(Open only from May to October)
With our specialized tour programs at Chamba Camp, Diskit, get introduced to the enchanting Nubra Valley at the confluence of the Shyok River with the Nubra or Siachen River, separating Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. Access to the valley is through the Khardung La pass (5,570 mtrs / 18,381 ft), considered to be the highest motorable road in the world. This drive is amongst the most beautiful and magical drives in Ladakh. One passes some of the most quaint villages and landscapes. Along the Nubra or Siachen River lie the villages of Sumur, Kyagar (called Tiger by the Indian Army), Tirith, Panamik and many others. In season, the valley is an agricultural wonderland of apple and apricot orchards, willow and poplar trees and a variety of crops.
Following your arrival at Nubra, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your residence -Chamba Camp, Diskit. Soak in the serenity of the surroundings. You will be accompanied to your well-appointed Luxury Tent, after your check-in formalities at the Reception Tent is completed.
Let our tents here, inspired by the aesthetics of safari camping and equipped with every comfort that your wandering heart may seek, pamper your senses. Rest on your own private deck and soak in the glorious rays of the sun. Breathe in the tranquillity of the serene water body reflecting the high mountains and cloudless blue skies. Let yourself be at leisure as the wind whispers fables of the Silk Route and the mighty mountains boast of stories untold. Lose yourselves to the peaceful pleasures of comfortable solitude.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Chamba Camp, Diskit
After a sumptuous breakfast, we drive to the picturesque village of Sumur located across the Shyok and Nubra Rivers. You can also supplement this with a rafting on the shimmering Shyok River.
You can also opt to drive towards the most northern road on the Saichen Glacier route and then hike towards the hidden lake – Yarab Tso – which is one of the high altitude and sacred lakes in the Nubra Valley. It holds crystal clear holy water, secluded within a rocky terrain.
We then whisk you to experience local life and be privy to the special initiative by the Women’s Alliance of Nubra. These hard working women have collaborated to come together in activities like handicrafts, documentation of natural and oral history along with traditional performing arts.
Farm Lunch Experience (Optional): A lovely drive through the farmlands of Sumur brings you to a traditional local farm which promises you delectable promises of a sumptuous homely lunch.
Visit the house of the Kalon family which allows you a glimpse into the rich historicity of this region.
This evening, we usher you for an adventurous ride on the double hump Bactrian camel on the sand dunes of the Hunder cold desert. Relive the dreams and glories of the merchants, mercenaries and monks as they trudged these very sands in search of Gold, Glory and God in the days of yore.
Shyok River Rafting: The mighty Shyok flows down in all her glory from the famed Rimo Glaciers in the Karakoram Range to meet the blessed land of abundance in the wide Nubra Valley. Come be a part of this magic as you paddle down the thrilling whirls of the river’s rapids.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Chamba Camp, Diskit
After an early morning wake up call, we drive you up towards the Diskit Gompa. Perched on a hill in the village of Diskit and considered to be the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley, it belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
It is a sub-gompa of the Thiksey monastery and has a statue of the Cho Rinpoche “the crowned Buddha” in the prayer hall, a huge drum and several images of fierce guardian deities. An elevated cupola of the monastery depicts a fresco of the Tashilhunpo monastery of Tibet.
Start the day with a special prayer high up near the towering Maitreya Buddha.
Return to the camp for a hearty breakfast and later bid farewell to the enchanting and breath-taking mountainous and rugged terrain of Nubra, as you proceed on your onward journey.