Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder

list of treks

 

Duration: 6 days
Difficulty: level 3
Distance: 59 km
Max elevation: 5438m
Elevation gain / loss: +2037m / -2431m

 

This trek follows an ancient trade route connecting the Indus and Nubra valleys which was part of the old Silk Road network stretching from India to Central Asia. The trail goes through one of the least visited areas in Ladakh. The beauty of the unspoiled landscape, the stunning views from the high pass of Lasermo La and the beautiful valley of Hunder Dok will leave you spellbound.

 

 

 

Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder map

 

 

Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder, altitude gain loss

 

 

Nubra trek from Phyang to Hunder in Ladakh

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Phyang - Phyang Phu

 

Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 8.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +497m / -0m

 

- visit Phyang monastery which is built on a hilltop above the village
- short walk to Phyang Phu, an area where villagers bring their animals for grazing during summer

 

 

Phyang - Phyang Phu

 

 

Day 2: Phyang Phu - South Base of Lasermo

 

Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 6.0 km
Elevation gain / loss: +651m / -0m

 

- walk gradually up to the base of Lasermo La

 

 

Phyang Phu - South Base of Lasermo

 

 

Day 3: South Base of Lasermo - Lasermo La - North Base of Lasermo

 

Time: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 20.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +736m / -770m

 

- it's a long day today, start early to cross the Lasermo La pass
- enjoy the great views of the mountains peaks, the Indus and Nubra valleys

 

 

South Base of Lasermo - Lasermo La - North Base of Lasermo

 

 

Day 4: North Base of Lasermo - Hunder Dok

 

Time: 3 hrs
Distance: 9.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -633m

 

- walk down through a valley of meadows and flowers
- follow the stream until Hunder Dok where you will find shepherd huts and animals grazing

 

 

North Base of Lasermo - Hunder Dok

 

 

Day 5: Hunder Dok - Skarchen

 

Time: 2-3 hrs
Distance: 7.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +20m / -471m

 

- pass through the villages of Drok Gongma and Drok Yokma before reaching Skarchen
- take your time to visit and explore these villages

 

 

Hunder Dok - Skarchen

 

 

Day 6: Skarchen - Hunder

 

Time: 3 hrs
Distance: 7.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +133m / -557m

 

- go through a beautiful valley until you reach the bridge; you will have a good view of Saser Kangri peak (7672m) on the way
- walk through the sand dunes of Hunder. This high altitude cold desert is home to Bactrian camels, a reminder of the Silk Route times

 

 

Skarchen - Hunder

 

 

Getting to / from the trek

 

- it takes 30 minutes to drive from Leh to Phyang (20 km)
- it takes 5-6 hours to drive from Hunder to Leh (120 km), going through the Khardung La (5602m), the world's highest motorable road

 

It is worth taking some extra time to stop and visit the highlights in the area, check the Nubra valley tour for more details.

 

 

All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us for more information.