Welcome to the enchanting Gurez Valley, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Kashmir! Here, in this mesmerizing destination, nature unveils its most breathtaking beauty, captivating travelers from all corners of the globe. With its untouched charm, rugged mountains, lush green meadows, and glistening rivers, Gurez Valley is a true paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Situated in the northernmost region of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, Gurez Valley is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This valley is located close to the Line of Control, which separates India and Pakistan, adding a sense of intrigue and adventure to the journey.
Gurez Valley boasts an incredible blend of stunning natural landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. The valley is inhabited by the indigenous Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes, known for their warm hospitality and colorful traditions. As you immerse yourself in the local culture, you will witness the unique lifestyle, vibrant festivals, and age-old customs that make Gurez Valley a truly remarkable destination.
This tour package has been thoughtfully designed to showcase the best of Gurez Valley, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. From exploring the remote villages and interacting with the locals to embarking on thrilling treks and discovering hidden waterfalls, each day will be filled with excitement and wonder. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or an avid adventurer, Gurez Valley has something to offer everyone.
So, get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey to Gurez Valley, where tranquility meets adventure and natural beauty knows no bounds. Let the mystique of this enchanting destination captivate your senses as you create memories that will last a lifetime.
Itinerary (Day Wise)
DAY 1 : Arrival in Srinagar
Upon your arrival in Srinagar, you will be warmly greeted and welcomed by our representative. They will be there to assist you and accompany you to your hotel, ensuring a smooth check-in process. Once you have settled in, the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, with the opportunity to embark on local sightseeing and explore the popular tourist destinations of Srinagar.
One of the must-visit places in Srinagar is the famous Boulevard Road. This road offers a perfect blend of shopping and natural beauty. On one side, you will find a vibrant array of hotels, shops, and buildings, while on the other side, the magnificent Dal Lake captivates your gaze with its stunning views. Many visitors choose to take a romantic stroll along this road, enjoying the pleasant weather and the majestic backdrop of the mountains.
Your exploration continues as you visit the breathtaking Dal Lake, which is surrounded by the majestic Zabrawan mountain ranges. Here, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a memorable Shikara ride for approximately an hour during the evening. Glide across the serene waters of the lake, witnessing the captivating beauty of floating gardens, traditional houseboats, and vibrant floating markets.
After a delightful day of sightseeing and experiencing the charms of Srinagar, return to your hotel for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay. Rest assured, you will have a comfortable and relaxing evening, preparing you for the exciting adventures that lie ahead in the enchanting Gurez Valley.
DAY 2: Srinagar to Gurez Valley (123 km, 6 to 7 hours of drive)
Begin your day in the majestic Gurez Valley with a delicious breakfast to energize yourself for the adventures that lie ahead. Afterward, get ready to embark on a picturesque drive towards Gurez Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the breathtaking Himalayas.
To reach Gurez Valley, you will journey by road from Bandipora via the renowned Razdan Top. As you traverse this scenic route, you will be treated to a mesmerizing display of nature's beauty in its purest form. The surrounding landscapes will captivate your senses, showcasing the harmonious blend of snow-capped peaks, lush greenery, and winding mountain roads.
An exciting highlight of the journey is the visit to Razdan Top, situated at an impressive altitude of 11,672 feet. This mountain pass is famous for its medicinal plants and offers panoramic views that will leave you in awe. From the vantage point of Razdan Top, you will be rewarded with a stunning vista of the majestic Harmukh Peak, the highest mountain peak in Kashmir. The sight of the snow-capped summit against the azure sky is a sight to behold.
After soaking in the breathtaking views and capturing the memories with your camera, continue your drive towards Gurez Valley. As you arrive in Gurez, you will check in to your designated hotel, where you can relax and unwind after the day's journey. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility and natural splendor that surrounds you.
Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Gurez Valley as you settle into your accommodation for an overnight stay. The peaceful surroundings and the anticipation of the adventures that await you will ensure a restful night's sleep, preparing you for an exciting exploration of the valley on the following day.
Get ready to discover the hidden treasures of Gurez Valley, where nature's grandeur and cultural richness await your exploration.
DAY 3 : Gurez Valley Local Sightseeing
Begin your day in Gurez Valley with a delightful breakfast, fueling yourself for a day of local sightseeing and exploration. Your first stop will be the charming town of Dawar, renowned for its archaeological significance and unique log wood houses. As you wander through the town, take in the beauty of these traditional houses, which add a rustic charm to the surroundings. The local inhabitants of Dawar, known as "Dards," are known for their warm hospitality and friendly nature. Take the opportunity to interact with them, learning more about their local way of life and immersing yourself in the cultural richness of the region.
