Amarnath Yatra is one of the holiest spiritual tours that every devout pilgrim yearns to set out for. The annual Amarnath yatra starts in the Hindu month of Shravan and takes one to the cave shrine of Sri Amarnath Ji perched atop the Kashmir Himalayas at an altitude of nearly 3888m above the sea level.
- Exciting visit to Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg
- Thrilling helicopter ride to amarnath cave from Baltal
- Scenic road trip to Kargil
- Fun visit to Pangong tso
- Khardungla pass with Leh and Nubra valley visit
Day 1 : Arrive Srinagar & Srinagar – Sonamarg
Upon reaching the airport of Srinagar, the largest city in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the state’s summer capital and a mesmerizingly beautiful city along the banks of River Jhelum, you’ll be greeted by our tour representative who then drives you to Sonamarg; another picturesque hill town and upland valley of Kashmir. On reaching we check into our pre-booked hotel and later proceed to visit the famed Thajiwas Glacier; a region of paradisiacal beauty located at a distance of 3kms from Sonamarg. After spending an hour or two at the glacier point we return to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 2 :Sonamarg – Baltal – Amarnath Cave – Baltal
Next day early morning we check out of hotel and reach the Baltal Helipad located at about 15kms from Sonamarg. After finishing off with the checking formalities, we are given our boarding pass and our helicopter takes off from Baltal taking us across mesmerizing vistas. On reaching Panchtarni our helicopter descends on to the Panchtarni helipad. We have to trek a distance of about 6kms to reach the Amarnath Gufa from Panchtarni. The trek distance can be covered in 2hrs time. On reaching the holy shrine we purify ourselves by bathing in the icy cold Amarnath stream that flows alongside the holy cave. After darshan of the ice deity enshrined in the cave, we trek back to the Panchtarni. We again board Helicopter and fly back to Baltal and then undertake a by road journey to Srinagar. On reaching we check into our houseboats standing in a section of the Dal Lake. Evening is left free for you to spend at leisure and enjoy the beauty of the Dal Lake from the verandah of your palatial house boat. Scrumptious Kashmiri dinner and night stay at the houseboat.
Day 3 :Srinagar – Kargil
Next day early morning we hit the road for Kargil. Kargil is located at a distance of about 210 kms from Srinagar and it takes nearly 8-10 hrs to reach Kargil. On the way to Kargil you’ll enjoy panoramic vistas of lush Alpine meadows, pine thickets, awe-inspiring peaks and silvery rivulets. On reaching Kargil, we check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 :Kargil – Leh
Next day we check out of hotel and start our journey towards Leh; a mesmerizingly beautiful though barren Himalayan desert city located in the Indus Valley. As we undertake the journey, we’ll notice a dramatic change in the terrain from lush green to a barren, rocky terrain with no greenery at all. En route Leh we visit some very notable destinations like Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Zanskar River confluence, Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill. On reaching Leh we check into hotel. We enjoy a sumptuous dinner and good night’s sleep at the hotel.
Day 5 :Leh – Pangong Lake – Leh
Next morning we drive to the famous Pangong Tso Lake via Changla Pass. This mesmerizingly beautiful lake cradled at an elevation of 4350m above the sea level is an endorheic Himalayan lake with crystal clear blue waters that change color most intriguingly nearly 5 times a day. The lake has a length of 12kms and stretches from India into Tibet. We drive back to Leh post the Pangong Tso Lake visit and retire to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 6 : Leh – Khardung La – Nubra Valley
Post breakfast we set out for Nubra Valley and en route we visit the Khardung-La Pass. Khardung-La presents the highest motorable road in the whole of the world. It is perched at an elevation of 18, 380 ft and is a mountain pass in Northern Leh’s Karakoram mountain ranges. It marks the gateway to the beautiful Nubra Valley; our destination for the day. This tri-armed vale locally referred to as Ldorma meaning ‘valley of flowers’ is a land of breath-taking beauty with its amazing trails, humongous mountains, ultra-wide landscapes and musical rivers. On reaching we check into hotel/camp and later proceed to visit the Diskit village and the famed Diskit monastery. Back to hotel/camp for dinner and night stay.
Day 7 :Nubra Valley – Leh
Next day post breakfast we drive back to Leh via the same route. On reaching we check into hotel and later in the evening we stroll our way to the Leh market for picking some Tibetan souvenirs. Post-shopping we return to hotel for night stay.
Day 8 :Leh Departure
Post breakfast we check out from the hotel and our representative drops you at the Leh airport where he sees you off as you proceed on your homeward journey thoroughly rejuvenated and happy.
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking charges, fuel price
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, laundry, tipping, portage
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.What can I buy from sonmarg?
A. You can buy saffron, walnuts, stone jewellery, traditional kashmiri handicrafts items etc.
Q.How far is Amarnath from the helipad?
A. Amarnath cave is 6 kms away from the panjtarni helipad.
Q.When is the best time to visit Kargil?
A. The summer months of May to September is the best time to visit Kargil.
Q.Can i swim in Pangong tso lake?
A. Being a holy lake, swimming in Pangong tso lake is prohibited.
Q.Why is nubra valley so famous?
A. Nubra valley is famous as a high altitude cold desert in hunder village.