After spending days at a stretch living your regular, stressful lives, you get a much-deserved long break. Traveling to paradise on earth would be the only thing that you require. With HikerWolf, join us on a more than a week-long journey to heaven on Earth aka Jammu and Kashmir. Embark on a beautiful spiritual awakening as you visit Vaishno Devi along with Kashmir.
9 Nights, 10 Days
- 8th Dec 2022
- 22nd Dec 2022
- 12th Jan 2023
- 26th Jan 2023
- 9th Feb 2023
- 23rd Feb 2023
For Triple Sharing: 2̶60̶0̶0̶/̶-̶ 23,999/-
For Dual Sharing: 2̶7̶0̶0̶0̶/̶-̶ 25,999/-
NOTE: Block your seat at just ₹5000/- and pay the rest 25 days before the trip date.
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DAY 1| Departure from Mumbai/Delhi
We start our journey from Mumbai or Delhi to Katra. Overnight journey by train.
DAY 2| Arrival at Katra| Vaishnodevi Trek
Reach Katra station. You will be welcomed by HikerWolf’s local representative. Transfer to the hotel where you check-in. After an early dinner, we begin the Vaishno Devi trek. Overnight trek.
DAY 3| Darshan completed| Stay in Katra
After completing Vaishno Devi Darshan we return to the base in Katra. Rest for the remaining part of the day to recharge ourselves. We can visit the Katra Market (optional) where you can get authentic high-quality dry fruits, woven baskets, bangles, etc. for dinner and overnight stay in Katra.
DAY 4| Katra-Srinagar
Early morning after breakfast we leave Katra and proceed towards Srinagar. It will be a 239 kilometers road journey of 8-10 hours. Once we reach Srinagar, we check in to our hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar.
DAY 5| Srinagar-Sonmarg-Srinagar
After breakfast, we proceeded for a day excursion to Sonmarg. The beauty of snowcapped mountains, alpine trees, and numerous lakes truly make this place the “Meadow of Gold”. You can take a pony ride (at your own cost) to Thajiwas Glacier. This place has many waterfalls and is covered in cotton-like snow throughout the year.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to Srinagar. Dinner and overnight stay in Srinagar.
DAY 6| Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head towards Gulmarg. This beautiful destination has Asia’s largest and highest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. Riding this is a phenomenal experience. You can try skiing and gondola rides at your own cost.
We have lunch at a local restaurant and return to Srinagar. Check in to our luxury houseboat. Dinner and overnight stay in a houseboat in Srinagar.
DAY 7| Srinagar-Pahalgam
Early in the morning we have a shikara ride and come back to the houseboat. After breakfast, we check out of the houseboat and head towards Pahalgam. On our way, we have a brief stop at Kesar Farms and Cricket bat factory. On reaching Pahalgam we check into our hotel. At Pahalgam also known as the Village of Shepherds, behold breathtaking views of the Himalayas. In the afternoon we visit the ABC Valley (Aru Valley, Betaab Valley, Chandanwari). It is a photographer’s paradise.
Farewell dinner and overnight stay in Pahalgam.
DAY 8| Pahalgam-Jammu
After breakfast, we travel to Jammu on a road journey of 254 kilometres that will take 8-9 hrs. After reaching Jammu we check into our hotel. Spend the evening in leisure. We can explore the local market of Jammu where you can buy shawls, papier mache items, wooden artefacts, and many other beautiful items. Dinner and overnight stay in Jammu.
DAY 9| Jammu-Mumbai/Delhi
We check out from the hotel after breakfast. Head towards Jammu Tawi Station to board trains to Mumbai/Delhi. Overnight train journey.
DAY 10| Arrival at Mumbai/Delhi
The trip ends on reaching Mumbai/Delhi with a heart full of memories.
- Accommodation in well-sanitized hotels/houseboats with all safety precautions.
- Well-sanitised transport and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Breakfast and dinner as per the itinerary starting with dinner on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 9.
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Local vehicle for Aru, Betaab, and Chandanwari sightseeing in Pahalgam.
- Service of a well-groomed Tour Manager throughout the tour.
- 02 water bottles (500 ml) per person per day.
- Hikerwolf mementos and goodies
- Train fare / Airfares
- Gondola Ride
- 5% GST
- Any additional meals other than those mentioned in the inclusion
- Optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Expenses of personal nature such as Tips, laundry, beverages, etc.
- Any other expenses unless specifically mentioned under package cost inclusion
THINGS TO CARRY:
- Must carry heavy woollens, sweaters, Jackets, Coats, and scarves, especially if travelling during winter
- Shoes are needed if you plan to indulge in adventure activities
- Basic medicine like Vicks, tablets like Avomine, Metacin, Saridon, etc.
- Umbrella, if travelling during December.
- Light snacks
- Personal Medicines
- Cold creams/Lip Guard
- Identity Proof
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DETAILED ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR VALLEY TRIP
DAY 1: Srinagar Local Sightseeing
The much-awaited Kashmir Valley trip begins when you reach the Srinagar Airport in the morning. Meet our HikerWolf team members and your fellow travelers at 01:30 pm. Check-in to the infamous Boathouse stay of Srinagar and take a deep breath of the surrounding views. Have a delicious breakfast at our accommodation and then set along to visit the Mughal Gardens, better known as the "crown of Srinagar". Walkthrough the Nishant Bagh and the Shalimar Bagh which was built by Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan.
In the afternoon, indulge yourselves in the next tourist attraction in Srinagar by visiting Dal Lake, which is also known as "Srinagar's Jewel." Experience the renowned Shikara rides and discover the three small islands on Dal Lake. Are you feeling like Christopher Columbus yet? Because this is only the beginning of your explorations. After extensive shopping at the floating market, head back to our accommodation, have a mouthwatering dinner, and rest up for another eventful day.
