Category: Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley – The valley of flowers

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Nubra Valley  (the valley of flowers) lies about 150 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachan, meet form a large valley. This valley  separates the Ladakh from the Karakoram Ranges and the famous Siachen Glacier lies to the north of the valley. To the northwest of Nubra valley, lies The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass of the ‘Silk Route’ fame which connect Nubra with Xinjiang. Panamik village is the last settlement in the northern end of in Nubra valley is open to tourists. Nubra valley has a lot to offer and is as a must do for everyone who travels to Leh It has been identified as a tourist  circuit by the local administration of Leh district. Panamik is the last village accessible to tourists. Panamik is known for two things – centuries old Ensa Gompa and hot water springs! Hot water springs is not much but a stone shack on the hillside. A bath in the sulphur rich hot spring however is believed to be curative in nature. Panamik is the last village accessible to tourists. Panamik is known for two things – centuries old Ensa Gompa and hot water springs! Hot water springs is not much but a stone shack on the hillside. A bath in the sulphur rich hot spring however is believed to be curative in nature. The road journey to Nubra valley leads through the world highest motorable road, Khardongla Pass which is at a hight of 18380 ft above sea level and around 50 kms from Leh. After crossing the pass, you can have a view of Khardong village, Khalser and Deskit (the main villages of Nubra valley). The Deskit village offers Guest Houses and lower budget hotels. The Camel safari can be organized from Deskit to Hunder village for 2 hours. Hundar village has a small monastery and is located on the ancient Silk Route- an experience to share.