Nubra Valley Trek
8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Leh - Hunder - Diskit - Tegger - Pinchimic
- Panamic - Leh - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi/Leh
Met upon arrival at the Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Day free at rest
for high altitude acclamatisation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Leh - Car/Jeep
Morning proceed to visit the most important monasteries of central Ladakh
along river Indus. VISIT: SHEY GOMPA (It was the ancient capital of Ladakh.
The monastery has a huge copper gilted image of Sakayamuni Buddha and a
large silver lamp burning infront of the statue), THIKSAY GOMPA (one of
the most pictresquely lacted Gompa, the monastery is actually a complex
of buildings on a crag rising in tier upon tier above the village. The Chamba
Dhukang enshrines a huge image of Maitraya Buddha) and later drive further
down to cross over the bridge at Kharu and visit the largest and the richest
HEMIS GOMPA (wander through the many darkly lit prayer halls with exqusite
thankas, paintings, murals, silver stupas etc). Drive back to Leh. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Leh/Hunder - Jeeps
Early morning drive in jeeps to Hunder. After 39 kms from Leh cross over
the highest motorable road in the world KHARDUNG-LA (5,578 MT). The view
from the top is simply amazing. Enter Nubra Valley situated along river
Shayok. The valley is covered with dense thickets of seabuckthorn - a throny
schurb which the villagers use for fuel and fencing their fields. Enroute
drive past the capital Diskit. Drive another 9 kms further and arrive at
the small village of Hunder (3,048 mt). Overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Hunder/Diskit - Camel Safari
Morning visit Chamba monastery of Hunder and then start the Camel Safari
on the shabby double-humped Bactrian camels, which in olden days were the
main mode of transport on the Ladakh-Yarkhand (Turkmanistan) trade. The
Safari goes along the soft white sandy deserts with rolling sand dunes.
Arrival at the capital of Nubra i.e. Diskit. Afternoon proceed to explore
the DISKIT VILLAGE. Being the main town of Nubra, it has a small market
bustling with activity. Also visit the Gompa, situated on a rocky spur above
the village providing a commanding view of the valley. Overnight stay in
Day 05: Diskit/Tegger - Jeeps | Tegger
Morning drive to Tegger village (3,146 mt). Upon arrival visit Samstanling
village off the main road and is one of the most charming villages of Nubra.
Visit Samstanling Gompa. Afternoon start Camel Safari to reach Pinchimic.
The Safari is comparatively short and goes along the river where the valley
is well spread. Arrive Pinchimic and overnight stay in tents.
Day 06: Pinchimic/Panamic - Camel Safari
Morning start the last leg of Camel Safari to Panamic. Enroute visit a beautiful
lake chucked between two small hills. Checkin at the camps upon arrival.
Afternoon explore PANAMIC VILLAGE: During the trade between Central Asia
and Ladakh, Panamic was the last major settlement before the caravans cross
the Karakoram range. Today, Panamic is a sleepy village, with its people
quitly working in their fields. Visit the village thermal HOT SPRINGS locally
reputed to have therapeutic qualities. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Panamic/Leh - Jeeps
Morning visit to ENSA GOMPA across the river clinging precariously to the
mountain sorrounded by few trees.Return back and drive to Leh. Upon arrival
in the evening checkin at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Leh
Day free at leisure to explore the market. Evening proceed for Folk dances
of Ladakh programme. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Leh/Delhi - IC Flight :
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi.