Trekking in Ladakh’s North

Discover Nubra with us!

The focus of this tour is on Nubra, in the north of Ladakh. After seeing the most beautiful highlights of Indus valley we drive north, where the Himalayas meet Karakoram mountain range. We are discovering the Shyok valley for some days and visit hardly-known villages in Nubra before starting our main trekking tour from Hundar to Phyang.

The following days are reserved for getting to know Nubra’s culture, then we are starting the eight-day trek which brings us up to an elevation of almost 5,400 m. On this trip you hike back from Nubra to the Indus valley, on the way you will meet friendly shepherds, you will explore remote side valleys and prepare carefully for the highlight of the tour – the crossing of Lasermo pass.

 

 


individualAs Individualtour at your preferred date
Best time of travel: July-end of September
Prices: on request


 

Nubra

At Lasermo-Pass

Highlights at a glance

  • Getting to know mysterious Nubra
  • The most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh: Alchi, Thikse and Hemis
  • 2-day trekking through unknown villages in Nubra
  • 8-day trekking from Hundar to Phyang over Lasermo pass at 5,400 m

Basic data at a glance

  • Best time of travel: End July-End September
  • 2 pax onwards
  • Prices: 2 persons: 2.100 EUR/person || 3-4 persons: 1.700 EUR/person || 5-6 personen: 1.550 EUR/person || 7 persons onwards: 1.390 EUR/person
  • Single supplement (tent + room): 230 EUR
  • Duration: 21 days

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Departure from home

Day 2
Arrival in Delhi & Leh
In Delhi we will bring you to the other/domestic terminal or you stay at the same terminal and just go to the upper floor. The flight over the Himalayas and the landing in Leh is an adventure in itself and even when you are tired from your long journey, that experience will wake you right up. Your guide is already waiting for you at the airport in Leh and will bring you to your hotel. On the first day you can relax and ONLY relax to better acclimatize to the high altitude. (It is a conscious decision not having planned any activities on the first day, it is crucial for your adaptation to the high altitude!) B,L,-

Day 3
In the focus: Leh
The first day of sightseeing dedicated to Leh. At first sight Ladakh’s capital seems chaotic and not very charming, but if you look closely you can discover many exciting aspects. You visit the central city monastery – the Gonpa Soma – , the bazar of Leh with its market women selling fresh produce from their gardens and the polo field, where polo was already played long before the British came. After lunch at the hotel there is time to relax, the second part of the program only starts later in the afternoon. A car will take you to Tsemo monastery, then you walk over green pastures along beautiful Ladakhi houses, with laughing children and friendly Leh-pas (Leh’s residents) to the hidden Samkhar monastery. To complete the day you visit Shanti-Stupa, built in the 1980’s, where you have a great view over Leh and the Indus valley. B,L,-

Day 4
The most beautiful monasteries in the west
After breakfast we drive to Likir, which is about one hour outside of Leh. We visit the local monastery and drive on to Alchi, where we find an 11th-century monastery – everyone visiting Ladakh should see this marvel. After lunch in Alchi we drive back to Leh. B,L,-

Day 5
Puja & Meditation
Even before breakfast we are leaving Leh and drive to Thikse, where will participate in the traditional morning puja with the monks. Afterwards we will have our well-deserved breakfast and drive on to Hemis, the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. We stop for the night in Sakti, where Thakthok monastery is greeting us. It was built around a cave, where Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated in the 8th century. B,L,D

Kloster Chemde (c) Josef Reifenauer

Monastery Chemde (c) Josef Reifenauer

Day 6
The less known side of Nubra
We drive over Wari pass, where there is only light traffic, and stop right after we crossed it. From here we hike a bit downwards before we proceed our drive through the Shyok-Valley till Tirith. Overnight in deluxe camp. B,L,D

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In Nubra

Day 7
Holy places
We stay in Nubra valley, named after the river running through it, and visit the hermitag of Entsa (if the temperature allows it, we will hike, but if it is to hot, we will refrain from that), a mystical lake and the large Samstanling monastery in Sumur. (There might be a possibility – we will only know for sure when we are on location – to visit the local oracle in Tirith) B,L,D

Day 8
Shyok-Valley
In the morning we drive to Shyok valley with its two villages Diskit and Hundar. We spend the night in Hundar. B,L,D

Nubra Diskit (c) Josef Reifenauer

Monastery Diskit (c) Josef Reifenauer

Day 9
1. Trekkingday
Hiking time: about 4 hours, sleeping altitude: 3,500m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 10
Trekking to Tingsta
Hiking time: about 4 hours, sleeping altitude: 4,100m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 11
Trekking to Sniu Sumdo Pullu
Hiking time: about 4 hours, sleeping altitude: 4,650m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 12
Dayhike to a lake
We stay at the same camp tonight to ideally prepare and acclimatize for our ascent and crossing of Lasermo pass, we hike to Tsochan-lake today. Hiking time: about 4 hours, sleeping altitude: see above. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 13
Trekking to Thanglasgo
Hiking time: about 5-6 hours, sleeping altitude: 4,700m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Nubra Lasermo-Pass

Crossing of Lasermo-Pass

Day 14
To the basecamp
Hiking time: about 5-6 hours, sleeping altitude: 5,000m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 15
Crossing Lasermo-Pass (5.400m) to Phyang-Phu
Hiking time: about 6-7 hours, sleeping altitude: 4,400m. Overnight stay at camp. B,L,D

Day 16
Back to Leh
There will only be a 2-hour-hike downhill today – we hike to the end of the road at Phyang, where our drivers are already waiting for us to bring us back to Leh. B,L,-

Leh (c) Josef Reifenauer

Leh (c) Josef Reifenauer

Day 17
Free day in Leh
You can spend the last day in every way you want: shopping at the bazaar of Leh, relaxing with a cup of coffee or looking for some more cultural highlights. B,-,D

Day 18
Delhi
When you come from beautiful Ladakh and arrive in Delhi today, you will find it to be loud and not very charming. But we try our best to show you Delhi’s best side and create a wonderful last day for you here. You can check into your hotel (shower room), where you can stay until your flight departs at night. In the afternoon we show you the most beautiful parts of Delhi and one or two markets, where you could do some last minute souvenir-shopping. In the late evening/early morning we will bring you back to the airport. B,-,-

Day 19
Flight home


Nubra


The package can be lenghtened or shortened by several days (with sightseeings/jeep safaris/day hikes/rafting etc.).

If you are interested, contact us: daniela@gesar-travel.com or tashi@gesar-travel.com

Important notice to this tour

Please notice that this trekking is in high altitude! We take good care of acclimatization before the main trek, but still there might be problems with getting used to high altitude. Have a look on our tips to avoid altitude sickness!!

Services included

  • All transport/transfers according to itinerary
  • Tour guidance in English (in Ladakh)
  • Accommodation in guest houses/deluxe camp/hotel
  • Transport of luggage during trekking
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing (according to itinerary)
  • Camping during the trek
  • Shower room in Delhi while waiting for your international flight back home

Nicht inkludiert

  • International flights from/to Delhi (if desired we can of course find you a long distance flight)
  • Flights Delhi-Leh-Delhi (we can also book these flights for you)
  • Insurance (travel insurance is recommended)
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Visa for India
  • Vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag
  • Additional costs caused by illness, accident, route changes due to acts of nature beyond control, etc.
  • Additional costs caused by cancelled or delayed flights

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