Nimo, Leh

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Nimmoo, Nimu, Nimmu
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Nimo is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Nimo is located in India
Nimo (India)
Coordinates: 34°11′43″N 77°20′07″E / 34.1951812°N 77.335314°E / 34.1951812; 77.335314Coordinates: 34°11′43″N 77°20′07″E / 34.1951812°N 77.335314°E / 34.1951812; 77.335314
StateJammu and Kashmir
3,140 m (10,300 ft)
 • Total1,134
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
2011 census code852

Nimo or 'Nimu' is the headquarters of the Nimoo block in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Leh tehsil, in the south-east Ladakh Region and is 35 km from Leh.

Nimu is a stop for all the river rafting groups and is the main starting point for the annually-held all-India river rafting expedition, which is done in the Indus River.
The temperature here varies from +40 °C in summer to −29 °C in winter. Due to such hard climate and extreme weather conditions this area has very little vegetation cover (as seen in picture on right).


On 6 August 2010, the village was impacted by the 2010 Ladakh floods.


Nimo has several monasteries and orchards. Rafting in the Indus River (Grade 1) and rafting in the Zanskar River (Grade 2) are popular outdoor sports.

Nimmu House is a heritage hotel in the village; it is open from June to September. There are several tourist spots near Nimo, including Basgo, Likir et Alchi monasteries, Indus and Zanskar confluence. The Pathar Sahib Gurudwara which is 25 km from Leh Falls between Leh and Nimu en route.


According to the 2011 census of India, Nimo has 193 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 72.51%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 1134 568 566
Children aged below 6 years 119 51 68
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1071 535 536
Literates 736 405 331
Workers (all) 603 364 239
Main workers (total) 509 336 173
Main workers: Cultivators 224 148 76
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 9 4 5
Main workers: Household industry workers 1 0 1
Main workers: Other 275 184 91
Marginal workers (total) 94 28 66
Marginal workers: Cultivators 58 15 43
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 4 1 3
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 1 1 0
Marginal workers: Others 31 11 20
Non-workers 531 204 327


  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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