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TREK TO NUBRA VALLEY

DETAIL ITINERARY 


Day 01: Fly Delhi to Leh. Kushok Bakula Airport.

Leh to Delhi flight is of 1 hour and it’s takes you through busy urbanization of Delhi to snow capped mountains of great Himalayan ranges. You can see the grand panoramic view of Nun-Kun massif of Zanskar range, the sub ranges of Himalaya Range and K2 massif of great Karakorum Range and barren desert of landscape of Ladakh. Upon arrival at Kushok Bakula Airport Leh, our representative will welcome you and transfer to Hotel. We recommend you complete rest at Hotel as it essential at the height of Leh (3500 meters) and only light walk to the market at evening if you like to do. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house. 


Day 02: Full day sightseeing to biggest and famous monasteries of Ladakh at Indus valley.

(Shey palace Shrine, Thiksay monastery and Hemis Monastery (Around 85Kms).These entire monastery located on the east direction on the Leh-Manali high way.) Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour, starting with a visit to Shey Palace and a monastery, the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-guilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. On the main road of Shey village near Palace there is huge rock sculpture statue of Five Dhyani Buddha which was curved during the period of King Skilde Nimagon.

Then we visit Thiksey Gompa, an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, resembling Potala Palace of Tibet.The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future.

Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa, founded in 1630's by Stagtsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal- one the great king of Ladakh. Hemis is regarded as one of the largest and richest gompa of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Overnight at Leh in Hotel.


Day 03: Half day hiking to adjacent villages of Leh town. 

This day is meant to provide an opportunity to get a feel of Leh city, its adjacent villages and prepare you for trek. Guests will be driven to the Leh Palace, which houses old relics that belong to the sixteenth century ruler of Ladakh, Shanti Stupa- a picturesque Japanese Stupa built for world peace and Sanker Gompa located in the middle of Samkar village, Samkar Gompa was built by Kushok Bakula in 19th Century, Monastery has 9 feet fascinating Statue of Sitatapatra with thousand Arms, Thousand eyes and thousand feets, and is only statue of such kind in the region. After lunch at the hotel, you can go for leisure walk around Leh town (3500m) including a visit to Leh Gompa Soma and later in the evening stroll around colourful Leh market. Overnight stay at Leh in Hotel.


Day 04: Leh to Phyang village by Jeep 30 minute drive 17 Kms. Then start trek from Phyang village to Phyang Phu (Meadow) - 4 hours trek 


We will drive to Phyang monastery, 17km. west of Leh. After arriving in Phyang village, firstly we would visit Phyang monastery established in 1515. The monastery contains numerous sacred shrines with large collection of frescoes dating from the royal period, and a 900 year old museum which has an extensive collection of idols including a number of fine Kashmiri bronzes probably dating to the 14th century, Thangkas, Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian firearms and weapons. After the visit we can continue onwards with a pleasant walk towards Phyang Phu. Today is a short day in terms of walking as it an easy way to start the trek with proper acclimatization. Overnight in a camp/tent. 


Day 05: Trek from Phyang Phu to South base of Lasermo-La Pass 4700m (5 hrs trek)

After breakfast, we will continue our trek to the base of Lasermo La 4700 m. Today will be comfortable day, as you would be completely acclimatized to the height of Ladakh. However precaution must be taken and we recommend you not to walk faster. By afternoon, we would reach our campsite. Overnight in a tent/camp.


Day 06: Trek from South base of Lasermo to North base via Lasermo-La Pass 5400m (6-7 hrs trek)

Today we start quite early in the morning as we will cross the Lasermo Pass (5400m). It is important to start early, as the ponies must cross the glacier before midday in order to avoid difficulties arising from snow and ice melting. From the top of Lasermo pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, the Indus valley and the Shayok Valley. The trails from the pass towards our camp traverse rough ridges for an hour and a half. Overnight halt in a camp/tent.


Day 07: Trek from North base to Hunder Dok (5 hrs trek)

Today we will walk down through spectacularly beautiful meadows, flowers, and sometimes rocks. Most of the time, we will be walking along the Hunder stream. After following the stream for a while, we will pass through shepherds' huts, where the men and women from Hunder Dok Village live with their Yaks, cows, goats and sheep. They could be seen collecting milk, cheese, butter, wild vegetables and firewood for the winter. If you feel adventurous, you can taste the delicious milk and cheese with Tsampa. Purchasing these is not possible in Leh. Our campsite is just above the Village of Dok Gongma (Upper Dok). Overnight halt in a camp/tent.


Day 08: Trek from Hunder Dok to Skarchen (5 hrs trek)

Today we will pass through the villages of Dok Gongma, Dok Yokma and Wachan, which are names of different places with concentrations of scattered houses belonging to a common village known locally as Hunder Dok. If you are not in a hurry to get to your camp at Skarchen (a place where some of the local families go with their animals during the winter), you can spend some time exploring the villages and share a few moments getting to know the locals. Overnight halt in a camp/tent.


Day 09: Trek from Skarchen to Hunder (4 hrs trek)

The last day of trekking is through the beautiful Hunder Gorge, which opens up just before descending to Hunder Bridge. Before the final descent we will have a great view of Saser Kangri Peak (7672m). Upon arrival check in to the tents and later visit Sumur, another pretty village on the other side of the river. Overnight in a camp/tent.


Day 10: Sightseeing of Nubra valley, Deskit Monastery, Samstanling monastery and Panamik Sulpur Hot spring. 

Today you would be taken for sightseeing of some of the famous monastery and sights of Nubra valley. Firstly to ancient Diskit Gompa this was built in 1420AD. Perched on top of a hill overlooking town of Diskit, the Gompa provides some breathtaking panoramic views. The main attraction of the Gompa is the main Deity, which holds in its hand the mummified human forearm and head, which is believed to be of a Mongol warrior. After that our destination would be Sumur village which main attraction is the 150 year old Samstening Gompa and apart from that the village itself is an oasis in the middle of a desert. 20 kms down the road from Sumur is the village of Panamik, famous for 250 year old Ensa Gompa and hot water springs. This is also the last point tourists are allowed. Overnight in a camp at Hundar.


Day 11: Hunder village to Leh

After breakfast we would set off for our journey back to Leh by Jeep which is 120 Kms and 4 hrs drive crossing over Khardung-La Pass (5260m) the highest motorable pass in the world. Check into Hotel and rest of the day is free for oneself. In the evening, you can visit colourful Leh bazaar (Sham bazaar) for a leisure walk and shopping. Overnight in a hotel.


Day 12: Fly Leh to Delhi.

After early morning breakfast or tea transfer to Airport. 

Tour and service end. 


Descriptions:With beautiful Phyang village as the starting point and Hunder as the finishing point, this trek takes you the adventurous trip to explore the Ladakh range and setting foot along the great Karakoram Range. This route follows one of the ancient Caravan Silk routes, where traders travelled through this route from Kashmir into central Asia for ages. The trails lead you to Lasermo La (5400m) the highest point on the trek and ascending into the beautiful valley of Skarchen and Hunder Dok bringing you to Hunder where you can experience a double humped Bactrian camel ride on the sand dunes or simply walk on the dunes. Besides these, you get to drive across the Khardungla pass- highest motorable road in the world 18380 ft while returning back to Leh.


  • Route: Phyang village to Nubra valley


  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging 


  • Duration: 12 Nights, 13 Days.


  • On trek: 5 Nights. 6 Days.


  • Best Season: Mid June – October


  • Altitude: Min 3400m to Max 5400m 

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