Phyang – Hunder Trek



Phyang - Hunder Trek (5438 meters)

Elivation - 5438 mts.     Mid June - Septemter     08 Nights / 09 Days     Starting Point - Phyang Village     End Point - Hunder Village (Nubra)    

Hunder to Phyang trek is an overall Moderate Trek, which starts from Phyang and ends at Hunder in Nubra. It’s an easy & enjoyable walk through the high valleys and wild flowers. This trek follows an ancient trade route connecting the Indus and Nubra valleys which was part of the old Silk Road network stretching from India to Central Asia. The trail goes through one of the least visited areas in Ladakh. The beauty of the untouched landscape, the stunning views from the high pass of Lasermo La (5438 mts) and the beautiful valley of Hunder Dok will leave you spellbound. Our motto is to create the most excellent trekking experience of your life. Simply give us a call and leave everything on our professionals. Call us..Today..!!!






Trek Highlights

  Visit the Local Market of Leh
  See Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery
  Enjoy the view of Leh Town from the enchanting Shanti Stupa
  See Magnetic Hill and Sangam of Indus & Zangskar River
  Visit to Gurudwara Pather Sahib
  Visit Khardung La Pass & Sand Dune Double Humped Camel Safari
  Trek through the beautiful valley of Hunder Dok
  Admire the spectacular views of the Himalayas from the high pass of Lasermo La



The best time to do this trek is between the months of Mid June to End of September. Lasermo La is the highest point in this trek. The highlight of this trip is visits to monasteries, high altitude passes, interacting with villagers and experiencing local life. Our first day is spent acclimatizing in Leh. We drive to Phyang the next morning passing through several streams and beautiful landscapes. There is an alpine valley on our way to the Phyang camp. We cross Lasermo La (5438 mts) on the first day itself. From Phyang camp we go to Lasermo high. From Lasermo high we go to Stok range from where we see the Karakoram ranges. The wild flowers and high valley are also part of our trek to Laser mo high.

From here we reach Drok Yokma which is at 4200 m. From there we arrive at Hunder Drok where we spend an entire day strolling across the pastures and enjoying the sight of the glacial melt. After spending a day here we drive to Hunder and visit its very famous village. We spend a good day trekking across forest valleys, steep hillsides, the mountain ranges and end the day camping in the grove of willows.

Phyang - Hunder Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

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Day 1: Arrive Leh

Most number of expeditions get started from Leh and there too. This trek is somewhat similar. You must fly down to Leh and stay there for a day. This day is also reserved for you to get assimilated to the weather conditions of Leh. You can take rest in the former hours and stroll through the market for later hours of the day. Overnight stay will be at hotel.

We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue, built in the memory of King Singgey Namgyal by his son Deldan Namgyal in 1633 A.D. It is the only kind of statue made of Gold, Gilt and copper in entire Ladakh. Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha; the Buddha of the future is one of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. Later visit to famous Hemis Gompa; this is the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Most of the other Drukpa monasteries are the branch monasteries of Hemis. It was built during early 17th century with the blessing of Lama Stagtsang Raspa (Shambunatha), by famous Namgyal dynasty king Singgey Namgyal.

The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July (known as Hemis Festival) has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Drive return to Leh. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Today you need to reach Phyang camp by the end of the day. Drive till Phyang and later trek to reach Phyang Phu. Alpine plantation will be laid across the trail till you reach Phyang Camp. You have to cross the highest pass and the only one on this day, Lasermo La base, elevated at 4800m above the sea level. Overnight stay will be at the camping site of Phyang Phu.

On this day, trudge through the elevated pass of Lasermo La to reach the apex at 5400m. You are going to view the Karakoram Range in front of you, leaving the Stok range behind you. You need to wake up early to tramp from Phyang Phu to Lasermo base camp and finally to Lasermo High Camp. Stay overnight at the same campsite, thus placing your tents under the roof of Stars.

