Nubra Valley, Information about Nubra Valley, Nubra Valley in Ladakh
Nubra Valley
Information about Nubra Valley

The Nubra Valley, once on the trading route that connected eastern Tibet with Turkistan via the famous Karakoram Pass has been opened recently to the tourists. The Nubra Valley literally means the valley of flowers. Nubra Valley is situated in the north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 feet above the sea level. The main attraction of the Nubra valley is Bactarian Camels (double hump Camel). These camels can be seen around sand dunes. Other attractions include Deskit, Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass (18,380 feet.) above sea level. For tourists its ideal to spend here two to three nights. The people of Nubra Valley are friendly and hospitable. The Nubra Valley is indeed a precious treasures of Ladakh where people still living in the complete isolation for most of the year from rest of the world in the heart of the great Himalayas.

Tourists Attractions in Nubra Valley

The main tourist attractions in the Nubra Valley are Diskit, Panamik, Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass. People traveling to Nubra Valley are adviced to take enough eatables and drinking Water etc. as people in the valley do not have much to offer you from their winter reserves. On the way most of the vehicles you meet are the Indian Army trucks.

Diskit is the main habitation and administrative center of the Nubra Valley. It is situated on the edge of a desert on the Shyok-side valley. Due to unmatchable beauty of this valley, an excursion made here in unforgettable. The valley surrounded by the Himalaya mountains offers spectacular views. While descending into the valley after a few kilometers one would come into a surprisingly green landscape with high stone formations appearing like if sugar was poured over them. In the valley the landscape changes from the green oasis to desert. The main habitation, the town of Diskit makes an impression of being rather an empty town.

The farthest place the permit allows one to visit in the valley is Panamik, the last settlement of any size before the Tibetan border. Further to that, the sensitive military area starts. The soldiers guarding the border are friendly and are happy to see the visitors too. The hot springs of Panamik are also worth visiting as to feel the warm water which is rare and valuable in the area.

Ensa Gompa
The Ensa Gompa is 250 years old and lies on the top of a rock and overlooks the snow-peaked mountains of the valley. This Gompa seems not very far away but one needs to walk 6 to 7 hours to reach the Gompa.

Best Time to Visit Nubra Valley

The Nubra Valley can be visited only during the summer months from mid of May till August. The Nubra valley itself lies at a lower elevation than the Leh which makes it fertile unlike most of the areas in Ladakh. In the valley, grains and fruits like peaches are being cultivated and grown here.

How to reach Nubra Valley

The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardongla (the highest motor able road in the world) situated at 18380 feet. After crossing the pass one can have a view of Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley). The total distance of around 150 km from Leh to Diskit which is also the administrative headquarter can be covered by the state buses. Jeeps give you the freedom to stop wherever you want and are recommendable. The roads are maintained and guarded by the Indian army and sudden changes in the weather and short term road blockage are common. One should be prepared to face natural hazards as and when visiting Nubra Valley.

Accommodation in Deskit

The Deskit village offers Guest Houses and lower budget hotels. The Camel safari can be organized from Deskit to Hunder village. The Safari takes around two hours. Hundar village has small monastery and it is located on ancient Silk Route.

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