17 days in Ladakh & Kashmir Itinerary

17 days in Ladakh & Kashmir Itinerary

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17 days in Ladakh & Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  8​h
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sonamarg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Spangmik
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then hike along Outer Circle Walk. On the next day, walk around Children's Park, then play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to Rani Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Gulmarg travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Gulmarg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk

2
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): cruise along Zojila Pass, take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Thajiwas Glacier. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Gangabal Lake and then take some stellar pictures from Satsaran Pass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sonamarg road trip planning website .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Sonamarg in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sonamarg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Srinagar.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass

3
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar holiday planner .

You can drive from Sonamarg to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. In June in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mulbekh Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), and then don't miss a visit to Hunderman village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, appreciate the history behind Dras War Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and finally admire the striking features of Sani Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kargil attractions planning app .

Drive from Srinagar to Kargil in 6 hours. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

2
nights
Spangmik

Spangmik ©
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tangtse Gompa.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Spangmik trip planner .

You can drive from Kargil to Spangmik in 9 hours. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Spangmik

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tangtse Gompa ©
Tangtse Gompa

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