Next, you will visit the captivating Habba Khatoon peak, shaped like a pyramid, which holds great historical importance in the Kashmir region. Named after the famous Kashmiri poetess, Habba Khatoon, this majestic mountain peak offers panoramic views that will leave you awe-inspired. Marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you and take a moment to appreciate the poetic history associated with this enchanting place. Additionally, don't miss the Habba Khatoon spring, where crystal-clear water gushes out from the mountain range. The water is not only pure but also believed to possess medicinal properties, adding to the allure of this natural wonder.
After a day filled with exploration and cultural encounters, return to your hotel in Gurez Valley. Enjoy a delectable dinner, savoring the flavors of the region, and take the time to relax and rejuvenate. The tranquil atmosphere of the valley will provide the perfect setting for a restful overnight stay, ensuring you are ready for more exciting adventures that await you in the days ahead.
Prepare yourself for more wonders as you continue your journey through the captivating Gurez Valley, where every moment promises to be filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural discoveries, and cherished memories.
DAY 4 : Gurez Valley – Tulail Valley – Gurez (40 km, 2 hours)
After a satisfying breakfast, get ready for an adventurous drive towards Tulail Valley via Dawar. Tulail Valley is renowned as one of the most remote and picturesque valleys in the region, promising a truly extraordinary experience.
As you arrive in Tulail Valley, take a leisurely foot walk and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you. The valley is like a dreamland, with its lush green meadows, pristine streams, and awe-inspiring vistas. Find a serene spot, sit back, and relax as you soak in the tranquil ambiance and marvel at the wonders of Mother Nature.
On your way back from Tulail Valley, you will also have the opportunity to visit the majestic Sheikhpura and Chakwali villages. Sheikhpura village is known for its captivating charm, with its traditional houses and warm-hearted locals who will gladly share stories of their community and heritage. Chakwali village, located near the Line of Control, holds significance as the last Indian village before the border. It offers a unique perspective on the region's history and the challenges faced by the residents living in close proximity to the border.
As the evening approaches, begin your return journey to Gurez Valley, where you will spend the night. The drive back will allow you to reflect on the incredible experiences and stunning landscapes you witnessed throughout the day. Upon reaching Gurez Valley, settle into your accommodation, enjoying the peace and serenity of the surroundings.
Take this opportunity to unwind, enjoy a delicious dinner, and reflect on the unforgettable moments you experienced in Tulail Valley and the charming villages you visited. Rest well, for tomorrow holds more adventures and discoveries in the captivating Gurez Valley.
DAY 5 : Gurez Valley to Srinagar (123 km, 6 to 7 hours of drive)
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, prepare yourself for the journey back to Srinagar, the final leg of your majestic Gurez Valley package. As you make your way, take the opportunity to visit the picturesque Izamrg village, which is known for its stunning green meadows. Capture the beauty of these meadows with your camera, immortalizing the serene landscapes that surround you. You can also choose to take a leisurely walk around the village, immersing yourself in its rustic charm and experiencing the local way of life.
Upon reaching Srinagar, check into your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after the day's journey. Take the time to freshen up and recharge before heading out to savor a delicious dinner. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've made during your time in Gurez Valley. In the evening, you can choose to explore the vibrant streets of Srinagar or simply unwind in the comfort of your hotel.
Rest comfortably during your overnight stay, relishing the final moments of your majestic Gurez Valley tour. As you prepare to depart the next day, cherish the memories you've created and the natural wonders you've witnessed. The captivating beauty and cultural richness of Gurez Valley will forever hold a special place in your heart.
DAY 6 : Srinagar Airport Departure
After breakfast transfer to Srinagar Airport to board your flight with memorable experiences of Holidays Hunt Travel
- 01 Night accommodation at Srinagar Houseboat
- 01 Night’s accommodation at Srinagar Hotel
- 03 Night’s accommodation at Gurez Valley Hotel
- 1 hour Shikara Ride on Dal lake
- Toll Taxes
- Car Parking
- Driver Expenses
- All transfers and sightseeing by Exclusive car as per Itinerary
- Assist on Arrival and Departure
- Meal Plan MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)
- Air tickets/Train tickets.
- Pony /Horses/ Sledging
- Tips to waiters/drivers/any other person
- Monument fees at all places and gardens.
- Any other thing which is not mentioned in inclusions
- Tour Itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of Hotels/Houseboat