Common questions

Which is better Nubra Valley or Pangong Lake?

Which is better Nubra Valley or Pangong Lake?

The drive to nubra is prettier- the landscapes are more varied. Nubra itself doesnt have much to offer, the sand dunes are not out of the world. Pangong Lake is the most beautiful lake in the world, I’ve never seen that color of blue outside of picture books before.

How is the road from Leh to Nubra Valley?

There is only one road access to Nubra valley is through Khardung la, which is highest motorable road in the world. Nubra is approx 150 Kms from the Leh town and takes approx 5 hours (Including small halt at Khardung la and couple of other places).

How do I get from Leh to Nubra?


  1. By Air. Leh is the nearest airport. From Leh, one can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Nubra Valley.
  2. By Train. Jammu is the nearest railway station.
  3. By Road. Nubra can be reached by by bus or jeep from Leh, about 150 km away.

How many days are enough for Nubra Valley?

If you want to cover all of these places, then you will need at least 3 days in Nubra Valley. If you just have one, you can cover Diskit Monastery, Maitreya Buddha, Hunder sand dunes, Bactrian camels, and Panamik hot water springs.

Is it safe to visit Pangong Lake?

According to official rules, tourists can visit the lake despite the ongoing military stand-off between India and China in the region. The only change, however, is that tourists will have to follow strict Covid-19 guidelines.

How is the road from Leh to Pangong Lake?

As far as getting to the Pangong Lake from Leh is considered, the main location of Spangmik near the lake is located at about 160 km one way. Connected via road, the ride takes one over the Chang La Pass (5,360 m) and the Pagal Naala (The Crazy Stream), before one lands up in Pangong (4,250 m).

Is Nubra Valley Safe?

The valley is very safe. Most foreign tourists book their trips to Nubra Valley (and back) in Leh itself. That’s the best way to go about it. We suggest you to carry warm clothing, take care of yourself from the weather, and stay at reputed camps and cottages only.

Is Nubra Valley open for tourists?

All the places in Ladakh including Leh, Khardungla pass, Nubra Valley (Diskit, Hunder, Sumur, Panamik), Turtuk, Pangong Lake, Changla pass, Sham valley (Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Sangam etc), Kargil, Drass etc are open for tourists.

Can I take my car to Leh?

You can use the outside rented self-drive cars to reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway or Manali Leh Highway. However, these self-drive rented cars outside Leh Ladakh are not allowed to do any sightseeing within Ladakh including places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.

Can we take our own car to Ladakh?

As long as your privately owned vehicle is not 10 years old or more, there is no restriction applicable.

Is it worth visiting Nubra Valley?

Nubra valley is worth to visit along with Pangong Lake. Nubra valley has sand dunes and you will get to enjoy the ride of camels having two humps. These camels were used for silk route business with china upto Afghanistan but now are available only at Nubra in the world.

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