In this article, I will provide information on various choices of accommodation in Nubra valley along with names of some good hotels or guesthouses with their contact information. Along with Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Ladakh. It is a well-populated region and finding a place to stay within any budget should not be a problem.
Almost every village in Nubra valley has accommodation facilities, either in the form of hotels or guest houses. Another good option is a paying guest that many people chose to opt for. Depending on your itinerary and preference, you can opt to stay at any of the villages here and it will be a rewarding experience.
Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Nubra Valley from Leh
Mentioned below are a few tips and suggestions that you should keep in mind while deciding on your choice of accommodation in Nubra Valley. Later in the article, I will mention the names and contact details of some of the recommended places to stay.
Best Place to Stay in Nubra Valley
Which is the best place to stay in Nubra valley is really a difficult question to answer. The entire valley is a beauty in itself and every town has its own highlights.
Panamik has its hot water springs and Hunder has its sand dunes and camel safari. It is also closer to Yarab Tso if you wanted to trek to the lake. Diskit becomes the center of Nubra valley during the tourist season because of its monastery and a large number of hotels and guest houses.
Warshi is the village on the border on the Panamik side that a civilian can drive to. On the Diskit side, Turtuk happens to be the last village and offers an entirely different culture than the rest of the valley.
So as you can see, every village has its own charm. Where you chose to stay just becomes a question of your own preference. In the end, though, you must explore the entire valley and see all that it has to offer.
If I was to suggest, if you were planning to spend a day in the valley, you should stay in Diskit and explore Turtuk and Panamik from there. If you wanted to experience the Baltistani culture, then Turtuk is where you should go to. Panamik and Hunder can both be covered while on the way but you can choose to stay here as well. If you specifically wanted to go to Yarab Tso, then you should stay either in Panamik or Sumur.
Where to Stay in Nubra Valley
Listed below are the names of some good hotels/guest houses with their contact information. Please note that I have not stayed at all these places so cannot vouch for their services.
I was either provided this information by friends who visited Nubra valley or came across this information over the web. The prices mentioned below too may be different depending on the time of your arrival.
I will break the information by towns/villages in Nubra valley.
Hotels and Guest Houses in Diskit
Diskit has the highest number of hotels in Nubra valley and probably the only place where you can hope to find a luxurious hotel. It is the district capital and some of the basic amenities like phone booths, restaurants, taxi services are better here. There is also a petrol pump in Diskit but I have never found it operational so far though.
Mentioned below are a few good hotels/guest houses in Diskit. For sightseeing in Diskit, you can also take a look at Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley – A COMPLETE Travel Guide.
Hotel Sten Del
- Price Range: Rs 3000 plus for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9419348223 (Mutup Namgyal), +91-9469702071 (Deepak), +91-1980-220196
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www.hotelstendelnubra.com/
Olthang Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 1500 plus for a double bedroom
- Phone: 919469176104, 01980–220025, Tsewang Norboo
Sand Dunes Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 600 – 1000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: 01980 – 220022
J&K Tourism Rest House
- Price Range: Rs 1000 – Rs. 1500 for a double bedroom
Some other hotels in Diskit are as mentioned below. I just found their names and phone numbers, not the exact tariffs but these are all moderately priced, between Rs. 800 to Rs. 1200.
- Zambala Guest House – Tel 01982 220418
- Sunrise Guest House – Tel 01982 220011
- Manay Guest House – Tel 01980 220092
- Siachan Guest House – Tel 01980 220004
- Thachung Guest House – Tel 01982 220002
- Spang la guest house – Tel 01980 220049
Hotels and Guest Houses in Hunder
Hunder is probably the second most favorite place of stay in Nubra Valley because of sand dunes and Bactrian (two humps) camels. Like Diskit, there are several hotels and guest houses in Hunder as well, and finding one fitting in your budget and taste will not be a problem. You can also read Leh to Hunder – The Beautiful Valley of Nubra for more details on Hunder.
Yourdum Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 1000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-1980-221114 OR +91-9469735827
Snow Leopard Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 1500 – 2000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9469176759 / +91-1980-221097, Mr. Dawa Norbu
Galaxy Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 800 – 1200 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9419885450 / +91-9797541101 / +91-1980-221054 – Mr. Stanzin
Goba Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9469534590, 01980-221083, 01980-200021 – Mr. Tsering Goba
Milkyway Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 600 – 900 for a double bedroom
- Phone: 01980-221041
Olgok Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 800 – 1200 for a double bedroom
- Phone: 01980-221092
Himalayan Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 450 (Shared bath) – 800 – 1200 (Attached bath) for a double bedroom
- Contact: 09469177470, 01980-221131 – Mr. Ghulam Hussain
Hotel Karma Inn Nubra Valley
- Tariff Range : INR 2,230 to 3,600
- Phone: +91-1980221042
- Web: www.hotelkarmainn.com
Mentioned below are a few other moderately priced hotels in Hunder, between Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000.
