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Nubra Valley


As the gurgling Shyok River meets the alluring Siachen River, they form a picturesque valley known as the Nubra Valley. A semi-arid desert area located at an astounding height of 10,000ft, the beauty of Nubra Valley is almost impossible to describe in words!

Ornate with barren and fascinating peaks, dotted with colourful prayer flags, fringed with captivating sand dunes, and inhabited by heart-warming locals, Nubra Valley is among the highest deserts in the entire world. With the gorgeous Siachen Glacier towards the north, this pictorial valley separates Ladakh from the Karakoram Range, and is one of the major attractions in all the Leh Ladakh tour packages.

LocationSituated at a height of around 10,000ft, Nubra Valley is located around 150km towards the north of Leh and around 575km from Srinagar. Delhi, the country’s capital is around 1,409km from Nubra Valley.

Best Time to Visit Nubra Valley

Summer (April to June) is considered as the best time to visit this magnificent valley. During this period, temperature in the valley starts rising while being accompanied by a clear atmosphere; it makes it an ideal season for sightseeing and other activities in Nubra Valley.

The pre-winter season or September to October is also an ideal time to visit Nubra Valley. Though temperature might start going down, it still remains bearable for outsiders. Post this season, as the winter starts approaching its peak, the Khardung La Pass shuts down making it quite impossible to reach Nubra Valley.

Visitors should not book any Leh Ladakh tour packages during the monsoons as well. Nubra Valley experiences highest rainfall from July to August; chances of landslide increases during this interval.

Tourist Attractions in Nubra Valley:

Samstangling Monastery:

Located in the Sumlur Village in Nubra Valley, SamstanglingMonasterys is also among the must visit places in the valley as well as in the Leh Ladakh tour packages. Founded by Lama Tsultim around 140 years ago, this religious enclave is also an important Buddhism learning centre.

Festivals in Nubra Valley:

Dosmoche Festival:

Dosmoche Festival is the most festive celebration in Nubra Valley. It is also one of the biggest festivals that is celebrated away from Leh. Dating back to the royal era of Ladakh, this festival is celebrated in the Diskit Monastery and runs for around two days. During Dosmoche Festival, lamas perform a sacred dance along the beats of traditional drums and fiesta reaches the peak.

Losar Festival:

The Losar Mela or Losar Festival is among the heartiest festivals in Nubra Valley. Also celebrated in other corners of Leh Ladakh region, this festival marks the onset of the Ladakhi New Year, and is a true riot of colours, cultures, and tradition. Starting from kids to adults, everyone participates in Losar Meal whole heartedly. While women adorn themselves in the most impressive ways, men drape themselves in their traditional attires to attend the festival. Grand feasts and fiestas are the main attractions of Losar Mela in Nubra Valley.