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Nubra
The Nubra Valley in Ladakh is a high-altitude valley on the Nubra and Shyok rivers. Nubra was one time on the Silk Route between Tibet and Turkestan and the valley is a mix of desert sand dunes and lush green villages.

On the Shyok River, the main village, Diskit, is home to the dramatically positioned Diskit Gompa. Hundar was the capital of the erstwhile Nubra kingdom in the 17th century, & is home to the Chamba Gompa. Between Hundar & Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes, & bactrian camels graze in the neighbouring "forests" of seabuckthorn. Non-locals are not allowed below Hundar village in to the Balti area, as it is a border area.

The beautiful village of Baigdandu is also located in this area. There is a marked presence of people with startling blue eyes, auburn hair & rosy cheeks as against the typical mongoloid features of the Ladakhis. Local lore has it that they were a Greek tribe who came in search of Jesus Christ's tomb & finally settled here. Baigdandu is also known for the goats that give you the famous Pashmina shawls.
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