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.
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.
Diskit, the main headquarters in Nubra Valley is located about 120 KMs from Leh town of Ladakh district.
Nubra Valley has an average altitude of about 10000 Feet or 3048 Mtrs.
Similar to what we learned about the best time to travel to Leh Ladakh, in the months of January to March, Nubra Valley remains shut down in cold snow conditions. Only a few options are available to stay and open to welcome guests.
In April, some guest houses start to open up but the food does remain an issue in most places. You have to mostly rely on homestays or guest houses and home cooked food only. You can see apricot flowers blooming all over Nubra Valley in April.
Then comes the months of May, June, July, and August which is the peak tourist season in Ladakh. You can find all accommodation options open with full staff and support even in Nubra Valley during these months of the year.
Come September and early October, the tourists start to reside as the cold starts to set in and accommodation starts to pack up too. According to me, this is by far the best time to visit Nubra Valley to see the full glory of the burning colors of Ladakh with clouds hovering like candies in the blue sky.
The colors are purely magical at this time of the year and with less number of tourist comparatively, you get better deals at hotels and you enjoy more. So, you kill two birds at once.
After the third week of October up to December, mostly all the accommodation options packs up except the small guest houses or home stays and very few hotels. However, the situation of accommodation options in Nubra Valley in winters as well is not that bad as compared to Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri lakes, where only a few homestays run with very basic facilities.
ue to the height above the sea level nubra valley weather conditions are mostly cold through out the year. Even the summers season are cool and pleasant but the winters are cold and dry. The nubra valley weather forecast fall rapidly during the night. Nubra Valley Temperatures are repeatedly below zero degree for most of the months. During the summer time the temperature ranges from 4°C and increases up to a maximum of 30°C. Summer season comes from the month of March to May. The best time to visit the nubra valley during the month July to September. During the months from December to February comprise the winter season and nubra valley weather forecast vary from -4°C to 24°C.
Nubra Valley can be easily reached from Leh City. It is at a distance of about 150 kms from Leh and can only be reached by road via world’s highest motorable pass, Khardung La.
Leh is the nearest airport. From Leh, one can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Nubra Valley. Srinagar is also a good option to reach Diskit. Flights connect Srinagar with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jammu, Leh and Dubai.
Jammu is the nearest railway station. One can either hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Leh and then Diskit in Nubra valley.
Leh City is well connected by road to Nubra Valley. One has to take the route via Khardung La, world’s highest motorable pass to reach Nubra. Leh City is well connected to Srinagar, Kargil, Manali and Delhi.