Kashmir Winter Backpacking Trip

Kashmir Winter Backpacking Trip


Kashmir, with its beauty, has been mesmerizing travelers for ages. The backpackers who are just getting on the road to start their traveling journey magnify their list by adding the Kashmir backpacking trip to it. Beyond any doubt, the majestic view of Kashmir induces wanderers, however, the everlasting experience is what adds more to it.

This paradise can be adored in abundant ways and has been done so in the form of couplets and songs but a trip to Kashmir is the only way to explore this paradise and make it memorable. The Kashmir backpacking trip is an astonishing experience, not only does it allows you to see the beauty of nature but also helps you experience true peace and tranquility. This trip’s meant to bestow you with this everlasting experience itself.

Discover the wonder of Kashmir with our all-inclusive Kashmir tour starting from Srinagar. This Kashmir backpacking trip itinerary starts at a rendezvous point in Srinagar, where you’ll meet the trip captain. You will be given a brief introduction before commencing the perfect journey to the exquisite Kashmir. After checking in to your designated houseboat, you’ll be able to experience the Shikara ride in the pristine Dal Lake. It is a serene location that gives a whole new floating experience. This must be a reason for it to be called a “Jewel in Kashmir’s crown”.

After enjoying the magnificent sunset dawn on you, you’ll be experiencing a lovely overnight stay on the boats. That’s when we’ll head to our Kashmir backpacking trip’s second destination Gulmarg, following the Drung waterfall.


(Srinagar to Srinagar)

  • The group will arrive at a rendezvous point in Srinagar early in the morning where a brief introduction by the trip captain will be provided.
  • Upon our arrival, we’ll check into our designated Houseboat. Afterward, we’ll go for a local sightseeing tour in the afternoon.
  • We’ll visit the Shankaracharya temple followed by a Shikara ride in the pristine Dal Lake which is considered to be the jewel in Kashmir’s crown.
  • In the evening, we’ll have dinner followed by an overnight stay in our houseboat in Srinagar.

Note: The meeting point will be the Houseboat in Srinagar. The directions for the same will be given upon arrival. 

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our houseboats and head towards Gulmarg which is one of the most popular hill stations of Kashmir known for its snow-covered meadows and skiing slopes.
  • Upon our arrival in Gulmarg, we’ll indulge in a Gondola ride that would lead us to Kongdoori Peak. Travelers can also indulge in adventure activities such as Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledging, etc. 
  • In the evening, we’ll head back to Gulmarg where we’ll check into our hotel. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Gulmarg.

Note: All the other activities except the Gondola ride will be at personal expense. 

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and head for a sightseeing tour.
  • We’ll visit the Drung Waterfall which often freezes in winter and becomes a breathtaking sight to behold.
  • Afterward, we’ll head towards Pahalgam which is yet another beautiful hill station in Kashmir known for its picturesque snow-covered meadows.
  • Upon reaching Pahalgam, we’ll check into our hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner is followed by an overnight stay.

Note: Travelers can either opt for ATV rides or local cabs for visiting Drung. ATV rides would be at personal expense while the local cab is included in the package.

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and head for a sightseeing tour of Pahalgam.
  • We’ll visit Aru Valley which is known for its scenic meadows and the Tarsar Marsar Lakes. We’ll also visit the enchanting Betaab Valley which is nestled between the Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges of the Himalayas.
  • Lastly, we’ll visit Chandanwadi which is the starting point for the Amarnath Yatra and is known for many snow activities like skiing and snowboarding.
  • After our sightseeing tour, we’ll head back to Srinagar. 
  • Upon our arrival, we’ll check into the hotel and retire for the day.

Note: Depending on the weather conditions, Aru/Chandanwadi gets closed during heavy snowfall and hence a visit to these valleys is subject to availability.

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll head to Yousmarg valley which is yet another gem hidden in the embrace of Kashmir known for its green pastures and pristine water bodies.
  • After spending some peaceful moments in the valley, we’ll head back to Srinagar.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Srinagar.

Note: If due to weather conditions, a visit to Yousmarg is not possible, we’ll visit Doodhpatri instead. 

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel.
  • The group will go their separate ways with fond memories according to their scheduled departures.
  • Trip Ends.


Batches in 2023
  • 04-Mar To 09-Mar

  • 18-Mar To 23-Mar



  • Transportation in Tempo Traveler for local sightseeing. 
  • Accommodations on sharing basis as per Itinerary.
  • Meal Plan: MAP Plan (Total 10 Meals – 1 Meal on Day 1 (D) + 2 Meals on Day 2 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 3 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 4 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 5 (B+D) + 1 Meal on Day 6 (B))
  • The Trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.
  • 1-hour Shikara Ride in Dal Lake
  • Gondola Ride (first Phase)
  • Local cab for visiting Aru, Betaab Valley, and Chandanwadi (Visit to these places is subject to weather conditions).
  • Local Cab (Sumo/Bolero) for visiting Drung Waterfall.
  • Chained Cab (Sumo/Bolero) from Tangmarg to Gulmarg and back in case of heavy snowfall resulting in a roadblock. 
  • All kinds of Permits.
  • First Aid Kits.
  • Driver Allowance.
  • Toll Taxes and Parking Charges.
  • State and other Taxes.



  • 5% GST
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Adventure activities such as Skiing, Snowmobile, Sledging, ATV rides, and Horse Riding.
  • Any other cab required for any local shopping or others which is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any additional expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Srinagar. 
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Travel Mode Triple/Quad
Travellers or SUV

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