Post your breakfast, move towards the landscape of Drok Yokma standing at an elevated altitude of 4200m above the sea level. Dork Yokma is considered as one of the high pitched valley where the trail is surrounded with the wild flowers all over. This valley gives you a perfect picturesque view of the adjacent villages. As you reach Drok Yokma, pitch your tent and stay there overnight.

Today you need to move from Drok Yokma to Hunder Drok. Descending into an altitude of 4000m, you are going to arrive at Hunder Drok. Trudge through the landscape with easy gradients along the way. The pass of Lasermo La is feeded from the glaciers surrounded with the snow-capped cliffs. Overnightstay takes place at the campsite of Hunder Drok.

After you are done with your breakfast, tramp from Hunder Drok to Hunder, the desired destination of this trekking. You will have a good view of Saser Kangri peak (7672m) on the way. This trail includes the terrains including forests, hills and the ancient forts. You are going to catch a sight of Karakoram Range infront of you and later stay at Hunder campsite inside the tents pitched within the landscape.

You need to revert back to Hunder on this day. Moving past Khardong La, you will arrive at Leh. After you reach Leh, stay at the assigned Hotel overnight post you dinner.

Fly down to your hometown on this day in the former hours of the day. With all the memories in your heart, happily and blissfully.

The trek follows a stunning high valley with superb views across the mountain region and is one of the best ways to still experience the unique culture of the High Himalaya region.








Services included in the Tour/Trek:


   Transfer upon arrival from Leh air port to Guest House.
   Guest House with Beak fast and Diner Nights in Leh.
   All surface transport indicated in the itinerary.
   All Camping fees and Monasteries fees.
   Wild life fee for the applicable area.
   Local English speaking guide during tour and trek.
   Meals on bases of booking tariff.
   Transfer from Hotel to Leh air port.
   High Quality Camping Arrangements.
   Toilet tent with portable toilet seats.
   First Aid / Medical kit.
   Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members)
   All meals while on trek.
   Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment.
   Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any) Permits & camping fee (if any) for Indian National.



What is not included in Tour/Trek:


   Any flight tickets.
   Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing sun cream.
   Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
   Anything not specifically mentioned under the tour package.
   Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
   Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
   Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.



Things To Carry:


   Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
   Water resistant Trekking Pants
   Windproof/water resistant jacket, down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
   Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woolen sweater
   Thermal inner wear
   Woolen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer water proof gloves
   Thick woolen socks and regular socks
   Scarf/muffler (optional)
   Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
   Gaiters, Raincoat / Poncho
   Small light weight towel
   Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
   Cap / floppy, Sun glasses
   Sturdy walking stick /trekking pole
   Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
   Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
   Personal medication
   Personal toiletries

When is the right time to travel to ladakh?

Unlike many destinations in India, Ladakh is not an all-year-around destination. Ladakh is a beautiful place that is located in the Himalayan range. It is located on the Indus River bank. This place has amazing scenery and many adventure routes for motorcycle enthusiasts. In short, the best time to visit Leh Ladakh is summer between the end of March to middle of August. The prime tourist time is between June and September.


 Summer in Ladakh


The summer in Ladakh starts from April. The temperature can go as high as 30 degree C. During nights, the temperature would reach the minimum of 16 - 20 degree C. The summer here is neither cold nor hot. The climate would be pleasant all throughout the day. the summer ends in September. Summer ends in September. According to many, the best time to visit this place is between June and August. The summer would be at its prime and thus, the snow would all be melted giving the place a good greenery look. You can find a lot of tourists in this place during this period.

There is another reason for tourists to flock during this period. The Hermis Dance Festival is conducted during this time and it is a very vibrant and colourful event to watch. Starting from camping to trekking, you can enjoy a lot of adventure activities during this time. All passes, mountain routes, trekking routes and others would be open during this period. The lakes would be clear and it would be easy to camp near the river.

The top activities to enjoy during summer are Stok festival and Matho festival in March and May, Hemis festival and Phyang festival in June to August. Nubra Valley is a must visit for the summer tourists. Road trips to Manali and Sri Nagar would be at its prime beauty. In short, the best time to visit Leh Ladakh is summer between the end of March to middle of August. The prime tourist time is between June and August.


