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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley is replete with unexplored and lesser explored nature’s gem. The valley is undoubtedly for the adventurous souls who would like to push their endurance limit for sighting some extraordinary places. The main sightseeing places and tourist attractions in Nubra Valley includes, Diskit Monastery, which is the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery in the valley; the tall statue of Maitreyi Buddha, and the desert of Hunder. Apart from this, Nubra has stunning hot springs in Panamik. Other two worth seeing places in Nubra Valley are Sumur and Turtuk.

One of the best activities to enjoy in the ride on a unique species of camel, Bactrian or double-humped. The expansive desert of Hunder is the place where this one-of-its kind experience can be enjoyed. Apart from this, Nubra Valley makes an excellent destination for trekking. The trails take the adventurers to some of the most exotic places in the valley like Tirit, Lukung, Tegar and Samstaling and Sumur. Camping in Nubra Valley is also an exhilarating activity to indulge in.

Things To Do In Nubra Valley :-


Diskit Gompa

Directly above Old Diskit, a 2km spaghetti of hairpins winds up to this photogenic monastery complex, much of which dates to between the 14th and 17th centuries. At the back far right-hand corner of the medieval gon…

Yabgo Royal House

The Yabgo rajas of Chorbat-Baltistan trace their dynasty back to Central Asia, and have had a palace in Turtuk from at least the 15th century. What remains is a modest two-storey courtyard house with aged wooden col…

Khardung La

At 5602m, Khardung La is claimed (and disputed) to be the world’s highest motorable pass. A plethora of prayer flags festoons a flanking chaos of rocks and there's permanent glacial ice on the pass's north face. The…

Ensa Monastery

Remote 600-year-old Ensa Monastery, 35km north of Sumur on the west bank of the Nubra, feels like it's close to the end of the world. The monastery itself is small and home to only one monk, but a lovely kora path t…

Zimskang Museum

At the centre of charming Tegar village is the ancient little Manekhang Gompa from which a mani wall and a line of chortens leads down a sloping lane to this unmarked historic house preserved in its original conditi…

Hunder Gompa

Hunder's small but expanding monastery is most interesting for the various Buddhist sites dotted around it, notably a series of ancient whitewashed chortens and the Skalzang mani wall. A pilgrim path across the main…

Samstemling Gompa

The extensively rebuilt 19th-century Samstemling Gompa is of minor interest but the uphill walk here from Sumur is charming. It's some 1.5km above Tegar's Zamskhang Palace ruins on a lane that loops back down into S…

Turtuk Old Mosque

In the heart of Turtuk Youl, the Old Mosque's distinctive feature is a wooden minaret with a spiral staircase only partly encased by timber slats. Locals date the mosque back to at least the 16th century.

Zamskhang Palace Ruins

The long-abandoned former residence of the kings of Nubra is in an advanced state of ruin, but it offers fine views over the valley, alongside many scattered little stupas filled with votive clay tablets.

3)Tso Morori Lake

A small triangle of blue in the midst of mountains.
Tso-moriri Lake also known as Mountain Lake is a spectacular site amidst mountain ranges in Leh.

Tso-moriri or Lake Moriri is a High Altitude Lake (officially named as Tso-moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve), located in the Changthang (literal meaning, northern plains) area with an altitude of 4,595 m (15,075 ft). The Tso-moriri Lake measures about 28 km in length from north to south and about 4-6 km in breadth and about 100 feet average in-depth. Maximum depth of Tso-moriri Lake is 248 feet. Tso-moriri Lake is surrounded by barren hills, with the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered mountains.

Tso-moriri is mind-numbingly beautiful, Calm and sacred lake for Ladakhis. Tso-moriri is slightly higher than Pangong Tso and the water is far less brackish supporting more birdlife. The water is crystal clear and of a deep blue color. However, since the Tso-moriri Lake has no outlet, its waters are consequently brackish, although not very detectable to the taste. In fact, the Tso-moriri Lake was once a popular source of salt.

Tso-moriri Lake is situated in the middle of the elevated district of Rupshu. The Rupshu valley lies south east of Ladakh on the road from Manali to Leh at altitude ranging from 16,500 feet. The 137 km drive from Leh to Rupshu can be covered in 7 to 9 hours. This pretty valley is inhabited by a small population of ‘Changspa’, who are nomadic shepherds. The area is rich in wildlife including the wild ass, black necked cranes and geese flock to the lake side for breeding during the summer months. This serene lake and the area around it attract a large range of wildlife, including migratory birds, marmots, wild asses, and (rarely spotted) Tibetan wolves. Nomadic herders of goats, yaks, and cows live in the lake's vicinity. In reality this place is extremely harsh and difficult to survive especially in winters. This eye-soothing lake is the Divine Destination in Leh.