This trek is one of the least visited and the beauty of the unspoiled landscape will leave you reminiscing about its stunning views of Karakoram ranges.
Tour route : Leh - Phyang - Hunder - Skarchen - Kardungla
Day 01. Leh - Phyang Phu (4Hrs)
We will drive to Phyang monastery (17km), It's to the west of Leh and is remarkably built on the hilltop. This monastery belongs to the Degungpa Order. Visit the monastery and trek towards phyang phu.
Overnight at camp.
Day 02. Phyang Phu- South Base of Lasermo (4Hrs)
After breakfast, we will continue our trek to the base of Lasermo La which we do the next day. An easy day but prepare yourself for the pass tomorrow. Overnight at camp
Day 03. South base of Lasermo - North base via Lasermo la 5400m (6/7Hrs)
Today we start quite early in the morning as we will cross the Lasermo Pass (5400m). The top of Lasermo pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, the Indus valley and the Shayok Valley. The trail from the pass towards our camp passes rough moraines for an hour and a half. It is important to start early, as the ponies must cross the glacier before midday in order to avoid difficulties arising from snow and ice melting.
Day 04. North Base - Hundar Dok (5Hrs)
Today we will walk down through meadows, flowers, and sometimes rocks. Most of the time, we will be walking along the Hundar stream. After following the stream for a while, we will pass through shepherd's huts, where the men and women from Hundar Dok Village live with their Yaks, cows, goats and sheep. They could be seen collecting milk, cheese, butter, wild vegetables and fuel for the winter. If you feel adventurous, you can taste the delicious milk and cheese. Purchasing these is not possible in Leh. Our campsite is just above the Village of Dok Gongma (Upper Dok).
Day 05. Hunder upper dok - Skarchen (5Hrs)
Another beautiful day. We will pass through the villages of Dok Gongma, Dok Yokma and Wachan, which are names of different places with concentrations of scattered houses belonging to a common village known locally as Hundar Dok. If you are not in a hurry to get to your camp at Skarchen (a place where some of the local families go with their animals during the winter), you can spend sometime exploring the villages and share a few moments getting to know the locals.
Day 06. Skarchen - Hunder (4Hrs)
The last day of trekking is through the beautiful Hunder Gorge, which opens up just before descending to Hunder Bridge. Before the final descent we will have a great view of Saser Kangri Peak (7672m). Upon arrival check in to the tents and later visit Hunder village for some excursion.
Day 07. Hunder (4350m) Via Khardungla (5260m) back to Leh
Drive across Shyok river back to Leh over Khandurgla Pass (the highest motorable road in the world) at 5260m. Overnight at the hotel.