16 days in Ladakh & Kashmir Itinerary

16 days in Ladakh & Kashmir Itinerary

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Leh
— 4 nights
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Diskit
— 1 night
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Alchi
— 1 night
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Lamayuru
— 1 night
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Kargil
— 2 nights
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Srinagar
— 5 nights
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Pahalgam
— 1 night
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Leh

— 4 nights
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 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, head outdoors with Khardung La, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leh travel route planner.

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Diskit.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Diskit

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa, and then take a memorable drive along Wari La Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Diskit travel route website.

You can drive from Leh to Diskit in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Alchi

— 1 night
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alchi road trip site.

You can drive from Diskit to Alchi in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Lamayuru

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lamayuru trip planner.

Getting from Alchi to Lamayuru by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kargil.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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Kargil

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hunderman village, then pause for some photo ops at Dras War Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Cave Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, then admire the striking features of Sani Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kargil trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Lamayuru to Kargil takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Srinagar

— 5 nights

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Srinagar side-trips: Gulmarg (Outer Circle Walk, Apharwat Peak, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, and explore the activities along Nigeen Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip planner.

You can drive from Kargil to Srinagar in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Srinagar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:

Pahalgam

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, and then appreciate the views at Aru Valley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pahalgam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Ladakh travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Hemmed in by the Kunlun and Great Himalaya ranges, Ladakh remains a sparsely populated land of stark natural beauty. An independent kingdom for some 900 years, Ladakh developed a unique culture that strongly resembles Tibet. Islam has also left its mark, with Muslims making up about half of the population. Highlights of a trip to Ladakh include an exploration of the Indus River Valley, driving on the world's highest road, and touring ancient Buddhist monasteries perched high in the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can gear up for rugged treks and river rafting, while cultural tours inspire with a range of vibrant summer festivals. Picturesque Leh makes a good base for exploring the region. Note that due to extreme weather conditions, some roads remain closed for about half the year. Also, a strong military presence means you may need permits to access certain areas.

Kashmir travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Gardens · Landmarks
Blessed with natural beauty, Kashmir offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, with trekking and skiing top of the agenda. Spectacular mountainous scenery and high-altitude ski resorts with some of the highest gondolas in the world provide unforgettable experience. Attractions in Kashmir include an abundance of religious sites known for their syncretism between Buddhism and Hindu religions, as well as a large number of Muslim religious sites. Ethnic villages, nomadic encampments, and raft rides down gorgeous river valleys are among the area's other highlights, with numerous urban gardens and wild flowering meadows providing great relaxations spots. Fascinating animals, such as ibexes, blue sheep, snow leopards, Tibetan wolves, and Eurasian lynxes all call Kashmir home.