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Kashmir in Winters

KASHMIR WINTER TRIP

Kashmir in Winters is a different experience. If its Snow and Snowfall that you are looking for then this Experience gives you the best chance of experiencing both in Kashmir. We visit certain places in the Valley within easy reachable distance of Srinagar as all these places being at a higher elevation get much more Snowfall than the Valley floor does. So snow is guaranteed and Snowfall is almost guaranteed if the visit is co-ordinated with weather forecasts which we are good at.

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrival in Srinagar and we do local sigh seeing around the Dal Lake and the Mughal Gardens.

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Day 2 : We drive from Srinagar towards Doodpathri in Budgam district. Doodpathri is around a distance of 42 kms from Srinagar and the journey takes around 2 to 3 hours. It is situated at an elevation of 2730m in the Pir Panjal Mountain Range. It is a bast expansive Meadow and you get great views of the Great Himalayan Range on a clear day. It is also dotted with Huts called Dhoks made by the nomadic Bakarwals who descend upon these meadows in Summers. Return to Srinagar in the evening.

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Day 3 : We drive to the famous Resort of Pahalgam from Srinagar. Situated at a distance of 96 kms from Srinagar we drive through Anantnag and the Apple Valley to get here. Once we get to Pahalgam we drive onto the beautiful meadow of Aru and we spend the night at Aru.

Day 4 : From Aru we visit the Betaab Valley on the Chandanwari road and thence return to Pahalgam. After spending some time on the banks of the Lidder we return to Srinagar via the famous Martand Temples. 

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Day 5 : We drive to the Meadows of Yusmarg from Srinagar. Yusmarg is situated 47 kms from Srinagar and its sits at an altitude of 2396 m  above sea level.  It is an alpine valley covered with snow clad mountains and the meadows of Pine and Fir, It lies 13 km south of Charari Sharief a town of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated at the bank of Doodganga River which is a tributary of Jehlum River. It is located in the Pir Panjal peaks, a sub range of Himalaya. Return to Srinagar the same day

Day 6 : We drive from Srinagar to the famous Ski Resort of Gulmarg. Gulmarg due to its altitude and locations gets a large amount of Snowfall every winter. And from Gulmarg we have the option of taking the Gondola Phase II and getting to an altitude of 13500 ft. Over night stay in Gulmarg. 

Day 7 : Gulmarg to Srinagar Airport and departure

Includes : Accomodation on twin sharing w/ Breafast and Dinner, Transport in Innovas ( 4 pax to a Car) and Airport Pick Up and Drop

Does not Include : Lunch / Entry Tickets/ Gondola Tickets