Summer is prime time for walking, trekking and climbing in the mountains. It offers 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 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 exceeds 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.
- Comfortable Hotel/ Houseboat Accommodation at Srinagar and Pahalgam.
- All transport by SUV cars (airport transfers/ for whole package)
- Meal Plan included Breakfast and Dinner
- Shikara Boat ride in Dal Lake
- Mountain bikes for cycling
- One hour Rafting in Sind River
- First Phase Gondola Ride
- Entry Passes
- First Aid
The tour is designed to cover most of the main attractions of Kashmir. Some of which lie en-route Pahalgam like Saffaron town of Pampore, Martand temple Awantipora, Sun temple Matan. Baisaran, Aru and Betab Valley at Pahlgam. Kheer Bawani Temple at Ganderbal.
Cultural trip included is the old mosques of Srinagar and Shankar Acharya Temple. Visit to paper machie and kashmiri shawl weavers at Srinagar. Discover the city from the top of the city Fort and walk the gardens built by the Mughals.
Day 1. Arrival. Srinagar – Pahalgam (3 hours drive). Reception at Srinagar airport by our representative and drive to Pahalgam en-route sightseeing of Saffron town Pampore, Martand Temple at Awantipora and Sun Temple at Mattan. At Pahalgam we take a walk or horse ride to Baisaran. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2. Pahalgam – Betab Valley – Aru – Srinagar. We drive to Betab Valley for sightseeing and to Aru Valley before heading back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 3 (Cycling). Day trip to Sonamarg for sightseeing. On our drive back we take a different road which has a fewer traffic, we take our Mountain Bikes and paddle down a 30 kilometer road starting from Sumbal Village. We will cycle through the villages of pine and remote. Finally we will conclude our cycling trip of two hours at Gutlibagh village. After refreshment we drive back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 4. Day trip to Gulmarg. 2 hours drive will take us to Gulmarg. We take Gondola ride the world’s highest cable car to the Kongdori. You can also practice snow boarding or sking. At evening we drive back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 5 (Rafting). Day trip to Mansbal and Wular Lakes for sightseeing. We drive to Wular Lake through Kheerbawani Temple and Mansbal Lake for sightseeing. Upon our return we drive to Wusan the rafting point of Sind River. Take our rafts and we paddle the roaring waves of the river and conclude rafting at Wayil suspension bridge. We drive back to Srinagar for an overnight stay in Houseboat.
Day 6. We take a early morning shikara boat ride to the famous floating vegetable market of Dal Lake. Later we drive to Srinagar Fort to discover the city from the top. We als0 visit Mughal Gardens and Mosques and Temples of Srinagar.
Day 7. Departure. Drop at Srinagar airport for departure.