The journey to Nubra Valley takes us through the Khardung La pass which is the highest motorable road in the world. The Nubra valley, also called the Valley of Flowers, is about 150 Kms. away from Leh, the capital town of Ladakh.
Nubra valley, a tri-armed valley towards the north east of Ladakh is 3048 meters above the sea level and is termed as heaven on earth. It is necessary for a tourist to acquire an Inner line permit for entering Nubra. The name, Nubra has been given to the region that consists of the valley of the rivers Nubra and Shayok, flowing above and below their merging point.
On way to Nurba is Khardungla Pass, the highest Motorable road in the world. Around the valley, there are several ancient Gompas and palaces which are famous tourist attractions. The nearby villages are a great way to enjoy the beautiful view of the valley while taking a stroll. Moreover, the 32- meters high statue of Maitreya Buddha is the landmark of the valley and a famous tourist attraction too.
The valley is around 150 km north from the main town of Leh. The altitude of the valley is just a little less than what the altitude of Leh is. It falls somewhere between 10,000 ft that is 3,231 m at Hundar and 10,600 ft that is 3231 m at Panamik.
Best time to visit:
As per the climatic conditions, the best time to visit Nubra valley is during the autumn season which is between the month of July to September.
Where to stay:
There are several guest houses which prove to be a comfortable accommodation option.
How to Reach:
In order to reach Nubra valley, you have to pass through the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world. Another route, crosses Wari La from Sakti, towards the east of Khardung La, which connects to the main Nubra road system via Agham and Khalsar along the Shyok River. Along with this, if you want to use the air mode, then the nearest airport is in Leh.