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Nubra Valley: Experience the Bactrian Camel Ride

By Shanmugam - June 10, 2020
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Nubra Valley in Ladakh

Located on top of India, Ladakh is an impeccable state of India. The state contains age-old traditions, ancient customs and culture. It is vibrant with so many religious festivals and celebrations. Guarding the borders of India, the state allures more than a million tourist for its scenic road trips. Trekking and bikers love this place for the wide range of nature views. The whole state has scenic snow-capped mountains, lakes and valleys. These places add extra beauty to this state. In addition, Ladakh as a destination has so many quaint districts and towns. One of the most attracted districts in Ladakh, Lek is famous for Nubra valley. Moreover, the entire state has so many numerous waterfalls and valleys where you can go relax and chill. Well, Ladakh caters to people across generations for its beautiful valleys and nature touching places. There are indeed many places for exploration in Ladakh!

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Out of all the place, you should definitely visit Nubra valley first. It is one of the secluded places to visit in Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 3048 meters, these villages have very less population and the density is also quite low. Also, people make a visit at Diskit and stay at the capital of Nubra for a night after crossing the pass. Also, the valley has formed by the river Nubra and Shyok. These two rivers join and make the valley-wide, open expanses of desert. The place has lit up with diverse colours which makes the place picturesque. These untouched villages, tremendous stretches of sand and lakes. With no signal connection and a ticket away from all the modern ways of life, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a new age. The very famous Pangong lake is situated in vicinity to the valley.

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What is the Nubra Valley?

Nubra Valley is a huge and wide region positioned about 150 km north of Leh, the capital of Ladakh district. Nubra River is also called Siachen Naala by locals as the Siachen Glacier melts into this river. Also, Nubra River forms so beautifully as it connects with the Shyok river. These two rivers separate the grand Ladakh and Karakoram mountain ranges. Thes two river forms to be one of the largest draining in the Karakoram and a major tributary to the Indus River. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 feet or 3048 metres above the sea level. The western region of the valley borders Baltistan in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

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Things to do in Nubra Valley

Located in the north of Ladakh, the landscape offers a stunning view. Also, it is a hotspot for trekkers and adventure buffs. The valley sits approximately 120 Kms from the Leh town. Moreover, people love this place for its pleasant walking trails, camping, and seeing the beautifying landscapes. There are many things to do in Nubra valley. Also, it offers you can nature best colour palette together. Here is a list of things to do in the Nubra Valley.

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1. Take Bactrian Camel Safari

The valley offers some amazing line of vibrant flowers. You can go on a walk on this flower valley to take amazing pictures. Also, you can experience the Bactrian Camel ride. Opting for this ride will give a fascinating view of the valley and surrounding landscapes of this valley. It is also most recommended to take this ride as the roads aren’t that well developed.

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2.Panoramic View Of The Panamik Village

This quaint village is famous for its hot springs. Also, it has a rich trade history. The Silk route that connects the village connects with Tibet for trading. You can expect some breathtaking view and instagrammable pictures in this village. Going on a scenic Ensa Gompa trekking is the amazing thing to do in. You can also do some shopping of Pashmina Shawls, mats, and many other Kashmiri and Tibetan items. Since the village reset away from the busy city, the stay option and transportation options are very less.

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3.Visit The Holy Lake Yarab Tso, Leh Ladakh

If you are looking to relax from the hustle-bustle of the city life, then head to this hidden lake located near the scenic Sumur Village. The lake is picturesque and enchanting. The lake offers a spectacular rocky landscape surrounded by turquoise fresh water. It gives you a calm and solitude environment. Moreover, it is a perfect place to meditate or just do nothing. You can spend time exploring the lake and take amazing pictures. It is one of pristine and holiest lake in Ladakh. Ensure you abide by the customs and rituals of the locals. In short, the environment is so clean and you can feel the freshness in the air. It is one such place that gives you a completely different out of the world experience.

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4. Samstanling Monastery For Enchanting Landscapes

Established in the 18th century, Samstanling is one of the oldest and an amazing place to get a panoramic view of Ladakh. Situated 124 km from Leh in Sumlur Village, you will go through an amazing riding experience. The road that connects the monastery holds prayer flags, golden mountain ranges, and turquoise skyline. Moreover, the architecture and the built of the monastery will surely leave agape in amazement. The monastery has beautiful interiors and has a mix of gold, red, and white colours. Even now the monastery has 50 monks and they maintain the entire surrounding.

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5.Zanskar River Rafting

Missing little bit of adventure in your Ladakh tour? Nubra valley is famous for its adrenaline rushing River rafting. Whatever activity in Ladakh you will certainly come across many scenic areas, views of the nature connected villages and small towns during your ride. You have the option to the rafting distance according to the level of stamina you have.

Ladakh is a truly magical destination that will etch memories of a lifetime in your heart. With the plethora of places to visit, you can indeed be spoilt for choice. Book your Ladakh vacation package through Pickyourtrail to revel in a hassle-free holiday.

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