Duration: 7 days in Ladakh
Accomodations: Hotels and camping
Best time: May-November
The Nubra Valley is situated about 140 km north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above sea level. The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass lie to the northwest of the valley which connect Nubra with Xinjiang. Historically, this was a critical trade route from East Turkestan and Central Asia. Along the Nubra river lie the quaint villages of Sumur, Tiger, Tirith and Panamik. Sumur is also known for an important Gompa or monastery called Samstanling; while Panamik is noted for its hot springs. Across the Nubra at Panamik, is an isolated Ansa Gompa located on a hill. Most of the people are of mixed Tibetan and Central Asian origin and speak varieties of the Balti language. The Nubra valley is a fertile tract of land producing a variety of fruits and nuts.
The beautiful village of Bogdang is also located in the valley. It is famous for its people, who have startling blue eyes, auburn hair and ruddy cheeks as compared to the typical mongoloid features of the Ladakhis. Local lore has it that they were a Greek tribe who came in search of Jesus Christ’s tomb and settled here. Hunder, a village in Nubra valley, is famous for its roaming camels.
DAY 1: Arrive in Leh and acclimatize.
DAY 2: Local excursions to the market, Leh Palace, or Shanti Stupa.
DAY 3: Drive to the Nubra Valley. After checking out of the hotel, we drive on the highest motorable road in the world over the 18,380 ft. Kardung La pass. The road descends from the pass down a spectacular gorge through the Kardung village, and on down to the valley floor, where we set up camp at the village of Sumur.
DAY 4: Sightseeing. Drive to Diskit and Hunder after breakfast. We follow the Shyok river to the beautiful village of Diskit, where we visit the stunningly perched , Diskit Monastery. We then drive further down the river to the scenic village of Hunder, which is as far as tourists are allowed. In the afternoon we head up the Nubra river to Sumur and visit the Samstanling Gonpa with its large children’s school.
DAY 5: Drive back to Leh.
DAY 6: Day of leisure: continue to explore the markets and landscape of Leh.
DAY 7: Departure to Delhi.
LAND COST: on request
- All accommodation in Delhi and Leh with breakfast.
- Camping accommodations as per the program with meals.
- All monastery entrance fees, wild life fees and camping fees.
- English-speaking guide throughout the tour.
- Service of cook and attendants.
- All camping equipment including North Face or equivalent sleeping tent, foam mattresses, dining tent and toilet tents
- Inner line permit for Tsomoriri , Tsokar , Nubra valley and Dha-Hanu lower Ladakh
- All transportation from Delhi Airport pick-up to departure.
What’s not included:
- Medical and evacuation insurance
- Miscellaneous expenses and tipping to the staff
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food in Leh and Delhi.
- International Air ticket to and from Delhi.
- A single supplement.
- Laundry and other services not mentioned in the package. If you need any arrangement, please let us know.
IMPORTANT TREK NOTES:
Whilst every effort is made to keep to the above itinerary, clients will hopefully appreciate that this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region. There will quite likely be changes to the itinerary in terms of anything from on-the-spot choice of campsite to when a rest day is taken. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns off the beaten track, local availability of horses or yaks, can contribute to the need for changes. The Trek guide will do everything in his power to see that you are inconvenienced as little as possible in such circumstances. Timings are approximate.
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