A Complete Guide To Nubra Valley In Leh

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The floor of the Nubra valley is covered with extremely thick thorny shrubs, that are used by the locals for the purpose of fuel as well as fencing. The villages that are situated around the valley are huge and flourishing, which have thick plantations of poplar and willow. The valley is around 150 km north from the main town of Leh. The altitude of the valley is just a little less than what the altitude of Leh is. It falls somewhere between 10,000 ft that is 3,231 m at Hundar and 10,600 ft that is 3231 m at Panamik. As per the climatic conditions, the best time to visit Nubra valley is during the autumn season which is between the month of July to September.

One of the extremely popular prayer festivals of the Nubra Valley, is Dosmoche or Desmochhey festival. It is also known as the ‘Festival of the Scapegoat’ which is celebrated at the Diksit Monastery. This festival is also celebrated in Likir, Leh, in the month of February when the Khardon peak covered with snow. The locals gather at the Diksit Monastery for the celebration.

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The masked dance performed by the Lamas dressed in a dramatic manner is the major attraction. It is an attraction of the victory of good over bad. The nearby villages are a great way to enjoy the beautiful view of the valley while taking a stroll. Moreover, The 32- meters high statue of Maitreya Buddha is the landmark of the valley and a famous tourist attraction too. There are several guest houses which prove to be a comfortable accommodation option. In order to reach Nubra valley, you have to pass through the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world. Another route, (opened in 2008), crosses Wari La from Sakti, towards the east of Khardung La, which connects to the main Nubra road system via Agham and Khalsar along the Shyok River. Along with this, if you want to use the air mode, then the nearest airport is in Leh.

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