Traveling to Ladakh is all about filling your diaries with chapters full of experiences. Beyond the leisure and monastic side of Ladakh, there are stunning silver sand dunes of Hunder in the Nubra Valley region. Like an oasis amidst the cold desert, Hunder Sand Dunes are beautiful beyond imagination. Located at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the desert is cut across by a gentle stream and the beautiful countryside. With such stunning landscapes against the backdrop of the snow-clad mountains, the Hunder Sand Dune looks nothing less than a fairy world. Beyond its beauty, the dunes are home to the Bactrian Camels, the major key players during the ancient silk route, and Pashmina Goats. Tourists can also go on a safari on the Bactrian camel that will take them back to the time when the trade was quite prominent within Central Asia and to the remote village of Hunder.
To reach the Hunder Sand Dunes, tourists can hire a cab from Leh, which will take approximately 4-6 hours, and will cut and run through Khardung La Pass (40 KMs), Khardung Village (34 KMs), Khalsar (23 KMs) and Diskit (19 KMs). There's also another way out. Tourists can travel alternatively from Pangong Tso to Nubra Valley via Shyok (160km) and via Wari La (236km). Before embarking on the journey to the Hunder Sand Dunes, make a point to fill your car petrol or diesel to the brim as there are hardly any stations.
At the Hunder Sand Dunes, tourists can enjoy the ride over the Bactrian Camel and click some awesome pictures.
They can also consider visiting some nearby attractions of Nubra like Yarab So Lake, DIskit Monastery and Samstanling Monastery.
09:00 AM to 12 Noon and 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The best time to plan a visit to Hunder Sand Dunes of the Nubra valley will be between July and September.