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Nubra Valley Weather And Best Time To Visit Nubra Valley
A tri-armed valley, Nubra is located to the north east of the Ladakh Valley. Situated 10,000 ft above sea level at the confluence of the rivers Shyok and Siachen, Nubra Valley is known for its stunning landscape, towering peaks and lush greenery surrounding the villages. About 120 km Leh City, Nubra Valley can be reached via Khardung La, which is the world’s largest motorable pass. A thrilling place to visit and explore, April to June and September to October are considered the ideal time to visit Nubra Valley, as the weather is pretty spectacular at this time.
Summer (March to June)
Summers are considered the best time to visit Nubra Valley as the weather and climate remain pleasant after the extremely harsh and frigid winter months. With temperatures hovering between 8°C to 20°C, the tourists can enjoy their stay in the valley, exploring the beauty of the surroundings. It is also during this time, around end of June and beginning of July that the Hemis Festival is celebrated in honour of Guru Padmasambhava. This season also sees a rush of trekkers and campers who take advantage of the beautiful weather.
Monsoon (July to September)
Monsoon sets in around August in Nubra Valley and lasts till September. The region receives moderate to heavy rainfall and is not considered a very favourable time to visit and explore Nubra. This is because it experiences rather torrential and frequent downpour, which is more often than not accompanied by dangerous landslides that can pose a threat to life and property.
Winter (October to February)
The winter season lasting from October to February is considered the least favourable time for visiting Nubra Valley. Given its high altitude, winters are extremely harsh. The heavy snowfall renders the roads inhospitable and inaccessible. Temperatures dip to a ridiculous -10°C. This is however the time for skiing, and ski enthusiasts can visit during these months. Two major festivals are celebrated during winter. Dosmoche festival is observed in late February, which is a celebration of the New Year. Losar festival is held in December for the same purpose and is a great opportunity to witness the rich culture of Nubra Valley. Those who are convinced of braving this rough climate should plan a trip during winter.