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Nubra Valley

Discussion in 'Destination Guides' started by Chahal, May 22, 2016.

  1. Chahal

    Chahal ਜੱਟ ਕੀ ਤੇ ਘੱਟ ਕੀ Staff Member

    Attractions - Valley, Mountain, Trekking, Lake, Desert, Buddhism
    State - Jammu & Kashmir
    Region - North India
    Nearest Railway Station - Srinagar (SINA) - 553 KM
    Nearest Airport - Leh Airport (IXL) - 119 KM

    Known for its scenic vistas, arid mountains, sand dunes, Bactrian camels and Tibetan monasteries, Nubra Valley is located in the furthest Northern corner of Jammu and Kashmir, around 130 KM away from the Leh town. Situated at the confluence of Shyok and Siachen rivers, the valley separates Ladakh from the Karakorum ranges. The famous Siachen Glacier lies towards the North of the valley.

    The most sought after attraction here is the Khardung La Pass - which is regarded as world's highest motorable mountain pass. Perched on an altitude of 5600 meters above the sea level, visit Khardung La Pass to catch some breathtaking bird's-eye views of the distance plateau. The beautiful Yarab Tso lake is another popular tourist spot at Nubra valley. Lots of trekkers go for the trek to Simur Village from Nubra Valley to visit the Yarab Tso lake. Diskit Monastery, which is the largest and the oldest Tibetan monastery in the Nubra Valley, is well worthy of a visit. Established in the 14th Century, it is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the Leh-Ladakh region.

    It's hard to resist the temptation of experiencing the Camel Safari at Hunder Sand Dunes, which is the highest altitude desert in the world. Add to that the prospect of exploring largely unchartered territories along the numerous offbeat trekking trails, Nubra Valley has a lot to offer to the adventure-loving travelers.