The Mystic Nubra Valley Experience (7N/8D)


  • The ultra wide landscape
  • Double humped camel ride at Hunder
  • 32-metre high Maitreya Buddha statue at Diskit
  • Village Rakuru
  • Village Rakuru
  • Village Rakuru

Join this journey!


Green Village:
Rakuru
Grade:
Medium
Trek distance:
24 Km (2 days)
Includes:

Airport pickup

Sight seeing

7N stay

All meals

Local guide

Transport


Custom dates

Introducing tourism to one of the most distinct places in the Himalayas! Rakuru is the first village of the Nubra Valley that was electrified through GHE initiative (see the electrification journey in 'videos').

While the unique landscape of Nubra valley is favorited by many tourists, Village Rakuru is a beautiful village not explored by many till now. The 6hr trek to Rakuru is through the amazing mountains and the village offers a unique taste of culture and heritage.

In this trip we'll reach Nubra Valley through the highest motorable road, the Khardungla pass at 18,380 feet. During our 4 days in Nubra we'll explore it's prominent sights and experience local life as well.

Day 1: Acclimatization at Leh

Pick up from the airport and arrive at your hotel in Leh. Acclimatize yourself to the new environment amidst the picturesque Himalayan landscapes. This is required to get your body to adjust to the height and oxygen levels.

Day 2: Get introduced to Ladakh

Before we move into the villages of Ladakh you get to know a little about the Ladakhi heritage and about Buddhism which is widely followed here. We will do sight-seeing of the prominent places around Leh which include the Thikse Monastery, Shey Palace, Shanti Stupa, the Hall of fame and the Leh Palace.

Day 3: Reach Nubra valley, explore Diskit and Hunder sand dunes

To reach Nubra, we cross the highest motorable pass of world, the Khardungla Pass which is at 18,380feet.
After exploring the sand dunes and Diskit monastery, we head to one of the most amazing village of Nubr Valley. Beyond the Shyok river is village Shukur.

Day 4: Trek to Rakuru

Trek to Rakuru is an arduous climb of 4-5 hrs. Enjoy the beautiful landscape on the route and stay at a village house at Rakuru.

Day 5: A day at Rakuru

Experience a day in the life of the villagers of Rakuru. Get to know more about their unique culture and the effect that solar electrification has made to their lives.

Day 6: Trek back, sight seeing at Nubra

The trek back from Rakuru takes about 3-4hrs. The 32 meter high Maitreya Buddha statue of Diskit is worth a visit.
We will also get to see a few other places around here and have another night of stay at Nubra.

Day 7: Drive back to Leh

We then head back to Leh via Khardung-la.

Day 8: Goodbye Ladakh

Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.

  • Airport transfers in a private vehicle

  • Lodging in Leh for 4 nights in a 3-star guest house/hotel

  • Logistical costs for local sight-seeing in Leh on Day2

  • Four days of travel and stay at Nubra Valley

  • Visit to Khardungla pass, the highest motorable road at 18,380 feet

  • Accommodation in homestays during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Leh and during the trek

  • Support staff cost (trek leader, guides, cooks, porters and horses to carry your luggage)

  • Medical kits, carried by trek leader and guides

  • National Park permits and all Govt. taxes


The solar micro-grid installation at village Rakuru, done by GHE in Sept 2016

Rakuru too was beautiful- not less than an exotic place. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, agriculture and animal rearing is the major source of livelihood. It wouldn't be an exaggeration if I say that trek was an ecstasy- once in a lifetime journey-venture into the unknown, uncertain and oblivion.
- Ashruti