Located in the ancient Silk Route, Nubra valley is one of the best places to visit in Leh. The region is a high altitude cold desert and one of the very few in the genre in India. The blue-toned Nubra and Shyok river add to the enchanting beauty of the land. The arid mountains adorn the backdrop of the valley. Riding on the back of a two-humped Bactrian camel is the unique adventure activity in this tourist destination. A visit to the 33-meter high idol of Maitreya, installed as the symbol of peace, is exciting. As the place is under military supervision, you have to get a pass to reach here. But the effort is worth it.