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Nubra Valley

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Best Time: Jun-Sep Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Leh Check Flights

Nubra Valley Tourism

Nubra Valley lies in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh. Located on the ancient Silk Route, the valley has Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries.

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. All foreign nationals need to get protected area permit, and Indian travellers need to obtain an Inner Line Permit to enter the Nubra valley. You need to hand over the photocopies of your travel permits to the soldiers in the Khardung La pass.

With arid mountains in the backdrop, Nubra Velly is famous for the Bactrian camel rides. Bactrian camels are of the rarest sort, having two humps and were the primary 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.

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Literally Heaven on Earth

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. 

Restaurants and Local Food in Nubra Valley

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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One Day Itinerary

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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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.

How To Reach Nubra Valley

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 being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, however, to Nubra Valley. Leh Rimpochee airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Nubra Valley to the rest of India, is approximately 162 km away from the Nubra Valley. The nearest railway station to Nubra Valley is in Udhampur which is 298 km away from Nubra Valley.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- 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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