Nubra Valley was originally called “ldumra” which means the valley of flowers. Now, it is also known as Orchard of Ladakh. Nubra Valley is a Tri-armed valley, which is located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Nubra valley is formed by the Shyok River, which is a tributary of the Indus, and the Nubra or the Siachen River. Nubra Valley is about 150km north from its principal town, Leh. Nubra Valley was the ancient gateway for the famous Silk Route. Nubra valley is famously known as “broken moonland” because in winter, the whole valley looks like the landscape of the moon. Nubra Valley lies in between Tibet and Kashmir. The main attractions of Nubra valley are Shaggy Double humped Bactrian Camels and apricot trees loaded around the entire village.


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  • April - October

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Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass

It is a high mountain pass with elevation of about 5,359m (17,582ft) Khardungla Pass is an important gateway to the Nubra and Shyok Valley. The pass is another important gateway to Siachen Glacier. Construction work for the pass began in 1976 and was first opened in 1988.
Panamik, Nubra
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It is known for its hot water springs, located in Nubra Valley. The hot water springs of Panamik are enriched with a high amount of Sulphur. A dip in these Sulphur hot springs is believed to cure various health ailments. Owing to the health benefits of these hot springs travellers...

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