- Organic Camp – Tel 01980 221070
- Chamba Camp – Tel 01980 221140
- Moonland Guest house – Tel 01980 221048
- Samba Guesthouse – Tel 01980 221348
- Norba Organic Retreat – Phone: 01980 – 22107, 9469176076
- Naycho Resorts – Phone: 01980–221062, 9469176094
- Natures Nest North Nubra – Tariff :INR 3,350 To 5,450
Hotels and Guest Houses in Sumur
While Diskit and Hunder are on the road that goes towards Turtuk, Sumur is on the other side of the valley, on the road that goes towards Warshi and then continues to Siachen Glacier. This is another great place to stay and has several hotels and guest houses.
A O Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 700 for a double bedroom
- Phone: 01980–220050
K-Sar Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9469291395
The above were the recommended ones that I know to be good. Mentioned below are contact details of a few others.
- Valley Flower Camp – Tariff : INR 3,055 To 4,667
- Hotel Yarab Tso – Tariff : INR 3,600 To 4,700
- Larjay Resort Sumoor – Phone: 01980-223510, 9419177498
- Silk Route Cottage – Phone: 01980-223596
- Kailash Mansarowar – Phone: 01980-223522, 9469220835
Hotels and Guest Houses in Panamik
Famous for its hot water spring, there are a few guest houses in Panamik of which I will list down two. Majority of the accommodation choice here, however, is in the form of paying guest. You stay in someone’s house with them and share their food at their table. Nice experience if you asked me.
Also Read: Leh to Turtuk Village and Panamik – Exploring Nubra Valley
Nebula Guest House
- Price Range: Rs 700 to Rs. 1000 for a double bedroom
- Phone: +91-9469180553, 01980247013
Hot Spring Guest House
- Price Range: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000
- Phone: 01982 – 251114
Baltipa Homestay in Panamik
- It is a great budget place to stay but I do not have their contact details anymore.
Hotels and Guest Houses in Turtuk
Turtuk is further ahead on the same road that goes to Diskit and is the last village accessible to civilians. It has quite a few guest houses and hotels. For more details on Turtuk, please take a look at Turtuk Village – How to Plan your Trip & What to See.
Turtuk Holiday Camp, Turtuk
- Price Range: Rs 2200 – 2500 for a double occupancy
- Phone: +919906993123
- Email: [email protected]
PWD Rest House, Turtuk
- Good to stay but has to be booked in advance from Diskit.Price Range: Rs 1000 for a double bedroom
The above two are the recommended stays in Turtuk. Mentioned below are a few other names.
- Maha Guest House – Phone: 9419112174
- Apolee Guest House – Phone: 01980-248105
- Balti Residency – Phone: 01980-248024, 9419559947
- Khan Homestay
There are hotels and guest houses in other villages like Warshi, Sasoma, and Takashi as well but I do not have information on those. Most of these villages though offer accommodation as paying guests and you may not find a hotel here.
Camp Sites in Nubra Valley
If you do not want to stay in a hotel and are in the mood to go camping, Nubra Valley has several campsites available as well. You can either chose to stay at any of these camping sites or you can pitch your own tent.
Self-Camping in Nubra Valley
Like the rest of Ladakh, Nubra valley also is a cold desert and you can pitch your tent pretty much anywhere. But I would advise against doing so. If you are camping on your own, choosing a place that is near to a hotel/guest house or another campsite.
Pay them a little to give you a spot to camp and using their washroom facilities. You can also ask them to cook your food. There are several reasons behind doing so but the primary would be for your own safety and convenience. You really do not want to pick and camp at a spot where you weren’t supposed to. Take a look at Camping In Ladakh – Self camping Tips & Campsites for more details on this.
Campsites in Nubra Valley
Below are the names and contact details of a few campsites. You can call them in advance to enquire but I would recommend against booking in advance. Just walk into a campsite and struck up a deal. That way you will end up paying less than what you would have if you booked in advance.
