Murgo is a small hilly village which lies on the border of Leh district
in the union territory
in India, close to Chinese-controlled Aksai Chin
The name "Murgo" means "gateway of hell" in Tibetic languages
Record from the 1840s indicates the Turkic name was Murgai and Tibetan name was Murgo-Chumik.
(''Chumik'' means spring
Murgo was a campsite on the difficult caravan route through Karakoram Pass
the last place with sufficient vegetation for fuel and grass.
and biologist Ferdinand Stoliczka
died here in 1874 during an expedition.
A memorial was erected for him in the Moravian cemetery at Leh.
There is a large Buddhist monastery at Murgo.
The village is now inhabited by a small civilian population of Baltis
However, the Indian Armed Forces
have significant presence in the area. The Darbuk–Shyok–DBO Road
running between Leh
and Daulat Beg Oldi
passes through Murgo.
The temperature plummets as low as -50 C in the winters. The weather deteriorates frequently with strong icy winds lashing much of Murgo. Murgo has very little if any vegetation or wildlife. Telecommunication
is only available through INMARSAT satellite phone
Category:Villages in Nubra tehsil