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The Nubra Valley Tour – 8 Nts / 9 Days

 
 
 

Day 1: Arrival at Leh at 7:00 a.m. by the morning flight from Delhi. We take you to your pre-reserved hotel. Check in. The morning is free for you to rest. Having arrived at the 3505m / 11,496ft high altitude cold desert town of Leh from the plains of Delhi it is essential to acclimatize before undertaking any physical activity. After lunch we take you on a short stroll around the main bazaar with its easy going environment and numerous cafes and curio and handicraft shops. Return to the hotel by late evening for dinner and the night.

Day 2: Today we check out our bikes and take a short ride to the Shanti Stupa at 3800m / 12,464ft on a hill overlooking the sprawling town of Leh. This brilliant white structure with an ornate dome stands out clearly amidst a background of barren brown hills. Relax and after exploring this beautiful monastery we ride down to the town and visit the interesting the Ladakh Ecological Centre creating exemplary works with environment friendly technology. We return to the hotel for lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon we leisurely walk down to the main bazaar and the ‘Chang Gali' with its fascinating small shops selling jewellery and curios. A bit further is the delightful Tibetan Market where you can pick up great bargains in pearl, turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli and other semi-precious stones and jewellery. Take a look at the unusual carved yak-horn boxes, curious brass locks, china and metal bowls and other curios. We return to the hotel by late evening after having savoured some of the delectable cuisine offered by numerous cafes in town.

Day 3: After an early breakfast we head north riding up to the 5602m/ 18380ft high Khardungla the world's second highest motorable pass. From here you get extensive views of the enchanting Nubra valley while Leh town behind us appears far below like a small green patch amidst a mesmerising brown stark mountain scape. Our descent takes us down to the small army camp at North Pulu where we camp for the night.

Day 4: After breakfast we begin our ride through the Nubra valley and reach the small village of Khalsar in time for lunch. From here we turn due west to visit the small villages of Diskit and Hunder. We check into a comfortable guesthouse at Diskit a small green village with a small monastery on a hilltop. Nubra is known for its fertile fields and fruit orchards. It stands at slightly lower heights than Leh and has more greenery yet you get to see an amazing contrast in some parts where the barren landscape consists of rock and sand dunes.

Day 5: We go on to the last village of Hunder where we get to see rambling sand dunes and even spot some Bactrian Camels (two humped) a left over of the silk route days. From here we cycle back to the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra rivers and then head north to the village of Sumur where we check into a hotel for the night.

Day 6: We cycle up to the Panamik village the northern most point where civilians are allowed. The road from here leads on to the Siachen Glacier. After a day in this beautiful village we return to Sumur village for the night.

Day 7: from Sumur we return to North Pulu where we camp for the night.

Day 8: After a steep ascent to Khardungla pass we descend 47 Kms to Leh where we reach by evening. On arrival we check into a hotel.

Day 9: We drive you to the airport to board the Delhi flight leaving at 8:40 a.m. and reaching Delhi by 9:50 a.m.

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