The Nubra Valley Mountain Biking Tour at Ladakh

Ladakh Tsomori
  • 9 days
    (Duration)
  • Tough
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

The Nubra Valley Mountain Biking Tour at Ladakh by Ladakh Tsomori



Description

This 09 days bike tour allows you to explore the rich & diverse culture of Ladakh. The unique culture and amazing natural environment of Ladakh have drawn travelers to this region for centuries.

Apart from this you visit some of the famous monasteries on this side of Ladakh and visit a village, which is famous for producing some of the best metal work in Ladakh. The Monastery at Lamayuru is one of the most immediately striking in Ladakh. Its position on top of a beautifully eroded crag, complete with rock pinnacles and caves, gives it an almost fairy-tale quality as it stands over the small village below.

Alchi built in the 11th century is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition. A style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh's other monasteries.


Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Arrival at Leh by the morning flight from Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Complete rest for acclimatization. Having arrived at the 3505m / 11,496ft high altitude cold desert town of Leh from the plains of Delhi it is essential to acclimatize before undertaking any physical activity. After lunch we take you on a short stroll around the main bazaar with its easy going environment and numerous cafes and curio and handicraft shops. Return to the hotel by late evening for dinner and the night.

  • Day 2:

    Check out your bikes and take a short ride to the Shanti Stupa at 3800m / 12,464ft on a hill overlooking the sprawling town of Leh. This brilliant white structure with an ornate dome stands out clearly amidst a background of barren brown hills. Relax and after exploring this beautiful monastery we ride down to the town and visit the interesting the Ladakh Ecological Centre creating exemplary works with environment friendly technology. We return to the hotel for lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon we leisurely walk down to the main bazaar and the 'Chang Gali' with its fascinating small shops selling jewellery and curios. A bit further is the delightful Tibetan Market where you can pick up great bargains in pearl, turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli and other semi-precious stones and jewellery. Take a look at the unusual carved yak-horn boxes, curious brass locks, china and metal bowls and other curios. We return to the hotel by late evening after having savoured some of the delectable cuisine offered by numerous cafes in town.

  • Day 3:

    After an early breakfast head north riding up to the 5602m/ 18380ft high Khardungla the world's second highest motorable pass. From here you get extensive views of the enchanting Nubra valley while Leh town behind us appears far below like a small green patch amidst a mesmerizing brown stark mountain scape. Our descent takes us down to the small army camp at North Pulu where we camp for the night.

  • Day 4:

    After breakfast we begin our ride through the Nubra valley and reach the small village of Khalsar in time for lunch. From here we turn due west to visit the small villages of Diskit and Hunder. Diskit a small green village with a small monastery on a hilltop. Nubra is known for its fertile fields and fruit orchards. It stands at slightly lower heights than Leh and has more greenery yet you get to see an amazing contrast in some parts where the barren landscape consists of rock and sand dunes. Camp at Hundar.

  • Day 5:

    From here we cycle back to the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra rivers and then head north to the village of Sumur where we check into a Fixed Camp for the night.

  • Day 6:

    We cycle up to the Panamik village the northern most point where civilians are allowed. The road from here leads on to the Siachen Glacier. After a day in this beautiful village we return to Sumur village for the night.

  • Day 7:

    From Sumur we return to North Pulu where we camp for the night. [we have option of biking back to leh via an alternative route ie; WARILA pass. One extra day is required.

  • Day 8:

    After a steep ascent to Khardungla pass we descend 47 Kms to Leh where we reach by evening. On arrival we check into a hotel.

  • Day 9:

    We drive you to the airport to board the Delhi flight leaving at 8:40 a.m. and reaching Delhi by 9:50 a.m.


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