A gigantic Buddha statue amidst the supernatural landscape and mountains looks spell binding and powerful. Yellow, red, white and other colors of the statues reflect buoyant vibes making the visitors calm and happy. The impressive 32 meter tall statue of Maitreya Buddha is visible from a distance as soon as one enters the Diskit region.
The highest pass and highest motorable road in the world-Khardung La is pass which mesmerizes you with its untouched beauty and majesty. Acting as a gateway to Nubra Valley, the pass is evident since world war II when it served as a route to send raw material to China from India on Camel hunks. And also, this pass is used for transferring supplies to Siachen Glacier to the Indian army.
Samstalling Monastery is a gem in the village Summur in Nubra Valley. The monastery has a tinge of yellow to it and looks all splendid in the vibrant yellow, red and white colours. Colourful prayer flags flare across the monastery keeping all evils away from the beautiful monastery.
At an altitude of 3,142 meters, Dikshit Monastery is a beautiful whitewashed monastery situated amidst the stark and barren Nubra Valley. An iconic feature of the monastery is the statue of Cho Rinpoche (Crowned Buddha), which is a part of the prayer hall. Within the prayer hall, there are big drums and various images of the guardian deities.
Region’s best kept secret location is Yarab Tso Lake that is a small pristine Lake surrounded by arid mountains making it appear like an oasis in the desert. The Lake is located at a high altitude hidden in the Sumur Village and can only be reached by trekking.
Though it is possible to reach this holy lake by foot from Panamik Village, tourists are asked not to wash or swim in the water of this Lake. Yarab Tso is highly revered by the locals and one can also see the colourful flags fluttering around its crystal clear water.