The Splendid Nubra valley in Ladakh


Nubra Valley is one of the must visit places in Ladakh and is situated at about 120 kms from Leh. Popularly known as the ‘Orchard of Ladakh‘ or Ldumra (‘Valley of Flowers’). This scenic valley offers the visitors with the most spellbinding scenery, numerous ancient Buddhist monasteries, sacred lakes, unique and exclusive Bacterian camel safari and  awe-inspiring stretches of cold desert with sand dunes .

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Enclosed by snow-capped Himalayas, Nubra Valley lies right in between Tibet and Kashmir. For reaching this awe inspiring majestic Nubra valley , one needs to cross the grand Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in the world.

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Meandering  Shyok and Nubra Rivers traverse the wide and flat Nubra Valley giving it a picturesque panorama, if you are visiting Ladakh for the first time Nubra is a must do. The huge flat landscapes, magnificent mountain faces, amazing wide trails, the sparkling colorful  Shyok river flowing through the valley will will surely leave you spellbound at the first sight.

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The cold desert here is one of its kinds with large sand dunes that almost look surreal . When in this valley you must try the double humped Bactrian camel ride.

Nubra valley in Ladakh
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The view of the valley is picturesque and breath-taking, and can be  In summers the valley is emerald and colourful and in winters it looks like ‘Moonland’.

Places to Visit:

1. Diskit

Diskit is the headquarter of Nubra and also the main commercial hub.

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You can find many accommodation options in Diskit and also the regular shops. The main attraction though is the beautiful Diskit Gompa perched high up on a mountain top.

2. Hunder

About 10 kms from Diskit lies the pretty and quaint village of Hunder.

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This is a place where you can see double backed camels just grazing by  the beautiful Shyok river side . Its almost like a page out of a beautiful picture book. This is an ideal place for taking pictures and just ambling.

3. Panamik

This is the beautiful and scenic village of Nubra valley that is famed for its sulphur rich hot springs.

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Locals here believe that  a dip into this spring can cure various ailments. This village is also the place where you can find various Tibetian and Kashmiri artifacts.

Where To Stay:

There are various guesthouses and some hotels in mid-budget range in Diskit. The guesthouses also provide luxury and budget tents for camping right in the valley.

To Reach:

The nearest Domestic Airport is at Leh, nearest Railway Station is Leh Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

Best Time to Visit :April to October.

Read Also 9 Places To Visit in Leh Ladakh

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