Nubra ValleyNubra Valley is the most recently opened area of Ladakh with breathtaking views and delightfully hospitable inhabitants, it is quite an experience.
Once a trading route that connected eastern Tibet with Turkistan via the famous Karakoram Pass, Nubra Valley is the most recently opened area of Ladakh with breathtaking views and delightfully hospitable inhabitants, it is quite an experience.
Diskit is the administrative center of the Nubra Valley. It is located on the edge of a desert in the Shyok valley, eight hours away, on the other side of Khardong La.
Surrounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges and a wonderful view of the Leh Valley, the thrill is replaced by a feeling of extreme beauty.
Going down into the valley, only the first few kilometers are difficult. Soon, following a stream you arrive in a surprisingly green landscape with sturdy rock formations that rise to the sky with the peaks in the background.
A true fairytale landscape.
Diskit looks like a ghost town, an oasis of tranquility. A pleasant one-day walk takes you to Somoor, halfway to Panamik.
A Ladakhi meal was served around the big black stove in the kitchen, the most important room in every Ladakhi house. It is the right place to warm up on a cold winter night, the place where the family meets, the homework is over and the prayers are said.
Tiger is just another three kilometers to Panamik. An easy afternoon hike, enjoying the beauty and calm of the countryside.
The farthest place that permits you to visit in the valley is Panamik, the last settlement of any size before the Tibetan border. It is not very wise to proceed beyond the barrier provided at the northern end of the city as it is a rather delicate border area. It is completely controlled by the Indian army, usually with very friendly soldiers.
Ensa Gompa, who is 250 years old and sits on top of a rock overlooking the snow-capped mountains across the valley, is much farther away than it looks. It takes at least a six-hour walk to reach it, which also involves crossing the river to Hargam.
The thermal springs on the outskirts of Panamik invite an experience that most likely will be the first contact with hot water since leaving Leh.
The Nubra Valley is one of the last treasures of our planet, which lives thanks to its isolation for most of the year in the heart of the great Himalayas.
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