Guide to Nubra Valley Trek in Ladakh
Nubra Valley Trek is seven days of moderate to challenging trek that starts from Phyang village in Spituk and ends in the Hunder in Nubra Valley. Nubra valley trek follows the old caravan route famous for sand dunes and the habitat of the humped backed Bactrian Camel. Nubra Valley Trek involves crossing the mighty Lasermo Glacier, with a climb up to Lasermo La Pass (5350m) which connects the Nubra Valley with the Indus Valley, for views of the mighty Karakoram Range.
Nubra Valley – Remote and Picturesque
North of Leh lies the Nubra Valley, home to the popular Nubra Valley Trek. Dubbed as the valley of flowers, Nubra Valley is remote and picturesque, and is accessible only by trekking or by driving through the Khardungla Pass (5602m). However, the lush green vegetation of the central part of the Nubra Valley stands out like an oasis in stark contrast to the semi arid conditions of the surrounding area all around it.
Visit the Sheep Herders while on the way to Hunder Dok
While enroute to Hunder Dok visit the sheep herders hut and taste their famous gur gur tea or buttered tea and admire the Yaks and sheep grazing in the high meadows.
Exploring the Monasteries of Hunder, Diskit and Sumur
Explore the local monasteries in Hunder, Diskit and Sumur and take a sand dune ride on a double humped Bactrian Camel. Then drive back to leh through the famous Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world and end the Nubra Valley trek.
Moderate to Strenuous Camping Trek. All camping equipments & food will be provided. Participants will have to carry their own Pack & walk at their own pace.
- Minimum No. of Participants : 2Persons
- Total No. Of Days : 12Days.
- of Days on the Trek: 8 Days.
- Style of Trek: Camping ( Tents).
- Trek Grade: Moderate – Strenuous.
- Highest Point : Lasermo la Pass (5350m)
- Highest Camp Site : Base Camp (4800m)
- Starting & Ending Point: Leh Airport
- Customized private treks can be arranged for a minimum two persons on a date of your choice.
Nubra Valley Trek itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Leh (3500m). Drive to the Hotel (B/B only).
Day 2: Acclimitization day. Visit Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery perched on a hilltop and the Hemis monastery once the richest and the biggest Monastery in Ladakh. Overnight Hotel (B/B only).
Day 3: Drive Leh to Umla ( Trek Head). Overnight Camp.
Day 4: Nubra Valley Trek Starts. Trek Umla to Taru (3600m/ 5Hrs). Overnight Camp.
Day 5: Trek Taru – Phyang – Murbuk (3800m/6Hrs). Trek starts with a gentle climb to Bong Bong La (4200m) and then trek down on a steep downhill path to Phyang. Visit the Phyang Monastery and trek further on to Murbuk. Overnight Camp.
Day 6: Trek Murbuk to Pulu (4800m/ 6hrs). The Days trek starts with a gentle uphill track beside the fast flowing stream on the left. After crossing the Strean enter a gorge and trek on a gentle upward path to Pulu. Overnight Camp.
Day 7: Trek Pulu to Lasirmo la Pass (5350m) to Base Camp (4800m/7Hrs). The first two hours is a gentle climb upto the Lasirmo Pass and then trek down over the Glacier to Base Camp. Overnight Camp.
Day 8: Trek Base Camp to Hundur Dok (4100m/5Hrs). The trek to Hunder Dok is a gentle descent on moraines on a gorge. Visit the Hunder Dok Sheepherds and try out the Gurgur Tea. Overnight Camp.
Day 9: Trek Hunder Dok to Skarchen to Hunder (3300m/5Hrs). Overnight Camp.
Day 10: Trek Hunder to Diskit drive to Sumur (3350m/5Hrs). A gentle trek to Diskit. Visit the Diskit Monastery and explore the Nubra Valley and get a closer look at the two humped Camel. Take one hours drive to Sumur. Overnight Hotel.
Day 11 : Drive to Leh via the Khardungla Pass ( 10Hrs ). The highest motorable road in the world. Free in the evening to explore Leh Town. Overnight Hotel (B/B only).
Day 12 : Drive to Leh Airport for Final Departure to Delhi and further on to Home country. End of Nubra Valley Trek.
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Nubra Valley Trek Cost : US$960/Person.
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NUBRA VALLEY TREK COST INCLUDES :
- Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
- Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
- All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping.
- Service of an English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees to monuments visited.
- All Permits for Ladakh
DOES NOT INCLUDE :
- Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
- Lunches and dinners during Hotel stays.
- Airfare Delhi-Leh-Delhi
- Hotels stays in Delhi
- Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
- Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
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Note: The above Nubra Valley Trek itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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