This morning fly into the ‘Vale of Kashmir’ necklaced by snow capped peaks and settle into your hotel overlooking Dal Lake and the distant alluring mountains. 
Meet your local guide Muzaffar, who after years leading international tours has ‘come home’ to his beloved birthplace about which he feels passionately. With his younger twin brothers he also manages an elite company producing by hand, highly crafted pashminas of singular design.
You will be rowed in your private shikara across the lake before dinner in a local restaurant.