18 days in Kashmir & Ladakh Itinerary

18 days in Kashmir & Ladakh Itinerary

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18 days in Kashmir & Ladakh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Pahalgam
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gulmarg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Leh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Hemis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kargil
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Hunder
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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1
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Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam trip maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pahalgam is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Pahalgam is little chillier than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazratbal, and then cruise along Foreshore Road.

To plan Srinagar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Pahalgam to Srinagar by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Srinagar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Hazratbal ©
Hazratbal

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine, then tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gulmarg trip maker site .

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Magnetic Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip app .

Getting from Gulmarg to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hemis.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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Hemis

Hemis ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Hemis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hemis Monastery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hemis road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leh to Hemis takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Hemis

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Kloster Hemis ©
Kloster Hemis

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Alchi

Alchi ©
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alchi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hemis to Alchi takes 2.5 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, then explore the activities along Karste River, and finally appreciate the views at Nakpochu Valley.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kargil trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Alchi to Kargil takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Hunder

Hunder ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, then cruise along Wari La Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hunder road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kargil to Hunder takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hunder

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Diskit, Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery
Wari La Pass ©
Wari La Pass

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Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Amarnath Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anantnag trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Hunder to Anantnag by car takes about 16.5 hours. June in Anantnag sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Anantnag

Wildlife Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

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nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Zojila Pass, appreciate the views at Baltal Valley, and then take some stellar pictures from Nichinai Pass.

Plan my day in Sonamarg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Anantnag to Sonamarg by car takes about 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sonamarg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Krishnasar Lake ©
Krishnasar Lake

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