Nubra Valley
Pass Through Karakoram

Nubra Valley

Known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers, Nubra Valley is located in the north of Leh. From Leh, there is a rough road that leads to the beautiful Khardung La. It is the highest motorable pass in the world. Beyond the pass, there is flat Nubra Valley, which is crisscrossed by the winding channels of the Nubra and Shyok rivers. The average elevation of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The highlight of a Nubra Valley Tour is the Bactarian Camel (Shaggy double hump Camel) around Deskit, sand dunes and Samstanling monasteries.

At first look, the valley seems dry and parched. This is the major farming land as per Ladakhi standards. Farmers here cultivate apricots, apples, barley and the orange berries of the tsestalulu. Book from a range of Nubra Valley Tour Packages and visit the land dotted with old gompas, ruined palaces and villages all around the valley.

The Famous Nubra Valley Trek

Tourists can trek and enjoy the fun of adventure and beauty of nature. The beautiful greenery against the backdrop of the magnificent mountains will surely steal your heart. Nubra Valley separates Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. From here, one can take a spectacular view of the Siachen Glacier can also be captured to the north of the valley.

Attractions in Nubra Valley

Diskit Village

This village is visited for Diskit Gompa, which is the oldest and the largest monastery in Ladakh. Milky white in colour, this 350 year old monastery is nestled amid apricot plantations. The monastery can be easily identified by the 106 ft tall Maitreya Buddha statue in gold. Apart from being a place of tranquility, it is home to the double-humped camels; riding which is a wonderful experience.

Sulphur Springs of Panamik

These beautiful springs can be seen at the village of Panamik, quite close to the Siachen Glacier. It is the last destination where tourists are allowed to travel. People from far and wide; come here to take a bath in the springs, as they believe that these springs have the medicinal properties to cure many diseases.

Samstanling Gompa

Situated at Sumur Village, this monastery was founded in 1841 by Lama Tsultim Nima. It houses a fine collection of frescoes, idols and tangkhas (painted and embroidered scrolls). Inside are wall paintings that represent Buddha and his teachings. People can also witness the legends of Dharamchakra, the Four Heavenly Kings and the other preaching of Buddhism. Visitors also love to enjoy camping alongside the river.

Best Time to Visit

Nubra Valley can be visited two times in a year - April to June and September to October. During April to June, the sun is bright and keeps the climate warm. Between September to October, it is the cold weather in Nubra Valley. After October, the Khardung La pass gets closed due to snowfall.

How to Reach

By Air: Closest airport to Nubra Valley is Bakula Rimpoche Airport in Leh. From Leh, one can hire a cab, tempo traveller or board a State Run Bus to go to Nubra Valley.

By Rail: Ladakh does not have a railway station, so the nearest railhead to Nubra Valley is Jammu Tawi around 750 kms away. From the station, one has to reach Leh and then board a transport till Nubra.

By Road: Leh City is well connected by Himachal Pradesh Tourist Development Corporation buses. To go to Nubra Valley, one has to take the route via Khardung La, world?s highest motorable pass. Leh City is also well connected to Srinagar, Kargil, Manali and Delhi; so plethora of road transport options is available.

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