Shri Amarnath Yatra Via Baltal

Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Srinagar - Baltal - Amarnath Cave - Baltal - Srinagar - Pehalgam - Srinagar - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi Arrival: After arriving at Delhi International airport, receive upon arrival and straight drive to hotel. Night stay at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi - Srinagar - Baltal: Move to domestic airport to catch flight for Srinagar and on arrival in Srinagar drive direct to Baltal via Sonamarg. The distance between these two destinations is of about 115 kms and will be covered in about 3-½ hrs. At Baltal, rest for a day for acclimatization and prepare for next day's trek to Amarnath Cave. Have dinner at the overnight tents at Baltal.

Day 03 : Baltal - Amarnath Cave - Baltal:
After an early breakfast trek upwards to Amarnath cave for darshan. The route rises right up to the cave. Dip in the ice water of Amarnath stream, which flows outside the cave. The inside of the cave is adorned by the scenery of calm serenity of white and three massive sparkling Lingmas standing erect, the symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. After darshan return back to Baltal which is approximately 25 kms (leave morning at 0530 and arrive back at 1930 hrs). Have dinner in tents overnight.

Day 04 : Baltal - Srinagar:
Drive back to Srinagar and on arriving Srinagar move to houseboats. Take dinner at houseboats overnight.

Day 05 : In Srinagar: Go for sightseeing in the morning at Mughal Gardens and visit Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) is another attraction built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan mountains in the background. The distance from Srinagar to these gardens is about 12 and 15 kms respectively. En route you can also visit carpet-weaving factory. After lunch go for a Shikara ride floating on Dal Lake and visit vegetable gardens etc. Also have look on walnut woodcarving and paper mash making demonstration. Dinner overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.

Day 06 : Srinagar - Pehalgam - Srinagar: Drive in the morning to Pahalgam (the valley of sheperds), en route, visit saffron fields and Awantipura ruins (1100 years old temple of lord Vishnu built by king Awantivarman. Also enjoy the beautiful countryside on the way. Drive through the pine forest and on arrival in Pahalgam walk along pony trails with a magnificent view of mountains,then in the evening drive to Srinagar. Stay overnight at Srinagar.

Day 07 : Srinagar - Delhi: Move to Srinagar Airport to catch flight for Delhi.