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Deluxe houseboat at Dal Lake, maintained by a traditional Kasmiri family. You will have the opportunity to experience the true hospitability of Kashmiri people, taste the local cuisine (also European food and spiceless dishes available), drink free Kahwa (traditional Kashmiri tea).
The houseboat is deluxe, i.e. it is a richly decorated wooden piece of art. It has two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, soft European-type (!) matrasses, one dining room, one living room and lakeside terrace. Electricity, 24-hours hot water (own boiler), mosquito nets in windows, fans in bedrooms and the common space. Comfortable bedding and traditional wooden furniture. Spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms, which you have probably not seen in India. Internet in the family room.
We can make special arrangements for long-term stays and have regular European residents (French and English speaking).
We can help you with all your travel arrangements, from airport and bus station transfers, to jeep and taxi rentals, and boat trips on the lake. In particular, we recommend trips to the old town of Srinagar, Mughal gardens around the Dal Lake, shikara (boat) rides on the lake and visits to the floating market and the night market. We help you arrange transportation to mountain stations at Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahgram in Kashmir with trekking options. We can arrange transportation and trips to Ladakh, Manali and Jammu, and recommend you reliable travel agents in Srinagar for safe flight arrangements.
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Gulmarg is 50km east of Srinagarat an altitude of 2,900 meters. The quiet township is in a large bowlshaped meadow that is covered with wild flowers in the spring andsummer months. It has an 18-hole golf course (the highest in the world)that hosts a number of prestigious tournaments every year and offerssome interesting challenges. The town's main attractions are its walksthat run through thick pine forests rich with bird life. Gulmarg isalso the base for short treks into the Pir Panjal Mountains. A popularday hike is to Khilanmarg and Alpathar Lake. Khilanmarg is a lushmeadow surrounded by thick pine forests, five kilometres from Gulmargat 3,000 metres; Alpathar is a further 8 km on a pony track. Alpatharis a frozen lake and one of the most scenic spots in the Pir Panjalrange. Another popular short trek is to Ningel Nallah, a pleasant 8 kmwalk along brooks and through forests and meadows. More intrepidtrekkers can take the five-day walk to Tosamaidan. The trek originatesat Gulmarg, and branches off from the Ferozpur Nala and beyond to thehamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and Tosamaidan
Sonmarg means a'meadow of gold'. The most important township in the fertile Sindvalley, Sonmarg is the last major township on the road to Ladakh.Sonmarg is also the staging point for some of the most popular treks tohigher altitudes. A pleasant one-day excursion from Sonmarg is to theThajiwas glacier 8km away, approachable by a pony over awell-maintained track. The most popular trek originating from Sonmargis the Kashmir Lake Trek. It covers the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar,Kishansar, and goes close to the Harrnukh peak. The trail first crossesthe Nichinai Pass (13,387 ft) and then enters the alpine valleys thateventually lead to the Gangabal Lake. Vishansar (VishnuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lake) is atjust over 12,000 feet and slightly larger than the 12,500 feetKishansar (Krishna's Lake). Gangabal Lake is the highlight of thistrip. Protected by the three peaks of Mount Harrnukh, Gangabal is 5miles in circumference and offers the finest trout fishing anywhere inKashmir.
Pahalgam is a township situated on the banks of theLidder River at an altitude of 7,000 ft. For the day visitor, thefavorite pastime at Pahalgam is to hire a pony and ride along theLidder River and the Aru Stream. There are also a number of troutfishing beats in the Pahalgam area, but permits have to be obtained inadvance from Srinagar. The resort also offers a number of shortday-hikes to the neighboring mountains and glades. One popular day walkis to Aru (12 km) on a trail that follows the road almost all the wayto Aru. Enroute are spectacular views looking back down the valley toPahalgam. Another excellent day hike is to follow the pony trail toBhai Saran (7,500 ft), just 5 km from Pahalgam. The trekker can alsocontinue from Bhai Saran to the Tuliyan Lake, 12 km further, for anovernight trek.