• Yukta Chaudhari

8 Most Breathtaking Things to do in Nubra Valley

Updated: Sep 16

Located in the northernmost part of Jammu and Kashmir, the Nubra valley is heaven to the eyes. Its scenic beauty and mesmerizing landscapes are what make Nubra special.

The Nubra valley is situated about 150 km from Leh and is popularly known as the orchard of Ladakh. Nubra isn't just a gem of nature and its beauty but also encloses a history of ancient Buddhist tradition within it, making it a significant tourist attraction.

Nubra provides a variety of exciting adventures, beautiful monuments, and amazing food. Here are some things to do in Nubra valley during your visit.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

1. Bactrian Camel Safari

Bactrian camel
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Camels have been the major mode of transport in Ladakh for centuries. With the closing of the silk route, many of these camels were left abandoned in Nubra.

The Bactrian camel is known as the last remains of the silk route however the characteristic that makes these camels unique is that they have two humps instead of the commonly found one hump camels.

While you may have done camel safaris before, these unique double-humped camels of Ladakh along with the breathtaking view of the Nubra valley make this safari a must-try thing

Timings : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Best time to visit: July to September.

2. Quad Biking in Hunder

Quad Biking
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While you might have seen Hunder in the training scenes of the movie ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’, the location is also famous for its ATV bike riding experience.

Surrounded by the great sand dunes of Hunder as well as riding on the biggest sand dune Khalsar which is about 10500ft this makes this experience, not just fun but also visually pleasing.

Enjoy the thrill of this quad biking experience and make this your very own Bollywood main character moment.

Cost: 1000 INR

Distance: 3km (approx)

3. River Rafting in Zanskar