Day1 : Arrival in Srinagar, city tour, houseboat stay : On your arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, you will be taken for a 35 minutes drive through the heart of New Srinagar city, passing the Abdullah bridge which connects the banks of the Jhelum river. Proceed for an hour of Shikara ride in the lake. After some rest, a day of local sightseeing that includes a visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar. Dinner and overnight stay in houseboat.
Day2 : Sonmarg day trip (85 kms/ 2 hrs) : After breakfast, drive to Sonmarg (90 kms/3 hrs) enroute Kheer Bhawani Darshan. On arrival at Sonmarg, visit Thajjwas glacier (own cost) . Return back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day3 : Yusmarg day trip (47 kms/ 2 hrs) : After breakfast, set out for an excursion to Yusmarg. Yusmarg, the meadow of Jesus is an apline valley located in Badgam district and covered by snow clad mountains and meadows of pine and fir. This valley mesmerizes tourists with its natural beauty. This is also popular for horse riding, fishing and for skiing during winter. After spending some quality time, return back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day4 : Doodhpathri day trip (42 kms/ 2 to 3 hrs) : Doodhpathri, valley of milk, located in Budgam district, lies in bowl shaped valley in Pir Panjal Range. Its an alpine valley covered with snowclad mountains. Not a lot of tourists come to this place, since the road conditions are not favorable. After some quiet and peaceful time at Doodhpathri, be back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day5 : Gulmarg day trip (56 kilometers / 2-3 hrs drive) one way : After Breakfast, drive to Gulmarg (55 kms/2 hrs). You can do Khilanmarg sightseeing here by gondola ride at your own cost, return back to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day6 : Pahalgam day trip (97 kilometers / 3-4 hrs drive) one way : Today we travel 97 kiilometers (3 hrs one way) south of Kashmir to Pahalgam. In Pahalgam, visit Betaab Valley and Chandanwari as well as take a horse riding trip to Baisaran meadows. After sightseeing, we will drive back to Srinagar and transfer to the hotel/ houseboat for overnight stay.
Day7 : Manasbal Lake day trip (30 kms/ 1 hr) : After breakfast, drive to Manasbal Lake. The lake is paradise for bird watchers. This lake is surrounded by three villages Jarokbal, Kondabal and Gratbal. The beautiful lotuses blossom by the lakeside during July and August adds to the beauty of clear waters. Also visit Kheer Bhawani Temple. Later drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day8 : Dachigam National Park day trip (22 kms/ 1 hr) : After breakfast, set otu for an excursin to Dachigam National Park. Located 22 kms from Srinagar city, the park was once the private game preserve of Maharaja Gulab Singh. The park is situated at altitude ranging from 5500 ft to 14,000 ft. Due to the variation in altitude, the park is demarcated into upper and lower regions. The best time to visit the park is: upper Dachigam from months of May till August; lower Dachigam from months of September till December. Bird watching is best in the months of March till May. The park is popular as the home of the rare and critically endangered Hangul or Kashmir stag. The other famous attractions of the park are Himalayan Black Bear, Markhor, Ibex and exotic birds. Enjoy the safari at Dachigam National Park. Later drive back to Srinagar for overnight stay.
Day9 : Srinagar city tour : After breakfast, we proceed for a half day city tour that includes visit to the famous Mughal gardens of Nishat and Shalimar, the Chasme Shahi Garden, Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) and Shankaracharya Temple. We will explore the gardens and later drive back to the hotel for a dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day10 : Srinagar- day at leisure : Day at leisure for rest & other personal activities. You might like to shop around in the evening for some beautiful handicrafts. Overnight stay at hotel in Srinagar.
Day11 : Departure/transfers to Srinagar Airport : After your breakfast, we will assist you with transfers to airport. Tour ends with memories of Ium Destination.