Nubra Valley is a Tri-armed valley, which was originally called LDUMRA, means the valley of flowers. Nubra is also known as VALLEY OF ORCHARDS in a cold barren land, which is among the sub-district in Ladakh located to the north-east side, having Diskit village as its main head-quarters. The average altitude of the valley is about 10,000 ft. above the sea level. Nubra Valley is 125kms north from the main town of Leh. Nubra valley is formed by the Shyok River, which is a tributary of the Indus, and the Nubra or the Siachen River. Nubra Valley is about 150km north from its principle town, Leh. Nubra Valley was the ancient gateway for the famous Silk Route. Nubra Valley is surrounded from all the sides by snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
Nubra valley is famously known as “BROKEN MOONLAND” because in winter, the whole valley looks like the landscape of moon. Nubra Valley lies in between Tibet and Kashmir. The main attractions of Nubra valley are Shaggy Double humped Bactrian Camels around sand dunes, Panamik, Yarab Tso Lake, Diskit Monastery or Diskit Gompa, Hunder Monastery, Lachung temple, Maitreya Buddha statue, Samstanling Monastery, and mainly for the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardung La Pass (18,380 feet).
You can see apricot trees loaded around the entire village with views closer to Karakorum Range. Nubra village is a must see place, if you miss this part, then you are almost missing the heart of the Ladakh.