Nubra Valley

Ladakh tour is incomplete without visiting Nubra Valley. With breathtaking views, it is quite an experience. Situated at the altitude of about 10,000 ft. i.e. 3048 metres above sea level. It is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley in Diskit the capital of Nubra, about 150 km north from Leh. As per Local scholars its original name was Ldumra which means the valley of flower. By Autumn, the whole valley is carpeted with Pink and yellow roses.

Shyok River meets Nubra or Siachan to form a large valley, separating the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.Nubra is a high altitude cold desert. The majority of inhabitant in this valley are Buddisht. The villages around are fertile, producing variety of fruits and nuts, including apples, walnuts and apricots.

Location

The most common way to reach this valley is to travel over the Khardung La pass from Leh town.

Permits

The Indian travelers doesn’t require any permit to visit Nubra Valley. However, Foreigners are not allowed until they have the Protected area permit.

Best Time to Visit

The pleasant Autumn season between June to September is the best time to visit Nubra Valley.

Tips

Carry plenty of water because with the increase in height by 2000 meters can give headache and nausea.