Nubra is a tri armed valley situated to the north east of “Ladakh valley”. Diskit which is the capital of Nubra is approximately 150 km away north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. Local scholar say that its actual name was Ldumra which is the valley of flowers. The Shyok River meet the Siachan River or Nubra to form a large gorge that divide the Karakoram Ranges and Ladakh. The Shyok river is a branch of the Indus river. The standard elevation of the valley is approximately 10,000 ft that is 3048 m above the sea level. The general way to access this valley is to take a trip over the Khardung La pass from Leh town. Foreigners nationals are required to get a Protected area authorize to visit the “Nubra Valley”. Since, 1st April 2017 Indian peoples are also required to get an internal Line Permit to visit the valley.
Best places to visit in Nurba Valley
- Bactarian camel safari
- Panamik village
- Yarab Tso, Sumur
- Diskit monastery, Lachung temple and Hundur monastery
- Maitreya Buddha
- Samstanling Monastery
Bactarian camel safari
Caravan or Camel Safari with the double hump camel is not just today’s tendency it has been a life line for “Ladakh since 17th century” till dividing wall 1947. Leh the major town of Ladakh was a tarde centre for traders of Central Asia, rest of India these camels were used for ride and transportation in the “Silk Route”.
Yarab Tso, Sumur
Located approximately 15 kms away from the sacred Diskit area in Nubra valley, Yarab Tso Lake makes it house in the serene environs of the Sumur village. Truly charming is the sight of this lake which can be seen later than a hike of abouut 20 mins uphill from the Panamaik village. It is one of the holiest, high elevation lake in Nubra valley. The occurrence of crystal apparent fresh water in the lake beneath the rocky, barren territory flashes the enchanting image of its surroundings and making the view so picturesque.
A attractive scenic village in the Nubra valley which is popular for its hot springs and the Panamik is the very last destination for tourist travelling across Ladakh. The hot water springs of Panamik are enrich with a maximum number of Sulphur. A dip in these Sulphur hot spring is supposed to cure a variety of health ailment. Due to the fitness profit of these hot springs, the “Panamik village” is visited regularly by the citizens from neighboring villages. Situated at a distance of approximately 140 Km away from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, at the elevation of 3183 m above the sea level is the northern most part where the foreigners are permitted.
Best time to visit Nurba Valley
Summer season is the most excellent time for a visiting to Nubra Valley, due to the clear skies and a pleasant climate. The atmosphere in Nubra is beautiful at this time as well. Monsoons are avoidable season, to say the least, due to frequent landslides and pouring downpours, coupled by occasional, though disastrous cloudburst. Winters is the least advisable time for a visit, you should go only if love a stroll in the chilly evenings and you’re fit enough.
How to reach Nurba Valley
By Air : Leh is the closest airport. From Leh, one can board a bus o hire r a taxi to reach Nubra Valley. Srinagar is also a good choice to reach Diskit. Flights are connects Srinagar with Bengaluru, Jammu, Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai and Leh.
By Train : Jammu is the closest railway station. One can either board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Leh and then Diskit in Nubra valley.
By Road : Nubra can be reached by by jeep or bus from Leh, approximately 150 km away. One has to cross Khardung La or K-Top and require inner line permit to enter. From Khalsar, one can go to Diskit and Hunder or to Sumur till Panamik.