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October 30th 2011
Published: October 30th 2011
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Nubra 'the valley of flowers' is located in the north of Leh around 120 kms across Khardung La (18,380ft), the world's highest motorable road. Nubra used to be an important trade center on the famous silk route leading from Leh to Kashgar through the two passes of Saser and Karakoram.

The main attractions of this region are the Bactrian camels (double humped camels), Khardung-La Pass (world's highest motorable road at 18,380 feet), the Diskit and Samstaling monasteries and the hot springs at Panamik.

Diskit, Hundar, Panamik and Tiger are the main towns and villages of Nubra. Diskit is home to a busy and dramatically positioned Gompa. It is also the administrative center of Nubra. Hundar is the greenest of all Nubra villages. This is also the place where you can view the splendid beauty of a desert. The Bactrian camels (double humped) are found here and one can take a camel ride on the white sand dunes. Panamik village is famous for hot water springs, reputed to have therapeutic qualities.


30th December 2012

Nubra Valley
Sonam Guest house - Nubra. over looking the Diskit Maitreya Buddha statue. wonderful location. recently constructed. run by lovely middle-aged couple(both are School teachers) . Food is home cooked - awesome. vegetables fresh from kitchen garden. they organize a momo party also at night. very affordable. bathrooms and rooms very nicely maintained and cleaned. authentic Ladakhi cuisine served if asked for. the lady is a very good in cooking Parathas and North Indian food also. we stayed at 300rs/day rate. food was 150Rs/person/per day. rates fluctuate according to number of tourist in that particular week. subject to change. located on main road(highway). ample parking space. very nice view. cosy rooms. best for families and single lady travellers. rooms have huge windows and a great view. kitchen is very big and very traditional. the best part we enjoyed was d vegetable momos(never thought vegetable momos will be so tasty. it seems they taste heavenly because of the fresh cabbage and carrots) do try this place. Phone number - 01980 220109, 09469265784, 09469384010.

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