About Nubra Valley Tourism

A tri-armed valley that is separated by Nubra (Siachan) River and Shyok River, Nubra Valley in Ladakh is popular for its cold desert and picturesque landscape. The valley is connected to Leh with Khardung La, one of the highest motorable passes in the world. Nubra valley is amongst the top tourist attractions in Ladakh and its Diskit Monastery and Hunder Village are a must-visit.

Nubra Valley’s Hunder Village is known for its cold desert and the opportunity of camping and riding on Bactrian Camel (double-humped camel). The Diskit Monastery in the largest town of Nubra Valley is the oldest and largest one in the region and is also a must-see. However, the main attraction here is the 32-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha which is hard to miss out due to its size.

Best Time to Visit Nubra


Summer Season in Nubra

In Nubra, between March and June, temperature ranges from -1°C to 15°C. The valley is covered under the blanket of snow, which only starts to melt by the month of May.


Monsoon Season in Nubra

The months between July and September are considered the best time to visit Nubra. The temperature is between 15°C and 35°C, and since Nubra is situated at a high altitude, it receives very little rain.


Winter Season in Nubra

From the month of October, Nubra starts to receive snow and the mercury dips to 0°C and even less. If you enjoy snow, winter is the best time to visit Nubra Valley.

Best Places to Visit in Nubra


Diskit Monastery

The oldest and largest monastery in Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery is the major attraction.


Hunder Village

Known for its high-altitude cold desert and Bactrian Camels, Hunder Village is a must-visit in Nubra


Samstanling Monastery

The second-largest monastery in Nubra Valley, the 19th century Samstanling Gompa is a must-see


Panamikh Village

A remote village in Nubra Valley, Panamik is known for its hot water spring that has medicinal properties.


Yarab Tso Lake

A small lake near Panamik Village, Yarab Tso is a scenic place to visit in Nubra Valley.


Khardung La

The second-highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La is situated at a height of 5359 m

Top Things to Do in Ladakh


Camel Safari

Enjoy a ride on the Bactrian or Double-Humped camels in the cold desert of Hunder Village in Nubra.


Mountain Cycling

Pedal your way to the beautiful villages of Nubra Valley for that adrenaline rushing experience.


Try Baltistan Cuisine

Get the taste of Nubra Valley’s Balti Cuisine and learn about the simple lives of the local.

How to Reach Nubra


By Air

The nearest airport to Nubra Valley is in Leh which is around 150 km away. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has good connectivity to many destinations in India.


By Train

The nearest railway station to Nubra Valley is in Jammu, which is around 840 km away. From Jammu, one can hire a car to reach Nubra Valley.


By Road

Nubra has a decent connectivity to Leh by road. Taxi or a motor bike can be hired from Leh for Nubra Valley

Nubra Travel Guide by Category

Accommodation in Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley in Ladakh is one of the most popular places to visit. One of the best experiences in Nubra is camping in cold desert village of Hunder. From high end camps to pocket-friendly camps, one can find several staying options as per the budget.

The remote villages like Panamik and Turtuk in Nubra Valley offer the experience of eco-friendly camping. This is also the opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the tribes like Balti.

We at TMI are associated with the best hotels and resorts in Nubra Valley in order to ensure you get your kind of accommodation. We also offer the best deals and best prices to book your hotel in Nubra Valley.

Top Things to Do in Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley makes for one of the best places for some memorable experiences to have in Ladakh. Amongst the most popular activities in Nubra Valley is Bactrian or Double-Humped Camel ride in its cold desert in Hunder. Another experience to enjoy in Hunder is camping. There’s nothing better than enjoying a stay in the camps at the remote and gorgeous cold desert of Hunder Village.

Camping is also a must-do activity in the remote villages of Panamik and Turtuk. These villages offer an insight into the lives of the local people and their culture and traditions. For those seeking some adventure in Nubra Valley, there is an opportunity for mountain biking, trekking and motor biking.

Tourist Attractions in Nubra Valley

Naturally blessed Nubra Valley is particularly famous for its high-altitude cold desert in Hunder Village. It is amongst the top attractions of the valley, followed by Khardung La (mountain pass connecting Leh and Nubra), which is the second-highest motorable pass in the world. Another iconic place to visit in Nubra is Diskit Monastery, which boasts being the oldest and largest monastery in the valley. Seated opposite to the gompa is the 32-meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha, which is yet another major attraction in Nubra. Another must-see monastery in the valley is the 19th century, Samstanling Gompa.

There many remote villages that can be visited in Nubra Valley. The two most popular villages to visit are Panamik and Turtuk. Panamik is famed for its hot water spring that is believed to have medicinal properties. Said to be the last outpost of India, Turtuk is the village on the Indian border and has great opportunity for eco-friendly camping and tribal tourism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is Nubra valley?

Nubra Valley is a tri-armed valley in Ladakh which is separated by the Nubra River and Shyok River. It is connected to Leh via Khardung La.

Q. Why should one visit Nubra Valley?

One should visit Nubra Valley for its incredible natural beauty & sightseeing in places like Diskit Monastery, TurtukPanamik Village, Yarab Tso & Hunder Village, which is famous for its high altitude cold desert & two humped Bactrian camels.

You can also enjoy mountain cycling, motor biking & Baltistani cuisine.

Q. Does Nubra Valley have good accommodation options?

There are several accommodation options in Nubra Valley. You can camp in the cold desert village of Hunder, from high end camps to pocket friendly ones. In village like Panamik & Turtuk, you can enjoy the experience of eco-friendly camping.

Q. Does Nubra Valley have ATM’s?

No, there is no ATM in Nubra Valley. However, there are at least 4 ATM’s in Leh of J&K Bank, SBI & HDFC banks.

Q. How far is Nubra Valley from Leh?

Nubra Valley is located at a distance of almost 150 kilometers from Leh.

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