Double Humped Camp Hunder
- Tariff Range: INR 2,700 to 4,000
- No. of Rooms: 10 Deluxe Camps
- Contact: +91 9820501211
- Location: Hunder
Mystique Meadows Camp
- Rooms: 23 tents & 4 rooms
- Location: Sumur, Nubra
- Tariff: INR 2,500 To 4,300
Himalayan Eco Resort
- Rooms: 20 Cottages 5 Tents
- Location: Hunder Village, Nubra
- Tariff: INR 3,200 to 4,950
Cold Desert Camp
- Location: Hunder, Nubra Valley
- Tariff: INR 6,400 To 8,400
Chamba Deluxe Camp
- Tents: 12
- Location: Hunder, Nubra valley
- Tariff: INR 2,434 To 3,916
Valley Flower Camp Nubra
Tariff Range: INR 3,055 To 4,667
No. of Rooms: 15 Double Tents
Location: Sumur, Nubra
Silk Route Cottages Nubra Valley
- Tariff Range: INR 3,100 To 4,800
- No. of Rooms: 14 Bamboo Cottages 5 Tents
- Location: Sumur
Organic Retreat Camp Nubra Valley
- Tariff Range: INR 2,700 to 6,000
- No. of Rooms: 16 Tents
- Location: Hunder
Tips on Finding Accommodation In Nubra Valley
Mentioned below are a few things to keep in mind while looking for accommodation in Nubra valley.
Confirm whether or not there will be hot water available to take a bath. Some of these guest houses and hotels will provide hot water to wash hands or face but not enough for a bath so it is a good idea to confirm this before checking in.
Confirm if non-vegetarian is on the menu if you must have it. Most of the guesthouses will serve only plain vegetarian food and so will the hotels. Confirm with them if they can arrange a non-vegetarian for you for dinner if it is not already on the menu.
I would recommend not booking in advance. As I mentioned above, find accommodation in Nubra Valley is not really difficult. So just walk into a hotel of your choice and negotiate. If you booked and paid in advance, you will be bound to stay in the same hotel and will in all probability end up overpaying.
A good place to stay will be Panamik because of its hot water springs. Villagers have made arrangements in form of small bathroom-type rooms around the spring where you can take a bath. There are a couple of hotels as well as guest houses here.
Keep in mind that no matter where you stay, accommodation in Nubra valley is very moderate and simple so do not go expecting a highly luxurious hotel because there are no five stars here.
Dogs in these areas are very dangerous and in case you are setting up your tents, you may not like to wander around at night. These dogs will not just bark to scare you but will definitely attack and if it’s an entire pack, the attack may get a lot more serious.
Accommodation in Nubra Valley – Conclusion
I hope this information on finding accommodation in Nubra Valley was of help. If you have any further questions or need any other details, please feel free to ask in the comments section or at our Community Forum, and I will be glad to answer. Also, if you have stayed in any particular hotel or guesthouse in Nubra valley, your feedback is most welcome. Please share it and I will add it to the article.
Have been reading your blogs … Its full of essential information for an intended traveler to Ladakh.
We ( 4 of us Sr Citizens) are planing a road trip to Ladakh in August Sept.
We are planning to travel in Mahindra Quanto ( not a 4 wheel drive) and do all remote locations including Tso Morari and Umling La.
We are not sure about the route from Tso Morari to Jispa via Tso Kar and joining the Leh Manali Highway. Can you please guide us with a route plan with distances ?
Is there any petrol pump on the Pangong Tso – Nyoma – Tso Moriri axis? Or we need to carry fuel on board or buy from road side?
There is no petrol pump. You will either have to carry fuel or buy in black from the roadside dhabas
I have been going through your blogs as I’m planning my first ever trip to Leh Ladakh in September and I must say your blogs have been really helpful so thanks for sharing all the much needed details.
Need your suggestion pls, since I’ll be travelling solo, do you suggest to pre book the hotels/homestay in Nubra valley, I’ll be in Nubra for 3 nights covering all that you have mentioned. Also, I’m planning to visit Tso Moriri and Hanle; so do you suggest to pre book at these places too.. I would love to go the way you suggested to walk in and book a stay but little apprehensive too, please help 🙂
Dear Vargis Khan,
I am a Group tour operator and have been following your blog and it has helped me a lot in making my itineraries and choosing my hotels. However I am finding it difficult to find good restaurants at Turtuk, Tangstay and Kharu for my groups of 24 people. Could you suggest a good restaurants where we can book in advance and eat local or Indian meals. I would be very keen to take your advise and book the restaurants you recommend.
