This trek route takes you into Nubra Valley which actually means the garden in Native Language. Bactrian camels, Sand dunes, fruit orchards and crossing over one of the highest village in the world are highlights on this trek...
Transfer to Domestic Airport. Fly Delhi – Leh, Arrive Leh Airport (11500 ft.) transfer to hotel, rest for acclimatisation.
Morning leave for sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Morning at leisure, evening half day sightseeing of Sankar, Shanti Stupa, Leh palace and city tour by walk. Overnight hotel at Leh.
Camp at Takthok monastery. Altitude (4000 mtr.) It is important to camp at Takthok for acclimatisation
From the Camping ground at Takthok start the climb to Warila. Chumchar is a camping place between Takthok and Warila top at an altitude (4400 mtr.) Nice camping places with clean drinking water nearby. Trek times: 04 hrs.
This day starts the trek early so that most of the climbing can be done before it gets hot. It takes about 3 / 4 hours to reach the top of Warila at (5250 mtr.) The trail is well defined. Descents to a nice camping place at an altitude of (4750 mtr.) near some huts. Avoid the first camping place, which is at an altitude of (5000 mtr.) Trek times: 06 hrs.
Walk down – stream on well-defined trail for about 04 hrs. Tangyar is a village of about 40 houses with a small monastery. Camp near the stream of an altitude of (3750 mtr.)
The trek from Tangyar to Akgyam takes two and half hours on well defined trail. Akgyam has 03 houses on the bank of river Shayok. Akgyam has one of the best camping places on this trek. (Alt. 3240mtr.)
This day is one of the longest and hardest. One must have a good guide for this day. Just after crossing a bridge at Akgyam, the trail is very tricky and difficult to find. One has to cross a small plantation area and a vast de3sert for about two and half-hours. At the end of this desert climb a hill to avoid the crossing of Shayok River and descent to a place called Hotong which can be identified with the presence of some trees. From here another strech of desert starts and after walking for another 02 hrs. Some tree cam is seen to your left side. There you can have lunch where fresh water is available. From this point again climb the mountain to your left side and walk on a prepared trail for some time. Here at one place the loaded horses have to be unloaded, as the trail is very narrow, again after crossing a patch of desert one reaches Rongjuk. To find a camping place walk up stream for about 15 – 20 minutes, all in all it takes about 7 / 8 hours to reach Rongjuk. It can be very hot on this day or one can encounter storm. Rongjuk is at an altitude of (3200 mtr.)
Cross a small wood bridge on the Khardong nala just near the camping place and come to the left-hand side of the stream. Walk down stream to reach the main Shayok valley. Again continue your trek on the left
hand side of Shayok River for some time and then climb a hill side trail to your left hand side to reach the under the construction jeep road. Walk on this road. Until you reach the Leh – Nubra black topped road. Continue walking on the mettle road fore some time and take a sh0ort cut to your right side by avoiding the army check post to reach Khalsar. Continue your trek to Tirith crossing river Shayok on your right side into hours. Beautiful village and nice place to camp at.
Return trek to Samstanling Monastery. Overnight camp.
Hot day treks to Hunder 06 – 07 hour’s enroute visit Diskit Monastery. Very beautiful about 70 – 80 houses with a small monastery. Overnight camp.
This is a very long trek of about 6 / 7 hours. A good guide or a detailed description of the trail is necessary for this day. Hunder has a very nice camping ground at the end of the village. From the camping place walk up stream and after crossing the black topped road enter the Hunder gorge from the left-hand side of Hunder brook. Walking for some time cross a small footbridge and come to the right side of the stream. From the bridge enter a side valley to your right side after 10 /15 minutes of walk. Walk up stream in this valley for some time and again enter a dry and narrow gorge to your left side. After negotiating this narrow gorge one reaches a plain area and the trail is well defined here for some distance. Always take the route used for animals and avoid negotiating difficult rocks. At one point you see a traid and take the right hand sidetrack along a hill. Before reaching Hunderdog the valley devices into two and to reach Hunderdog one has to take the left side from the right hand side valley by crossing a foot bridge across a nalla coming from the right hand side valley and climb a hill side before you reach the village of Hunderdog. Camp at the end of the village where good camping ground and fresh water is available. Additional quantity of drinking water is recommended for this day as the trek is very strenuous and for most of the time the trail runs away from the stream. Hunderdog is situated at an altitude of (5800 mtr.) and houses 21 families. Overnight camp.
Cross a footbridge at the end of the trek and come to the left-hand side of the stream. The walk on this day is very pleasant on every ground. For most of the track is well defined but some time it is difficult to find the trail when it is stony. There are serval camping places but it is advisable to camp after walking for about 05 hrs. Overnight camp
Lasermola can be seen from the camping place. The track from the camping place to the bottom of the pass is stony. A good guide is a must. One has to negotiate a snow file from the bottom of the pass to the top. There are several routs to the top depending on the snow conditions and the season you are crossing the pass. The top is at and altitude of (5200mtr.) Which do the trekkers normally take? The horses have to be led from a left-hand sidetrack, which leads to a higher ridge of the pass. The descend is very steep and has to walk on loose sand. After reading the southern bottom of the pass, the trail runs through uneven and stony place. The track is also
not well defined. One has to cross the stream several times to reach the camping side on the left-hand side of the valley. The camping site can be easily identified, as this is the only even ground. Overnight camp
From the camping place walk down stream upto a triad? Cross the stream coming from Lasermola at the Sumdo and come to the right hand leaving the main stream to your left-hand side. Walk on even and defined trail upto the village of Phyang. It takes about 03 hrs. to reach Phyang. Arrive Phyang. Pick up and drive to Leh.
Overnight in Hotel.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to Hotel in Delhi. Overnight hotel in Delhi.
Transfer to International airport to fly home.
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