Shyok Valley, close to Nubra, is a valley of the Shyok river, which originates from the Rimo glaciers. The Khardung La pass, highest motorable road in the world, on the Ladakh Range which is on the north of the town of Leh, the gateway to the Shyok Valley. The towering ranges of the valley are a visual delight with vegetation on its borders. Shyok river is also known as the river of death, probably because its route is a difficult one, not opted by many. This river is a tributary of the river Indus.