An authentic Nubra experience on the way from Diskit to Turtuk

Are you planning a trip to the famous Nubra valley of Ladakh but you don’t want to stay in big hotels? Do you want to stay close to the sand dunes of Hunder and the Diskit monastery but also experience Ladakhi culture? Then Skampuk is the perfect village for you. It is situated in a wide valley on the banks of the Shyok River where the villagers grow a wide variety of local products such as apricots, apples and walnuts. While strolling through the village you will discover endless Stupas, beautiful fields and a calming atmosphere.

Skampuk is located 130 km from Leh which is less than a four hour ride by car over the second highest motorable pass, Khardung La. You can hire a taxi or take a bus that leaves from New Bus Stand in Leh every morning at 8 and reaches Skampuk around 2pm. Just 20 km from Skampuk, you can ride a camel through the sand dunes of Hunder and visit the famous Diskit monastery. Here you can admire the 33 meters Maitreya Buddha statue and the largest and oldest monastery of Nubra valley constructed in the 14th century. From Skampuk you can get to Turtuk in under two hours.

Homestays in Skampuk

Dhayangs Homestay

Jigmat Homestay

Nurboo Homestay

Padmachan Homestay

Shacho Homestay

Solpon Homestay

Two Roses Homestay

Valley View Homestay

Waterfall Homestay

Lato Homestay