Camel ride - Hunder
On the road
1 night - 2 days / 2 nights - 3 days
Nubra is Known for its Landscape, Orchards, Bactrian camels, Culture, Tradition, Adventure and monasteries; Nubra Valley is in the northernmost part of Leh Ladakh J&K. It is Situated about 130 kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is known as the Orchard of Ladakh and was originally called Ldumra which meant the valley of flowers.
The valley is Surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan ranges and the great karakoram range. The view of the valley is picturesque and breathtaking. During winter, the whole valley looks like landscape of the moon and in Summer it is full of greenery.
The most Interesting part of the journey to reach Nubra valley is that you will have to cross the inspiring and challenging Khardung La, at an altitude of 18380ft. It is the highest motorable pass in the world. After the pass you enter the nubra valley and from a distance, it seems parched and dry. However, the valley mainly consists of prime farm land. No wonder then that the valley has earned the sobriquet Orchard of Ladakh.
It is not just scenic natural beauty of Nubra which attracts tourists. The valley is predominantly Buddhist and has several centres of Buddhist learning. Ensa, Samstenling, Diskit and Hunder monastery are the famous Buddhist monasteries in the region.
The sand dunes between Diskit and Hunder are another attraction for tourists. They stop at the cold desert to watch the sand dunes and enjoy the rides on the Bactrian camels. These Bactrian Camel has two humps, in contrast to the single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India. The Bactrian camels, found only in Hunder, were the main mode of transport when Ladakh was an important stopover on the ancient trade routes with Central Asia.
Nubra is still important as it is a major trade centre for woolen textiles made of Pashmina wool and horticultural crops. Locals produce fruits like apples, walnuts, apricots, almonds and staple crops like wheat, barley, etc.