Day 3: Leh - Nubra Valley at
Turtuk (avg. alt. of Nubra Valley is 3048 M) 215 km / 8 hrs)
We leave after breakfast on a stunning drive over the mighty Khardung La (5602 M) into the verdant
Nubra Valley. We reach the base of the valley at Khalsar. Here the road forks & the broad valley get divided into two distinct parts by the Shyok & Nubra Rivers, the
RHS branch goes all the way to Siachen Glacier. We move on the other branch, via Deskit & Hunder, past the Thoise Airfield. The wide open Nubra Valley starts closing in
dramatically with the rocky mountain face getting darker & darker, finally bursting out into the verdant & vibrant Turtuk area at the north western end of the valley.
Upon reaching check into safari tents at a verdant campsite amidst fields & orchards, sprinkled with clumps of wild & vibrantly colored blooms. Relax for a while, have
your evening cuppa, and go for a short stroll to enjoy the sunset.