Gompa's in the region, dating back to somewhere in the 10th or 11th centuries AD. A stop will also be made at the Magnetic Hill where it is said the laws of gravity are broken as a magnetic pull drags vehicles up a small hill, however, despite what seems to be an amazing feat of nature it is argued that it is actually an optical illusion and despite the hill seemingly going up hill it is actually a slight decline. Arrive into Leh, hotel check in and evening at leisure. Overnight in Leh (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 07 Excursion to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries

After breakfast visit Stok palace which houses a fine private museum. There is a superb collection of thangkhas, said to be the best in the world. In the afternoon visit Leh, a fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The main street is open and airy, with rows of shops on either side. On either side of the market are seen a long line of Ladakhi women in traditional dress and colourful jewelry of coral and turquoise, seated behind enormous baskets, selling vegetables. The spectacular eight-storey Leh Palace looming above, overlooking the town, was built in the 16th century, about the same time as the Potala in Lhasa which it resembles. Overnight in Leh (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 08 Leh - Khardongla Pass - Leh (85 Kms)

After breakfast day excursion to Khardongla pass which is the highest motor able pass in the world 5600 Mtrs and has been recorded in the Gunnies Book of world records. At the top enjoy the nature beauty of snow capped mountains. Afternoon back to the hotel and time for your personal shopping and explore market and surrounding. Overnight in Leh (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 09 Leh – Delhi

Transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.

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