The Nubra Valley means Ldumra (the valley of flowers), situated in the north of Leh. The area was off limits to tourists until 1994. It is therefore not a much explored area. Now the Nubra Valley can be visited with a seven day permit that can be arranged in Leh.
The road journey to Nubra valley leads through Khardung-La (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,380 feet above sea level and is around 50 kms away from Leh. This short distance take hours to reach because of the perilous mountain roads, with breathtaking views of mountains and valleys.