4 Nights 5 Days Package by Helicopter
Day 1 Arrival in Srinagar & proceed to Sonamarg
Arrive at Srinagar airport & transfer to Sonamarg. The distance of about 83 Kms will be covered about 2-½ to 03 hrs. Sonamarg lies in Sindh Valley streamed with flowers and surrounded by mountains. Sonamarg is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes .Overnight in Sonamarg.
DAY 02 : SONAMARG — Neelgrath — Panchatarni — Sonamarg — Srinagar
After breakfast a short drive of 3 Kms will take you to Neelgrath (Helipad)Neelgrath- Panjtarni -Neelgrath helicopter ride. The Helicopter started operating at 06.00 Hrs (Weather Permitting). Panchtarni is approx 6 Kms from Holy Cave, you can go there by walk or can hire Palki/Pony. After darshan return back to Sonamarg & drive for Srinagar for an overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Srinagar Local Sightseeing’s
After breakfast checkout from hotel & take a visit to Shankaracharya Temple, It is believed that it was the place where the great philosopher and saint Shankaracharya stayed when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanathan Dharma. The original ceiling was dome- shaped and the brick roof is not more than a century old. In the afternoon, we took a visit to Mughal Gardens, Nishat Garden known as ‘Garden of pleasure’ built in 16th century (1633) by Mughal King Asif Khan. Then visit Shalimar Garden known as ‘Garden of love’ built in 16th century (1619) by Mughal King Jahangir for his beloved wife Noor Jahan or (Mehr-un-Nissa & Chashmashahi (The Royal Spring). The Chashmashahi Mughal garden in Srinagar had been loved by emperors and picnickers alike. In the evening you take a shikara ride on world famous Dal Lake, where you visit the floating vegetable gardens & Open Dal Lake. While riding the Shikara’s there are plenty of opportunities for bird watching with plentiful species including Kingfisher, Little Bittern, Common Pariah Kites, Grebe etc. Overnight stay at Hotel in Srinagar.
DAY 04 : SRINAGAR–GULMARG — SRINAGAR( 56 kms one way )
After early breakfast leave for Gulmarg, called as “Meadow of Flowers”. Gulmarg is at an altitude of 8700 – ft. Gulmarg also referred as Meadow of Flowers is a famous Ski Resort & the world’s highest 18 hole Golf Course. The place was prominent during the British time. Gulmarg’s legendary beauty, prime location and proximity to Srinagar naturally make it one of the premier hill resorts in the country. Originally called ‘Gaurimarg’ by shepherds, its present name was given in the 16th century by Sultan Yusuf Shah, who was inspired by the sight of its grassy slopes emblazoned with wild flowers. Gulmarg was a favorite haunt of Emperor Jehangir who once collected 21 different varieties of flowers from here. Today Gulmarg is not merely a mountain resort of exceptional beauty- it also has the highest green golf course in the world, at an altitude of 2,650 m, and is the country’s premier ski resort in the winter. After arrival in Gulmarg full day free to explore the destination. We will go for the Gondola Ride up to 2nd Phase. The Gulmarg Gondola is a tourist attraction in itself. It is one of the highest cable cars in the world, reaching 3,979 meters. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from the gondola main station in Gulmarg to a shoulder of nearby Mt. Affarwat Summit (4,200 m (13,780 ft)). There are also countless off-piste possibilities through the beautiful Khilanmarg meadows on the foot of Mount Affarwat, which offer a scenic view of Nanga Parbat. The Affarwat ridge at 3850+ meters offers an avalanche controlled ski area that offers a wide field of snow to descend 800 m in approximately 3 km of skiing, and is for advanced skiers only. Due to Gulmarg’s steep terrain, the region is popular amongst advanced and extreme skiers from around the world and has been visited by a number of ski professionals and featured in a number of ski films also. Return to srinagar by the evening Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05 DEPARTURE FROM SRINAGAR
Today in time please set foot for Srinagar airport to board an onward flight by reporting 2-Hrs. Before departure time at Srinagar airport, with sweet memories of Kashmir Valley.