- Nubra Valley Jeep Safari- The silk route connection
- Region: Ladakh (Nubra Valley)
- Season: July – September
- Duration: 04 Days
This journey takes you over one of the highest motorable roads across Khardung La (5,600 mts) into spectacular deep valleys, massive glaciers and high mountains such as Saser Kangri (7670 Mts). The Nubra Valley, which means garden or green valley, is formed by the confluence of Shayok and Nubra River .The Origin of the longest headwater of Shayok River, the Chip – Chap stream starts from Karakoram Pass and the Nubra River originates from Siachin Glacier. Drained by the waters of Shayok and Nubra the area has the richest soil in Ladakh.
The valley has a wide variety of fruits like apple and apricot, vegetable and grains. The valley has several large and beautiful villages such as Deskit, Hundar, Tirit, Sumur and Panamik. The village of Panamik is also famous for hot springs known for curing diseases. These villages have five big monasteries and ten small ones, out of which 500 year old Deskit Monastery is the oldest monastery, Smur Gompa is 250 years old and next is the monastery of Samasthangling. The valley is also famous for the double humped Bactarian Camels. Though now very few in numbers, they remind one of the Silk Route days as their performance on the mountain trails (except on glaciers) was excellent. It carried loads as heavy as 300 kg on the mountain trails of Kun – Lun and the Karakoram. Every year around 10,000 horses are said to have passed through Nubra over Karakoram Pass and Kun- Lun into Kashgar and Yarkand. Nubra remained one of the busiest places during the Silk Route days.