Diskit Village

Diskit has a bazaar comprising of single line of shops, and a 500 year old gompa situated on a rocky spur above the village with a commanding view. From Deskit, the route follows the course of the Shayok to Hunder, past an area of rolling sand dunes, with their contours liable to shift with every gale. There is a small population of the shaggy double-humped Bactrian camels, which in the old days were used as pack animals on the Central Asian trade route. Today visitors to Nubra can use these animals for going on camel safaris.