7 Things to do in Nubra Valley 2022 that You Shouldn't Miss Trying
Created by: Ankita
On 04 Jan 2022
Up for exploring one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh- Nubra Valley? Well, you have made the best decision of your life as the place should be visited by every traveller out there at least once in a lifetime. This cold-deserted region of Ladakh has a lot to offer to you that will make you spoilt for choice. Ultra-wide landscapes, splendid mountain faces, scenic trails, will take your breath away at the very first sight. When it comes to activities to do in this region, there are many. So to make it easier for you we have listed below a list of top things to do in Nubra Valley 2022 that will give you memories of a lifetime.
Head to Hunder village where you will not just witness the double-humped camels but can also enjoy a joyful ride on them. Sitting on top of these beautiful creatures and exploring the beauty of the mountains and trees at a distance would be a sight to behold. So, don't miss out on this must-do activity when in Nubra Valley.
Distance & Duration from Nubra Valley- 86km/ 2hr 30min.
Key Attractions- Camel safari, and photography, sunset view.
2. Take a Dip in the Hot Water Springs
Unwind yourself by taking a dive in the hot water springs of Panamik Village. With high amounts of sulphur, the water is believed to have medical properties that can ease any sort of aches. So, scrub yourself and enjoy the feel of hot water on your skin after a tiring journey.
Distance & Duration from Nubra Valley- 19km/40min.
Key Attractions- Hot Water Spring, photography, and take a stroll in and around the village.
3. Witness the Ancient Monasteries/Gompas
Yet another top thing to do in Nubra Valley is to familiarize yourself with the Buddhist heritage by visiting the prominent Buddhist gompas. Make sure you don't bid adieu to Nubra without visiting Diskit monastery, Samstanling Monastery, Lachung Temple, and Hundur Monastery. If you happen to visit in October, you can make the most of your monastery tour by attending the 2-day Diskit Gustor Monastery Festival where you can interact with the monks, witness the rituals performed for an unmatched experience.
Key Attractions- Witness the stunning architecture; paintings; wall hangings, click some Instagramable pictures, interact with the monks, witness the festivals, etc.
4. Feel Pure Bliss at the Alpine Yarab Tso
Secluded, pure, serene are the words that best describe Yarab Tso Lake. This beautiful lake is nestled near the Sumur Village, and you have to hike uphill for approx 20 min to reach there. The lake is revered as one of the holiest alpine lakes by the locals, and so make sure you don't put your feet or take a dip in the water. Simply sit here for hours, breathe in the fresh mountain air and embrace a sense of calmness. No doubt, you will feel relaxed and re-energised.
Distance & Duration from Nubra Valley- 160km/ 4-5hrs.
Key Attractions- Feel your heart with sanctity, peace, enjoy sunrise/sunset.
5. Visit the Much-Celebrated Statue of Maitreya Buddha
And, you can't miss out on the most Instagrammed photo of the Maitreya Buddha statue. The 106 feet tall statue is sitting beautifully below the Diskit Monastery facing the Shyok River and is no less than a treat to the eyes and soul. Other than the height of the statue, the other things that make it stand out are: first, the statue is believed to protect the Diskit Village, second, it is considered to promote world peace.
Distance & Duration from Nubra Valley- 76km/ 2-3hrs.
Key Attractions- Spend some time in peace and photography.
6. Try the Delicious Apricots- Taste that You Won't Find Anywhere Else
Yet another thing to do in Nubra Valley is head to Turtuk, the last village of India on the Indo-Pak border. The little hamlet Turtuk is fringed by Nubra Valley on one side and Baltistan on the other, to relish the delicious apricots grown here in abundance. The sheer beauty of the village will leave you awestruck. Distance & Duration from Nubra Valley- 163km/ 4-5hrs
Key Attractions- Try the delicious apricots, interact with the locals to learn about the history of the place.
7. Explore the History and Culture
Make the most of your visit to Nubra Valley by exploring and learning about the history and culture of the region. Head to visit Balti Muslim villages beyond Hunder, where you will get a taste of local history. Next, head to Turtuk to explore ancient wooden mosques and enjoy Balti cuisine at the Balti kitchen.
Best Time To Visit Nubra Valley?
The ideal season to plan a trip to Nubra Valley would be the summer season between April and June when the temperature ranges from 15°C to 30°C. The weather is pleasant to indulge in sightseeing and enjoy a plethora of adventure activities like trekking, camping, bike rides, ATV rides and a lot more.
Ladakh in the monsoon season between July to September experiences little to no rainfall with temperatures ranging from 3°C to 15°C. However, you will find incessant rainfall on the Manali-Leh route. So if you are planning a bike trip, you need to be prepared with all your waterproof biking gears.
How to Reach Nubra Valley?
By Air- Leh Airport is well connected with direct flights from Delhi and Chandigarh and connecting flights from Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune Bangalore and other parts of the country. From Leh Airport, you can take a shared/private taxi and reach Nubra Valley covering a distance & duration of 160km/ 4hr 42km.
By Road- First, reach Leh via either Manali-Leh or Srinagar-Leh from National Highway 1. There are several bus services that run on a regular basis From Manali and Srinagar to Leh. Upon reaching Leh, you can take a shared/private taxi to reach Nubra Valley. If you are coming on your own by bike Or car take any of these 3 routes mentioned below:
-Leh to Nubra Valley via Wari La
-Leh to Nubra Valley via Agham Shyok Road
-Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La
By Train- Leh doesn’t have its own railway station. So board a train from your city to Jammu Tawi Railway Station and from Jammu Tawi take a can to reach Leh covering a distance of approx 844 km. It would be a long stretch, so we advise you to reach Leh either by air or road.
With this, we would like to end our blog on the top best things/activities to do in Nubra Valley. Hope this works for you for your upcoming Nubra Valley trip. And if you need any assistance with things to carry/checklist to follow for Nubra Valley or get a perfect itinerary for Leh Ladakh Trip, we are just a call away. Happy Travelling!