Best Sightseeing Places in Nubra Valley
Before going for Nubra Valley travel, you should be familiar with the places you must
visit during the tour.
Hot Springs of Panamik:
Located in Panamik Village of Nubra Valley (150 Km from Leh), these springs are
pretty different from others in its category. But, they are being developed into a tourist
attraction. In the down side: they are actually Sulphur springs and don't really smell
Sand Dunes of Hunder:
Situated 150 KM from Leh town, Sand Dunes of Hunder are one of a kind attraction.
It makes a scenic sight from a view point on the road from Diskit. Here, you can enjoy
riding the two-humped Bactrian camels, which are exclusive to this region. Other than
Nubra and the area of Xinjiang, you'll only find them in Australia.
Nearly seven centuries old, Diskit Monastery was set up by Changzem Tserab Zangpo.
It acts as a sub-monastery to Thiksey Monastery in Leh. This monastery belongs to the
Gelukpa order of Buddhism. Its verandah on the mid-level has a mega-sized prayer
wheel. In front of the Shyok River is a 102 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha facing the
Shyok River and Pakistan.
This monastery houses many little children (little lamas) learning about the good things
in life. They debate on universal truths, live a beautiful life and indulge in Buddhist
dances. The monastery's caretaker takes a lot of delight in showing tourists around and
tries to narrate all the history they desire to know about.
The Ensa Gompa is 250 years old and perched atop of a rock and overlooks the snow-
peaked mountains of the valley. This Gompa seems not very far away but one needs to
walk 6 to 7 hours to reach the Gompa. So, visit these places and make the most of your
Nubra Valley trip in Leh-Ladakh.
Best Time for Holidaying in Nubra Valley
Depending on the climatic conditions, the ideal duration to time to visit Nubra valley is
during the autumn season that is from 'July to September'. Nubra Valley experiences
extreme cold climate throughout the year irrespective of the general season, thereby
leaving visitors to choose from slightly less colder months. Summers in Nubra valley
are pleasant and cool which last from 'March to May' while winters envelop the valley
from 'December to February' when temperatures drop as low as -4°C. You must note
that no matter during which time you visit this place the temperature dips during the
Must Buy Things from Nubra Valley
In this beautiful place, you can shop for Kashmiri products such as hand woven carpets,
socks, Pashmina shawls and other woolen items. Along with that, you can also buy
exclusive Tibetan statues, clothing and other souvenirs for your family and friends. You
can find a smaller market at Diskit, the site of a holy monastery for the future Buddha,
from where you can purchase some beautiful Thangkas. You can also buy, Prayer
wheels, Turquoise Jewellery, Buddha Heads, Sea-Buckthorn juice and wall hangings
from Diskit market. So, enjoy your Nubra Valley vacation by shopping for some
Explore Options to Reach Nubra Valley
Before booking your Nubra Valley holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways
to reach this city. To know more, read on:
Leh Airport is the nearest airport (120 KM) from Nubra Valley. After de-boarding at the
airport, the best option to reach here is by hiring a jeep or board bus.
There are no railheads in Ladakh, thus, travelling via rail is not a smart move to reach
Nubra Valley. The nearest railway station to this region is the Jammu Tawi Railway
Station that is 620 KM away from the valley.
The best way to reach Nubra Valley is via road as there aren't any train stations or
airports located in the region. It is a wise idea to first arrive by air at the domestic airport
located in Leh. From there, you can book a jeep which will take you to Nubra Valley
along the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. So, select any of the traveling modes and
come for a memorable Nubra Valley tour.