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Nubra Valley, Jammu and Kashmir

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The colorful scenery of Nubra Valley features sand dunes, hot springs, and green oases of apricot trees, all accessible by one of the highest navigable roads in the world. At an average of 3,048 m (10,000 ft) above sea level, the valley is a perfect place to stop and acclimatize before climbing farther to higher altitudes. While there, you can visit the largest and oldest Buddhist monastery in the valley and see a 32 m (106 ft) tall statue of Maitrey Buddha. You can also ride a camel over sand dunes, get a glimpse of local Balti culture at one of the valley's villages, or explore the Yarab Tso Lake, considered holly by the natives. Plan to visit Nubra Valley and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hunder attractions using our Hunder tourist route planner.
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  • Beautiful ... Breathtaking .We travelled to leh with our 6 years old and had a wonderful time . We gave 2 full days for acclimatisation as we took a flight from Bangalore to Leh, then we visited to nu...  more »
  • Although you need a permit to visit the Nubra Valley, but you can get it in Leh easily and kostengünsig. Worth the effort without ifs and buts. Because apart from the fact that even in Leh, not quite but almost always beautiful in the Nubra weather prevails and the thin mountain air ensures clarity, it deserves this landscape with its population living here to be enjoyed. A wide valley with a meandering River, intensively cultivated green oases with poplar trees and corn fields on alluvial fans, in between smaller dune spots, home gardens with colorful dahlias or tagetes, straw-covered flat roofs as well as repeatedly Buddhist places of worship, so Mani with Scripture stones, prayer flags and mixtures - all there, Gompas and monasteries anyway. And if you want to withdraw even temporarily by human, the next Valley is just around the corner, where it is stony and plenty empty. No wonder that lovely, relaxed people in a Valley live in such a beautiful, secluded world, Shangri La is much closer than the place that means so and so now no longer like Shangri La works (maybe that's why on this site still under Zhongdian conducted) in China for one and a half decades. -Quite so, because the Nubra Valley corresponds to that Heavenly fictitious Tibet place of the writer James Hilton rather than the real namesake in Yunnan.
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  • Everything wonderful about it. Sand dunes, oasis, the local fruit, friendliest people on earth, humongous colorful mountains, OMG, we were awestruck. A must visit place.  more »