Trekking in Nubra Valley is a little slice of heaven, far away from the worries and pressures of the Western world. Come refresh yourself with a healthy dose of adventure and experience Buddhist culture in the transcendent heights of Ladakh. A stunning region of Ladakh, Nubra Valley trekking trail follows an old trade route from Phyang village over Lasermola, 5400m to Nubra Valley. This trip offers a 6 day trek and visits the famed monasteries of Ladakh. This is a perfect blend of a short trekking trip and the chance to visit the famed sites of Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries and surrounding communities. Nubra is a tri-junction - located to the north east of Ladakh valley. The region comprises of Nubra and Shyok valleys. Both their rivers originate from the remote and heavily glaciated peaks and valleys of the Karakoram Range.
Ladakh Nurba Trekking in India
The Nubra Valley means Ldumra (the valley of flowers), situated in the north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The main attraction in this area is Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes, Deskit & Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass (18,380 feet.) above sea level.
The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardongla (the highest motor able road in the world) 18380 ft. around 50 km. away from Leh. After crossing the pass, you can have a view of Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley). The Deskit village offers Guest Houses and lower budget hotels. The Camel safari can be organized from Deskit to Hunder village for 2 hours. Hundar village has small monastery and it is located on ancient Silk Route.
The lands north of Leh were off limits to tourists till 1994, and had been unexplored by outsiders since the 19th century. Now, the Nubra Valley, unfolding beyond the world's highest stretch of motorable road as it crosses the Khardung La (5,578m), can be visited with a seven day permit, which gives one enough time to explore the stark terrain and trek out to one or two Gompas.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Up on arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi - Leh.
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Leh.
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17'Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17'Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 4: Leh - Sabu Village (3480 mts/11415 ft)
In the morning drive to Sabu village.
Day 5: Sabu Village - Digar La Pass
After an early breakfast trek to cross Digar La (6000 mts). Then descend down to Digar Village. Overnight stay in village.
Day 6: Digar Village - Agyam Village
In the morning trek to Agyam. The treks go through along the river Shyok. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay at Agyam village. Dinner and overnight stay at village.
Day 7: Agyam village - Khalsar Village
In the morning we will trek up to khalsar village. Dinner and overnight stay in village.
Day 8: Khalsar Village - Diskit
After breakfast trek to Sumur. Visit to Samtenling Gompa and continue trek to Diskit. Visit to 350 year old Diskit Gompa. Dinner and overnight stay at Diskit.
Day 9: Diskit - Leh
In the morning drive back to Leh. On arrival check in to guest house. Evening free to explore the local market. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Leh - Delhi
Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi.