An excellent trek that follows the old trade route from Phyang village over Lasermo la (5400m) to the amazing Nubra Valley, where we spend 2 days to recover, relax and take in the environs.

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Difficult

Description

Nubra is a tri-junction - located to the north east of Ladakh valley.

Diskit the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India.

The region comprises of Nubra and Shyok valleys.

Both their rivers originate from the remote and heavily glaciated peaks and valleys of the Karakoram Range. Hundar was the capital of the erstwhile Nubra kingdom in the 17th century, and is home to the Chamba Gompa.

Between Hundar and Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes, and (two-humped) bactrian camels graze in the neighbouring "forests" of seabuckthorn.

In ancient times, this route was part of the caravan silk route.

Siachen Glacier lies to the north of the valley.

The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass lie to the northwest of the valley and connect Nubra with Uyghur (Mandarin: Xinjiang).

In past trade passing through the area with western China's Xinjiang and Central Asia, for centuries caravans of wool and cloth, opium, spices, coral, turquoise, gold and indigo walk over many trails and over hazardous passes mainly between Leh and Yarkand (in China).