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Nubra Valley Trek

Nubra valley (108)

  • Duration : 22 Days.
  • Best time : Mid May to November.
  • Region Covered : Sarchu Leh Nubra Valley

 Detailed Suggested Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Pick up from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
  • Day 02 : Catch the early morning deluxe Shatabdi Express Train to Chandigarh- a 3 hour journey. At Chandigarh you will be met by an English speaking escort who will accompany you on the 7 hour drive to Manali. Check into a comfortable hotel in Manali.
  • Day 03 :  Visit the local sights in & around Manali. Evening free to stroll on the Mall and shop for local handicrafts if you want. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 04 :  Leave after an early breakfast driving on the Manali – Leh Highway to the pastures and campsite at Sarchu. Today's journey involves the crossing of two high mountain passes – The Rohtang Pass (13,050ft / 3978m); The Baralacha La (16,050ft / 4892m. Camp overnight in comfortable furnished tents at Sarchu located in a vast hi altitude plain.
  • Day 05 : Leave Sarchu and after crossing the Long Lacha La ( 16,600ft / 5059m) reach the small hamlet of Pang where too there are tented camps. We continue to the 45 Km long plain stretch of the Kyungshu Thang or More Plains. Midway on this straight road we take a diversion toward the east to reach the large salt water lake of Tso Kar. You can see large crystallized salt deposits on its shore. We set up camp for the night on Tso Kar's shores.
  • Day 06 :  Leave Tso Kar and head back to the Manali Leh Highway and after crossing the small temporary camp of Debring begin the ascent to the Tanglang La (17,469ft / 5325m) the third highest motorable road in the world. From here we descend to the Indus Valley crossing the small villages of Rumtse (14,500ft /4420m) and Upshi. Arrive in Leh by evening and check into a comfortable hotel.
  • Day 07 : Local Sight Seeing in Leh. Visit the Shey, Thiksey and Stakna Monasteries. Return to your hotel by late evening for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 08 :  Another day of sight seeing around Leh. Visit the Sankar, Spituk and Phyang Monasteries . Return to your hotel by late evening for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 09 :  Another day of sight seeing. Today we drive east and visit the famous and richest monastery in Ladakh – The Hemis Gompa. En-route we stop over for a while at the Stok Palace – the residence of the King of Ladakh. Return to your hotel by late evening for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 10 :  Today we drive to Phyang (15,744ft / 4800m) from where the trek to Nubra begins. Trek for a couple of hours to Phyang through a high alpine valley. Camp overnight.
  • Day 11 :  Trek to the Lasermo high camp 12,936ft / 4600m. Start early for an easy climb to the pass at 16,200ft/ 5400m, from where we have views of the Stok range behind and the Karakorum ahead. Then a descent- possibly on snow- to our high pastures camp.
  • Day 12 :  Trek to Brok Yogma 12,600 /4200m. It's an easy trail and a 3 hour walk through a high valley full of wild flowers. Camp overnight.
  • Day 13 :  Trek to Hunder Dok on an easy going trail through pastures which are nourished by the snowmelt from the Lasermo La. Camp overnight.
  • Day 14 : Today the trail heads towards the small hamlet of Hunder 10,500ft / 3500m.Walk through forested valleys and ascend some steep inclines to reach the end of the valley. Ahead you can see the snow laden peaks of the Karakorum and below us winds the old Silk Road stopover of Hunder. Camp in a grove of willow trees.
  • Day 15 :  Leaving the hamlet of Hunder we drive to the village of Panamik 10,500ft / 3500m. This is the heart of Nubra valley. Here you can see the double humped Bactrian camel a left over of the traders who traversed the legendary silk route. Another unusual feature is the sand dunes so high up in the Himalayas. The Shyok and Nubra Rivers flow through this fertile fruit rich valley. Reaching here by evening we camp near the hot springs
  • Day 17 :  Explore the villages of Chameshan, Pinchimik, Tiggur and return to Panamik for the night.
  • Day 18 :  In Nubra. More explorations.
  • Day 19 : Drive back to Leh via the 12,700ft / 5570 Khardung La pass. Check into your hotel for the night.
  • Day 20 : In Leh. Explore the lively bazaar and shop for antiques and other knick knacks. Climb up to the ancient imposing Leh Fort that dominates the Leh skyline. Evening return to your hotel.
  • Day 21 : In Leh. Today you can visit the newly constructed Shanti Stupa high up on a hill built in a modern aesthetic style. Wander around the back streets of Leh with its quaint mud structures. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 22 : Drive to the Airport for your early morning flight to Palam Domestic Airport in New Delhi

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  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
  • We will provide basic equipment like ropes for safety, ice axe, harnesses, ascenders and descanters but one has to bring his/her own good quality Shoes, Sleeping bags, and crampons.
  • Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dinning arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only
  • Services subject to advance payments
  • At times due to road blockade or landslide we may to alter the itinerary at the last moment or the day of journey also. In such a case any extra running of vehicle or expenses incurred in operating the changed tour, extra cost would have to be paid by the guest.
  • Trekking & high altitude travel are adventure activities and the rates donot cover any insurance, risk cover, damages, claims etc. A person coming on adventure tour has to be covered for adventure travel & activities apart from normal travel insurance. Himalayan Wanderer or any of its service providers would not be liable in any case for any mishap/ loss etc
  • A person should be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter. Our transfer rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
  • Our rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
  • To reduce the risk of altitude sickness you should: drink enough liquids (check your urine periodically to make sure it is pale in color, dark yellow urine indicates that you are getting dehydrated), eat light (low fat food high in carbohydrates), and rest (take it easy and relax). Alcoholic drinks may not help during the acclimatization process
  • Our first add box normally contains – normal drugs for regular use like pain killers, Diamox, ORS powder, Bandages, ointment for cuts and wounds, antiseptics like Detol or Savolon etc. But normally foreign guest carry their own medicines and we also avoid suggesting anything in this regard. Carrying Diamox is always advisable (this is for high altitude, oxygen deficiency and mild high altitude sickness)
  • We suggest guest to consult doctor and have a thorough physical checkup before undertaking a trek.
  • For any helicopter rescue operations, normally the expenditure for these operations is paid by the insurance companies if the guest is insured. But Guest taking this adventure tour must be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter.
  • Incase guest doesn't have any risk insurance for adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter charges, then in such a case of emergency we would want a written guarantee from the foreign office and the guest's travel agent that in such a case all the expenses incurred in rescue operation, extra cost immediately would have to be paid by the guest / foreign office or guest's travel agent in advance or as soon as the operation is over as per requirement of helicopter company or Army.

  • The client should make the reservation with the company along with 50% of tour cost as booking deposit. The balance amount has to be paid one month prior to the departure of the trek/ safari/ tour.
  • The booking form should be completed filled, signed and returned to the Company before starting any kind of adventure activity.
  • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
  • Once the tour starts and is cancelled due to any reason beyond our control, the Company reserves the right for the payment of refunds to the client and will be on Company's discretion.
  • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
  • In case the strength falls below the stipulated group strength or the Client can travel as individual travelers, then a different rate i.e. not group rate would be applicable
  • Company reserves the rights to decline to reserve any person or persons as client for any trek without assigning any reason whatsoever.

The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. , along with our leaders/guides and any one else working in association with us can not be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day to day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. The travel insurance should cover Adventure Holiday too.
The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.