Hunder – Sand Dunes of Cold Desert of Himalaya
Delightful however remote, Hunder village sits like an oasis amidst cool abandon in Nubra valley of Jammu and Kashmir. Seven km from Diskit which is known for its Buddhist monastery, Nubra has gained distinction for its sand dunes, the icy leave that encompasses it, Bactrian camels and its amazing regular excellence.
Arranged close the Siachen icy mass and Pakistan fringe in Jammu and Kashmir in north India, passage past Hunder village is banned as the region ahead is controlled by the Indian Army. Hunder is roughly 160 km from Leh and one needs to cross Khardung La, the world’s most elevated motorable go to achieve the remote village.
The high altitude desert, with moving breadth of sand ridges and fruitless landscape is the USP of Hunder village. The chilly abandon and sand rises appear mystery to scores of tourists who come to visit the exhibition.
Bactrian Camels are another attraction. Native to the steppes of focal Asia, the Bactrian camel has two protuberances, rather than the single-bumped camels found in Rajasthan and different parts of India. The Bactrian camels were the fundamental method of transport when Ladakh was an essential stopover on the ancient trade courses with Central Asia.
Joyrides on the Bactrian camel through the sand dunes is an unquestionable requirement accomplish for the tourists who visit Hunder. Bactrian Camel safari takes around two hours.
Hunder is likewise the spot where you can discover forests of ocean buckthorn, a therapeutic plant rich in bio-particles, vitamins and nutritive properties and famously known as ‘Leh Berry‘.
Despite the fact that the region encompassing Hunder is dry and forlorn, the village, then again, is an inconceivable breadth of green and flourishes with cultivable area. Cultivation items, including, apricots, walnuts, almonds, fruits and different leafy foods, from Nubra are much looked for after.
Due to its remote area, tourist offices are constrained in Hunder. In any case, the village is prominent with campers. The tented housing kept up by private administrators are not low in solaces.
Hunder is additionally popular for its Buddhist monastery known as Hundur gompa arranged near to the Diskit monastery. It is one of the most established religious communities of Nubra valley.