Lasermo La Trek

Lasermo La Trek

Ladakh 8 Days

Moderate

59 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

5438 mts.


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Leh to Leh

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Brief Description

Following the ancient silk route, the stunning Lasermo La trek takes you from Leh to Nubra Valley across the mighty 5438 meters pass. The trail connects two distinct terrains of Ladakh eventually ending at the ice desert of Nubra Valley famous for its sand dunes and Bactrian camels. The trek is meant for experienced trekkers and for beginners with good physical fitness due to a significant increase in altitude. The pass gives you magnificent views of the Ladakh, Zanskar and Karakoram range of mountains such as Stok Kangri and Saser Kangri with Indus Valley on one side and the Nubra Valley on the other. This trek is a unique way to explore the stunning landscapes and scenery of Ladakh. The best time for Lasermo La trek is between the months of June to October. Stay on this page for more information on the Lasermo La - Nubra Valley Trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival at Leh (3500 m)

Arrive in Leh by 12 PM. Today is for rest & acclimatization. Staying indoors all day isn't a great idea. Go out for short walks during the day as it helps in acclimatization. Explore the local market of Leh.


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Day 2

Acclimatisation in Leh (3500 m)

Explore the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. This will make you familiar with the town and also help in acclimatize to the weather. Leh is the center point of Ladakh and also a major town from where all expeditions begin. It is also a culturally rich place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. They are located in and around the town. Enjoy the local cuisines which are a major attraction for travellers.


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Day 3

Leh to Phyang (3554 m) - 20 km Drive. Phyang to Phyang Phu (4621 m) - 14 km trek

Today we will drive from Leh to Phyang and visit the Phyang village located on top of the village. We start our trek from Phyang to Phyang Phu where the villagers bring their animals in summers for grazing. There is a significant height gain on the first day of the trek itself so be sure to stay hydrated.


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Day 4

Phyang Phu to South Base of Lasermo La (4955 m) - 4 km

Today we trek gradually to the south base of Lasermo La. It is going to be a short trek. We spend the day acclimatizing to the hihg altitude and rest for the next day's pass cross.


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Day 5

South Base of Lasermo La to North Base of Lasermo La (4910 m) via Lasermo La (5438 m) - 10 km

Today is a long day as we start early and trek towards crossing the Lasermo La at 5438 meters. The pass gives you stunning views of the entire Ladakh, Zanskar and the Karakoram mountain ranges with the Indus Valley on one side and the Nubra Valley on the other. We continue to descend down towards the North Base of Lasermo La.


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Day 6

North Base of Lasermo to Hunder Dok (4061 m) - 16 km

We will descend down through a valley of meadows and flowers alongside the stream until Hunder Dok where shepherd huts are located and the animals graze.


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Day 7

Hunder Dok to Hunder (3160 m) - 16 km. Drive to Leh via Khardung La (5602 m) - 6 hours

We will walk past the lovely villages of Drok Gongma and Drok Yokma along with stunning views of the mighty Saser Kangri (7672 m) peak at the distance. We walk through the sand dunes of Hunder which is a high altitude ice cold desert with Bactrian camels, a part of the ancient silk route. Board our vehicles at Hunder and drive to Leh over the world's highest motorable pass, Khardung La. Overnight in hotel.


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Day 8

Depart from Leh



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Lasermo La Trek is a moderate level trek taking you to an altitude of 5400 meters i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is recommended that you first gain an experience of trekking to altitudes higher than 4500 meters, and then move one level up with this trek. However, if you are a beginner but committed to preparing, then you need at least 2-3 months to prepare physically & mentally for this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale.

Eligibility: Experience required

You must have done a trek of 4-6 days before and hiked to an altitude of more than 4000 meters.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tet, toilet tent.
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails.
  • Basic mountain mannerisms.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Lasermo La - Nubra Valley Trek

The Lasermo La trek takes you on the ancient silk route from Leh to Hunder in Nubra Valley across a 5400-meter pass across stunning Ladakh valley to the ice-cold deserts of Nubra Valley famous for its sand dunes and Bactrian camels. Experience traditional villages and stunning scenery across one of the most stunning treks of Ladakh.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

June to October are the best months to do the Lasermo La trek.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The start point of the Lasermo La trek is Leh.
By Road: By Bus - The Delhi to Leh has many stops. There are direct HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) state-run buses from Delhi to Ladakh via Manali. The distance is covered in a span of 35 hours. The bus departs in the afternoon from Delhi, passes Chandigarh in the late evening, crosses Kullu early in the morning and Keylong a little later. After an overnight stay at Keylong, the bus starts early from Keylong to reach Leh by the evening. By Car/Cab – Delhi to Leh by road is considered as an adventure. The road trip to Leh by motorcycle, bikes, Jeep and SUV is a lifetime experience for the travelers. The distance of Delhi to Leh Ladakh by road via Leh Manali Highway is around 1011 km and the total travel time is approximately 24 hours.
By Rail: There is no direct train from Delhi to Leh, as Leh does not have a railway station. Travellers can either catch a train to Tawi, Jammu or Chandigarh and board a bus or take a cab to Leh.
By Air: Leh has a military airport and there are regular flights from Delhi to Leh. It is also connected to a few other major cities in India. Early flight booking can be economical.
The options for the return journey remain the same.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Only postpaid connections work in Ladakh region. BSNL and Airtel get the best network. You get full network at the base and end point of the trek.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Lasermo La is in the Ladakh region. Leh-Ladakh holds within themselves some soul-stirring attractions which are accessible through shared or privates taxis. The blue sapphire famous Pangong Lake is a jaw-dropping beauty that one can visit. Nubra Valley is an alluring landscape carpeted with vibrant flowers. Magnetic Hills which have magnetic property offers a breathtaking view. Hemis Monastery, Leh Royal Palace, Khardung La Pass, Tso Moriri Lake are few places that you cannot miss.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

When you arrive in Leh, your stay will be made at a local hotel/guest house stay. The rooms will be provided on a twin or triple sharing basis. You will receive the details of your accommodation through email a few days prior to the trek. On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin sharing tents. Along with this, there will also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

During the day, the temperature will range from 20-30 degrees celsius. The nights will get cold dropping the temperature to 5-15 degrees celsius. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on the pass. However, you might find snow in the months of May, late September and October on the trail.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

Yes, trekking pole is necessary. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Yes, there are stores and shops in Leh from where you can buy necessary stuff. Though it is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

The hotel at Leh is the pick-up point from which we drive to Phyang in a jeep. Once the trekking portion of the trip is over, the vehicle will pick you up from the roadhead at Hunder dok, and drive you back to your hotel in Leh.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Leh by late evening. Make sure your bookings from this point to your respective destinations are for the next day.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

It is mandatory to carry ID Proof for the trek. (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried along)


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Camping/Homestay during the trek
  • Trek Meals (Starting Lunch on Day 3 till Lunch on Day 7)
  • Gaiter, Micro-spikes, and Helmet as required
  • Trek Permissions Fee, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • First aid medical kit including oxygen cylinder
  • Experienced Guide and Support staff
  • Transport from Leh to Road head and return
  • Hotel/Guest House Stays in Leh (Day 1,2 and 7)
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification

Whats Not Included?

  • Meals in Leh
  • Meals during road Journeys
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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