About Nubra Valley

Passing through Khardung La, which is also world’s highest motorable road, the Nubra Valley Trek breaks open to a beautiful topography that was once was a part of a trade route between India, Tibet and Central Asia. It was also an important platform for caravans following the Silk Road used for swapping their mules for the famous double-hump Bactrian camels. The river Nubra following in the region is a major tributary of the Shyok river that flows parallel to the Indus on the northern side of the Ladakh range. A rich variety of vegetation and orchids can also be witnessed along Nubra River which results in adding colour to the valley. Today, Nubra Valley Trek is also one of the moderate to challenging treks in Ladakh region that allow exploration of coloured steep and barren walls, remote villages and Gompas.

The major attractions on this trek in Ladakh region are also monasteries like Shey Gompa, which is approximately 15 kilometers away from Leh; Thiksey Gompa, which is at a distance of about 17 kilometers away from Leh and Hemis, which is also situated 45 kms away from Leh and is ofcourse one of the most popular monasteries in Ladakh region. Further the journey proceeds to the unread lore of a culture hiding within the barren topography. One can explore the remote villages like the Khardung, Khalser, Agyam, Khalsar, Tirit, Lukung, Tegar, Sumur and Diskit.

Being one of the popular trekking trails in the Ladakh region, the Nubra Valley Trek also attracts trekkers from different parts of the world. The valley is also often dubbed as “Valley of Flowers” and during the peak season it blossoms with varied colours flowers. The Nubra Valley trekking trail also passes through several high passes namely Digar La at 6000 meters and Khardung La. Thus, the trek by and large exhibits a land that is no less than a dreamland.

Nubra Valley Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Cross two high mountain passes like Khardung La and Lasermo La
  • Get the chance to witness and ride one of a kind camel species in the world, Bactrian camel
  • Walk past some of the finest gorges and lush high meadows

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nubra Valley trek is between June and mid-October. During this time, the weather in Ladakh is pleasant and the average temperature ranges between 20 and 30°C in the daytime. July and August are the ideal months for Nubra Valley trek as during these months Manali-Leh and Srinagar-Leh highways also opens for private vehicles.

Where is the Nubra Valley?

Nubra is also a tri-armed valley and is located in the north-east of Ladakh Valley. Diskit, the capital of Nubra region is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. According to local scholars, the original name of Nubra was Ldumra, which means the Valley of Flowers. The Shyok River also meets the Siachan River to form a large valley that separates Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The average altitude of Nubra valley is also about 3048 metres above the sea level. The common way to access Nubra is to travel over the Khardung La pass from Leh town. Foreign nationals are also required to get a protected area permit (PAP) to visit the Nubra Valley. Since 1st May 2014 Indian citizens are no longer required to get an Inner Line Permit to visit the valley.

Nubra Valley Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

Other Benfits (On Arrival)
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers
  • Stay Included

In the morning, fly from Delhi to Leh. On arrival at Ladakh, meet our representative. Check-in to the pre-booked hotel. Take rest and be acclimatized. Also Visit the local market of Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis

Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 03: Leh – Khardung La – Kyagar

Today, we will also drive to Kyagar Village via Khardung La, the highest motor-able road in the world. Explore Samstanling Monastery and the small human settlements. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04: Kyagar – Hunder

Today, we shall drive to Diskit Monastery to our first camp placed in Hunder. At Hunder, if possible, we will also arrange a short ride on Bactrian Camel.

Day 05: Hunder – Skarchen

Post breakfast, we shall also begin our trekking through an incredible valley to shepherd’s huts positioned at Skarchen (3800 meters) at the confluence of 2 streams. It is here that we will also set the camps and have an overnight stay.

Day 06: Skarchen – Brok Yogma

Our trek will be to Brok Yogma, for which we will cross the tiny hamlets of Dokyogma, Wacham and Drokyogma. Camp at Sniu Sumdo.

Day 07: Brok Yogma – Hunder Valley

Today, we will trek up to the valley of Hunder and the Lasermo La. The camp will be set at 4800 meters elevation.

Day 08: Hundar Valley – Lasermo La – Phyang Valley

We shall start early in the morning to cross Lasermo La (5420 meters) and then trek down to Phyang La. Overnight stay at the camp at about 4500 meters of elevation.

Day 09: Phyang Valley – Leh

Our trek for today will be to Phyang, where jeeps will be waiting to take us to Leh. Arrive at the hotel and have overnight stay.

Day 10: Leh – Delhi

Reach the airport for your flight to Delhi.


  • Accommodation
  • Transfer
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

Trek LocationArea:   Ladakh Himalaya

Trek DurationDuration:   10 Days (4 Days travel/6 days trekking)

Trek SeasonBest Season:   Mid June – September

Trek SeasonGrade:   Moderate

AltitudeAltitude:   5496 mts

Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking:   85 K.M