DAY 2: Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar
Brace yourselves for we start early today. Have a nice breakfast and set along a 2½ hours road trip to Sonmarg, also known as the "meadow of gold." While on the road, fill up your camera reels with some of the best nature snaps because the road is said to be one of the most beautiful ones across India. Enjoy the snow-capped mountains (in winters) while putting your favorite music on!
We head to the Thajiwas Glacier as soon as we reach Sonmarg. You can trek through the meadows and have a blissful experience while reaching up the sprawling Glacier which is surrounded by frozen lakes and conifer trees. The best time to visit here is in the winters when the glacier snow is glistening thickly. From there, we head to Thajiwas Park and breathe in the nature and the greenery of Kashmir. After we are done exploring, we head to the famous Sonmarg Market where you can shop for traditional handicrafts like Pashmina shawls and woolens. Thereafter, we head back to Srinagar after an eventful day and have a delicious dinner with an overnight stay at our accommodation.
DAY 3: Srinagar to Pahalgam | via Pampore
After having a filling breakfast, we start early and head to Pahalgam. On our way, we visit the Pampore Village which is also known as the Saffron Town of Kashmir. It is one of the very few places where there are acres of land planted with the most expensive spice called Saffron. Walk through the saffron fields and experience the plucking of the flowers. If time permits, we can visit the saffron factories to see how saffron is processed.
The next stop on our way to Pahalgam is the Avanti Swami Temple ruins in the Awantipora town of the Pulwama district of Kashmir. These two temples, one of Shiva and the other of Vishnu, were built in the 9th century by Kashmir king Avantivarman. The backdrop is painted with blue skies, green valleys, and huge snow-capped mountains. After you are satisfied with capturing all these pretty landscapes in your brain and camera, we continue on our way to Pahalgam and reach there by evening. A delicious dinner awaits with an overnight stay at Pahalgam.
DAY 4: Pahalgam to Srinagar | via Betaab Valley & Lidder River
After a heartfelt breakfast, we set our course to the Betaab Valley. We are indeed "betaab" to visit these vast meadows surrounded by astounding snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes like the Baisaran and Tulian Lake. Although private vehicles are not permitted beyond Pahalgam, we can assist you to book local taxis to reach your destination. This valley is mostly famous for camping and trekking and of course, cliche Bollywood movies! Films like Kashmir ki Kali, Silsila, and one of the recent, Rockstar were all shot here. If time permits we can trek up to the nearby frozen Baisaran and Tulian Lakes.
While we explore the Betaab Valley, don't miss out on the gushing stream of the Lidder River. The river is 73 km long with such crystal clear water that one can drink it. It is known to originate from the Kolahoi glacier. If available, you can go for a rafting experience too. If time permits, we head to Chandanwadi, which is also the base camp for the very famous Amarnath yatra. Here you can roam around and experience the local life of Kashmir. The whole place will seem like heaven to you, especially during the winters. After these events of the day, head back to Srinagar by evening and give your legs a rest. Have a good dinner while staying overnight at Srinagar.
DAY 5: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
The last day of our Kashmir Valley trip is here. Even so, we will try to bring the best out of it to you. After breakfast, we set our sails to Gulmarg, aka "meadow of flowers." Upon reaching, we go straight for a Gondola ride which is the key activity here. The Gulmarg Gondolas are the world's second-largest cable car line. Experience a panoramic view of Kashmir from high up in the sky. You can also take part in activities like skiing and sledding.
If time permits, we trek up to the Alpather Lake. Another one of the frozen lakes, you can click aesthetic photos here to post on your Instagram profile. Thereafter, we head back to Srinagar in the evening and call it a day! Have a delicious breakfast and overnight stay at Srinagar.
Day 6: Goodbye, Kashmir!
It's 09:00 am and Alas! The goodbye is here. But it's not the end, right? Kyon ki phir milenge, chalte chalte! The trip might have lasted just 6 days but the memories that we have together are going to stay forever! Head back to the Srinagar airport according to your flight's timings. Or you can spend another day here and visit some more local destinations like Pari Mahal and Srinagar Market. We can assist you accordingly.
- HikerWolf reserves the rights to cancel the trip if the minimum batch size does not suffice.
- Trip Leaders will only accompany you if there are people more than the minimum batch size otherwise, the trip will be handled virtually.
1. How big will the group be?
We prefer to have a group of 15-18 people as we intend to have more fun and give personal care. We need at least 6 people to manage our trip
2. Who will accompany us on the trip?
All our trips are led by professional travel coordinators who have good experience in management groups.
3. If I’m the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel?
We generally have many girls joining us on the trip so there are high chances that you are not the only girl on the trip.
Safety is of prime importance and we understand them very well. The major of our staff is a girl for that very reason so be assured you are in safe and reliable hands.
4. What type of ground transportation will be used during the trip?
We rent taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveler, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our suppliers.
5. What will be the type of accommodation?
We are known to provide the best possible accommodation on our trips, the accommodation can be in a hotel / alpine tent/dome tent/living room at home.
6. How many trippers will be in a room?
It totally depends on the dynamics of the group. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate room, or if there is an odd number of people, then there would be a triple exchange. (If you’ll are couple inform us once you have booked)
7. How can I book a trip with you?
After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking the Book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you through the booking.
8. What kind of food is served during the Trip?
We provide nutritious and healthy food on the trip. We always try to select best/famous restaurants for the food on our trips
9. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can make suggestions. We will analyze this and, if we consider it feasible, we will apply it.
10. Can the trip be personalized?
Yes, we can customize any trip based on your needs and feasibility.
11. Do you prefer to take medications with me?
Yes, it is recommended to bring your own medicines on the trip