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How To Reach Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley boasts of a stunning location, situated 150 km from Leh. It is a huge valley which separates the Ladakh and Karakoram ranges located at the confluence of rivers Shyok and Siachen. It takes at least two days to travel from Leh to Nubra Valley. The valley treats tourists to a magnificent scenic beauty complete with picturesque villages with amazing green cover surrounded by steep slopes and arid mountains. Any trip to Leh Ladakh is incomplete without a visit to Nubra Valley. To know how to reach Nubra valley in detail, read on.
The nearest airport to Nubra Valley is the Lishok Bakula Rinpoche Airport in Leh. It is one of the highest commercial airports in the world. The airport is located approximately 120 km from the valley. From here tourists can hire a jeep or take a bus to reach Nubra Valley. Most of the popular airlines like Jet Airways, GoAir and Air India operate regular flights to and from Leh.
Leh or Ladakh don't have a railhead. To reach Nubra Valley by rail, tourists will have to travel till Jammu Tawai Railway Station in Jammu which is about 750 km from the valley. To reach Nubra Valley, tourists have to first reach Leh from Jammu before heading towards the valley.
Nubra Valley is accessible only by road. From Leh, tourists have to travel via Khardung La which is the world’st highest motorable pass to reach the valley. Leh City is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Manali, Kargil etc. From here tourists can hire cabs or take a bus to reach Nubra Valley.
Nubra Valley is located at a very high altitude and is almost isolated from the rest of the world. Transportation options are hence very limited here. Public buses are there but the service is infrequent. Exploring the valley with hired jeeps is a viable option. At time, truck drivers and military vehicles step in to give tourists a lift if they are found stuck somewhere without transportation.