Ladakh and Nubra Valley Trek

This journey will take us on the ancient silk road, through the Ladakh and the Nubra valleys, a crossroad for commercial ladakhactivities between India, Tibet and Central Asia. In the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spitok, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi…

The second valley was an important stage for caravans following the Silk Road , which where swapping their mules for the famous camels of Bactriane.

It is only since 1995 that the restricted area of the Nubra opened its doors to foreigners. Lying approximately 400m lower than Leh, Nubra sports a much milder climate, which enables its inhabitants to cultivate more extensively, as compared to their counterparts in the main Indus valley.

The highlights of this tour are the crossing of the Khardong La pass (5400 m), on the highest motorable roads in the world and a Bactriane camel safari.

  • Trip Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Additional Information
  • Testimonials

Day - 01: Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day - 02: Delhi – Leh (3500m) by plane.
Afternoon at leisure in Leh, where we can take a walk to the colorful bazaar.

Day - 03: Visit of the high Indus valley monasteries.
Shey houses the old summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Its gompa shelters an amazing Buddha, 12m high. The picturesque Thikse monastery is perched on top of the hill overhanging the Indus. The Hemis gompa is one of the largest in Ladakh.

Day - 04: Visit Stok royale palace, Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar.

Day - 05: Leh Phyang (3600m) by bus (1h) and walk towards Taru (3700m) in 3h.
We visit the Phyang monastery and continue onwards with a pleasant walk. A short day necessary for our acclimatization.

Day - 06: Taru – Taru La (4200m) – Nyemo (3700m) in 5h.
The trail climbs steeply towards the first pass of the trek, and descends to the Nyemo village.

Day - 07: Nyemo – Nie (3800m) in 5h.
The route traverses Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite stricking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path.

Day - 08: Nie – Likir (3600m) in 4h 30mins.
We enter an arid and bare landscape. Visit of the Likir monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh.

Day - 09: Likir – Yangthang (3600m) in 5h.
The route goes through two low passes, the Phobe La (3700m) and the Charatse La (3800m), opening to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Day - 10: Yangthang – Hemis Shukpachan (3600m) in 5h.
En route, visit of the Ridzong monastery, which is set in stunning surroundings and hidden amongst the hills. After a tiny pass, we descend towards Hemis Shukpachan.

Day - 11: Hemis Shukpachan – Temisgang (3700m) in 5h.
This part of the trail has been carved out from the ochre rocks into a balcony. We climb towards two passes at 4000m and arrive at Ang. Then on to Temisgang, ancient capital of the Sham Kingdom, and its monastery.

Day - 12: Temisgang – Lamayuru – Leh by bus.
En route, visit of the Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries.

Day - 13: Leh – Delhi by plane.

Day - 14: At leisure in Delhi. Safety day for your international flight.

Day - 15: Transfer to airport and fly back home.

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Mode of Transport:Flight / Jeep
  • Accommodation:Hotel / Camp
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max. Height:3700m
  • Start From: Delhi
  • End To: Delhi
  • Best Season: Spring/Winter/Summer/Automn

Trip Map

Ladakh and Nubra Valley Trek  map

 

Cost Include

  • All domestic airfare
  • arrival / departure airport transfer
  • All ground transfer by jeep
  • All camping crews, equipment and cooking meterial for the trek
  • Freshly cooked western or Indian full board food
  • All monastery and monument entrance fees
  • Necessry Trekking permits
  • Yak or mule for porterage
  • Accomodation with breakfast while touring

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and inner while in tour
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Travel insurance
  • Indian visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Evacuation cost in case of immergency
  • Extra bar bills
  • Others wich is not mentioned on the above included items

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Mode of Transport:Flight / Jeep
  • Accommodation:Hotel / Camp
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max. Height:3700m
  • Start From: Delhi
  • End To: Delhi
  • Best Season: Spring/Winter/Summer/Automn

Trip Map

Ladakh and Nubra Valley Trek  map

 

Additional Infos

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Mode of Transport:Flight / Jeep
  • Accommodation:Hotel / Camp
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max. Height:3700m
  • Start From: Delhi
  • End To: Delhi
  • Best Season: Spring/Winter/Summer/Automn

Trip Map

Ladakh and Nubra Valley Trek  map

 

Testimonials

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Mode of Transport:Flight / Jeep
  • Accommodation:Hotel / Camp
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max. Height:3700m
  • Start From: Delhi
  • End To: Delhi
  • Best Season: Spring/Winter/Summer/Automn

Trip Map

Ladakh and Nubra Valley Trek  map

 

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