Nubra Valley is also known as ‘Ldumra’ which means ‘Valley of flowers’ is located in the north east of Ladakh Valley. Nubra is a cold dessert at high altitude with minimal vegetation. The crown of this valley is added with Shyok and Nubra River which gives it the phenomenal scenic richness. Extensive landscapes, gigantic mountains, serene lake, incredible trails, colourful monasteries, native villages make this valley stunning and beautiful. The Kashmiri and Tibetan artefacts, Pashmina shawls, woolen socks, almonds, apricots, apples and other things that are unique to Kashmir can be bought in Nubra Valley in Ladakh. The things to do in Nubra Valley are as follows.
Nubra Valley Sightseeing:
There aremany spectacular places to visit in Nubra valley. Panamik Village with its snowy peaks and scenic valley is said to have therapeutic value. It is believed to cure various health diseases because of high amount of Sulphur naturally present in this place. Yarab Tso Lake with its breath taking view is perfect destination for trekking. Diskit Monastery is the ancient monastery with remarkably large structure in Nubra. The main attraction of this monastery is the huge statue of Maitreya Buddha which is 106 feet long, visible once we enter Diskit. Samstanling Monastery is another miracle made by man in Nubra. Get dazzled by the Hunder Sand Dune which is the home to the rare Bactrian Camels. They can tolerate heavy cold hence it offers ride to many in this area. Khardung La Pass is the major motor-able path in the world routed from Leh to Kashgar. The small village of Turtuk with its enchanting beauty marks as a best site for camping. Leh to Nubra Valley day trip is the safest way to explore this place.
Trekking in Nubra Valley:
Trekking in the Nubra Valley in Ladakh is a once in a lifetime experience. The picturesque beauty of this valley and surrounding village will make us want to stay in this place forever. Trekking is the perfect activity to enjoy the Leh to Nubra Valley by road. Trekking route starts from Leh. Travel from Leh by visiting charismatic Shey & Thiksey Monasteries. Then make three hour drive to serene Hunder village via Khardung La pass. Cross the bridge over the Hundar River to reach Skarchen. The trail will lead to a village Hunder Dok with green gorgeous field. After Thanglasgo valley, there is snow clad Laser mo La passes which gives a stunning view of the Karakoram Mountains, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. Descending Lasermo La south base will lead to the final stop to Morobuk which will excite us with astounding views of the Stok Range and then reaching Leh. These 45 hours of remarkable Nubra Valley trek excluding breaks will give us a peaceful and relaxed mind state.