The world’s highest motor able pass is Khardung La which lies very close to Leh. The snow makes it difficult to keep the pass functional. The Border Roads Organization tries hard to maintain the flow, even during the summers. The Nubra valley lies beyond this pass. The River Shyok and Nubra run through the place.
Though the valley appears dry and parched, it is suitable for minimal farming of apples, apricots, barley, orange berries and sea buckthorn bush. The remains of some of the ruined palaces are also found.
A permit is required in case you want to visit the place. Hunder and Panamik are the end points beyond which you cannot travel with the permit. Photocopies of the permit must be handed over on either sides of the Khardung La pass and also by the bridge to Sumur.
You must arrange for a room in advance as the guesthouses remain full during the summer season.
How to reach Nubra valley
By air: The nearest airport is Leh which is 50 kilometers from Khardongla Pass.
By road: You can reach the valley via the world’s highest motorable road. It is at a height 18380 feet.