Leh Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport is the closest airport to the nubra valley, which is connected to all the major cities like Bombay ( 2676 KM) & Delhi (1263 KM). This airport is situated 120 kms away from the Nubra valley. Most of the domestic carriers fly into this airport. All the scheduled flights leave as well as arrive at 7:00 am due to the erratic weather conditions. Due to security reasons, the visitors are not allowed any hand luggage while flying.
After you arrive at the airport, you can hire a jeep or board a bus which will take you to the Nubra Valley.
This is probably the best way to reach leh, There are two ways to reach this beautiful valley, One way is via Srinagar, Leh National Highway, for this you can easily book a jeep which takes you to the Nubra Valley or you can also use the state run public buses. Some people prefer to fly in to Leh and from there take a jeep or a bus. Second and the most popular among the thrill seeking adventurers like bikers is the Leh-Manali highway, which involves crossing several scenic & breathtaking high altitude barren mountains. HRTC ( Himachal Tourism) and J&K (SRTC) run daily deluxe and ordinary buses from Manali to Leh, which takes around two days with night halts at Sarchu or Pang, other than this, you can also hire a taxi or Gypsy.
When you come in or leave the Nubra Valley, you need to use the Khardung La Pass and need to submit all the travel permit photocopies to the soldiers who are stationed there at the South or North Pullu.
Tourists visiting from November to May are only permitted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and are allowed to depart only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday morning. Mondays are not advisable to travel as that is the day the roads are closed for repairs.