Nubra Valley Trekking Tour
Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

15 days

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Experience the dramatic scenery of Ladakh backyard on foot

The Nubra Valley Trekking Tour gets away from everyday life and into an unforgettable region. Travel to a faraway land where the soaring western Himalayas have the power to block city noise and everyday dilemmas and transport you to a world full of natural bliss. On this guided Nubra Valley Trekking Tour, you'll wind along the enchanting paths spanning northern India's Ladakh—the region where an outdoor oasis, tailor-made for hiking enthusiasts, awaits.

Amid the drop-dead gorgeous scenery in Nubra Valley, trekkers will encounter cultural highlights, such as Tibetan monasteries exploding with ancient tales and villages brimming with uninhibited charm. Engrave the beginning and end of your days and nights in the Himalayan wild with cozy hotel evenings and sightseeing excursions. The Nubra Valley Trekking Tour is not one to miss!

Highlights of the Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

Discover villages tucked into the Nubra Valley on your trek, including the secret gem of barley and wheat fields, Hunder Dok.
Spend your days trekking along varied terrain with breathtaking alpine views, then relaxing nights tenting in the wild.
Explore cultural highlights and architectural masterpieces before and after your trek, such as the Thikse Gompa and Leh Palace.
Enjoy a relaxing, leisure day in the thick of your trekking adventure at Sniu Sumdo, where you’ll spend time at the lake enjoying a picnic lunch.

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From $1,190USD
15 days
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Nubra Valley Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Leh

To start your trekking tour of the Nubra Valley, you’ll meet a tour representative at Delhi airport and then transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Leh. Arrive in the joint capital of Ladakh soon afterwards. Note that you’ve just landed at 3,500m above sea level, so it may take your body some time to get used to the thinner air. If you’re up to it, opt to explore the Leh Market, which sits under the imposing shadow of the Leh Palace. Fun fact: Leh is home to one of the last remaining Tibetan Buddhist populations! Then, enjoy a relaxing night at your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Explore Thikse Gompa, Shey Village, Shanti Stupa

Wake up before the sun paints the sky with golden hues and head to Thikse Gompa. Witness the monks gathering for their prayer ritual (Puja). Admire the 12-story monastery complex as the sun rises before heading to a local restaurant for breakfast, and then enjoy a 2-hour stroll to the former ancient capital of Ladakh, Shey. Marvel at the array of Chorten dotting the tiny village. After lunch at the hotel, you’ll head to the ever-so towering Leh Palace. Complete your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Shanti Stupa, an architectural wonder that emulates an artistic masterpiece.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Drive to Nubra Valley

After breakfast, hop in your mode of transportation for a 5-6-hour drive to Nubra Valley. En route, you’ll pass a surplus of remarkable views, especially when you reach Khardungla Pass, the world’s highest drivable road. Eventually, the scenery will unfold into Shyok Valley. Shortly after, you’ll cross a bridge, and Nubra Valley will envelop you. In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Tegar or Kyegar (local name). Check-in at either Hunder Camp or a local hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon basking and relaxing in the nearby Panamik Hot Springs.
Overnight Location: Hotel or camp in Hunder (3,048m / 10,000ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Day trip to Deskit

Enjoy breakfast before heading to the headquarters of Nubra Valley, Deskit. Check out the 515-year-old monastery towering over the valley. Go back to Hunder and look out for Bactrian camels. You may even get a chance to ride one! Later on, visit a 265-year-old monastery, Samstanling Monastery, before the end of the day.
Overnight Location: Hotel or camp in Hunder (3,048m / 10,000ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Begin the trek

Get ready for your first day of hiking on this tour. Twist through the ravine until you reach Skarchen, where shepherd’s huts dot the land. Catch a glimpse of Saser Kangri, the dramatic peak that soars at 7,600 meters. After it all, spend the night in the wild, next to the confluence of two rivers.
Overnight Location: Camping in Skarchen (3,800m / 12,467ft)
Distance: 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Hike to Hunder Dok

Today’s hike winds along a 2-hour-long path in the ravine to Wachan village crossing. From here, begin climbing up until you reach the village of Dok Yongma. Pass through lush fields coated in green until you get to the hidden town of Hunder Dok. You’ll find it strange that a village the size of Hunder Dok sits tucked into the Himalayas. Admire the fields of barley, wheat, and potatoes spanning the land here.
Overnight Location: Camping in Hunder Dok (3,700m / 12,139ft)
Distance: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Hike to Tanglasgo

