Nubra Valley is one of the must visit places in India. Located at about 150 km from Leh, Nubra Valley is known as the Orchard of Ladakh. For local it is called Ldumra which means the valley of flowers. It lies sandwiched between Tibet and Kashmir with snowcapped Himalayan ranges surrounding it. The view of the valley is picturesque and breathtaking. During winter, the whole valley looks like landscape of the moon (reason for calling Moonland) and in summer full of greenery.
To reach Nubra valley, you will have to cross the awe-inspiring Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in the world. Winding channels of the Shyok and Nubra river crisscross the wide and flat Nubra valley. From a distance, the valley seems parched and dry. However, the valley mainly consists of prime farm land. No wonder then that the valley has earned the sobriquet of Orchard of Ladakh. It is not just scenic natural beauty of Nubra which attracts tourists. The valley is predominantly Buddhist and boasts of several centres of Buddhist learning. Ensa, Samstemling, Diskit and Hunder monastery are famous Buddhist monasteries.
Unlike Leh Ladakh, Nubra Valley remains shut down in winter. Only a few options are available to stay and open to welcome guests. In April, some guest houses start to open up, but the food does remain an issue in most places. Then comes the months of May, June, July, and August, which is the peak tourist season in Ladakh. You can find all accommodation options open with full staff and support. Call Brothers Team to book your next holiday in Indian Himalayas!
Depart from Changi Airport for Delhi on SQ, early morning flight departure at 2:20am flight.
Same day morning domestic flight Delhi/Leh
Upon arrival at Leh Airport you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for check-in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize. Evening visit to Leh Market & Shanti Stupa. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery tour including Shey Palace, the ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, Sindhu Ghat & Stok Palace Museum. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Overnight stay at hotel
After an early breakfast, we drive to NUBRA VALLEY leading through KHARDUNG-LA PASS (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390-ft, around 39km from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. Arrive Sumur or Hunder by afternoon and rest of the day at leisure to explore beautiful village of Sumur & Hunder with a Visit to Diskit Monastery. Overnight stay at camp.
After your breakfast at the camp, we drive to Leh by same route over Khardung La. After lunch, start the trek from our hotel/guest house passing through the main bazaar of Leh and its Polo ground. The first leg of the trek is uphill until you cross the two small mountains. Then the trail leads from a dry valley towards the village of Saboo which you can view from a distance. At Saboo, enjoy your packed lunch and visit the small monastery overlooking the Indus valley and Stok Kangri range. Back to Leh & overnight hotel in Leh.
After an early breakfast, we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5,486m. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance.
After spending some time at Pangong lake, we drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast transfer to Leh airport for a short spectacular mountain flight to Delhi, on arrival check in at the hotel and later explore the capital city of India - Delhi and to do some shopping in Connaught circus area and later farewell dinner at North Indian Tandoori Restaurant or Chinese restaurant. Thereafter transfer to Delhi International airport for flight back to Singapore.
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