Nubra Valley Jeep Safari Tour is a tour of the Leh district. This tour is special for several reasons. Firstly, the world’s highest mountain pass accesses easily. It traverses via the stunning views of the Sasser Spur and Kardung La. It stands in the thin air of 5600m above sea level. In the easternmost, there is the Karakoram extends to the north. And the Zanskar range and the principal chain of the Himalayas are to the south. Secondly, from the awesome highs, we descend into a picturesque valley. It has an average altitude of 3000 meters and thus a milder climate than the rest of Ladakh. And thirdly, this valley once constituted the last staging ground for the caravan trade with Central Asia.
Here started the route taken by the trade caravans, and Panamik. It is the last village on this circuit. The last major settlement before the caravans plunged into the mountains of the Karakoram and the Kun-Lun on their way to Yarkand, Kashgar, and other parts of Chinese Turkestan and Tibet. Today a reminder of this bygone era is the small population of Bactrian camels (Bactria, a satrapy of the ancient Persian empire), double-humped animals, which in the old days were used as pack animals on the Central Asian trade routes when up to 10,000 horses and camels a year are said to have traversed the district.