Thanks and Regards
Hi Mehernosh – Thank you for your kind words. These are all small villages with small eateries. I will not recommend booking any restaurant here. You should check that upon arrival.
I am following your blog since last year and let me tell you there is no other blog or website on the whole internet which has covered Ladakh as extensively and detailed as you have done.There is no one else who has organised and structutured the blog so so well.
The blog is so minutely written that you have covered travlling on a 100 cc bike as well which no one even thought of covering. You also keep the bblog updated.
Moreover, you have replied to EACH AND EVERY COMMENT and still replying/guiding everyone personally. I just salute you for this.
I am going to visit this year and I have planned the whole trip based on your blog and all maps are from your blog only. Also I will be contacting Nasir for taxi from leh to srinagar.
I have some small suggestion – Please also cover these in details:
Khalsi,Domkhar, Skurbuchan, Hanu, Baima, Dha in Khalsi Sub-Division.
Tangtse-Kargyam-Sato, Barma, Chushul
Again, Thanks a lot for the wonderful and updated blog.
Hello Suprotim – Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it. And yes, you are right. I missed writing about the areas you suggested. Will cover those too.
We are planning to visit Leh in next year….may be by end of April or beginning of May.
Below is my itinerary….
Day 1: Arrival at Leh – Local Sighseeing + Inner Line Permits Overnight at Leh
Day 2: Leh Local Sightseeing (Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu) (o/n at Leh)
Day 3: Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Diskit (o/n at Diskit)
Day 4: Hunder / Diskit – Leh – Pangong Tso Lake (O/N at Spangmik)
Day 5: Pangong to Tso Moriri vis Hemis, Chumathang, overnight stay at Karzok
Day 6: Karzok – Leh by covering Hemis (if not covered while going), Thicksey and Shey (o/n at Leh)
Day 7: Depart from Leh to Delhi
Questions wher i need your expert suggestion:
Will that time be good for visiting Leh?
Is it possible to cover Lamayaru on Day 2 along with the scheduled plan?
Day 3, plan is doable? Or need to add one more day?
is Siachen Border accessible to general visitors?
Can we directly go to Pangong from Diskit?
Can we directly go to Tso Moriri from Pangong Tso via chumathang? or we should take chushul route?
Do we need to have a buffer day?
Will camping be available at Pangong Tso during our travel period? (End April or Early May)
2. Yes. You cann drive all the way till Lamayuru and return by evening to Leh
3. Doable but make sure you start by 6 from Leh so you can cover it all
5. Yes. Take the Agham Shyok road but whether or not it will be open that early in the season is questionable.
6. You can do both but via Chumathang will be very long for a day
7. Yes. If possible, do Pangong to Hanle and Hanle to Karzok
8. Will have to see next year. Court banned camp sites at Pangong at the end of this year’s season so will have to wait and see how it comees into effect next year.
My itinerary is from 10th Sep, first 2 nights leh(Local Sightseeing), 3rd night Hunder, 4th Night Sumur, 5th Night Pangong,6th Night TsoMoriri, 7th Night Leh then fly out.
We are a group of 7 on bikes(none is a professional biker) although I have been to leh 3 times. My concern is pangong to Tsomoriri road. My plan is to travel
Spangmik – Merak – Chushul – Kakasang le – Yaye Tso – Mahe – Korzok
Will the road be open in mid September for bikes and for Car. Do we need a special permit for this road.
1. Road will be open
2. Regular ILP will do
3. It however depends on Army entirely to whether or not let u go. Some people get allowed to pass and some don’t.
4. Make sure your bikes are good and strong because this is a tough road and climb
The army checkpost you are talking about in point 3 will be at Chushul or some where else, actually was thinking that if army sends us back will we be able to reach pangong at time. Secondly I hope this is not peak season so can we get accomodation camps or similar after reaching at Tsomoriri or we need to prebook them.
Army check post? I think you commented on the wrong post but yes, there is a check post at Chushul. September is end of the season so you will easily be able to find accommodation.
Hey, we are planning our trip to leh on september 29th. Is it safe to visit nubra valley by bike and do they rent bikes in leh at that time?
Yes to both. You will get the bikes and it is also a good time to go. You will find plenty of tourists there at this time.
Cool! Thanks a lot mate.
You are welcome !!!
Brother, Can you update the hotel rates for Hunder and Diskit ?
