The hypnotic beauty of Ladakh’s ever changing majestic and alluring landscapes beckons every traveller. At ladakh, every curve in the road captivates you with a unique view.
Ladakh is one of the most beautiful region in India. And when it comes to the best places to visit in Ladakh, Nubra Valley is right on top of the list.
Namastey from Team India Ghoomo, it’s Sarita & Kamal and welcome back to Ladakh series on our BLOG/CHANNEL. In this video we are gonna give you an overview of Nubra Valley in Ladakh, top things to do in Nubra Valley, travel tips and other useful information.
Plz note, the tips and information mentioned in this video is totally based on our personal experience and includes all that we could possibly cover during our 1 day stay at Nubra Valley. Hope you will like it.
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Nubra Valley Additional Tips & Information
Nubra Valley Elevation – 10,000 feet above sea level.
Distance from Leh – 150 kms.
Leh to Nubra Valley Route – Leh – Khardung La Top – Nubra Valley
Things to Keep In Mind
Around 15o kms from Leh, the route to Nubra Valley goes through the highest motorable pass in the world, the Khardung La Top at an elevation of 18380 ft above sea level. Since the air pressure and oxygen level is extremely low at Khardung La top, It’s important that your body is properly acclimatized before you head out for this journey or you may have to face some health issues. We have made a detailed article/video on Khardung La where we have mentioned travel tips and precautions. You can read it her – Ladakh – Khardung La Pass
-Travel on the 6th Day – We recommend traveling to Nubra Valley on the 6th Day of your Ladakh Trip (if you have landed in Leh via Air)
-Carry Sufficient Warm clothes
- Temperature drops at the Khardung La Top and nights can be chilly at Nubra Valley. Therefore, carry sufficient warm clothes like a warm jacket, a pull-over, gloves, woollen caps and a warm blanket in your car.
- Also, carry some food and sufficient water during the ride since nothing is available until you reach the Khardung La top.
- There is a cafeteria at Khardung La Top which serves noodles and hot tea.
– Hunder Army Medical Camp
There is an army medical camp at Hunder in Nubra Valley where one can seek medical aid in case of uneasiness.
Nubra Valley Attractions –
Nubra Valley Ladakh
Like the rest of Ladakh, Nubra is a high altitude cold desert at an elevation of 10,000 ft above sea level with little vegetation except along river beds. The ancient Silk Route passes through this valley. The bewitching beauty of Nubra Valley landscape will linger on with you for a really long time.
Diskit, Hunder, Turtuk, Sumur, Panamik, Tiger & Khalsar are some of the most popular attractions in Nubra Valley.
An Ideal Nubra Valley Itinerary
Accommodation at Nubra Valley
Day 1) Leh – Nubra Valley ( Via KhardungLa Top)
Day 2) Nubra Valley – Hunder, Diskit & Turtuk
On the 7th day of your trip, set out to explore the adventures of Nubra Valley starting from Diskit.
Diskit is famous for Diskit Monastery and a 32 meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha. A climb upto the Monastery offers panoramic view of the landscape all around and the towering Maitrey Buddha Statue on the opposite hill.
The imposing 32 meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha. Visible from a distance as soon as one enters the Diskit Region, The Maitreya Buddha statue faces down the Shyok River towards Pakistan.
- Camel Ride at Hunder – This wide stretch in the valley is a desert complete with sand dunes and camels. In the afternoon gusty winds pick up sand to create miniature sand storms over Hunder. The Bactrian double humped camels found exclusively at this place in India, can often be seen grazing on the dune-like landscape. One can hire a ride on the double humped camels for Rs. 200 for an exciting experience. The camels are taken good care by the owners and they look happy. Camel ride timings are –
Day 3 ) Nubra Valley – Sumur, Panamik, Tiger, Khalsar & Back to LEH
Start early on the 3rd day at Nubra Valley and set off to explore Sumur, Panamik and Tiger .
At Sumur – Samstanling Monastry is the main attraction of this village.
At Tiger Village – Zamskhang Palace is a tourist attraction.
At Panamik Village – one can enjoy hot water springs & a few kms ahead of Panamik one can enjoy the gorgeous views of Yarab Tso
ATV RIDE At Khalsar – On the way near village Khalsar you can enjoy ATV ride amidst sand dunes and then make your way back towards Leh . The thrilling ride Priced for Rs. 1200/ per ride includes a 15 minutes drive across the sand dunes reaching upto the edge of the gurgling Shoyok river that flows nearby. One must try this adventure activity – the entire experience of driving on the vast stretch of sand with panoramic view of the Mountains right in front is amazing.
Ladakh ATV Ride Khalsar Nubra Valley
So, these were a couple of additional information that would make your Nubra Valley journey a pleasant and memorable one. We hope you found the informations useful and enjoyed watching the video. Stay tuned for more Ladakh Videos and blog posts.
NUBRA VALLEY PICTURES –
Ladakh Nubra Valley
Diskit Monastery Ladakh
Nubra Valley Landscape
Nubra Valley view from Diskit
Nubra Valley Diskit
Hunder Sand Dunes
Hunder Nubra Valley
Diskit Nubra Valley
Ladakh River Shoyok
Nubra Valley Camel Ride
Nubra Valley Camel Ride Hunder
Hunder – Bactrian double humped camel
Ladakh ATV Ride Hunder Sand Dunes
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