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Karwaan-e-Kashmir

Karwaan-e-Kashmir

Price

25900

Duration

Trip Type

Date

Max People

16

Meeting Point

Overview

If there is heaven on earth, it’s here. It’s here, it’s here – Jehangir

In the winters Kashmir is transformed into a white carpeted heaven. The beauty of Kashmir in the winters is indescribable. Nothing in the world looks prettier than the snow-covered towns. Kashmir has some exquisite and exotic attractions; you can also try your hand at skiing. The Road trip takes you through enchanting fir forests right out of childhood fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel. They are bowed low with snow coating the trees and heaped on the forest floor. The scenic beauty, gurgling river and meadows are by themselves reason enough to visit this place

Highlights of the trip:

  • Road trip of a lifetime
  • Awe-Inspiring Landscapes
  • Experience a rich culture
  • Visiting beautiful valleys
  • A Winter Wonderland
  • Shikara Ride in the Dal Lake
  • Gondola Ride in Gulmarg
  • Snow covered valleys and towns of Kashmir

Included/Excluded

  • Airport Group Transfers
  • All transport in a traveller and/or a Innova/similar
  • Accommodation on Double sharing basis at all destinations as per the itinerary. In a scenario where we have odd number of male/female trippers, one/two room will be converted to triple sharing.
  • 10 Meals - Breakfast (Day 2 to Day 6) & Dinner (Day 1 to Day 5)
  • Entrance fees to all gardens, museums and other places listed in the itinerary
  • Shikara ride at Dal Lake
  • Gondola Ride at Gulmarg Phase 1
  • Pahalgam Union Cab
  • Snow Chain Vehicle for Tanmarg - Gulmarg - Tanmarg
  • All permits
  • Post & Pre Trip Support
  • Memories of a lifetime
  • Wandering Souls Merchandise
  • Air fare
  • Lunch on all days & Breakfast on Day 1
  • Any shopping or personal expense
  • Tips to hotel staff and driver
  • Pony Rides
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any expenses arising due to weather or any unavoidable circumstances

Tour Plan

Day 1 - Arrival at Srinagar | Local Sightseeling | Overnight at Srinagar

Meet our team on arrival at the Airport. We then go to visit one of the famous Mughal gardens and then if time permits, we visit Shankaracharya Temple which offers a bird's eye view of Srinagar.   In the evening, we go for Shikara ride on Dal Lake. Overnight at Srinagar.

The group pickup from the airport will be at 12pm

Day 2 - Srinagar to Gulmarg | Gondola, Skiing & Sledging | Overnight at Gulmarg

After breakfast wehead toward the enchanting valley of Gulmarg, known for its picturesque meadows, skiing opportunities, and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Check into the hotel and head to ride the world's highest cable car called Gondola Ride which has 2 phases. The second phase takes you up to 14000 ft above sea level (You can go to Phase 2 at own cost). On the same day, you can experience pony ride along with sledge ride on snow based on the availability of snow.

Day 3 - Gulmarg to Pahalgam | Drung Valley, Awantipora Ruins | Overnight at Pahalgam

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we drive to Pahalgam. We first go to Drung Valley, Drung is the beautiful destination 15 km from Gulmarg famous for its frozen waterfall in winter. On the way to Pahalgam, you'll have the opportunity to see the saffron fields and the ancient Awantipora Ruins. We reach Pahalgam by evening.

Day 4 - Pahalgam & Surrounding Area | Overnight at Srinagar

After breakfast we leave to soak in the scenic landscape of Pahalgam and its surroundings like Betaab valley named after the movie Betaab, which was shot here is surrounded by mountains it is a view to withhold, Aru Valley which is a pristine scenic village in the Himalayas, it is also a starting point for many treks and Chandanwadi. We travel to Srinagar in the evening.

Day 5 - Sringar - Sonamarg - Srinagar | Overnight at Srinagar

Embark on an early morning journey from Srinagar to Sonamarg to revel in the breathtaking winter landscapes. The drive from Srinagar to Sonmarg is very beautiful as you will pass through some towns and villages, at many places you can enjoy the view of rivers flowing on one side.
Upon arrival, you can head to Thajiwas Glacier, where you can explore the snow-covered terrain, capturing the scenic beauty and tranquility. Ponnies to be hired for it (on your own cost). As the day progresses, start your return journey to Srinagar, ensuring a timely arrival before dark. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner.

Day 6 - Srinagar to Home

After breakfast, we can go for say your goodbyes, this brings us to the end of an EPIC adventure and beginning of an era of travel stories with Wandering souls. The group drop would be at 10am at the airport.

Please book return flights accordingly. Before booking any flights, please contact us so that we can guide you to book the best possible one which matches everyone's timings.

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Things to Carry

  • Durable/Reusable Water Bottles
  • We will be sending you a details list of what to bring and what not to once you registe

FAQs

Can I come alone?
Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

What is the ge limit for this trip?
The age limit for this trip is 16-45 years.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?
It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.

What if I have a medical emergency?
We will carry first aid kit with us. The coordinators will be first aid certified. If the problem increases, we will quickly get you to closest medical attention possible.

How will you contact me once I register?
We will be mailing you the details once you register. We will also create a WhatsApp group 2 weeks before the trip.

What is the stay like in Kashmir?
Accommodation on Double sharing basis in Hotels & Houseboats at all destinations as per the itinerary. In an unlikely case of odd number of male/female participants 1 or max 2 rooms will be triple sharing (only where the room is big enough)

  • Srinagar –
  • Pahalgam –
  • Gulmarg
  • Srinagar Houseboat –

Would I get cellular connectivity in Kashmir?
Your prepaid simcards would not work in Kashmir. You would either need a postpaid sim card or a local simcard. Airtel and Jio provide the best connectivity.

What will be the weather like in January/February?
n January and February, Kashmir experiences very cold and snowy weather. Daytime temperatures typically range from 0°C to 10°C, while nighttime lows often drop below freezing. Snowfall is common during these months, making it a winter wonderland. It's important to dress warmly and be prepared for sub-zero temperatures.

What type of food will I get in Kashmir?
We will be having our Breakfast & Lunch at our stays. Lunches we will have locally during our road trip and sightseeing trips. Avg cost per meal would be around ₹250-₹300

Payment

Payment Options:

  • UPI - wsouls@ybl
  • NEFT - A/C No.: 046110100000183 || IFSC: NKGS0000046 || A/c Name: Wandering Souls || Type: Current || Branch: NKGSB NERUL, NEW BOMBAY
  • Online through payment gateway - Click Book Now (3.5% transaction charges)

Payment Terms:

  • You can book you seat by paying ₹7500 advance
  • The remaining amount has to be paid 2 weeks before the trip start date

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 45 days of the Event, 10% of the advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant prior to 30 days of the Event, 50% of the advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant between 15 to 30 days of the Event, 100% of advance amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant between 7 to 15 days of the Event, 50% of whole trip amount will be deducted
  • If cancellation done by participant within 7 days of the Event, 100% of whole trip amount will be deducted

Disclaimer

  • Flight costs are to be considered fully non-refundable if booked through wandering souls unless specified otherwise
  • If participant seeks cancellation due to natural calamities or any due to military or governmental decisions no refund shall be paid.
  • If in case Wandering Souls cancels the tour due to unfavorable conditions of travel then whatever best possible refund we get from vendors if we ever get can be processed, in case we do not get any refunds from Hotel/Transportation we won’t be in a position to process any refunds.
  • In case of cancellation of any event due to reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.), refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
  • Wandering Souls will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, hotel bookings or extension to the camp done by clients/participants

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