Nubra Valley Tourist Guide

Nubra Valley Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers) is situated in the north of Leh. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. The main attraction in this area is the Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes, Deskit and Samstanling monasteries.


Nubra Valley  lies to the north of Leh in Ladakh (Northern India). Shyok river meets the Nubra river to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.

To the north of  Nubra valley is the Siachen Glacier and to the north west Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass that connect Nubra with Xinjiang in China. Previously there was much trade passing through the area to East Turkestan and Central Asia as part of the Silk Route.

Shyok valley has vast alluvial plains with bacterian camels roaming around the sand dunes grazing the seabuckthorn bushes. This is a circuit trek in one of the least visited areas of Ladakh with unspoilt landscape and stunning views of the Karakoram mountains especially from the summit of Lasermo la pass at 5,400m.Dotted around the valley are ancient gompas and ruined palaces, and villages are close enough together to make this magnificent walking country.

Reaching Nubra Valley

The road journey to Nubra valley leads through the world highest motorable road, Khardongla Pass which is at a hight of 18380 ft above sea level and around 50 kms from Leh. After crossing the pass, you can have a view of Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley).

However, you do need a permit, which only allows travel as far as Hunder and Panamik for a maximum of seven days. You must hand over photocopies of your permit on both sides of the Khardung La and also by the bridge to Sumur.