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Gateway to Kashmir: Foothills of Himalaya Expedition


15 Nights / 16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on the “Gateway to Kashmir: Foothills of Himalaya Expedition” and discover a journey brimming with cultural richness and natural splendor. Starting from Delhi, delve into the vibrant tapestry of the capital city’s historical marvels and bustling markets. Travel by train to Amritsar, where the Golden Temple and Wagah Border ceremony await, showcasing cultural depth and patriotic fervor. From there, explore Dharamsala’s Tibetan settlements and serene landscapes, followed by Dalhousie’s colonial charm and the breathtaking vistas of Khajjiar. Venture into the rugged beauty of Pangi Valley and its tranquil villages, before continuing to Kashmir’s verdant valleys and majestic peaks, including Gulmarg’s snowy slopes and Srinagar’s iconic Mughal gardens. This expedition promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty in the foothills of the Himalayas.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety
  • In-depth cultural experience
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover
  • Most travelers can participate

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel (check-in/out time 12pm). Rest time for personal activities. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. Begin with a city tour of Old Delhi: Visit the majestic Red Fort, the residence of Mughal emperors. Explore Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. Visit Khari Baoli Spice Market, known for its aromatic spices and vibrant atmosphere. Pay respects at Raj Gath, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi: Visit Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Explore Qutab Minar, a towering minaret built in 1193 AD. Visit Lotus Temple, renowned for its distinctive lotus-shaped architecture. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House), Parliament House, and India Gate. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Amritsar (Train No.12029 SWARNA SHTBDI, 0720/ 1345hr)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the railway station for the train journey to Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar, transfer to hotel. Evening excursion to Wagah Border to witness the ceremonial retreat ceremony. Experience the patriotic fervor and military spectacle at the border. Overnight at hotel in Amritsar.

Day 4: Amritsar - Dharamsala (210km)

Breakfast at hotel. Begin the city tour of Amritsar: Visit the iconic Golden Temple, the spiritual heart of Sikhism with its stunning golden dome. Explore the Sikh Museum atop the Clock Tower, showcasing Sikh history and artifacts. Visit Durgiana Temple, a Hindu temple known for its architecture similar to the Golden Temple. Explore the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, housing rare paintings, weapons, and manuscripts. Visit Gobindgarh Fort, a historic fort with museums, cultural performances, and a sound and light show. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling old markets of Amritsar. Drive to Dharamsala, check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Dharamsala.

Day 5: Dharamsala

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Dharamsala and its surroundings: Visit McLeodganj, the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile and residence of the Dalai Lama. Explore Bhagsunag Temple, an ancient temple surrounded by pools and lush greenery. Hike to Bhagsu Waterfalls, a serene spot recommended for its natural beauty. Visit Dal Lake, a small lake surrounded by deodar trees and with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit Church of St. John in the Wilderness, a neo-Gothic church set amidst picturesque surroundings. Overnight at hotel in Dharamsala.

Day 6: Dharamsala - Dalhousie (120km)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Dalhousie, a charming hill station with colonial architecture. Check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the serene surroundings. Overnight at hotel in Dalhousie.

Day 7: Dalhousie

Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Dalhousie: Visit St. Francis and St. John's churches, showcasing colonial-era architecture. Excursion to Khajjiar, known as the "Mini Switzerland of India," with its meadows and dense forests. Enjoy activities like golfing and horse riding in the picturesque landscapes of Khajjiar. Return to Dalhousie and explore the local markets. Overnight at hotel in Dalhousie.

Day 8: Dalhousie - Killar (Pangi Valley) (200kms)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Killar via the Saach Pass, a challenging route with scenic views. Enjoy the rugged landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at guesthouse/hotel in Killar.

Day 9: Killar (Pangi Valley)

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Pangi Valley: Visit Killar, a small village nestled in a gorge of the Chenab River. Explore the shrine of Det Nag in Killar, known for its religious significance. Visit Dharwas, the largest village in Pangi Valley. Cross the Shour Bridge, a swinging bridge over an icy river. Visit Mindhal Basan Devi temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to the local deity. Experience the tribal culture and hospitality of Pangi Valley. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at guesthouse/hotel in Killar.

Day 10: Killar - Kishtwar (120km)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kishtwar, known for its scenic beauty and religious sites. Check-in at hotel/guesthouse in Kishtwar. Visit Chowgan, a natural pasture surrounded by Chinar and Deodar trees. Explore Asrar-Ud-Din-Bagdadi Shrine and Kishtwar Saffron fields. Overnight at hotel/guesthouse in Kishtwar.

Day 11: Kishtwar - Pahalgam (190km)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pahalgam, a scenic town at the confluence of rivers and surrounded by mountains. Visit Mamleshwara Temple, known for its stone architecture and golden shrine. Explore Aru Valley, the base camp for treks to Kolhoi Glacier and Tarsar-Marsar Lake. Visit Betaab Valley, surrounded by pine forests and known for its beauty. Explore Lolab Valley, famous for its serene environment and diverse wildlife. Visit Sheshnag Lake, a picturesque lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Overnight at hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 12: Pahalgam

Breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure or optional activities like nature walks and local exploration. Overnight at hotel in Pahalgam.

Day 13: Pahalgam - Gulmarg (142km)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gulmarg, a renowned ski resort and a summer destination. En route, visit saffron fields and Awantipur Ruins, an ancient temple complex. Check-in at hotel in Gulmarg and relax amidst the scenic beauty. Overnight at hotel in Gulmarg.

Day 14: Gulmarg - Srinagar (56km)

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a thrilling cable car ride on Gondola to Apharwat Peak. Explore activities like golfing, hiking, and skiing in Gulmarg. Drive to Srinagar, check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.

Day 15: Srinagar

Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Srinagar: Visit Shalimar Bagh, a Mughal garden with terraced lawns and fountains. Explore Nishat Bagh, another beautiful Mughal garden overlooking the Dal Lake. Visit Chashma Shahi, a royal Mughal garden known for its natural spring. Explore Tulip Garden, Asia's largest tulip garden with stunning views of Dal Lake. Visit Shankaracharya Temple, an ancient temple atop a hill with panoramic views. Overnight at hotel in Srinagar.

Day 16: Srinagar - Delhi

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Kangra airport for the flight to Delhi. Vehicle provided in Delhi for transit and sightseeing as per flight schedule. Departure from Delhi.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 15 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Srinagar - Delhi flight fare approx INR 5,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 15 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Delhi x 2 nights: Dee Marks Hotel & Resorts/ Emarald Hotel
Amritsar x 1 night: Golden Sarovar Portico/ The Fern Residency
Dharamsala x 2 nights: Nibaana/ The Divine Hima
Dalhausie x 2 nights: Fortune Park Dalhousie/ Aamod at Dalhousie
Killar (Pangi Valley) x 2 nights: Guesthouse/ Home stay
Kishtwar x 1 night: Guesthouse/ Home stay
Pahalgam x 2 nights: Grand Mumtaz/ Royal Park Hotel
Gulmarg x 1 night: Gulmarg Zahgeer Continental/ Hotel Pine Spring
Srinagar x 2 nights: RK Sarovar Portico/ Batra Hotel & Residences

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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