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Hunder (India)

Practical information about Hunder

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
10km from Diskit or 5h30 from Leh by jeep
When to go
In summer
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Hunder

Julie Olagnol Travel writer
145 travel articles

In the Nubra Valley, the cold desert of Hunderis one of nature's wonders just after Diskit, on the road to Turtuk.

My suggestion:
Even if you've already ridden a camel in Morocco, try the experience again. The base is not very comfortable but the tour doesn't last long and it will only happen once in your lifetime!

Hunder is one of the world's unmissable and unique landscapes. After Diskit, the golden sand is more dense at the bottom of the valley. You could almost think you are in the Sahara, even if there weren't any high snow mountains in the background.

The highlight of the show? Camels! No, it's not a joke. Of course, they are more polite than their Moroccan cousins and their water reserves are apathetic, but that makes them even more cute. However, my fellow traveller informed me that their breathing was something to be desired. I was very fortunate to see babies. Like they lose their hairs in the summer, you could call them ostriches.

To think I saw, during mytrip to India, a cold desert with dense camels snorting in the middle of snowy mountains... Ideal, right?

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