PART TWO
TREKKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

PHAYANG TO HUNDER IN NUBRA VALLEY ALSO CALLED VALLEY OF FLOWERS
The Nubra Valley lies to the north of Leh and was once the gateway to the ancient Silk route. The valley has vast alluvial plains and bacterian camels, which roam the sandy banks of the Shayok River. This trek is one of the least visited and the beauty of the unspoiled landscape will leave you reminiscing about its stunning views of Karakoram ranges. The beauty of the trek is surpassed only by the final day a spectacular bus or jeep ride over the highest motorable road in the world (5606 m).

Itinerary

Day 08 :- Phyang phu- South base of Lasermo 4500m (4 hrs)
After a leisurely breakfast, we will continue our trek to the base of Lasermo La 4700 m. which we will reach by lunchtime.

Day 09 :- South base of Lasermo- North base via Lasermola 5400m (6-7 hrs) 4600m
Today we start quite early in the morning as we will cross the Lasermo Pass (5400m). The top of Lasermo pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, the Indus valley and the Shayok Valley. The trail from the pass towards our camp passes rough moraines for an hour and a half. It is important to start early, as the ponies must cross the glacier before midday in order to avoid difficulties arising from snow and ice melting. The campsite is in a beautiful meadow and offer opportunities to explore and see flowers growing at high altitude.

Day 10 :- North base- Hundar Dok (5 hrs) 4300m
Today we will walk down through meadows, flowers, and sometimes rocks. Most of the time, we will be walking along the Hundar stream. After following the stream for a while, we will pass through shepherds’ huts, where the men and women from Hundar Dok Village live with their Yaks, cows, goats and sheep. Our campsite is just above the Village of Dok Gongma (Upper Dok).

Day 11 :- Hunder upper dok- Skarchen (5 hrs) 3500m
We will pass through the villages of Dok Gongma, Dok Yokma and Wachan, which are names of different places with concentrations of scattered houses belonging to a common village known locally as Hundar Dok. If you are not in a hurry to get to your camp at Skarchen (a place where some of the local families go with their animals during the winter), you can spend some time exploring the villages and share a few moments getting to know the locals.

Day 12  :- Skarchen- Hunder (4 hrs) 3017m
The last day of trekking is through the beautiful Hunder Gorge, which opens up just before descending to Hunder Bridge. Before the final descent we will have a great view of Saser Kangri (7672m).

Day 13 :- Hunder -Leh After breakfast drive back to Leh via Khardong La Pass 5606mts the highest motorable in the world.

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