Nubra valley Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
  • Nubra Valley
  • Nubra Valley Trek
  • Nubra Valley Trek
  • Nubra Valley Trek
  • Nubra Valley Trek

Description

Nubra valley trek accessible by Highest Motorable Roads in the World

Nubra valley trek lies in north Leh and is similar to the Valley of flowers. The valley was the part of Carvan Route and it is habitat of Bactrian Camels which are attraction of this region.

The Nubra valley is a unique place accessible by the world’s highest motorable roads which passes over Khardung La (5400 m).

Nubra Valley Trek

Nubra valley Trek to the Orchard of Ladakh

The Nubra is Shyok River’s tributary which on northern side of Ladakh flows parallel to the Indus. It has highly rich vegetation and it is often called “Orchard of Ladakh”.

The Striking Buddhist Monasteries of Ladakh

The valley is flourished with ancient Buddhist monasteries. On Nubra Valley trek explore Sumur Monastery, Disket Monastery and Hundar Monastery. The valley is accessible through Leh via multiple high passes.

Beautiful land in Nubra Valley Trek

Key Points of Nubra Valley Trek

Level is Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Nubra Valley Trek

Duration – 6 days (Leh to Leh)

Best Time – June to Sep

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 5400 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – (20°C to 30°C) (5°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Leh

Short Itinerary of Nubra Valley Trek

Day 1 – Leh to Hundar (Nubra valley)

Day 2 – Hundar to Wachan (5/6 hours)

Day 3 – Wachan to Sarathang (6/7 hours)

Day 4 – Sarathang to Muru dok via Lasarmola (5330 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 5 – Muru dok to Thachungtse (5/6 hours)

Day 6 – Thachungtse to Leh (5/6 hours)

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Day 1 : Leh to Nubra Valley

Base Camp of Nubra Valley trek is Leh. Reaching Leh by taking road route consumes a lot of time so board a flight and directly reach there.

Our journey starts from Leh over the World’s highest motorable road (5500 m) which offers great views of Sasar peak and Nubra valley. Go to the village to visit Sumur Monastery, drive back to Disket, there visit famous Disket Monastery.

Reach Hundar, in the evening explore Hundar Monastery get back to camps and retire for the night.

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Day 2 : Hundar to Wachan (5/6 hours)

Follow left side of the Hundar River which gently flows through a narrow valley. The trail is zig zag ascend through it and ahead come across villages and fields.

This is Wachan, setup your camps near the field and settle for the day.

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Day 3 : Wachan to Sarathang (6/7 hours)

Leave Wachan and head to Sarathang. Climb gently and cross Hunda River over the bridge. Towards the left are few Hundar dok huts.

Witness sheep, Yaks, goats and other domestic animals. Reach Sarathang and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Sarathang to Muru dok via Lasarmola (5330 m) (6/7 hours)

Post breakfast, follow the right ascending trail to reach the glacier, the climb is tough through rocky terrain. The glacier rewards you with magnificent views of Stok Kangri summit.

The descent from here is long and reaching Muru dok would take 4 to 5 hours.

It is a beautiful campsite amid two rivers, setup your camps here and retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Muru dok to Thachungtse (5/6 hours)

Continue the Markha valley trail passing through tone mills, a destroyed castle and pristine monastery of Techa situated upon a cliff above Markha.
There are several streams on the way before the last settlements of valley.

Leave Umlung village and get first sight of Mt Kang Yatse and the view accompanies us until we reach Kongmaru La.

Have lunch at Hangkar, the last village in the valley then continue hiking to Thochuntse, choose a good ground, setup your tents and retire for the night.

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Day 6: Thachungtse to Leh (5/6 hours)

From the campsite, go along the river and cross it further. Start the gradual ascent to Gyamtsa La which lies at an elevation of 4200 m. And, afterwards descend to Gyamtsa and enjoy your journey to Leh.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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