Top Travel Attractions in Nubra

A must-see in Ladakh, Nubra is like a treasure chest of incredibly stunning landscape, some ancient monasteries & villages, and a cold desert. This gorgeous, undisturbed region of Ladakh has a number of points of interest and some thrilling adventure activities to relish for tourists.

About Best Tourist Attractions & Top Things to Do in Nubra Valley

The breathtaking Nubra Valley’s major attraction is its large cold desert near Hunder Village. Encircled by the lofty jagged barren mountains, the cold desert is where one can enjoy the most popular activities in Nubra, Bactrian Camel (Double-Humped) Ride. Camping in Hunder is also one of the must-do activities in Nubra.

For those who love adventure, a bit too much, can ride across Nubra on motorbike or mountain bikes for that adrenaline rush. On the journey, enjoy the view of some of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh like Diskit and Samstanling. The 32m Jampa (Maitreya) Buddha statue is also one of the top attractions in Nubra that sits facing Pakistan and overlooking the meandering Shyok River.



If you love exploring hot water springs, you will like Panamik. Located about 150 kilometers from Leh, in close proximity to Nubra Valley, it is a small sleepy village situated at an altitude of 10,442 feet above sea level.


Yarab Tso Lake

Yarab Tso Lake is a famous tourist attraction in Nubra Valley, located almost 15 kilometers from Diskit near to Simur village.


Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery is a major tourist attraction in the Nubra Valley, not just for its incredible location, but for the 106 feet Maitreya Buddha statue which is located just below the monastery.


Samstanling Monastery

The Samstanling Monastery is located in Sumur Village in Nubra Valley, en route to Panamik. Samstanling Monastery is a famous tourist attraction in Nubra Valley.


Maitreya Buddha

There are many things to fall in love with in Nubra Valley, but one which leaves you fascinated is the 108 feet tall statue of Maitreya Buddha.


Hunder Sand Dunes

Nubra Valley in Ladakh holds so many surprises for the visitors. One such surprise awaits you at the Hunder Sand Dunes, located about 10 kilometers from Diskit village.


Khardung La Pass

At 5,359 meters, Khardung La is the highest motorable road in the world. A sign which greets visitors upon arriving there proclaims it with a hint of pride.