Begin your trek with a charming walk along the bubbling stream, which carries you out of the village. Shortly after, you’ll come across a junction for two valleys, Thanglasgo and Snui Sumdo. Head towards Thanglasgo and follow a stream. After a gradual ascent, you’ll reach your destination for the night. Look out for yak, sheep, and goats roaming the land!
Overnight Location: Camping in Tanglasgo (3,700m / 12,139ft)
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Hike to Sniu Sumdo

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to Sniu Sumdo! Keep your eye out for blue sheep, marmots, and more woodland creatures scattered across the land. Today you will reach 4,400m above sea level.
Overnight Location: Camping in Sniu Sumdo (4,400m / 14,435ft)
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Relax in Sniu Sumdo

Rest your feet today and enjoy basking in the surroundings around Sniu Sumdo. You will embark on a short walk to the nearby lake for a chilled-out picnic lunch.
Overnight Location: Camping in Sniu Sumdo (4,400m / 14,435ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Hike to Jhingmoche

Get ready to climb to 4, 500m above sea level on your hike from Sniu Sumdo to Jhingmoche. Meander across pastures and along a stream until you reach your campground for the night.
Overnight Location: Camping in Jhingmoche (4,560m / 14,960ft)
Distance: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Hike to Lasermo North Base

Embark on a romantic journey through flowers, meadows, and spots with rocks as you trek along the Hundar stream. Pass by the men and women residing in the shepherd's huts with their cows, sheep, and goats.
Overnight Location: Camping at Lasermo North Base (4,800m / 15,470ft)
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Hike to Lasermo South Base

Get ready for your longest hike today, one that takes you to 5,400m above sea level when you cross the Lasermo Pass. Admire the magnificent, breathtaking views of the jet-high peaks and Indus valley sprawled below from the pass. This trail traverses challenging moraines, making it essential to wake up early, so that the ponies accompanying you can trod across the glacier before the ice and snow start to melt.
Overnight Location: Camping at Lasermo South Base (4,700m / 15,419ft)
Distance: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Transfer to Leh

Today marks your last day in the thick of Nubra Valley! Finish the trek in Morobok before transferring back to Leh. Stop by a monastery in the Dregung Kargut sect. After the monastery, continue your drive back to Leh. Enjoy a well-earned, cozy night in a warm, comfortable hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Relax in Leh

Spend your last full day of this tour at your leisure exploring Leh or resting your feet at the hotel – your choice!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482ft)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Fly to Delhi

Say goodbye to Leh and fly to Delhi, where you will be picked at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then it’s off to wherever you’re headed next!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Nubra Valley Trekking Tour Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour to Ladakh in India is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group.

The best time to travel to Ladakh in India for trekking is from April to September. The summer months (July and August) tend to provide the warmest weather for hiking.

Private Guided Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,385 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,292 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-6: $1,198 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7-9: $1,210 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10-14: $1,190 USD per person
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Accommodation on Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

This tour will have you staying in a combination of hotels and alpine tents at overnight campsites. When you’re not camping, expect to stay in a 3-star hotel. The hotel provided comes with modern amenities that elevate your comfort. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $259 USD to have a private room in a hotel. It’s also possible to match single travellers up.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-14

Hotels, guesthouses and campsites along Nubra Valley

Stay in a great variety of accommodations during this tour. From comfortable hotels to camping in the vast wilderness – this tour gives a wonderful balance of everything.

What’s included in the Nubra Valley Trekking Tour?

Meals

14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 14 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to different locations, pick-up, and drop-off spots throughout the tour. Please note that the local return flight tickets to and from Delhi are not included and can be booked during the booking process (approx $216 USD per person)

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Camping and permit fees
  • Trekking arrangements: tents, cook, ponies, helpers, one-inch mattresses
  • Toilet tent

Not included

  • Flights to and from Delhi and to and from Leh
  • Accommodations before and after the tour in Delhi
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry
  • Sleeping bag

Optional Extras

  • Flights between Delhi and Leh - $216 USD per person (prices vary based on availability)
  • Sleeping bag rental – approximately $13 USD per day

Frequently Asked Questions about Nubra Valley Trekking Tour

Trans India Holidays was founded nearly 30 years ago in New Dehli, India. They grew their team from four dedicated travellers to 100 energetic guides and trip planners.

Trans India strives to provide the best possible value for client’s money, continually searching for ways they can upgrade their service and experiences.

Offering a range of tour styles, Trans India operates cultural, religious, adventure, wildlife, culinary, family-friendly, and sporting tours.

Looking after each little detail from the perfect hotel room to booking your tee time for you, Trans India knows how to make a holiday in India as unforgettable as possible.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. This tour travels through some rugged, challenging terrain at a high altitude. Those with hiking experience and good fitness will be able to get the most out of the tour.

Local Guide

Rajiv, Trans India
Rajiv
New Delhi, India

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