Nubra Valley – Gateway to the ancient silk route , Nubra valley is fed by the Shyok river and glaciers of the Karakoram making it more green and fertile than other parts of Ladakh. Travelling north from Leh, you cross Warila pass ( open from mid Jul else we use Khardungla both ways) – a very scenic drive through pristine villages and country side to the valley floor of Nubra. On this trip, you spend 3 nights at 3 different villages, each very different from the other. The highlight is visiting the recently opened Balti village of Turtuk and the sand dunes at Hundar where you can take a camel ride on the double humped Bactrian camels, unique to this region.
Trip Code: EXNU
Warila crossing is possible from mid July only. If earlier the crossing both ways will be from Khardungla.
This Extension can be done as an overnight trip or 2 nights
This trip can also be combined with an overnight trip to Pangong lake
Crossing Khardungla pass
Unique double humped Bactrian camel ride
Amazing scenery of deserts and snowcapped mountains
Visiting the Balti village of Turtuk
Drive to Nubra – Kyagar village – 4 ½ hrs . We take a less travelled route as you go past the scenically located Sakti village tucked away in a side valley on the way to Warila pass. It’s a good road that you follow as you drive across Warila pass and descend to the pristine villages of Tangyar and Khyungru down to the Shyok valley floor before meeting the main road to Nubra. O/N Kyagar hotel. Evening one can watch a cultural program by the village women
Visit Samstaling gompa and continue to the newly opened Balti village of Turtuk which was once a part of Pakistan . – 3hrs. It is a scenic drive past the Hundar sand dunes and little settlements where you see the villagers go about their daily lives. Enjoy a typical Balti lunch and return stopping for the night at Hundar village. Evening visit the sand dunes.
Visit Deskit ‘s quaint little monastery perched atop a hill and the recently inaugurated gigantic statue of Maitreya Buddha which dominates the landscape. Deskit being the district headquarters is quite a bustling little place with shops and a couple of restaurants. Return to Leh crossing Khardungla pass( 4hrs). A lovely drive on a very good road leaving the Shyok Valley and passing the scenic village of Khardung at 4200m which is the starting point of the Khardungla Challenge – Ultra Marathon – 72km to Leh.
2 pax : US$504/- per person
3 – 4 pax: US$454/- per person
5 – 7 pax: US$437/- per person
8 – 12 pax: US$345/- per person
Single supplement: US$104/-
All transport by jeep
Accommodation on twin sharing with all meals
local guide for sightseeing in Nubra
wildlife and red cross fees
Cost does not include:
expenses of any personal nature like tips, drinks etc