Best time to visit Nubra Valley
Tourist season opens in Nubra valley in April after the snow starts to melt and roads become more accessible to tourists. Before that, from January till March, the weather here remains extremely cold with only a handful of accommodation options operational.
Khardung La as well remains covered under a thick sheet of snow. So getting to Nubra valley in these months too can become a problem.
In April, as tourists start to visit the place, a few hotels and guest houses start to open up. This is the time when you will find the entire valley blooming with Apricot flowers.
From May till August, the tourist season remains at its peak and practically every part of Nubra valley is accessible. All the hotels, guest houses, homestays are fully functional, and finding a place to stay is no big deal.
September and early October are the best time to visit Nubra valley in my opinion. The entire valley at this time of year presents an enchanting view of colors all around. As the tourist season at this time is towards the close, there are not many people around however the hotels and guest houses are still operational.
November till late December will probably the worst time to visit. The weather at this time would be very cold but you won’t catch much snow anywhere. I am making this statement on basis of the assumption that anyone coming to Ladakh in Winter will be after snow.
If you are visiting Nubra Valley in Winter, you will find plenty of snow at Khardung La; so much that sometimes the road may remain closed for days. There is however not much snow within the valley due to the fact that it is at an altitude even lower than the city of Leh.