40 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

40 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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40 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 12 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hunder
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kargil
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Sonamarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Gulmarg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Pahalgam
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
8
Srinagar
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Singapore

12
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.
Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Leh Royal Palace, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Leh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Leh is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hunder.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
On the 20th (Tue), go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then make a trip to Wari La Pass, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Nubhra Valley. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hundur Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, and then take in the awesome beauty at Yarab Tso Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hunder road trip app .

Traveling by car from Leh to Hunder takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Nubra Valley, Yarab Tso Lake, Hundur Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alchi road trip planning site .

You can drive from Hunder to Alchi in 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

4
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Kargil is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), admire the landmark architecture of Shargole Monastery, appreciate the history behind Dras War Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kargil trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Alchi to Kargil takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sonamarg.

Things to do in Kargil

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

3
nights
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
Step out of Sonamarg to go to Anantnag and see Amarnath Cave, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Zojila Pass, explore the activities along Gadsar Lake, and get great views at Nichinai Pass.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sonamarg trip maker app .

Drive from Kargil to Sonamarg in 4 hours. In August in Sonamarg, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Sonamarg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amarnath Cave
Highlights from your plan
Gangabal Lake ©
Gangabal Lake
Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass
Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave

5
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.
Gulmarg is known for nature, trails, historic sites, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, get great views at Khilanmarg, get outside with Gulmarg Backcountry, and explore the activities along Ningle Nallah.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gulmarg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sonamarg to Gulmarg by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Khilanmarg
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Alpather Lake ©
Alpather Lake

4
nights
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.
Explore Pahalgam's surroundings by going to Tarsar Lake (in Pulwama), Mughal Garden (in Verinag) and Anantnag (Martand Sun Temple & Mattan Temple). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Betaab Valley, go for a walk through Baisaran, explore the activities along Tulian Lake, and don't miss a visit to Chandanwari.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pahalgam day trip app .

Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Pahalgam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Anantnag, Mughal Garden, Baisaran, Tarsar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

8
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 nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, and make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

Start your trip to Srinagar by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pahalgam to Srinagar by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

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