Lasermo La Trek
June – September
A short intensive trek that encapsulates the beauty of a trek in the Ladakh region and the travails and joys of high altitude walking! You start at the sand dunes of Nubra and start ascending through dry arid sand – gorges, steep ascents and we delve deeper into the mountains – Lasermo La is in the same line as Khardungla – only lower. And the next couple of days are spent getting closer and higher. From climbing up steeply to walking in pastures, crossing fields and streams, jumping over huge boulders to if you are lucky getting snow, the trek has all the elements that make a good interesting and adventurous trek.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Treks And Walks
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
- We trek through some of the most toughest regions in the world
- Varied landscape from deserts to plains
- Fabulous views of the Zanskar range & the Indus valley.
- Type of Tour : Treks & Walks
- Grade : Moderate
- Maximum Altitude : 5200m/17,061 ft.
- Tour Duration : 09 Nights/10 Days
- Trek Duration : 04 Nights/05 Days
- Best Season : Jun – Sep.
- Ex – Destination : Leh
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 05; Camping – 04
- Food Plan : Leh – Bed & Breakfast; Nubra – Breakfast & dinner; On the Trek – All meals
- Travel & Transfers : Transfers and sightseeing in small vehicles
- Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
- Complimentary Duffel Bag, Sack & Cap.
- Local guide on the trek.
- Necessary porterage and camping equipment on the trek.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to & from Leh.
- Monument visit fees.
- Lunch & dinners during the stay in Leh.
- Camera Fees
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, porters, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
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Arrival in Leh (3500m/11,484 ft.)
We get a pick–up at the airport and drive to our hotel. The rest of the day is spent in acclimatization walks and an orientation walk in the markets of Leh. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Leh - Full day Sightseeing
This day is for taking in the sights of Leh and to use this as an opportunity to acclimatize further. We visit Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and Stok Palace.
Hemis stands on the western bank of the Indus River. The monastery also boasts of a very rich collection of ancient relics. The Hemis Monastery also serves as the venue of an annual festival, known as the Hemis Festival.
Thiksey houses one of the largest Buddhist statues, the 15 meter tall Champa, the Buddha of Future and located strategically. Today; Thiksey is one of the most frequently visited and most photogenic monasteries in Ladakh. About a hundred monks live here.
The Stok Palace is where the current royal family lives in Stok Palace. The museum at the Stok Palace has an intriguing collection of Buddhist art, weapons, jewelry and artifacts, including thangkas painted with colors derived from crushed precious stones. Also on display are the ceremonial head dresses or ’peraks’ of the erstwhile rulers of Ladakh. These head dresses are decorated with turquoise, lapis lazuli and coral and gold, making them an exotic sight.
Time and energy permitting we visit Leh Palace, Hall of fame and head to Shanti Stupa which is a Buddhist white domed stupa on a hilltop in Changspa, post lunch. We enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset. From here we can choose to leave the vehicles and walk down to Leh taking some quite back roads and into the Leh market to wander around at leisure. Overnight say at hotel in Leh.
Leh - Nubra Valley (3047m/9997 ft; 125 km; 6 hrs drive)
Back on the road this time towards Khardungla pass (5602m/18,380 ft.), the world’s highest motor able pass. After a photography session and acclimatization break on the pass we cross it and head towards Nubra. Nubra is sandwiched between the Karakoram Mountains to the north and the Ladakh range to the south, inbetween lie the Shyok and the Nubra Rivers. The villages of Nubra are scattered along these two valley floors. This is a beautiful region that once formed a part of the Silk route into Afghanistan. Because of the lower altitude a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and grains are grown, creating an impression of abundance. We go to Hunder village and check into a deluxe tented campsite. After a late lunch we head to white sandunes. Dinner and overnight stay at Deluxe Tented Campsite in Nubra Valley.
Nubra Valley (Hundar) – Skarchen (3800m/12,468 ft; 3-4 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast we start our trek with gradual upstream climb along Hundar Tokpo to Skarchen Tokpo through some narrow gorges and camp at Skarchen. Dinner and overnight stay in camp at Skarchen.
Skarchen – Thanglesgo (4400m/14,467 ft; 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast we will proceed in the direction of Lasermo La. Climb gentle slopes through pastures. Dinner and overnight stay in Camp at Thanglesgo.
Thanglesgo - Camp before the LasermoLa (4600m/15,092 ft; 5 hrs)
Trek along a beautiful stream and pastures covered with wild flowers and up the valley to camp at the base of Lasermo La. Dinner and overnight stay in camp at Lasermo La.
Camp before the Lasermo La - Lasermo La (5200m/17,061 ft.) - Morubuk (4400m/14,436 ft; 6 hrs)
Climb gradually to the top of Lasermo La, an easy snow slope. There are several routes to the top depending on the snow condition and the season you are crossing the pass. The climb is rewarded with wonderful views of the Zanskar range and the Indus valley. The descent to Morubuk, a small settlement, is steep and you have to cross a stream several times. Dinner and overnight stay in camp at Morubuk.
Morubuk - Phyang (3500m/11,483 ft; 3 hrs); Drive to Leh (2 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast continue our descent along the river. Visit of Phyang monastery and the picturesque village. From Phyang, we drive to Leh. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.
Leh - Rest day
The last day is spent at leisure. We enjoy the many cuisines of Leh and finish our last minute shopping of curios, gifts and handicrafts for friends back home. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh
Leh - Final Departure
Early morning, drive to Leh airport, this time do make sure would have a window seat so that you may enjoy the stunning landscape of Ladakh as you head back to the plains.
End of arrangements…
- Leh: In a hotel on twin sharing basis; Bed & Breakfast basis.
- On Trek: In small camping tents on twin sharing basis / All Meals Included.