Category: Nubra Valley


Turtuk lies 85km beyond Hundar in the Shyok Valley, and was the highlight of my stay in the region. The journey to get there is nothing but breathtaking, be prepared to endlessly stop and soak up the scenes as they unfold before you. The road valley narrows into a canyon […]

Diskit Gompa

Diskit monastery dates back to the 15th century and is Nubra’s most historic monument. Situated 150m above the village, the zig-zag road up passes by the new giant 32 meter high statue of Maitfreya (Future Buddha). The gompa can also be reached on foot, but it’s a steep […]

Samstanling Gompa

Samstanling Monastery lies between the villages of Kyagar and Sumur in the Nubra Valley. The monastery was founded in 1841 by Lama Tsultrim Nima, and is currently home to about 50 monks. In 1962, the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Gompa. It’s location, just 1km above the small town of Sumur, is well […]

Khardung La Pass

At an elevation of 18,379 ft, the Khardung La is the world’s highest motorable road and serves as gateway to the Nubra Valley. Khardung La (in Tibetan, La means pass) starts about 40km from Leh. The pass offers amazing views of the valley and the roads winding up the […]