|AMARNATH SACRED CAVE
Tour Code: (ASC)
The Cave of Amarnath, lying at an height of 3952 Mtrs. is a
famous holy place of pilgrimage for the Hindus and is held in
the same veneration as Mount Kailash in Tibet. The sacred Cave
contains a Shiva Lingam formed of Ice, the size of which increases
or decreases according to the position of the Moon. Usually
there is a big Festival in the 3rd week of August every year
thousands of people from all over the country and from different
parts of the world visit this Cave. The difficulty of the pilgrimage
continues in itself, an extra ordinary sacrifice.
Day 01: Srinagar Pahalgam (93
Leave Srinagar by cars/coach
93 Kms three hours drive to Pahalgam (2440 Mtrs) enroute visit Saffron fields, Avantipur ruins and mattan Temple.
On the way see some beautiful
villages. Pahalgam is the most famous place for Indian
Film Industry. Enjoy the nature charm of the valley.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Pahalgam Chandanwari (2895 M) 16 Kms drive Sheshnagh 12 Kms trek
Leave after early breakfast
from Pahalgam to Chandanwani by cars immediately start trekking
ascending towards Sheshnagh which is 12 Kms trek. steep ascending
towards Pishoo Ghati pass 13000 Fts. Overnight in Tents.
Day 03: Sheshnagh (3377 M) Panchtarni 14 Kms trek
Start early morning for a steep
ascent upto Mahagunas (The great Viper 14500 Ft) then as easy
descend upto Panchtarni situated at the foot of mount Bhairva.
Overnight in tents
Day 04: Panchtarni (3657 M)
Amarnath (3953 M) 6
Kms trek Baltal 4 Hrs Trek
Start after breakfast steep
ascent towards Amarnath Holy Cave where you can see ICE LINGAM.
This is the holy cave for Hindus and thousands of people visit
the place during full Moon day. From Amarnath steep descend
towards Baltal 3/4 hrs walk. Overnight in Tents.
Day 05: Baltal
Sonamrg Srinagar (113
From Baltal it is 15 Kms drive
to Sonamrg. Sonmarg (2690 Mtrs) which is the most beautiful
spot of Kashmir valley. Sonmarg
is known as Gateway of Ladakh. Continue drive to Srinagar which
takes 3 Hrs from Sonmarg.