Amongst the most captivating and charming tourist destinations of northern India, Nubra Valley is located in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir and is a fantastic place to visit. According to the Scholars, the original name of Valley was 'Ldumra', which means the 'Valley of Flowers'. This place is full of beautiful sceneries and relaxing spots. Here, the Shyok River joins the Nubra or Siachen River to form a large valley, which separates the Ladakh and the Karakoram regions. You can find the village of Turtuk that is parting place for people who love peace and interacting with tribal community of Ladakh. The Turtuk village is renowned for the apricot trees. Apart from the Ensa Gompa, Samstanling Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Hot Springs of Panamik and one of a kind, Sand Dunes of Hunder. Want to explore the enticing beauty of this place, book a Nubra Valley holiday package on EaseMyTrip.in.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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 pleasant.
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.