Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days Places Covered: Srinagar - Pahalgam - Chandanwari
- Sheshnag - Panchtarni - Amarnath - Sheshnag - Pahalgam - Srinagar - Jammu Day 1: Srinagar - Pahalgam
arrival in Srinagar met upon and then drive to Pahalgam. A distance of about
320 kms will be covered in about 10 hrs. On arrival in Pahalgam transfer to
hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Pahalgam - Chandanwari
Leave Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) for Chandanwari. Pahalgam is the best base
for most of the treks. Chandanwari (2896 Mts.) is a small shut off valley at
the junction of Sheshnag stream and the stream for Astanmarg. The distance of
about 16 kms will be covered in about 4-½ hrs. Dinner and overnight stay
in tents at Chandanwari.
Day 3: Chandanwari - Sheshnag
Chandanwari to Sheshnag is about 13 kms. (3576 Mts.) The trial climbs the Pisu
Ghati and then climbs gradually to the Sheshnag Lake. Sheshnag is one of the
windiest places in this valley. The distance will be covered in about 5 hrs.
Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Sheshnag. Day 4: Sheshnag - Panchtarni
The 13 kms trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarani (3657 Mts.) will be covered in
about 5 hrs. The walk is through Mahagunas Pass (3200 Mts.) and then a gradual
walk to Panchtarani. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Panchtarni
Day 5: Panchtarni - Amarnath - Sheshnag
Start trek early in the morning from Panchtarani to Amarnath cave. Amarnath
is only 6 kms away from Panctarani. Have a dip in the ice cold water of Amarnath
stream, which flows outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm
tranquillity of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol
of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. Trek back towards Sheshnag. It is a descending
walk till Sheshnag.
Day 6: Sheshnag - Pahalgam - Srinagar
Trek down to Pahalgam via Chandanwari. On arrival in Pahalgam drive to Srinagar.
Transfer to Houseboats. Dinner and overnight stay in Houseboats.
Day 7: In Srinagar
Morning sightseeing of Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure)
built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh
(Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens
are situated on the bark of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background.
Enroute visit carpet-weaving factory. After lunch Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting
floating and vegetable gardens etc. Dinner and overnight stay in Deluxe Houseboats.
Day 8: In Srinagar
Free for shopping and individual activities. Dinner overnight Houseboats.
Day 9: Srinagar - Jammu
Early morning transfer to TRC/Airport to drive back to Jammu or fly Jammu/Delhi.
Amarnath Shiv Yatra, Pilgrimage Tours