Nubra Valley

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    Location: Ladakh, India, 194401

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    Nubra is a historical region of Ladakh, which is also called Dumra, that is currently administered as a subdivision and a tehsil in the Leh district. Cut by the Nubra and Shyok rivers, its inhabited areas form a tri-armed valley. Dumrais is a Tibetan name that means “valley of flowers”. As a new district, BJP has hinted at the creation of Nubra AND demands have been raised.


    Up to Hunder (the land of sand dunes) until 2010, the Nubra valley was open for tourists. Because of its lower altitude, the region beyond Hunder gives way to a greener region of Ladakh. Till 2010, for people who seek peace and an interaction with a tribal community of Ladakh, the village of Turtuk which was unseen by tourists is a virgin destination. Balti people, the local Muslim tribe, follows its age-old customs in their lifestyle and speak a language which is just spoken and not written. With environment friendly infrastructure, for tourists Turtuk offers serene camping sites.


    Nubra Valley magnificent pic

    Diskit, is the capital of Ladakh, the headquarters of Nubra, which is at a distance of 120 km north from Leh. To form a large valley, the Shyok River meets the Nubra River (or Siachen River) that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.  Above the sea level, the average altitude of the valley is more than 10,000 feet (3,000 m). To travel over the Khardung La pass from Leh is the common way to access this valley. To get a Protected area permit to visit Nubra, foreign nationals are required. To get an Inner Line Permit to visit it, since 1 April 2017 Indian citizens are also required

    Inside/Outside Views

    For its hot springs, panamik is noted.  In the neighboring “forests” of Seabuckthorn, between Hundar and Diskit lie seven kilometres of sand dunes, and (two-humped) Bactrian camel’s graze. As it is a border area, non-locals are not allowed below Hundar village into the Balti area.

    Opening Hours

    1. Monday 7AM–7PM
    2. Tuesday 7AM–7PM
    3. Wednesday 7AM–7PM
    4. Thursday 7AM–7PM
    5. Friday 7AM–7PM
    6. Saturday 7AM–7PM
    7. Sunday Close

    Entry & Others Fees

    INR 30 is needed to pay the entry fee.

    How to Reach

    By air: Very well connected with some major airports in India, including New Delhi, the closest airport is Leh Airport. To reach the destination from the airport, taxis can be hired and.

    By Rail: At a distance of 812 km from Leh, the closest major railway station from Leh is Jammu Tawi. To reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway in a 3-day journey with overnight halts at Srinagar and Kargil, taxis can be hired from the railway station.

    From Leh via Manali Leh Highway, Joginder Nagar railway station is just 635 KM but is not a major one.

    By road: The most feasible option is to travel the distance between gurudwara and Leh by road. Between November and April, the road remains closed, so during that time, you should avoid going there.

    Within the Ladakh region, the state-run JKSRTC buses ply.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place anytime of the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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