Drive over the Highest Motorable Road in the World leading into the Nubra Valley. You get to travel along the Silk Route that was used by traders to travel to Central Asia from India. The Khardungla Pass is over 18,000 feet and not surprisingly, the views are spectacular from the pass. This is safari cum expedition in the Western and Eastern Karokoram Himalayas.
Nubra lives up to its name as evinced by the numerous orchards of apples and apricots. The chief crop is wheat, barley, pea millet, buckwheat and onion. It is reached by crossing over Khardung-la pass (5540mt.) that is possible for a few months in a year. Situated at the old caravan route, the beautiful fertile valley was an important halting place for the caravans. There are two main rivers thru the valley Shyok and the Nubra.
Day 1: Leh – Diskit- hunder 6 hrs. Drive from Leh to the Nubra Valley over the Khardung La pass (5580 Mts.), the highest road in the world. There are great views of the Karakoram Mountains from the top. Camp at Hunder.
DAY 2: Hunder-Leh 7hrs. Visit Diskit monastery on way back to leh.
REGION COVERED: NUBRA VALLEY, MAX. ALTITUDE: Khardung-La (5580m.)