 Monsoon in Ladakh


Rainfall starts in June and end by September. As you would have guessed this place would receive a lot of rainfall. The temperature would not be very cold, but the place would not be at its prime beauty. Most of the motorcycle and trekking routes would be blocked due to the rain. Many attractions would become inaccessible during this season. The temperature would be very pleasant and unless you want to drench in rain every day, it is better to avoid monsoon season. If you are planning to visit Ladakh during monsoon, make sure to watch Diskit and Thiksey festivals. You would be able to find considerable number of tourists during this season as the motorcycle tour passes would be at its prime beauty during this season. The trekking routes would be closed for safety purpose.


 Winter in Ladakh


The winter starts from the second week of October and ends by February. The temperature can go as low as -20 degree C and as high as 2 degree C. The lakes would be frozen, motorcycle passes would be closed and trekking routes would be blocked. Almost all adventure activities becomes either dangerous or blocked. Still you can find a lot of tourists here during winter. Those who come to Ladakh for wildlife attraction would choose winter. This is when you can spot a lot of snow leopards here. Moreover, Spituk and Losar festivals happen in winter season. Last but not least, the place would be very beautiful like a fairy tale snow land. A lot of people consider winter as the best time to visit Ladakh due to the scenic beauty of the place.

How to reach Ladakh | Ladakh Journey Organiser

Ladakh is called the adventure capital of the country for a genuine reason. The geographical location of the place makes it an ultimate destination for anyone looking for an adrenaline filled vacation. Ladakh is one of the very few destinations in the world where the entertainment starts the moment you begin your travel towards it. Thanks to the scenic routes, the travel to Ladakh is as exciting as your vacation. The land is bestowed with mountains, valleys, snows, cold desert, frozen lakes, trekking routes, rivers, mountain passes and so on. If you have picked Ladakh as you next destination, you are in for an exciting vacation.


Srinagar to Leh (Primary Tactic)


Reach Ladakh from Kashmir Valley through Kargil, which is around 434 kms. This route remains open from early June to November. Zoji-La pass of the Himalayan ranges that is a gateway to Ladakh is approximately 11,500 feet (3,505 m high) above the sea level. J&K State Road Transport Corporation, J&K SRTC, runs regular deluxe and ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh. There's a night stay in Kargil. You can also hire cars, jeeps or taxis in Srinagar. If traveling in groups, you can rent deluxe buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zanskar) from J&K SRTC at Srinagar.


Manali to Leh (Secondary Tactic)


Manali-Leh road of 473 kms, since 1989 has been another route to Ladakh. This route is open from mid-June to early October. The road passes through the desert plateau of Rupsho and is around 3,660m to 4,570m high. There are a number of high passes falling on the route,Taglang-La being second highest motorable road in the world, 17,469 feet (5,235m) above the sea level. Himachal Pradesh Tourism (HRTC) and J&K SRTC run daily deluxe and ordinary buses between Manali and Leh; that takes around hours (or two days) with night halt in camps at Sarchu or Pang. You can also hire a Gypsy or jeep taxis.


By Air (Third Tactic)


Leh - Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport is the main airport of the area. The flights are directly connected from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu; by the flights run by Air India, Go Air and Jet Airways. The schedules are set already though, but these are subject to change according to the weather. It is advised that you keep your plans flexible.


Distances by Road


   Srinagar - Leh: 434 Kms
   Manali - Leh: 473 Kms
   Srinagar - Kargil: 204 Kms
   Delhi - Leh: 1047 Kms
   Leh - Kargil: 234 Kms
   Kargil - Padum (Zanskar): 240 Kms
   Leh - Deskit (Nubra Valley): 118 Kms
   Leh - Pangong Lake: 150 kms
   Leh - Nubra Valley via Shayok River - Pangong - Leh: 128+150+150 = 428 kms


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