Summer is prime time for walking, trekking, and climbing in the mountains. It offers a good flow of water in rivers to raft. It provides pretty good village roads covered in by Chinar shades for cycling.
Summers in the Himalaya mostly provide stable, warm weather. The main alpine summer season is from mid-June to mid-September. All the mountain treks are open during this period. In June, the weather is not too hot and there is a lot of snow left on the mountain peaks and glaciers to provide a cool breeze. July and August are by far the busiest and have the warmest and most stable weather. It’s not uncommon that temperatures exceed 30C. In September, things get quieter again and the temperatures get cooler. Of course, there’s never any guarantee when it comes to rain in Kashmir.
The tour is designed to cover most of the main attractions of Kashmir. Some of which lie en-route Pahalgam like Saffron town of Pampore, Martand temple Awantipora, Sun temple Matan. Baisaran, Aru, and Betab Valley at Pahalgam. Kheer Bawani Temple at Ganderbal.
The cultural trip included is the old mosques of Srinagar and Shankar Acharya Temple. Visit paper mache and Kashmir shawl weavers at Srinagar. Discover the city from the city Fort and walk the gardens built by the Mughals.
What’s included in the Price?
All road transport by private ac cars
Assistance at the airport and transport for the whole trip
Houseboat and Hotel Accommodations (See above- Standard, Deluxe, Premium)
Breakfast and dinner (MAP)
Shikara boat ride
To the floating garden in Dal Lake
First Phase at Gulmarg
What’s not included in the Price?
International or domestic flights
Any monument entrance fees, camera fees, guide charges.
Tips and Porterage
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion list
Day 1 :- Arrival Srinagar
Arrive Srinagar (Alt. 1600m)
Pickup from Srinagar airport or Bus stand
12 kms drive to Houseboat, approx 30 minutes.
(Assistance at the airport and transfer to Houseboat. Dinner and breakfast at the Houseboat)
Day 2:- Srinagar to Pahalgam.
11o kms drive, approx 4 hours
(Transport. Dinner and the breakfast at Hotel)
Day 3 :- Pahalgam Local Sightseeing
Full day sightseeing
Aru Valley, Betab Valley and Candanwari
(Transport. Dinner and the breakfast at hotel)
Day 4:- Pahalgam to Gulmarg
140 kms drive, approx 4 ½ hours
(Transport. Dinner and the breakfast at Hotel)
Day 5:- Gulmarg local
Skking in winter
Pony ride or Gondola
(Dinner and the breakfast at Hotel)
Day 6:- Gulmarg to Srinagar
50 kms trek, approx 2 ½ hours
Srinagar local sightseeing and cultural tour
(Transport. Dinner and the breakfast)
Day 7:- Srinagar Airport drop.
12 kms drive to Srinagar airport, approx 30 minutes
(Transport from Srinagar to the airport for departure)
Day 1: – Arrival. On arrival at the Srinagar airport (on your own), you will be received by our representative cum driver who will drive and transfer you to the Houseboat at Dal Lake. Later in the evening proceed for a shikara ride in Dal Lake. Dinner and overnight stay on the houseboat in Srinagar.
Day 2: – Srinagar – Pahalgam (110 kms / 4 hours). Today after breakfast, check out from Srinagar and proceed for Pahalgam. En-route sightseeing of Saffron town Pampore, Martand Temple at Awantipora, and Sun Temple at Mattan. On arrival at Pahalgam, check in to your hotel. Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 3: – Today after breakfast, depart for excursion trip to Aru, Chandanwadi, Betab Valley. You have to shift over to a local vehicle arranged and paid off by the driver as local taxi union does not allow outside vehicle to do sightseeing. Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Pahalgam.
Day 4: – Pahalgam – Gulmarg (140 kms / 4 ½ hours). After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive towards Gulmarg. On arrival, check into your hotel. Afternoon proceed for Gondola ride up to first phase. Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 5: – After breakfast, proceed for Skiing (in winter). Gulmarg is having one of the best skiing slops in world and it’s famous for amateur as well as advance skiing. One can also opt for a fun-filled pony ride and gondola rides (on direct payment). Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Gulmarg.
Day 6: – Gulmarg – Srinagar (90 kms / 2 ½ hours one way). After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for Srinagar. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later enjoy local sightseeing of Srinagar covering the famous Mughal Gardens and artisans of Srinagar. Evening is free for shopping. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Day 7: – Departure. After breakfast and check out from the hotel proceed to Srinagar airport for departure.