Siachen glacier which is the source of Nubra river is a vast snowfield in the center, sides strewn with rocks and boulders and a length of about 72-km. Siachen is known as the largest glacier in the world.
The Nubra river forming the Nubra valley is a tributary of the Shyok River which traverses the Nubra region of Leh which ultimately joins the Indus river to the east of Skardu in Pakistan. The Nubra river joins Shyok River which bifurcates into a large valley that distinguishes the Karakoram ranges from Leh.
Nubra valley, a circuit identified by the government for tourism is one of the best locales in Leh, A destination in leh which cant be missed during a trip to Leh. The Nubra and Shyok valleys includes Diskit Hunder and Panamik and En Sa gompa.