How to Reach Nubra Valley

Ankita | Updated on June 13, 2022

There is something special about Nubra Valley that makes it close to the heart of the globetrotters. And your trip to Nubra Valley will not be complete without touching the swirling roads of Nubra Valley. The cold-deserted region of Leh Ladakh is home to a number of wonders like the Diskit Monastery; Hunder Sand Dunes (double-humped Bactrian camel safari); Samstanling Gompa; Yarab Tso Lake; Turtuk village (for the most delicious apricots); and Panamik village (hot water springs).

No doubt, Nubra valley mesmerize every traveller who comes here from different parts of the country. So, pack your bags to witness unparalleled beauty all around but before that take a quick look at how to reach Nubra Valley by air, train, and road.

How to reach by Air: Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the nearest to Nubra Valley, located at a distance of approx 161 km which would take you around 5-6 hrs to reach.

How to reach by Road: To reach Nubra Valley, you must first reach Leh via the National Highway (NH 1) which connects the Manali-Leh Highway or the Srinagar to Leh. Wondering how to reach Nubra Valley from Leh? Well, there are 3 routes;

  • Leh-Nubra Valley via Khardung La
  • Leh to Nubra Valley via Wari La
  • Leh-Nubra Valley via Agham Shyok Road

How to reach by Train: Leh doesn’t have its own railway station. Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Nubra Valley, located at a distance of about 844 km. You can board a train to Jammu Tawi and from there book a taxi to reach Nubra Valley.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Delhi:

By Road: If you are up for an adventure-filled bike ride, you can take the Manali-Leh route via NH1 from Delhi to reach Nubra which would cover approx 1,169 km.

By Air: Delhi is well connected with Leh Airport. You can board a flight to Leh and upon arrival, book a taxi to reach Nubra Valley which will take you around 160 km/ 4-5 hrs.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Mumbai:

Mumbai airport has indirect flight connectivity to Leh covering a distance of approx 2,450 km. Your first halt would be in Delhi. Upon reaching Leh, you can book a taxi to reach Nubra Valley covering a distance of approx 160 km/4-5 hrs.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Manali:

When planning to visit Nubra Valley from Manali, you can board a bus run by both HRTC and HPTDC on Manali to Leh Highway covering a distance & duration of approx 427 km/ 11-12 hrs. From Leh bus stand, you can book a taxi to reach Nubra Valley covering a distance & duration of 160 km/ 4-5 hrs.

Similarly, if you wish to drive your own vehicle, take the Manali-Leh Highway route to reach Nubra Valley.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Chandigarh:

By Air: Board a flight from Chandigarh to Leh. From Leh airport, you can book a private/shared taxi to reach Nubra Valley.

  • Chandigarh Leh: 1hr 10min
  • Leh to Nubra Valley: 4-5 hrs

By Road: There are frequent direct buses that run between Chandigarh and Manali covering a distance & duration of 304 km/ 8-9 hrs. From Manali, you can either drive your own vehicle to reach Nubra Valley or board a bus run by both HRTC and HPTDC on Manali to Leh Highway covering a distance & duration of approx 427 km/ 11-12 hrs. From Leh, hire a taxi to reach Nubra Valley.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Pune:

Board a connecting flight from Pune airport to Leh which would take around 6-7 hrs. The halt would be in New Delhi. Upon reaching Leh, you can book a private/shared taxi to reach Nubra Valley.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Kolkata:

Board a connecting flight from Kolkata to Leh which would take around 6-7 hrs. The halt would be at Delhi Airport. From Leh, book a private/shared taxi to reach Nubra.

How to reach Nubra Valley from Bangalore:

Fly to New Delhi from Bangalore and then fly to Leh from Delhi. From Leh airport, you can book a private/shared taxi to reach Nubra Valley.

  • Bangalore to Delhi: 2h 45m
  • Delhi to Leh: 1h 30m
  • Leh to Nubra Valley: 4-5 hrs

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