Comprising the Nubra and Shyok valleys, Nubra must be one of the world’s few remaining Shangri-las. Accessed via what is often erroneously referred to as “The World’s Highest Motorable Pass” at 18,379 feet it is still impressively high, and an epic road trip. Ensconced by the mighty Karakoram Range, which stretches as far as Pakistan and China, and comprises part of what used to make up the Silk Route. Visit Diskit, where Bactrian camels can be spotted grazing its uninhabited hinterlands and the tiny Hunder village. Untouched by Ladakh’s recent foray into tourism, a journey to Nubra is a journey back in time.