Valley : 10000
ft asl, Nubra is a high altitude desert. The Shyok River meets the Nubra or
Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and the
On the Shyok (pronounced
Shayok) River, the main village, Diskit, is home to Diskit Monastery. Hundar was the capital of the erstwhile Nubra kingdom in the 17th century, and is home to the Chamba
Gompa. Between Hundar and Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes, and (two-humped) bactrian camels graze in the neighbouring "forests" of
seabuckthorn. A ride on these camels is possible and is an experience.
villages around the desert are irrigated and fertile, producing wheat,
barley, peas, mustard for oil, and a variety of fruits and nuts, including
apple, walnut, apricot and even a few almond trees.
to Nubra Valley passes through Khardung La pass, once used to be known as the highest motorable road in the world.
- Guest visit Nubra Valley during Mid-May-Sept season.