Period of Operation : June to September.
Rating : Strenuous.
Highest Altitude : Hunderdog (5800 m).
Duration : 15 Days.
Day 01 : Arrive Leh
Arrive at Leh airport where you will be met by the representative of Max Holidays in an Indian Traditional Style. Later get assisted transfer and check into the hotel. Day free to acclimatize. Spend the night in Leh.
Day 02 : Drive Leh – Takthok. Drive Time: 2 hrs
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed to your next i.e. Takthok Monastery (4000 m). To acclimatize, it is very important to stay a night in a camp at Takthok.
Day 03 : Takthok – Chumchar. Trek times: 04 hrs
We will start climbing from the ground of Takthok to Warila. Chumchar at an altitude is a place which comes between Takthok and Warila. It is nice place to stay.
Day 04 : Chumchar – Bable. (Across Warila) Trek times: 06 hrs
Today, we have to start the trekking early in the morning so that most of the distance can be covered before the day gets hotter. The journey to the top of Warila (5250 m) is about 3/4 hrs.
We will then walk down at an altitude of 4750 m near some huts where we camp for the night stay. We will leave the first camping place at an altitude of (5000 m).
Day 05 : Bable – Tangyar. Trek times: 04 hrs
Today we will descend along the stream on well defines trial. After 4 hrs trek, we will reach Tangyar which is a small village having very low population and hardly 40 houses you could see there with a monastery. At an altitude of 3750 m, we will camp near to the stream for a night stay.
Day 06 : Tangyar –Akgyam. Trek times: 03 hrs
On a very well defined trail, we trek to Akgyam and it will take 2 to 3 hrs to reach the destination. You will only find 3 houses on the bank of River Shayok. Situated at an altitude of 3240m, Akgyam is one of the best place for camping specially on a trek like this.
Day 07 : Akgyam – Ramgjuk. Trek times: 08 hrs
Today, we have to trek through one of the hardest and tricky trial and it is a very tough and the longest day. We will have a very knowledgeable guide who will give us all instruction before the tour starts. The trial gets difficult just after crossing a Akgyam bridge. We will cross the vast desert and small plantation area and it takes 2-3 hrs to make this journey. After crossing the desert area, we start climbing the hill and then walk down to a place known as Hotong. Further we continue our journey crossing another desert area. After 2 hrs trek, we will see some trees and there we will stop and will take lunch with fresh water. From here, we again climb the mountain and will prepare our self for a trek for some time. As the valley gets narrow, so at one place, we unload our horses. Finally we will reach Rongjuk after crossing a patch of desert. To find a perfect place for a campsite we again walk up the stream for 15-20 minutes. Night stay at Ramgjuk (3200 m).
Day 08 : Rongjuk – Tirith. Trek times: 07 hrs
Cross a small wood bridge on the Khardong nala just near the camping place and come to the left-hand side of the stream. Walk down stream to reach the main Shayok valley. Again continue your trek on the left hand side of Shayok River for some time and then climb a hill side trail to your left hand side to reach the under the construction jeep road. Walk on this road. Until you reach the Leh – Nubra black topped road. Continue walking on the mettle road for some time and take a short cut to your right side by avoiding the army check post to reach Khalsar. Continue your trek to Tirith crossing river Shayok on your right side into hours. Beautiful village and nice place to camp at.
Day 09 : Tirith – Day
Today we will trek back to Samstanling Monastery. From our campsite, it will take just 10 minutes to reach Samstanling Monastery. After that, we are free rest of the day in which we can explore the surroundings or can take some rest.
(Those who want to finish the trekking tour, they can go to Leh which is just 04 hrs away
Day 10 : Tirith – Hunder. Trek times: 07 hrs
Today , we begin our trek to Hunder (06-07 hrs). On the way, we will visit Diskit Monastery – one of the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in Nubra valley. This is a very beautiful places and a home of only 70 – 80 houses with a small monastery.
Day 11 : Hunder – Hunderdog. Trek times: 07 hrs
After a healthy breakfast, we begin our trek which is quite long. Before that, we will get detailed description from our guide as it is very necessary for today’s trekking. At the end of village, there is a very nice camping ground i.e. Hunder. From this place, we ascend the stream and cross the black topped road which will take us to the Hunder Gorge. After a walking for a while, we will cross a small bridge and will follow the right side of the stream. Then again 10-15 minute walk, we enter a side valley and ascend the stream for some time. After crossing this narrow, we will reach a plain area. The trial is well defined. Remember, always take route of animals and avoid difficult rocks trek. WE will see a point after triad and from there we follow the right hand sidetrack along a hill. The Hunderdog valley divides into two and to reach the destination, we have to follow the right hand side valley and have to cross a bridge across a nala. Then we climb a hill until we reach the village of Hunderdog. We choose our campsite just at the end of the village as fresh water is easily available here. We will recommend you to carry extra quantity of drinking water for this day as the trek is quite difficult. In Hunderdog (5800m) only 21 families lives.
Day 12 : Hunderdog – North base of Lasermola. Trek times: 05 hrs
Today, we begin our trek just crossing a footbridge which is at the end of this trek. Then we walk to the left hand side of the stream and the walk is very easy. The trek is well defined but due to stony weather sometime it is difficult to find the trial. On the way, we will find lots of campsite but we will camp after walking for 5 hrs.
Day 13 : North base of Lasermola. Trek times: 06 hrs
Today after wake up in the morning, we can see Lasermola from our campsite. The trial from the campsite to the bottom is stony. A good and knowledgeable guide who knows the places is well required. There are plenty route to the top which is well defined but we will choose as it depends on the snow conditions. The trekkers normally take the route at an altitude of 5200 m. The walk is very steep and we have to walk on a loose wand. The trial runs through uneven and stony place just after crossing the southern bottom of the pass. To be on the campsite, we have to cross several steams on the left hand side of the valley. On the even ground, we camp for a night stay.
Day 14 : South base – Phyang - Leh. Trek times: 03 hrs
Today, we descend along the stream just to reach triad. Then we will cross the stream Lasermola at the Sumdo and come to the right hand side. Follow the trial on even and defined we reach the village of Phyang. It is trek of 3 hrs and after that we will be picked up from Phyang and will be drive to Leh. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 15 : Departure from Leh
Morning, board flight from Leh airport to Delhi and return back to home with the sweet memories of the trip.
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