Tips for the visitor



  • The Nubra Valley the orchard of Ladakh is known as a Valley of Flowers in the Ladakh region . It is the greenest valleys in the region.
  • Nubra Valley is comparatively warmer valley in Ladakh making it perfect for crops and fruits to grow.
  • Nubra Valley is the only place in India where you can enjoy a camel safari on a camel that has two humps! Camel safaris are offered on Bactrian camels across the sand dunes around Hunder in Nubra.
  • Try to make as little environmental impact as possible in this part of India and help to sustain the indigenous populace.
  • Put your rubbish in the garbage bins and give the organic waste to your guesthouse or some other people who have animals to feed.
  • Keeping all pollutants and garbage away from watercourses and put them at the disposal site .
  • Try to avoid plastic bottles and plastic bags it already ban in Ladakh.
  • Prefer dishes made from local products and which are of oragnic.
  • Try to avoid water flush toilets and prefer Ladakhi style compost toilets.
  • Try to use of bio-degradable and natural products such as soaps and detergents.
  • Buy local products for snacks like dried apricots,applesand ladakhi biscuits .
  • Don't waste and pollute the water, as in most of the Nubra valley villages people drink water from the rivers, ask villagers where to wash yourself and your laundry.
  • Use ecological soap and wash yourself a little away from the river as the water is used for drinking in many villages.
  • Be sensitive to when and where you take photos and video of people.
  • Do not urinate or defecate near water or in the fields.
  • Take permission from the local people before photographing them or their property.
  • Respect the natural environment. Never touch or harass animals. Always follow designated trails. Support conservation by paying entrance fees to parks and protected sites.
  • Never buy crafts or products made from protected or endangered animals.
  • Do not leave any litter along trekking routes or on camp sites.
  • Take your shoes off before entering a monastery.
  • Do not touch the statues or thangkas at monasteries and refrain from smoking on the premises.
  • Don't use flash photography inside monasteries as the flash tends to damage the colour of the frescoes inside.
  • Wear sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen at all times, as the sun is extremely sharp at this high altitude.
  • Do not make public displays of affection.
  • Take permission from the local people before photographing them or their property.

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