Gurez Valley Trip

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Gurez Valley Trip

Visiting Gurez Valley allows you to step into a realm where time seems to stand still. With each interaction with locals, each folk song you hear, and each tradition you witness, you will find yourself more immersed in this least explored yet extraordinarily beautiful region of India.

A trip to Gurez Valley is an unforgettable experience. Located at an attitude of 8,000 feet (2,400 m), the place is a real treat for visitors as you get to see real village life – people still living in log and wooden houses.The stream flowing from Kishan Ganga River and a must-watch Habba Khatoon peak will only help you relieve your mind of the noisy city and its hustle and bustle.

The simple music coming out of the flute of an unseen shepherd tending to his flock will keep you mesmerizedAfter enjoying a travel of 46 kilometers from Bandipore town, the Razdan Pass, which boasts of rolling meadows, welcomes you. Spending some time at this pass makes one to forget everything for a moment. The pass crosses through highest meadow in the journey and is a perfect picnic spot with tall pine trees rising majestically on the ridges. Several acres of rolling meadows on the top seem to be touching the sky while on a rainy day the clouds embrace the placethe forward journey form Razdan Pass is down-slope and an entry into Diwar village of Gurez Valley. Diwar is a plain area surrounded by mountains from all four sides.

In the middle of this plane, Habba Khatoon peak will catch your eyes. It is around this peak that Habba Khatoon used to room around thus named after her. The Diwar village will let you see the real Kashmir as the people especially women still wear traditional Kashmiri dress, houses are wooden mostly erected from big logs and most households have cattle.The Kishan Ganga River flows through the village and is amicable for rafting. The visitors can stay for night also as Tourism Department has constructed beautiful Dak Banglow and Tourist Reception Centre building on the foothills. Gurez Valley has its own market where few hotels have also come up.

Gurez Valley is at a distance of 123 kilometers from Srinagar and 86 kilometers from the Bandipore district in North Kashmir. From Srinagar, the trip to this picturesque valley in a cab takes 6 to 7 hours. Given the nature of curvy roads carved out of mountains, mostly private transport plies on the route to Gurez. The journey is a treat with pine trees on both sides of the road refreshing visitors with its cool breeze.
Alternatively, you can avail Chopper services from Srinagar/Bandipore at very nominal prices with a total journey duration of not more than 20 mins.

Visit Gurez for travelling, driving, trekking, rafting, cycling, photography, local traditional and cultural values

June to September is the best time to visit and it remains closed for about six months due to heavy snowing in winters.


  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees (Cable and car and Moon Valley)
  • Box lunch water, banana apple and chocolate
  • Departure Taxes
  • Entry Fees
  • 5 Star Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers

Tour Plan

Day 01 Arrival in Srinagar
  • Arrive at Srinagar, known for its grandeur of gardens and tranquil lakes.
  • Explore local attractions like Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, and Chashme Shahi.
  • Overnight stay in Srinagar.
Day 02 Srinagar to Gulmarg
  • Start the day early and embark on National Highway 1 towards Bandipora.
  • Midway through your journey, stop over at Gulmarg. Known for its pristine landscapes and world’s second-highest operating cable car, it’s a must-visit location.
  • Enjoy activities like gondola rides, horse riding, snowboarding or relax in the mesmerizing beauty of verdant meadows contrasted against snow-capped peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Gulmarg.
Day 03 Gulmarg to Gurez Valley via Razdan Pass
  • Proceed towards Razdan Pass from Gulmarg. Enjoy the scenic beauty as you ascend towards this high mountain pass.
  • Reach Gurez Valley by late afternoon. The stark yet enchanting barren mountains welcome you to this offbeat destination.
  • Overnight stay in Dawar, the central region of Gurez Valley.
Day 04 Exploring Gurez Valley
  • Spend the day exploring Dawar Village. Experience the genuine Kashmiri culture and tradition that this quaint hamlet offers.
  • Immerse yourself in local customs and traditions. Witness ‘Dhumhal,’ a vibrant dance performance exclusive to this region.
  • Explore traditional Kashmiri handicraft shops – perfect souvenirs to remember your trip by.
  • Overnight stay in Dawar.
Day 05 Gurez Valley to Tulail Valley
  • Travel towards the serene Tulail Valley. Its lush green meadows, gushing streams, and charming hamlets promise a perfect blend of nature’s bounteous beauty and cultural richness.
  • Visit landmarks like Sheikhpora village, known for its apple orchards, walnut trees, and Gundi Khaplu, a famous trout fishing spot.
  • Overnight stay in Tulail Valley.
Day 06 Return to Srinagar
  • Depart from Tulail Valley toward Srinagar, marking the conclusion of your enchanting journey across Gurez Valley.

This itinerary offers an intriguing blend of natural beauty, historical significance with a dash of adventure tucked away in Jammu and Kashmir’s remote corners.

A journey here promises remarkable experiences beyond traditional tourism – it’s about venturing into uncharted territories where timeless traditions meet pristine landscapes.

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