Nubra Valley (Ldumra) Valley Of Flowers

Nubra Valley is a three-armed valley located to the northeast of the Ladakh Valley. It is formed at the confluence of the Shyok and Nubra river.  The Shyok River flows northwest and the Nubra River forms an acute angle, joining it from the north-northwest. The Shyok River goes further and joins the Indus River. The central settlement of Nubra is 150 km away from Leh.

The average elevation of this valley is 3,038 m॰ or 10,000 feet. According to the locals here, its ancient name was Dumra (Valley of Flowers). To reach here one has to go through Leh to Khardung La Pass.A delightful place with greenery, surrounded by powerful mountains all around, where every color of gray is visible, the deep Nubra valley of Ladakh is nothing short of a miraculous repetition of nature. Nubra is a popular tourist destination, with its vast stretches of isolated, yet stunning, dry sand dunes, ancient ruins and serene Buddhist monasteries. Located about 150 km from the city of Leh, the valley lies at the confluence of rivers called Shyok and Siachen.

The unique Bactrian camels with two humps can be seen here, marking the cold desert, with swaying sand dunes. The valley is also home to the famous Pashmina goat. Panamik village, situated near the Siachen Glacier, is a spectacular stop. Diskit Math, Yarb Tso Lake, Maitreya Buddha, Samstantling Monastery and Khardung La Pass are some of the other major attractions here.

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