Nubra Valley Trek
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Moderate
All about the Nubra Valley Trek.
Walking on the world’s most acute motorway, you’ll reach an old transportation area which once assisted the merchants while covering the trade route, Hundar, the heart of Nubra Valley in Ladakh area. This highest motorway is the popular Khardung La road. Often denoted as every trekker’s dream trek, the Nubra Valley Trek is a famous for its “Valley of Flowers”, Digar La, another popular passway and obviously, Khardung La.
Passing through the snow stacked Lasermo La (17,717 ft) which also connects with the Indus Valleys, you’ll walk between the lush green meadows of Nubra, watching and breathing amidst the mesmerising landscape. You might wish to click a picture on the Silk Road that connected the three big states of India, Nepal and China, and along with the very famous Bactrian, double-humped camels. You might also able to touch the river Nubra and the diverse numbers of flora, especially orchids alongside the river.
The trek is a moderate one and is a major attraction for people who wish to explore the prismatic slopes, Buddhist ecclesiastical and various other villages
Maximum Altitude – 17,717 ft.
Duration – 8 Days
Difficulty Level – Moderate
- Passing through the Khardung La
- Passing through the snow stacked Lasermo La
- Landscapes of Thangslasgo, Hundar Dok and Wachan villages
- Farm fields of wheat and potatoes, Meadows, double-humped camels, orchids and various vegetations, Gompa.
Day 1 and Day 2 Gather at Leh; Drive through Khardung La to Hundar (10,000 ft)
You can reach Leh a day before or early morning, if you wish to explore the place and monasteries. After gathering at a decided point, we will have enjoy a ride to Hundar through the highest motorways of the world, Khardung La. Hundar is very serene village inside Nubra and is also the initiating point of our trek.
Altitude – 10,000 ft
Day 3 Trek to Skarchen (9,800 ft)
After an overnight at Leh, we will start from the overpass above Hundar River, the Skarchen path. An exuberant path besides the river and between the willows, Skarchen, is a dream sight. We will spend a night at camp. You can camp at Vachan village too.
Altitude – 9,800 ft
Day 4 Trek to Hunder Dok (13,156 ft)
Through the narrow and curvy valley paths, we will reach the Wachan Village in around two hours. The trekking will begin to the village Dok Yongma and further to Hunder Dok. Hundar Dok is a remote, mysterious and an almost hidden village. You’ll experience the aroma of refreshing and bare wheat and potatoes in the fields, as you’ll walk from the middle of them. Overnight in camp.
Altitude – 13,156 ft
Day 5 Trek to Thanglasgo (14,764 ft)
We will start early and follow the tiny stream, trekking the path to Thanglasgo and Snui Sumdo Valleys. An amazing topography, Thangslasgo serves as the grazing region to various local cattles like Goat, Yak and Sheep, which are brought from Wachan and Hundar villages. We spend a night at camp again.
Altitude – 14,764 ft
Day 6 Trek to Lasermo La (15,748 ft)
After enjoying the sights of Thanglasgo, we will yet again be lead by a small stream to the meadows outside Thangslasgo and eventually trekking through the much tougher terrains. You’ll encounter glacier melted and made lakes while finally reaching the snow capped ranges of Lasermo La Base. We will spend a chilly night at camp.
Altitude – 15,748 ft
Day 7 Walking to Lasermo La South Base (15,748 ft)
On the hard snow, before the dawn, we will cross the paths on Lasmero as early as possible, before the sun rises. We will cross moraine and walk down the snow line, seeing the Karakoram, Zanskar and Ladakh ranges. We will reach the dry south base and will camp overnight there.
Altitude -15,748 ft
Day 8 Trek to Morobuk; Drive to Leh (10,000 ft)
On our last day we will start by trekking down through the Stok Range to Morobuk. From Morobuk, we will drive back to Leh. From there you can depart for your respective homes.
Altitude – 10,000 ft
Who can go for this trek?
Nubra valley trek is of moderate level and as the altitude increases after a point on the trek, it requires a stamina and strength. It might require around six hours of walking at some days. Nonetheless, high altitudes till 15,000 feets is a next level of difficulty for those who have certain prior experience or training in trekking. Also, acclimatization would be required to have best trek experience, as the altitudes are high.
Best time to experience this trek?
Nubra Valley is best at the times when it’s flowers are in there full blooms and temperatures are moderate. Best time will be between October or May or any other winter month. Snowfall in the mentioned two months, makes the valley dreamy and fascinating.
Expected weather conditions and temperature?
As the altitudes and weather conditions might have suggested, the temperature usually fluctuates from 15 degrees to the icy -10 degrees celsius.
Should I go for this trek?
This trek attracts the people who likes exploring the colorful steeps, lands of diverse vegetations Gompas and remote or hidden village areas. If that sounds like you, then this is your trek. Although, if you have don’t have any past knowledge about trekking then it is advisable to go for simpler treks, before trying this one.