• Trips
  • Hotel

India»Ladakh

Duration of the Tour: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Select Number of people for Cost
No. Of People
Enquire Now

Chalung Do to Nidder Trek

Leh to Chalung-do to Nidder trek is little difficult but not technical. It start from Leh with long and plesent drive along the indus towards Chalung-do. It focuses mainly on High Altitude Landscape and Nomnads. One can also visit famous hot springs in chumathang.

Tour Route

Leh / Chalungdo / Doksa / Lungmar La / Nidder

Tour Program

Duration of Trek:            04 Days.
Best Time:                 Mid June to September.  
Highest Point:             Lungmar-la (5390M)
Focus:                    High Altitude Landscape and Nomads
Physical Challenge:         Difficult but not technical

Trekking Program

Day 1: Leh to Chalungdo (180 Kms/ 6 Hrs)
Drive by car from Leh to Chalungdo. The pleasant drive along the Indus takes 4 hrs. On the way one can stopp at Chumathang, famous for its Hot Springs. People come to visit here for medical treatment or to wash their laundry. The village of Chumathang is located 2 km further west from the Hot Springs with a small monastery. 3 km behind Mahe Bridge on the way to Tsomoriri and Tsokar one can find several Camping grounds at the river Paldong at an altitude 4.200 m. Stay Overnight in Camp.

Day 2: Trek Chalungdo to Doksa, 3 hrs.
As this day is not too long for not sleeping in too high altitude, one can take it easy in walking uphill. First you can find a lot of little bushes, but this type of vegetation gets the rarer the higher you climb. One follows a small river and finds many opportunities for camping. We recommend one at a doksa at an altitude of 4.775 m on the right side of the valley, a beautiful place from where one can have a walk into a side-valley. Overnight is in Camp.

Day 3: Trek Doksa via Lungmar-la (5390M) to Camping, 7 hrs.
One has to follow the river higher and higher. The landscape becomes wider and the „real Changthang-feeling“arises. On the way to the pass the river stopps running and one has to climb up to 5.390 m on the pass Lungmar-la. From there the view is breathtaking. On the right the show-covered peaks of Chalung, Changser Kangi and Lungser Kangri rise high in the sky, far away one gets a glimpse of the lakes of Kyun Tso and towards Tibet to the forbidden parts of the Changthang for Westerners. The downhill is quite steep in loose sand so the other way round wouldn't be a nice option. But from this side it is fun to sometimes jump down towards a small gorge. In the upper part of it, at 4.820 m, is the only place with some water, which can be used as a camping ground. So don't walk too far! Overnight is in Camp.

Day 4: Trek Camping to Niddar, 4 hrs.
Today is an easy, but beautiful walk down, sometimes in the gorge, sometimes on the plateau left to it, at the bottom at 4.390 m one meets the big valley and can see a rough road on the opposite side. But up to the small village of Tsongkar Karu on 4.265 m it is better to stay on the left side. Tsongkar Karu has 16 houses and a small school. Another half hour brings us to Niddar, a slightly bigger village with a middle school and a monastery. There is a road up to Chunur (forbidden for western Tourists), but very rare that cars are going. The Camping in Niddar is on a nice meadow just before the village. Overnight is in Camp.

Tour End

See what our Customers say about Chalung Do to Nidder Trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



view all

Feature Packages

Ladakh Winter Package 2017-18

Ladakh Winter Package 2017-18

We offer 4 nights 5days tour to Ladakh. Since it is specialized for winter season you will see a com... more
Snow Leopard Trek With camping 2018

Snow Leopard Trek With camping 2018

We offer 14 nights & 15 days tour package of Snow Leopard Trek with Camping in Ladakh. Book Snow... more
Chilling to Karsha Chadar Trek 2018

Chilling to Karsha Chadar Trek 2018

Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The tradition... more
Chilling to Lingshed Chadar Trek  2018

Chilling to Lingshed Chadar Trek 2018

Walking on Frozen River of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for the adventure lovers. The tradition... more
Snow Leopard Trek with homestay 2018

Snow Leopard Trek with homestay 2018

Treading the path followed by Snow Leopard, Tibetan Argali, Blue Sheep and many more and catch their... more