nubra-valleytrek

Nubra Valley Trek

Area : Ladakh Himalaya

Duration : 10 Days (4 Days travel/6 days trekking)

Best Season : Mid June - Mid October

Grade :

Moderate
On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

Altitude : 5496 mts.

Total Trekking : 85 K.M

About Nubra Valley

Passing through Khardung La, which is world's highest motorable road, the Nubra Valley Trek breaks open to a beautiful topography that was once was a part of a trade route between India, Tibet and Central Asia. It was an important platform for caravans following the Silk Road used for swapping their mules for the famous double-hump Bactrian camels. The river Nubra following in the region is a major tributary of the Shyok river that flows parallel to the Indus on the northern side of the Ladakh range. A rich variety of vegetation and orchids can be witnessed along Nubra River which results in adding colour to the valley. Today, Nubra Valley Trek is one of the moderate to challenging treks in Ladakh region that allow exploration of coloured steep and barren walls, remote villages and Gompas.

Nubra Valley Trek

The major attractions on this trek in Ladakh region are monasteries like Shey Gompa, which is approximately 15 kilometers away from Leh; Thiksey Gompa, which is at a distance of about 17 kilometers away from Leh and Hemis, which is situated 45 kms away from Leh and is ofcourse one of the most popular monasteries in Ladakh region. Further the journey proceeds to the unread lore of a culture hiding within the barren topography. One can explore the remote villages like the Khardung, Khalser, Agyam, Khalsar, Tirit, Lukung, Tegar, Sumur and Diskit.

Being one of the popular trekking trails in the Ladakh region, the Nubra Valley Trek attracts trekkers from different parts of the world. The valley is also often dubbed as "Valley of Flowers" and during the peak season it blossoms with varied colours flowers. The Nubra Valley trekking trail passes through several high passes namely Digar La at 6000 meters and Khardung La. Thus, the trek by and large exhibits a land that is no less than a dreamland.

Nubra Valley Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Cross two high mountain passes like Khardung La and Lasermo La
  • Get the chance to witness and ride one of a kind camel species in the world, Bactrian camel
  • Walk past some of the finest gorges and lush high meadows

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nubra Valley trek is between June and mid-October. During this time, the weather in Ladakh is pleasant and the average temperature ranges between 20 and 30°C in the daytime. July and August are the ideal months for Nubra Valley trek as during these months Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways also opens for private vehicles.

Where is the Nubra Valley?

Nubra is a tri-armed valley and is located in the north-east of Ladakh Valley. Diskit, the capital of Nubra region is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. According to local scholars, the original name of Nubra was Ldumra, which means the Valley of Flowers. The Shyok River meets the Siachan River to form a large valley that separates Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The average altitude of Nubra valley is about 3048 metres above the sea level. The common way to access Nubra is to travel over the Khardung La pass from Leh town. Foreign nationals are required to get a protected area permit (PAP) to visit the Nubra Valley. Since 1st May 2014 Indian citizens are no longer required to get an Inner Line Permit to visit the valley.

How to Reach?

By Air: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the main airport in Leh City. It has a number of flights that connect Leh with Delhi as well as with few major cities of India.

By Road: Leh is connected to the rest of India by two highways: NH 1D (Srinagar-Leh Highway) and Manali-Leh Highway. The Srinagar-Leh Highway passes through Kargil and Zoji-La (3505m), whereas Leh-Manali Highway passes through famed Rohtang Pass and Tanglang La (5325m). It also passes through the upland desert plateau of Rupshu whose altitude ranges from 3,660 m to 4,570 m.

Nubra Valley Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

In the morning, fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival at Ladakh, meet our representative. Check-in to the pre-booked hotel. Take rest and be acclimatized. Visit the local market of Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis

Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 03: Leh – Khardung La – Kyagar

Today, we will drive to Kyagar Village via Khardung La, the highest motor-able road in the world. Explore Samstanling Monastery and the small human settlements. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04: Kyagar – Hunder

Today, we shall drive to Diskit Monastery to our first camp placed in Hunder. At Hunder, if possible, we will arrange a short ride on Bactrian Camel.

Day 05: Hunder – Skarchen

Post breakfast, we shall begin our trekking through an incredible valley to shepherd's huts positioned at Skarchen (3800 meters) at the confluence of 2 streams. It is here that we will set the camps and have an overnight stay.

Day 06: Skarchen – Brok Yogma

Our trek will be to Brok Yogma, for which we will cross the tiny hamlets of Dokyogma, Wacham and Drokyogma. Camp at Sniu Sumdo.

Day 07: Brok Yogma – Hunder Valley

Today, we will trek up to the valley of Hunder and the Lasermo La. The camp will be set at 4800 meters elevation.

Day 08: Hundar Valley – Lasermo La - Phyang Valley

We shall start early in the morning to cross Lasermo La (5420 meters) and then trek down to Phyang La. Overnight stay at the camp at about 4500 meters of elevation.

Day 09: Phyang Valley – Leh

Our trek for today will be to Phyang, where jeeps will be waiting to take us to Leh. Arrive at the hotel and have overnight stay.

Day 10: Leh – Delhi

Reach the airport for your flight to Delhi.

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Things to Carry for Nubra Valley Trek

  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Nubra Valley Trek?

You should book Nubra Valley Trekking two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?
What will be the weight of the backpack?

Once you book your trek with us we will provide you a list of things to carry, which should not weigh more than 12 Kgs.

Where to meet us?

Our pick up and drop point for Nubra Valley Trek is at Leh airport. From airport, our guide will pick you and then assist you through the expedition.

How we run the trek?

We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Nubra Valley Trek?

Nubra Valley Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 5596m, so the minimum age required is 15 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Nubra Valley Trek?

Between the months of June and mid-October, the temperature during the trek can go as low as 8 Degree Celsius during the night and by the day time it remains between 20 and 30 degree celsius.

How long we trek during Nubra Valley Trek?

We plan our treks in a way that after 6 – 7 hours of trekking we can reach next camp around the lunch time. Normally, 10-15kms per day of trekking is required.

How monsoon affects the Nubra Valley Trek?

Nubra Valley trek is only conducted between the months of June and mid-October, which are the monsoon months; however, the area of Ladakh does not get affected by this rainy season.

Can I take Diamox?

Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

If we have to extend the trek due to the reasons which are beyond our control then additional charge may apply for hotel stay and food.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500, Hi-Tec Colman and Salomon are good shoes with value for money.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Thukpa, local dishes etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Himalayan stream water is safe to drink as well as for cooking but we also have water filters, and chlorine tablets in case of an emergency.

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller etc are used for transportation.

Are your fixed departures dates are definite?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with emergency situation?

Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in wilderness and they carry necessary first aid kit. At each camp they asses your condition and can take relevant and prompt action in case a rescue is required. Please note in the case of a rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.

How to book the trek

Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure with Dates 2016

24 June – 04 July 2016 08 July – 19 July 2016 15 July – 25 July 2016
22 July – 01 Aug 2016 29 July – 08 Aug 2016 05 Aug – 15 Aug 2016
12 Aug – 22 Aug 2016 19 Aug – 29 Aug 2016 26 Aug – 05 Sept 2016
02 Sept – 12 Sept 2016 16 Sept – 26 Sept 2016  

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