Things To Do in Nubra Valley

 Below are mentioned all the things to do in Nubra Valley

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In terms of activities and adventures, there is a lot to do in the Nubra, as well as the Shyok valley. One can visit Diskit, Nubra’s commercial hub that overlooks the Shayok-Nubra confluence from the southern side. The main attraction here is the Gyaldan Tashi Chulling Gompa (or the Diskit Gompa). Perched high above the town, it resembles an authoritative fort and offers stunning views of the valley. Plundered during the Mongol invasion of Ladakh, this 15th-century gompa hosts about 70 monks, and boasts of an interesting gon-Khang (shrine of the guardian deities), apart from two other assembly halls where you can catch the daily morning prayers. Further ahead, one can enjoy a walk along the mani walls and view whitewashed chortens. Footpaths lead to the back of the monastery from where a superb view of the Shyok Valley greets the tourists.

10 km west of Diskit stands Hundar village, more of a tourist spot than Diskit. Its mesmerizing landscapes, stunning sunsets, low white houses, empty paths, running water channels and luminous sand dunes create the imagery of a perfect “getaway”. This scenery is completed by the unusual Bactrian camels with their goofy-looking faces and double-humped figures, offering once-in-a-lifetime rides to excited tourists which adds into one of the most mesmerizing things to do in Nubra Valley.

Hundar is also home to the Zumskhang Gompa which once belonged to a local chieftain. A small building, it boasts of beautifully painted sculptures and wooden carvings that are not to be missed. The history behind these murals is still unknown which makes them all the more enchanting.

Further, Sumur and Tegar villages are also home to some of the unique monasteries of the world and a quick drive from here takes one to the astounding hot water springs of Panamik, which is the last accessible spot on the road to Siachen. The list of things to do in Nubra Valley remains incomplete without a detour to Turtuk, a village known for its strategic historical and geographical significance where one can visit some of the most exquisite gompas and monasteries in Diskit, or ride a bacterian camel in Hundar among the vast, beautiful sand dunes, decorated against a backdrop of mighty, rugged cliffs. Turtuk, the last accessible village in the Shayok region, offers an exhilarating thrill of being where no one has ever been. A trip to this hidden Shangri-la, with its outrageous landscape of jagged peaks and green oasis, is a fitting end to the most unpredictable journey ever.


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