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Nyoma, Leh Ladakh Overview

Nyoma is a small town in the district of Leh, 148.7km from Leh and 370 km from Shri Nagar, the capital of Kashmir. The most appealing feature of Nyoma is that it lies on the banks of the Indus river. Tourists with the inner line permit can visit the small Buddhist monastery in the town called Gompa.

Nyoma has an advanced landing ground for the Indian air-force which is proposed to be active. The quaint unexplored village will give you infinite photographic moments and irresistible scenic beauty.

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Nyoma Inner Line Permit

An inner-line permit is required to visit Nyoma. The permit is easily available by writing a letter to the Leh municipal office. It is advisable to carry five to six copies of the permit as they might have to submit at various checkpoints.

Best Time to Visit Nyoma

The best time to visit the town is from September to May. Nyoma is covered with snow during this period and the weather is definitely worth experiencing.

Accommodation in Nyoma

It is best to be based at Leh and take a day trip to Nyoma. Leh will have numerous options for accomodation for all budget sizes.

Food At Nyoma

Since options for eating out are scarce, one might not be able to relish any significant or distinct food culture at Nyoma. The popular local items are Thukpa, noodle soup, Skyu which is a heavy pasta dish with plenty of veggies as well as the very popular and delicious Momos which are steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat.

Sample Itinerary for Nyoma

Nyoma is best seen on a day tip to Chumathang from Leh. Travel further for another hour to reach the town. Visit the Gompa, spend some idle time amidst the sprawling sceneries and landscapes and head back to the Leh. If you find more time on you, you may vist the nearby towns of Mahe and Rapshu.

Tips for Visiting Nyoma

Nyoma is located on a high altitude and the minimum temperatures go down to minus. It is important to carry warm clothes to withstand the cold weather. It is advisable to carry your own food for a trip to Nyoma as options for food can get a bit limited. An inner-line permit is required to visit the town. The inner line permit is easily available by writing a letter to the Leh municipal office. It is advisable to carry five to six copies of the permit as they might have to submit at various checkpoints.

How to reach Nyoma

  • Air: The closest airport to the town is Leh which is about 167km from the town. You can get direct planes for Leh from Mumbai and Delhi

  • Rail: The nearest railway station to the town would be Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir which is located at the distance of 352 km.

  • Road: To reach by road there are private taxis and cars which are available from the Jammu to get to Nyoma.

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