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Nubra Valley

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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Jun-Sep (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Leh (Check Flights)


Nubra Valley Tourism

This masterpiece of God's own creation lies on the Silk route, in the paradisiacal of Jammu and Kashmir at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh. The valley is embellished with Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries colored with rich shades of golden, red and others.

Do you believe that places can leave you awestruck? This place is so magnificent that whatever your sight beholds gets you captivated as if every inch of the land has been gracefully etched by some mystical power. And when we talk about such places, we put Nubra valley somewhere at the top of the list because it's a gem that is beyond the reach of chaos and has been bestowed with stark tranquillity. In order to enter the Nubra valley, you need to hand over the photocopies of your travel permits to the soldiers in the Khardung la pass, as the region is currently under military supervision because the road further leads to the Siachen base camp which happens to be the highest battlefield in the world.

As you proceed with your somewhat bumpy journey, you will come across not just beautiful scenic views but also the highest desert of the world in Hunder, famous for the bactarian camel rides. Bactarian camels are of the rarest sort, having two humps and were the major source of transportation in the silk route. In Diksit, you can buy some lovely Kashmiri or Tibetan artefacts, Pashmina shawls, woollen socks, almonds, apricots, apples and other things that define Kashmir. Of course, you can take home the beauty Kashmir is known for, in your memories that you will be cherishing for life.

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Nubra Valley is a charming region situated in the Leh-Ladakh region of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated 140 km from Leh, this valley is a literal definition of Heaven on Earth. Adorned by beautiful Buddhist monasteries and scenic views, apart from being home to one of the highest deserts in the whole world, Nubra Valley is one place none should dare to miss, especially when touring the Leh Ladakh region. For entering this valley and beyond, you need signed permits from the Indian Army, especially if you're trying to visit the Siachen glacier. 

Nubra valley is one of the most isolated places in India and the region does not have too many options for restaurants. However, you can find some food stalls or restaurants serving local food, specially Thukpa, Momos and meat.

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Day 1 - Reach Leh preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, and do some shopping.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Nubra Valley, especially the Panamik village, which is the main tourist hotspot here. Thereon, you can proceed to Lachung & Hundur Monasteries, or if you prefer, take a Bactrian Camel Safari ride.

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Nubra Valley Reviews

10 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- Don•À_t forget to carry your signed travel permits which are checked by the soldiers in Khardung la pass.- During the months of November to May, entries to the valley can be done in the morning of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. And during this season, most of the roads are closed for repairing on Mondays.

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  What's Great?

A tranquil trekking hotspot in the Ladakh region.

  What's not so Great?

Can be hostile in monsoons & winters.

For Whom

Ideal for Buddhist seekers, as well as road trip enthusiasts. Equally suitable for backpackers from places like Srinagar, Leh etc.

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Owing to high altitude, and absence of proper rail networks, Nubra Valley is well connected to the rest of India only by roadways. Regular bus services ply to and fro the Nubra Valley in Leh; buses... (Read More)

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