Camel Safari “A RIDE IN A DESERT” The best activity over at Nubra is riding Bactrian Double Humped Camel through the white sand dunes.The camel, known as “ship of Desert” is not confined to the plains of Arabia and Rajasthan only, but it’s also one of the chief modes of transportation in the cold deserts of Ladakh. This experience will give you an opportunity to live between the hallmarks of the Nubra valley such as snow-capped mountains, crystal clear and dribbling water, sand dunes and profuse green vegetation. Double Humped Bactrian Camels offer the most enchanting ride in Nubra Valley. These Shaggy double humped camels were earlier used by traders as pack animals to load spices, fruits, clothes, etc. Now, these have been bred from the tourism point of view. They can carry two to three adults at a time and can travel for miles. In the past few years, these camels have emerged as the hot favorites among tourists for camel safaris. A double-humped camel ride is quite popular at Diskit and Hunder. A double-humped camel ride is popular in Ladakh and is considered one of the best camel safaris throughout the world.
But even apart from leisure and tourism purposes, the shikara is also used by the locals for seaweed harvesting, fishing and transportation.