|About Nubra Valley||At Nubra Valley simply lose yourself to the exquisite environment and you will have a trip of a life time. This beautiful Valley is the meeting point of Shyok and Siachen Rivers. Diskit is the capital of Nubra Valley. At Nubra Valley you will see the rarest of Natures creation like the pearl white sand dunes, double humped camels, hot springs and breath taking landscapes comprising of snow peaked mountains, lake, mixture of barren and verdant lands, desert and much more . Some creations by humans at Nubra Valley are also worth noticing like the Khardungla Pass (highest motorable road in the world) and classical Monasteries. On a trip to Leh, Nubra Valley must be a part of your itinerary for sure.|
|Places to visit in Nubra Valley||
1. Diskit Monastery – The largest monastery of Nubra Valley and 2nd largest of Leh region, Diskit Monastery is setup on a hill overlooking the Statue of Future Buddha. The inside of this 350 year old monastery is decorated with lively wall paintings. The monastery hosts cultural fest every year in July. The view of Nubra Valley from the monastery is stunning.
2. Future Buddha Statue – Built in 2010, this 32 meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) adds colour to this valley. The sight of Diskit Gompa and Nubra Valley from the statue is simply splendid. It is a great place to capture lovely memories.
3. Hunder – Places like Hunder are rare on Earth as here you can witness an unusual combination of desert, forest, snow peaked mountains and flowing river all at 1 place. This extraordinary combination makes Hunder eye-catching. It is also a popular camping site. It is all together a unique experience to camp in the lap of Mother Nature. Double Humped Camels are found only here which again highlights Hunder. Enjoy your stay at Hunder with a ride on the Double Humped Camels, ATV Bike rides on the gorgeous white sands, playing endlessly on the white sand dunes and capturing the beauty of this place to take back with you.
4. Samstanling Monastery – This Monastery in Sumur village dates back to 1841 AD. Home to 50 monks, this monastery is setup in wonderful surroundings. This monastery preserves ancient hangings, paintings, murals and preachings of Lord Buddha. The monastery is traditionally coloured in gold, red ocher and white. The assembly halls at monastery are intricately designed with superb paintings.
5. Panamik – Panamik village is the last village accessible for tourists in Ladakh region. The magic about this village is in its hot water springs. The hot water springs contains sulphur water which is believed to cure many health and skin ailments. This reason attracts many people from surroundings and far off for a bath in the sulphur water. Panamik also serves as a base for the trek to Ensa Monastery known for Buddhist murals. Moreover the green lush valley, snow clad mountains and breath taking scenic views makes Panamik a must visit.
6. Yarab Tso Lake – This sacred lake with crystal clear water is located away from the glitz of tourism. The lake is easily accessible from Panamik village. The lake is soothing to eyes in this barren land.
7. Turtuk – Turtuk around 80 Kms from Hunder is the nearest township of India to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Opened for tourist in 2010 this place is loaded with apricot trees. Turtuk was part of Pakistan before the war of 1971. After victory of India in the war of 1971 Turtuk was made part of India. The ride from Hunder to Turtuk is simply awesome. The panorama is so elegant that you will not want to leave this place. The turquoise river Shyok will flow with you throughout your journey making your way more beautiful. You can even visit PoK Border if you have special permission. Another attraction at Turtuk is the local tribe Balti, their customs and lifestyle.
8. Khardungla Pass – Khardungla is a Mountain Pass connecting Leh to Nubra Valley. It is the Highest Motorable Road in the World at a height of 18380 Feet. Around 40 km from Leh the route of the pass offers fabulous scenic views especially when covered with snow. You will enjoy every bit of your ride to and fro the pass. Also the feeling of being on the top of the World is incomparable.
|Best season to visit||May to October. During winters this region experiences heavy snowfall resulting into chilly weather and blocked roads. So winters from November to April should be avoided.|
|Shopping||1. Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls
2. Apricots and items made from Apricot like jam, etc.
3. Semi Precious Stones
6. Brass vessels and Hookah.
|Hotels & Accommodation|
Road: Nubra Valley is accessible by road from Leh through Khardungla Pass.
|Tour Planner / Guide||World Vision Tours and Travels (Tundup Gyatso)
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