Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM
7:00 AM: Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel in Srinagar by your private guide and driver. Prepare for a full-day adventure to the stunning destination of Sonamarg, often referred to as "The Meadow Gold."
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Embark on a scenic drive to Sonamarg, which holds historical significance as a gateway on the ancient Silk Road connecting Kashmir with Tibet. During the journey, your knowledgeable guide may share insights into the region's rich history and its role as a trade route.
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM: Upon reaching Sonamarg, you'll head straight for an incredible trek to Thajiwas Glacier. This magnificent natural wonder is nestled 3000 meters above sea level and is blanketed in snow year-round. You have the option to hire a pony to make the journey to the glacier, although many choose to trek.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: As you make your way to the glacier, take in the mesmerizing beauty of a silver-shining frozen lake surrounded by lush greenery. The contrasting landscapes of ice and greenery create a truly enchanting sight. Along the path, you'll also encounter the Gujjar tribes, who have set up their camps in the region, earning their livelihood here.
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Explore the alpine meadows that dot the Thajiwas Glacier, each offering breathtaking views of the surroundings. Witness numerous waterfalls that add to the region's heavenly appearance. This glacier is not only a trekker's paradise but also an ideal spot for camping.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Prepare for a memorable journey back to Srinagar as you drive through the awe-inspiring Zoji-La Pass. Situated at an altitude of 3528 meters, this high mountain pass connects the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. While the pass offers extraordinarily beautiful views, some sections of the road can be challenging, making it crucial to have a seasoned driver accustomed to navigating such steep and winding routes. Please note that Zoji-La Pass may be closed during the winter months due to weather conditions.
7:00 PM: Your adventurous day culminates as you return to Srinagar, where your guide drops you off at your hotel. Reflect on the stunning landscapes and cultural experiences you've encountered during this memorable excursion to Sonamarg.