Lot of tourist rush this year Mihir and in peak season, the rates have definitely gone up. Keep a budget according to Rs. 1500 minimum for a day’s stay at anywhere in Ladakh.
Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 …1500 including food ? also would like to know if there are any hostel/dormitory/homestay in hunder/diskit
No, to be on a safer side, keep 1500 just for accommodation budget, food extra.
You could find homestays in Nubra, at any of the villages en route. Ask around at Panamik, you may find it there, will be hard at Diskit and Hunder.
Cool ! thanks a lot for the info 🙂
You are welcome !!!
Is there any recent Update from Pangong Lake to Tso Moriri Via chushul for Bikers ..
The road is open if that is what you meant to ask.
Vargis vai, can I stay in Camps in Nubra(Hunder) in middle of September?? or should I try for some cemented property? Also want to know Shyok & chusul route will be open in September?
Bhai are you asking about self-camping?
Are the hotel rates mentioned above at Nubra Valley updated ? We two senior citizen husband & wife (63 & 60 years) want to go and stay at least 2/3 nights at Hunder/ Turtuk and also want to stay one night each in pangong tso & tso moriri from Leh. In october’ 03 we visited Ladakh from Manali & came back via Kargil but could not visit Nubra due to massive snowfall in khardung la & could not night stay at Pangong Tso because no such arrangement was there that time. This time we expect of reaching Leh on 04-09-18 from Manali & will stay there till 12-09-18. Since a full car hire will be too expensive for a retired person like me please help & advise us to materialise our tour.
we are 2 couples travelling to Leh Ladakh from 2nd July (Airport Arrival) to 11th July (Flying Back).
request you to suggest itinerary..
areas to be covered :
Leh, Nubra Valley, Sham Valley, Pangong, River Rafting (low to medium difficulty)
we want to do minimum by Bike and maximum by car.
should i Book hotels and Taxis in advance as it will be peak season.
Thanking you Anticipation!!
It will be a good idea to book taxi at least. Please contact Nasir in Leh at 9906229203. He runs his own taxi. Let him know you got his number from me. Book him and he will manage your entire trip and can help with rafting as well. He is a local in Leh so can suggest good hotels to stay at as well.
will bother you some more 😉
No problem brother
I am visiting Leh – can you advise me on 2 things
1. Is this a good itinerary: Fly In -> Leh 2 nights with a day trip to Lamayaru -> 1 night Nubra Valley -> 2 nights Pangong Tso -> 1 night Tso Moriri -> Leh 1 night -> Fly Out
2.Taxi – Should i book one or should i visit Leh town and bargain? For this entire trip, what is the approximate cost as per you? And will a taxi take me from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso directly?
Should I book in advance or should I book stays in Nubra/Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri on the spot? My trip is 12th-19th May and besides flights, I havent booked anything yet. (Dont want to be scammed by the taxi guys)
1. Itinerary is OK but 2 nights is not really worth it at Pangong. How are you planning to go to Moriri from there? Chushul route will most probably be blocked this year.
2. No need to book your accommodation in advance but for taxi, contact Nasir at 9906229203. Give my reference and you will not be scammed. He is a reliable guy and I will recommend booking him.
Thank you. I talked to Nasir, he said the same thing that Chushul is blocked, So I asked him if instead of coming all the way back to Leh from Pangong Tso, can we stay somewhere else instead. Any suggestions?
Also one fyi – I am unable to post anything on your forums as the the captcha says it is shut down and does not produce a code so I cannot sign up.
Hi Puneet, No other place to stay really but as a matter of fact, you can make it to Moriri still by coming back until Karu and then taking the Chumathang route. It will be a long journey but doable.
Thanks for pointing out the captcha thing. I just fixed it. Can you check now if you are able to sign up?
Is there any to stay in Warshi Village .
What is the best mode of transport for a family of 3 to sightsee around Nubra valley? Are there cabs or buses from point to point or is it better to hire a cab for the day?
Hiring a private Cab for the day is the best way for sightseeing in Nubra valley as connectivity by public transport is not that great in this region. There is mostly just one or two buses in the entire day. Shared cabs are there but not frequently.
I’m planning to set my own tent on the way to leh (via srinagar). Can you suggest me places which are likely to be safe for a tent stay?
Do not camp in middle of nowhere. You can pitch your tent at Sonamarg, Kargil, Lamayuru, Mulbekh etc but do it close to either another camp site or a dhaba. Pay the owner a little money to give you a spot where you can pitch your tent.