Ladakh is the ‘Land of the High Passes’ - is among the most dazzling parts of the Indian Himalayas. Ladakh region actually contains two valleys: Nubra and Shyok. Both their rivers rise amidst the remote and heavily glaciated peaks and troughs of the Karakoram Range. The Nubra joins the Shyok in ‒ as much as tourism is concerned ‒ the region’s heart near Diskit before flowing westwards into Pakistan to eventually join the almighty Indus.
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Nubra Valley lies in the old Silk Route from South to Central Asia. Traders and their caravans used to traverse this route from areas in Ladakh and Kashmir to Central Asian places like Yarkand and Baltistan. Currently it is a military area because both Pakistan and China borders touch this region with which India does not have very cordial relationship. The valley is relatively warm during summers but temperature goes down to -40 degrees Celsius during winters.
Local communities once prospered on an extraordinary trans-Himalayan trade which originated with the Silk Road. Comprising huge mountains, yawning valleys and vast uninhabited hinterlands, most of Ladakh’s boundaries may look almost impenetrable on a map. Yet for centuries great caravans of wool and cloth, opium, spices and skins, coral and turquoise, gold and indigo negotiated several routes and their hazardous passes mainly between Leh and Yarkand (in China). The already withering trade finally died in the late 1950s when China largely sealed its borders. For trekking in Nubra valley you can contact us on http://www.ladakhdestination.com/contact-us/