is the geographical backbone, and the historical heartland of Ladakh.
The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La from Leh
where one will first encounter the Shyok Valley. To enter the
, one must cross over the Shyok River via a small bridge and pass through a military checkpoint. Non-locals require an "Inner Line" permit (easily obtained in Leh
town) to pass. The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass lie to the northwest of the valley which connect
with Xinjiang. Previously there was much trade passing through the area with East Turkestan and Central Asia. The
contains the small towns of Sumur and Panamik. Sumur has a Buddhist gompa or monastery while Panamik is noted for its hot springs. Most of the people are of mixed Tibetan and Central Asian origin and speak varieties of the Balti language.
The beautiful village of Baigdandu is located in the valley. Here one can suddenly find beautiful people boys and girls with startling blue eyes, auburn hair and ruddy cheeks as against the typical mongoloid features of the Ladakhis.
Buddhist monasteries flourished in the valley among which the famous Diskit Gompa. This monastery, over 350 years old, is the oldest in the
region. It is also one of the largest.The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) Sect. The
is accessible from Leh
via a number of high passes. One of them is the Khardong-la, the highest motorable pass at 5600 m. Location
150 km north of Leh Altitude
3500 m Significance
Historical heartland of Ladakh.
. Also known As
Orchard of Ladakh.
. Places to see
Drok-pa village, Baigdandu village, Shyok Valley, Diskit and Hundar How to spend time/Attractions
Camping, Photography, Trekking
Nubra Valley is accessible from Leh via a number of high passes. jk tourism online offers various ladakh tours to nubra valley