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Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder, Ladakh
Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder, Ladakh

Nubra valley trek from Phyang to Hunder

Duration: 5 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 untouched landscape, the stunning views from the high pass of Lasermo La and the beautiful valley of Hunder Dok will leave you spellbound.

If you would like to join a group, check our Fixed Departure Treks.

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: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 13.6 km
Elevation gain / loss: +1067m / -0m

- visit Phyang monastery which is built on a hilltop above the village
- 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: 2-3 hrs
Distance: 3.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +334m / -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: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 10.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +483m / -528m

- it's a long day today, start early to cross the Lasermo La pass
- enjoy the great views of the mountains peaks, with the Indus valley on one side and the Nubra valley on the other
South Base of Lasermo - Lasermo La - North Base of Lasermo

Day 4: North Base of Lasermo - Hunder Dok

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 16.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -849m

- 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 - Hunder

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 15.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +153m / -1054m

- pass through the villages of Drok Gongma and Drok Yokma before reaching Skarchen
- walk in 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
Hunder Dok - Skarchen

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.