Camping/Nubra Valley/Turtuk8 Days 7 Nights
Day 1 : Relax and acclimatise
Airport collection by one of our trusted drivers. Relax and acclimatise on the porch of your tent, listening to the river and looking out at the Himalayan vista.Take a guided tour of the 42 acre grounds. Visit the local double humped Bactrian camels of Chuchot Yokma.
Day 2 : Local Sightseeing/ Monasteries.
Experience early morning prayers in Thiksey monastery.Follow the Indus River upstream, dropping in to see the Thangkas (Buddhist paintings) of Matho en route to the spiritual village of Hemis. Enjoy a delicious meal and bonfire at camp under the Milky Way.
Day 3 : Drive to Alchi
Follow the Indus river downstream to Nimmu to witness the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers. Drive to Alchi to experience authentic Ladakhi food at acclaimed Alchi Kitchen. View the village's exquisite and well preserved 11th century Buddhist murals.Take in the myriad colours cast across Leh and the Indus Valley at sunset from Shanti Stupa.
Day 4 : Drive to Nubra Valley
Ascend to the Khardung La pass and drive into the Nubra Valley below.Explore Diskit monastery and its 106 foot Maitreya Buddha statue that preside over the valley. Settle down for the evening in a trusted, luxury property amongst the sand dunes and mountains of Sumur or Hundar.
Day 5 : Mini Hike/ Turtuk Village.
A mini hike (3 hours roughly) is available that takes you through a natural garden of greenery and flora up a hill to a stupa that has spectacular views of the valley.From here, press on to the culturally intriguing border village of Turtuk.
Day 6 : Day at Turtuk Village
The village of Turtuk has a unique Balti identity and was opened to foreign tourists in 2010. You will take a guided tour through its village, exploring the culture, eating freshly picked apricots and looking out at K2 amidst the Karakoram range. Settle down to some unique hospitality from the people of Turtuk and a hearty Balti meal.
Day 7 : Drive back to Camp/Leh
Return to camp via the spectacular panoramas of Turtuk, Nubra Valley and Khardung La. Relax at camp with a bonfire and a view out at the Milky Way through the camp's telescope.
Day 8 : Departure to Airport
After a healthy breakfast, we must say a sad goodbye and our trusted driver will take you to your morning flight.