10 Days Nubra Valley Trek

 

 

Into Ladakh

Ladakh

Once served as a transit area for traders on the silk route, Nubra Valley, is now a must visit place for any trekker. With its sand dunes to double humped camels and from extravagant river valleys to its lush green barley fields, it is truly a delight to every eye. Driving across the Khardungla, highest motorable pass our route takes us to the heart of the Nubra valley, Hundar, near to the Diskit monastery from where we start our trek. Walking through breathtaking gorges and large meadows of the Nubra valley, our trek passes through Lasermo La (5400m), an eternally snow bound pass connecting Nubra and Indus Valleys.

Day 01: Arrive at Leh
Day 02: Visit Leh palace, the Shey/Thiksey gompas
Day 03: Drive to Hundar via Khardungla (3 hour drive)
Day 04: Trek Hundar to Skarchen (3800m) 4-5 hours walk
Day 05: Trek Skarchen to Hunder Dok (4010m) 4-5hour walk
Day 06: Trek Hunder Dok to Thanglasgo (4500m) 5-6 hour walk
Day 07: Trek Thanglasgo to Lasermo La Base (4800m) 5-6 hour walk
Day 08: Trek to Lasermo La (5400m) and descend to Lasermo La South Base (4500m) 6-7 hour walk
Day 09: Trek to Morobuk and drive to Leh. 4-5 hour walk and approx. 40min drive
Day 10: Fly out

NUBRA VALLEY TREK

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m)

Arrive Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Relax and acclimatize. Visit Leh market in the evening.

Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: In Leh (3500m)

Visit Leh palace, the Shey/Thiksey gompas.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive Leh to Hundar (3020m)

A 3 hour long but beautiful drive across the Khardungla, the highest motor-able pass leads us to Hundar, a small village in the heart of picturesque Nubra valley. Hundar offers a quiet and spectacular view of the Nubra valley and is the start of our Nubra Valley Trek.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 4: Trek Hundar to Skarchen/Wachan (3800m)

The trail to Skarchen starts by crossing a bridge over the Hundar River and walking on the road which is being paved beside the river. Skarchen is beautiful camp set next to the river and willow trees all around. The new road being built goes all the way to Wachan. Soon it will reach Hundar Dok and subsequently the treks would begin from here. Option to camp at Wachan, a beautiful village, at approx 2 hours walk from Skarchen.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 5: Trek Skarchen to Hunder Dok (4010m)

A two hour walk in the gorge leads us to the Wachan village crossing. From here the trail climbs up and leads us up to the village of Dok yongma from where the trail to the village Hunder Dok is well defined and passes through spectacular lush green barely fields. Hundar Dok is almost a hidden Village and nobody would realize that such a big Village could exist somewhere inside when you start trekking. The narrow Nubra gorge just opens up to this massive Village with farmfields of barley, wheat and potatoes. There is a path that runs through the middle of the Village dividing the Village and the farmfields into 2 halves. One of the houses mans a DSPT phone connection which could be used for making calls.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 6: Trek Hunder Dok to Thanglasgo (4500m)

Today we start our walk following a small stream leading out of the Village. The trail leads us to the junction of the Thanglasgo valley and the Snui Sumdo valleys. Following a small stream in the Thanglasgo valley we gradually climb up to the Thanglasgo, our destination for the day. Thanglasgo also serves as the grazing grounds for all the cattle(Yak, Sheep, Goat) from Hundar Dok and Wachan. There are 2 big Shepherd’s settlements here. We camp a little ahead of these settlements.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 7: Trek Thanglasgo to Lasermo La Base (4800m)

The trail to Lasermo La base starts with following a small stream. The trail passes through large meadows gradually gaining altitude and is very well defined. There are a few lakes too which have been formed by the water draining from the glacier. Yaks and Dzos can be seen grazing around. On reaching the base camp of the Lasermo La we get spectacular views of the eternally snow bound Lasermo La pass.

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 8: Trek to Lasermo La (5400m) and descend to Lasermo La South Base (4500m)

We make an early start so that we walk on had snow and try to cross the pass before the sun starts thawing it. As the sun warms up, the snow loosens and the horses sink in. Starting early morning we climb up gradually crossing the moraine and reach the snow line. From then on it is walking on snow till the top of the Lasermo La. The Pass offers a spectacular view of the Karakoram mountains and the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. From the pass, we descend to the south base of the Lasermo La. The south base is naked without any snow on the surface. Laser

Overnight Camp.

 

Day 9: Trek to Morobuk and drive to Leh

On the final day of the trek we descend to Morobuk accompanied by wonderful views of the Stok Range and later drive back to Leh.

Overnight Hotel.

 

Day 10: Fly out

Early morning transfer to Leh airport for Leh-Delhi flight.

 

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $ 1580

Tour Code: IND-NV-10

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare:
SIN-Leh-SIN: From S$ 800 including taxes

LAND Price includes

  • Twin Share accommodation for 03 nights at ‘A” category hotels in Leh & 01 night at Hundar on Full board
  • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for 05 nights on the mountain
  • All meals on the trip
  • Monastery Entry fees, Camping fees & permits
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • Local Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • Mules for porterage of personal and group luggage
  • All Transport as per the itinerary above
  • Includes local Service tax &  Clean India Cess
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees