Trek in the Nubra Valley
HIGHLIGHTS

- The Nubra Valley and its Bactrian camels
- A hidden trek between Ladakh and Karakoram
- Visit to the main cultural places of the Ladakh Valley (Aschi etc.)
- Leh: Caravanserai on the Silk Road
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: June - September
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Highest Altitude: 5312 Meters
  • Flights: Delhi - Leh - Delhi
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Camp

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Day
Arrival in Delhi. Meeting at the Ashok Country Resort Hotel close to the airport.
- Accommodation: Night by your own (we can book it for you if you want)
Morning transfer to the airport. Flight to Leh above the Himalayan range, then transfer to the hotel (this flight is subject to schedule changes depending on the weather). A one-hour incredible flight with a view of the Nun Kun Peaks. Arrival in Leh, transfer to your hotel by car. Afternoon free to acclimatize. You can choose to stroll through the colorful streets of Leh Bazaar, the Tibetan market or relax at the hotel for better acclimatization.
- Accommodation: Hotel
Morning: Visit to the Stok Palace and the Matho Monastery. Back to the hotel for lunch. Stok is located 14 km south of Leh, on the left bank of the Indus. The palace was built in 1840 when the King of Ladakh had to exile after his defeat against the Dogras who invaded the country. At the Palace Museum, the exhibition presents the royal crown, clothes, a collection of coins and peyraks (ceremonial headdresses) decorated with turquoises. Matho is the only monastery of the Shakyapa order in Ladakh. It was built in the 15th century.
The fifteenth day of the first Tibetan month is an important religious festival. During trances, two monks are possessed by two deities which would give them oracle gifts. So, they can predict people around good and bad luck for the coming year.
Afternoon: Visit to the Sankar Monastery. Thirty monks live and follow the Gelugpa order. After 5 pm, we can attend the daily puja (ritual) in the main temple. After the visit, we go for a nice walk to the city center.
- Lunch and dinner by your own
- Accommodation : Hotel
During the morning drive to Likir, we pass through several villages in the valley. Likir is one of the most important monasteries of the Gelugpa order. It was built in the 11th century on a hill overlooking the valley and founded by a great Tibetan master. The monastery complex has 5 temples, all splendid with their Kashmiri-Tibetan paintings. After the visit, return to Leh and night at the hotel.
- Hours of drive : 4h, 130km
- Accommodation : Hotel
During the morning, transfer by car to reach the starting point of our trek. On the way, visit to Shey and Thiksey.
Shey: The oldest palace in Ladakh, built in the ninth century by the first king of Ladakh. It was the capital until the fourteenth century. The remains of the fortress are reminiscent of the kingdom of Ladakh foundation. You can admire magnificent paintings of the 17th century.
Thiksey Gompa: Ideally placed on a hill, it was built by disciples of Tsonkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa order. Today, more than a hundred monks live there. Then, drive to Stakmo, in the Great Valley of Thiksey. Installation at the camp and walk in the village during the afternoon.
- Hours of drive : 1h, 27km 
- Accommodation : Bivouac under tent
In the morning, departure for the trek. The path crosses some villages and leads to the pass (4 200m) which ends the valley. Aazo is a set of pastures where the valley inhabitants spend the summer time. In the afternoon, stroll through the valley, then we set up our camp. Rest and relaxation.
- Hours of walking: 4-5h
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tent
During the morning, short descent and ascent to cross a pass at 3900 m. A small path leads us to the village of Nang, unaccustomed to receive trekkers. In the afternoon, stroll through the village to discover traditional life.
- Hours of walking : 4-5h 
- Accommodation : Bivouac under tent
A steady walk leads us to the Kildirma Pass (4 650m). Then, we descend to the main valley. Sakti is a large valley that gives shelter to two famous Ladakhi monasteries: Takthok, built in the eighteenth century around a cave where Guru Padmasambhava slept; and Chemrey, an amazing site.
- Time of walking : 6-7h
- Accommodation : Bivouac under tent
We climb gradually to the Warila Pass (5 280m) which gives a spectacular view of the Karakoram, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. After the pass, a well-marked path takes us to the villages of Doksa and Tangyar.
- Hours of walking : 6-7h
- Accommodation : Bivouac under tent
Descent to the village of Tangyar, by the summer pastures. After tea, stroll through the village to visit local houses.
- Accommodation : Bivouac under tent
After breakfast, short walk to Diskit, the capital of the Nubra Valley.
- Hours of walking : 1-2h
- Accommodation : Guest House
Day in the Nubra valley, known for its two-humped Bactrian camels. Visit to the Sumuret and Diskit monasteries. During the evening, we go through the dunes on camels to visit the palace.
The Nubra Valley is located northeast of Ladakh. Diskit, the capital of Nubra, is 150km north of Leh. The Shyok River meets the Nubra and together they form a wide valley separating the Ladakh and the Karakoram chain at 3 000m altitude. The most common access to the valley is to pass through the Khardung La Pass, the highest road pass in the world.
Nubra is a vast desert of high altitude. Vegetation is rare except along riverbeds. The villages are irrigated and fertile. They produce wheat, mustard and all varieties of fruits and seeds. Most of the people are buddhist.
- Accommodation : Same Guest House
Return by car to Leh via the Khardung La Pass (5 400m).
- 5h drive
- Accommodation: Hotel
Free day in Leh
- Accommodation : Same hotel
In the morning, flight to Delhi.
End of our services.

(Contact us if you want extra night in hotel, assistance or transfer to the airport etc.)

What's included

- All transport and transfers by private vehicle
- 1 night at the hotel Ashok Country Resort in BB in Delhi
- 5 nights at the hotel Riwang Residency in BB in Leh
- 2 nights in Sand Nunes guest house in Nubra
- 6 nights in bivouac full board
- Oxygen available if necessary
- English speaking Ladakhi guide for the whole stay in Ladakh according to the chosen option
- Cook assistant(s) and mules according to the size of the group
- Camping equipment and collective kitchen at bivouacs including tents tent mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, mattresses ...
- Entrances to the mentioned sites, trekking permits and park entrances according to the itinerary
- Domestic flight from 250 dollars / person (variation possible)

What's not included

- Stay in Delhi and have lunch in Leh without breakfast
- Visa India to get in advance.
- International flight
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, sleeping bag etc.
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