Nubra, the name of the valley and the town as well, is a tri-armed valley located to the northeast of Ladakh nestling between the tall Saltoro and Karakoram ranges. Locally and originally, the valley is named Ldumra that means the valley of flowers. The flat and eloquent Nubra Valley is being crisscrossed along the Khardung La Pass granting the winding channels of the Shyok and Nubra Rivers.
For the Nubra Valley Trek which is definitely one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the whole world, crossing the major two passes along the Himalayas at an altitude of 15,000 ft (4575 m) is actually encircling along the edges of the Indus Valley down the Zanskar Valley. Trekking along the Nubra Valley is actually passing through the Zanskar terrain, the terrain which changes from incredibly narrow valleys to wide-open vast expanses. Along the trails of the trek, one can find the decorated “chortens” (shrines) and “mani” (prayer) walls that further exemplify the region’s total immersion in Buddhist culture.
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, the 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 eternal snowbound pass connecting Nubra and Indus Valleys.
Further, the upper end of the Nubra Valley trek is so rewarding with spectacular views of the jagged snow-capped peaks before crossing the 5150m Kongmaru La (Pass) and descending to the famous Hemis Monastery to bring to the end of the trek which can also be followed by exploring the famous towns of Leh and rafting along the Indus River for more fun.
Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m). Rest and Acclimatize
Sightseeing around Leh
Drive to Hundar via Kardhung La (4-5 hrs)
Trek Hunder to Skarchen (3800m) 4-5 hrs
Trek Skarchen to Hunder Dok (4010m) 4-5 hrs
Trek Hunder Dok to Thanglasgo (4500m) 5-6 hrs
Trek Thanglasgo to Lasermo La base (4800m) 5-6 hrs
Trek to Lasermo La (5400m) and descend to Lasermo La south base (4800m) 6-7 hrs
Trek to Morobuk and drive to Leh 4-5 hrs trek and 40mins drive
Fly back to Delhi from Leh
- – All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip
- – All transport in a non AC car / Tempo Traveller as per the itinerary above
- – Accommodation on twin share basis with foam sleeping mats in tents for 5 days and for 3 nights in Leh and 1 night in Hundar in ‘A’ class hotels (all meals included)
- – Mules for porterage of personal and group luggage
- – Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
- – Professional guide fee, wildlife fee and climbing permit
- – All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc.
- – GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules).
- – Delhi – Leh – Delhi airfare.
- – Sleeping bag, items of personal clothing and personal climbing equipment (budget on spending INR 5000 if renting equipment from Thamel, Nepal)
- – Expenses of personal nature like laundry, insurance Beverages and snacks in Leh or any other tea house, tips for guides, cooks & porters
- – Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.