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Kashmir Backpacking Trip

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Srinagar to Srinagar

Backpacking Trips

6 Days






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A Kashmir Backpacking trip is the closest you’d ever get to witnessing paradise on earth.

The valley of Kashmir has always been synonymous with heavenly beauty and it’s only when you witness the snow-covered slopes, traverse the verdant forests of pine trees, hear the rustling of the golden chinar trees and take a Shikara ride in the tranquil waters of Dal Lake, do you realize just how short words fall when it comes to describing the ethereal beauty of Kashmir.

This is why we’ve curated the perfect Kashmir itinerary where travelers can experience the best of Kashmir firsthand in a matter of few days.

The Kashmir backpacking trip commences from Srinagar, the summer capital of the state nestled peacefully on the banks of Jhelum, renowned for being the abode to multitudes of houseboats that can be found floating on the turquoise waters that surrounds it.

Residing in a houseboat is just one of the many authentic Kashmiri experiences you’ll be checking off of your bucket list followed by a sightseeing tour of Srinagar visiting the pristine Mughal Gardens. Nishat Bagh, which is one of the most prominent Mughal gardens of Srinagar, owing to its location being in close proximity to the Dal Lake, with the Pir Panjal mountains in the backdrop will leave you awestruck.

On the other hand, Shalimar Bagh is yet another shoreline garden often referred to as the crown of Srinagar. It is believed that the garden was built by Shah Jahan for his wife Nur Jahan as the king wanted to please his queen.

In this summer Kashmir trip, you’ll also be indulging in a Shikara ride which is hands down the most surreal experience that the valley has to offer. Floating on the quiet waters of the Dal Lake under the blue skies will provide you with the kind of serenity that we bet you won’t be able to feel anywhere else.

In this backpacking trip to Kashmir, we slowly unravel all the different shades of the valley which is why we’d be visiting the pearl of Kashmir, Gulmarg, a hill station renowned for its ivory-clad mountains and ski slopes.

Gulmarg essentially translates to meadows of flowers and the vast tapestry of greenery in the summers adorned by blooming flowers makes the town live up to its name. The best part about Gulmarg is that it offers travelers an opportunity to be a part of the iconic Gondola ride which is the second-highest cable car in the world and leads you to Kongdoori Mountain. Travelers can also indulge in various other activities such as ATV rides and pony rides in the meadows.

The next destination in the Kashmir Backpacking trip is Pahalgam which attracts tourists from all over the world due to its blooming meadows and pristine rivers. The picturesque beauty of Pahalgam has given it the title of being the crowned jewel of Lidder Valley. Pahalgam also has spiritual significance because of its association with the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath.

The town has many gems in its embrace and we explore them on our Pahalgam Sightseeing tour in this Kashmir trip itinerary starting with Aru Valley. Aru is a quaint village with an abundance of peace and beauty overflowing in every corner. Nestled on the bank of the Aru river, the meadows of Aru have a different kind of beauty altogether, and with more than 20 alpine lakes and peaks in its cradle, the valley has something to offer at every step that you take.

On the other hand, Betaab Valley which was originally called Hajan Valley, is a popular destination that gained pop culture significance after being featured in the movie Betaab, hence the name. Nestled at the center of two Himalayan ranges, Pir Panjal and Zanskar respectively, the vast tapestry of the meadows in contrast with the majestic mountains make for a breathtaking view.

Lastly, Chandanwadi holds extreme spiritual significance due to being the starting point of the Shri Amarnath Yatra. Apart from that, Chandanwadi is an offbeat tourist destination with the Lidder river flowing by as magnificent mountains overlook the region. It is one of those places that often get overlooked by travelers but deserves its spot in a Kashmir trip itinerary because of its picturesque beauty and tranquility.

A backpacking trip to Kashmir is incomplete without a visit to Sonamarg aka the meadow of gold. The hill station is adorned with spring flowers, coniferous forests, and meadows that spread like a tapestry beneath your feet making Sonmarg unparalleled in beauty.

