Kashmir is back on the tourist map offering some of the most pristine and wonderful countryside anywhere on the subcontinent.
Wild Frontiers first returned in 2004 and since then we have been taking groups each year to walk the streets of Srinagar and float around the tranquil lakes.
Starting in Delhi the trip takes the ‘toy train’ up to the Raj summer hill station of Shimla before making for the home of the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan government in exile in the twin towns of Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj. After paying our respects at the glorious Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar we will continue north into the realms of Kashmir and on to Srinagar where we have three nights based on a houseboat on Dal Lake soaking up the atmosphere of this centuries old holiday idyll.
Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.
You can typically expect most nights to be spent in comfortable and often characterful accommodation, making your overnight stays a real highlight of the trip.
These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section
With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.
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