Nubra Valley: Austerely beautiful enclave cradled by rugged mountains

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A high altitude cold desert, Nubra Valley lives in remoteness for most of the year and comes to life during summers. Thanks to this isolation, it is one of the unspoilt destinations in India far from the madding crowd. It lies about 150 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachan, meet form a large valley. This valley  separates the Ladakh from the Karakoram Ranges and the famous Siachen Glacier lies to the north of the valley.

To the northwest of Nubra valley, lies The Sasser Pass and the famous Karakoram Pass of the ‘Silk Route’ fame which connect Nubra with Xinjiang. Panamik village is the last settlement in the northern end of in Nubra valley is open to tourists. Nubra valley has a lot to offer and is as a must do for everyone who travels to Leh It has been identified as a tourist  circuit by the local administration of Leh district. See Pics:

Panamik: Located at a distance of about 150 kms from Leh, Panamik hamlet is the final frontier village of India.

Yarab Tso Lake: Yarab Tso Lake is considered to be holy and is also often referred to as hidden lake.

 

Diskit Monastery: Diskit in Ladakh region of J&K is famous for its 14th century monastery, the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley.

Maitreya Buddha: Countless eons ago, having made many offerings, Maitreya took bodhisattva vows from the Tathagata Great Power.

Samstanling Monastery: Founded by Lama Tsultim Nima around 140 years back, the Samstanling Monastery is located in the Sumlur village.

Camel Safari in Hunder Sand Dunes: North of Leh, the Nubra Valley,the highest deserts in the world where many are lured to experience the Camel Safari.

Khardung la Pass: Khardung La is a high mountain pass located in Ladakh region of the Indian state of J&K.

 

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