The breathtaking views, opportunities for hikers to explore offbeat trails, and serene environment make Sonamarg a must-visit.

The Kashmir backpacking trip comes to an end by tracing our footsteps in Srinagar and departing with fond memories of the trip.

Kashmir offers different color palettes in every season, ranging from ivory white to auburn gold, and in summer, you get to see a shade of Kashmir that is perhaps the most underrated, the jade green with colors of rainbows sprinkled at every distance which is why the best time to visit Kashmir in summer season is from the months of May to August. During these months, a trip to Kashmir will offer you summer tide and autumn feels and you won’t be able to decide which one you love more.




Srinagar Arrival | Shikara Ride


Drive to Gulmarg (50 Kilometers) | Gondola Ride


Drive to Pahalgam (140 Kms)


Pahalgam Sightseeing | Drive to Srinagar (90 Kms)


Sonmarg Excursion


Departure from Srinagar | Trip Ends
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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.

Entry Tickets for Gardens

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).

All kinds of Permits.

First Aid Kits.

Driver Allowance.

Toll Taxes and Parking Charges.

State and other Taxes.

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Things To Pack



You must pick a good quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that won’t give you shoulder pain. You can check out your nearest Decathlon store for a good trekking backpack.


Day Bag / Day Pack:

When you head towards the summit, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one on the campsite.


Hiking Shoes :

Durable footwear designed for rugged terrains.


Floaters or Sandals:

Although the entire trek requires a good quality shoe, you still need to let your feet breathe to avoid chafing and blisters. When you are at the camp, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.


Tees / Tshirts:

You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.



A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from rain.


Quick Dry Towel:

A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.



Essential for maintaining cleanliness while trekking.


Sun Cap / Hat:

A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.


Sunscreen SPF 40+:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.


Water Bottle (Re-usable):

Hydration is extremely important when it comes to trekking. Carrying a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.


Personal Toileteries:

A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.


Personal Medication / First Aid:

A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable when you are on a trek so carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, etc is necessary.


Sun Glasses / Reading Glasses:

Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.



To keep your electronic devices powered during the trip.


Power Bank:

Ensures your devices stay charged when there are no outlets.


Personal Documents & ID's:

Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, Drivers License.


Laundry Bag (Waterproof):

In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter in the mountains.


Track Pants:

A good pair of track pants made of polyester will let your skin breathe. They’re lightweight, dry easily, and comfortable to walk around in. You can easily avoid chafing and rashes by investing in a good pair of track pants.


Trekking Shoes:

A good trekking shoe is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has a good grip as well. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.


Cotton Socks:

Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.


Woolen Socks:

A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.


Woolen Gloves:

Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands and also provide a better grasp on trekking poles.


Main Jacket:

It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry a heavy jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.


Woolen Cap:

A woolen cap will help prevent cold when you ascend to high altitude. You can also cover your ears to avoid any pain and discomfort you might face in them when going at high altitudes.



A versatile layering option for various temperatures.


Scarf / Balaclava:

Along with sun rays and chilly winds, you also get hit by dirt and grime during treks which is why it's important to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when needed.


Head Lamp:

You can’t rely on moonlight when you are in the mountains. A torch or even a headlamp with a fresh pair of batteries is always a good idea to bring along.


Trekking Pole:

The trekking pole assists in more than one way. It saves energy while also providing stability and helps you to maintain proper balance.



This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trek. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.


Riding Gear:

If your trip involves biking or motorcycling.


Moisturiser & Cold Cream:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.


Lip Balm:

Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.


Sanitary Pads:

Essential for feminine hygiene.


Insect Repellent:

Guards against pesky bugs and insects.



Emergency funds for unexpected situations.



Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when going on a high-altitude trek.


Snacks / Dryfruits / Energy Bar:

Provides quick energy on the go.


Positive Attitude:

The most important item for a successful trek or trip, keeping your spirits high and adaptable to the challenges of the journey.

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