Nubra Valley is an amazing and peaceful area north of Leh.
Driving there I couldn't stop saying "wow" because it's really wonderful and I could really feel the sense of immensity. High mountains are framing endless sand dunes, grey rivers, copper coloured rocks and a sense of bliss. Nature can fill my soul like nothing else! The original name of Nubra Valley is Ldumra Valley that means "valley of flowers".
One technical info!
The electricity in the valley is available only from 7pm to 11pm, regardless the kind of accommodation you pick, just keep it in mind :)
Nubra Valley step by step:
At first, we drove from Leh to Khardung-La, the highest motor road in the world (5602mt) for about 39km. Here, in August, you can still find the snow!
The second step was Diskit monastery and its giant Buddha, 32mt high.
Another breathtaking view!
We then slept in Hunder (10 km from Diskit) in a gust house immerse in flowers fields and apricots trees.
If you have time, before going to Diskit, you can also visit the Sumur monastery that is located in a super quiet and peaceful area of the valley. Nature, nature, nature, nature!
Driving around you'll meet many military check points and lots of army trucks for security reasons since this area is next to the Pakistan border and they're not allowed to come to certain areas of Ladakh.
Enjoy the drive! :)