Amarnath, a mythological saga. It is said that in the holy cave of Amarnath, Lord Shiva told the secret of immortality to Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva didn’t want to disclose this secrete to any other living being and therefore he looked for a secluded place for the revelation. Before entering the holy cave, the deity left all the five elements of life (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky) behind at a place which is now famous with the name of Panchtarni. One needs to have high physical strength for climbing the holy Amarnath Cave, as the trail to the pious place is very demanding.
Our pilgrimage package in Kashmir lets you enjoy the spiritual journey with much ease. We make you board a helicopter from Baltal to Panchtarni. Thereafter, you trek 6 kilometers to the holy cave, and on reaching you can pay homage. Then you trek back to Panchtarni, where a helicopter waits to take you to Baltal. From Baltal we take you to Sonmarg, where you stay overnight in the hotel. Next morning our guide helps you explore the splendor of Sonmarg as well as Srinagar. The journey doesn’t end here; later we take you to Gulmarg for enjoying some trekking and golfing activities. In this way our Amarnath Darshan by Helicopter with Gulmarg gives you the pleasure of both pilgrimage and Kashmir tour.
Day 01: Arrive Srinagar
Meet on arrival at Srinagar Airport and transfer to Houseboat. Rest of the day free for leisure or do Shikara ride on The Dal Lake to enjoy the beauty that God has graced this city which is often compared to Heaven. There are lots of other interesting places around the Lake. Overnight at Houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar - Sonamarg - Baltal – Holy Cave – Baltal - Sonamarg
After breakfast drive to Sonmarg. On arrival check-in at hotel. After fresh-n-up drive to Baltal to board on a Helicopter to Holy Cave which will take you to Panchtarni (helicopter is subject to weather conditions). On arival at Panchtarni you have to trek approximately 6 kms to the holy caves. (You can hire palki / horses on direct payment). After Darshan trek back to Panchtarni for your helicopter ride back to Baltal where our driver will meet you and then drive to your hotel in Sonmarg. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Sonmarg – Srinagar
Sonamarg (Meadow of Gold) – It is a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers, surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by tourists, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes. After having your lunch at local restaurant, feed your cameras with the picture of magnificent view of mountains. You can enjoy Horse ride at Sonmarg (Optional). Afternoon drive back from Sonmarg to Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 04: Srinagar-Gulmarg-Srinagar
After breakfast proceed for a scenic drive to Gulmarg. Gulmarg (Meadow of Gold). Gulmark was discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. Gulmarg has one of the best Ski slopes in the world and highest golf course of the world with 18 holes. One can also have the view of Nanga Parbhat if weather permits. The view enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek upto Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy the scenic view of Kongdori on a Cable Car Known as (Gondola). Later drive back to Srinagar. On arrival check-in at houseboat. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 05: Srinagar Drop
After breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward destination.