Hunder Sand Dunes

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  • Ladakh

About Hunder Sand Dunes Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra Valley in Ladakh holds so many surprises for the visitors. One such surprise awaits you at the Hunder Sand Dunes, located about 10 kilometers from Diskit village. Usually, people think of brown sand & one humped camels when the word desert visits their mind, but a different picture awaits you in Hunder.

What makes Hunder Sand Dunes so famous?

While compiling a list of the famous tourist places that you should visit in Nubra Valley, don’t miss out on Hunder Sand Dunes. They are famous because of their white rolling sands, with a river flowing close by, trees & snow-capped mountains in the distance.

It is unbelievable, when one thinks of it, that a desert could exist at so high an altitude! Equally surprising is the sight of the double humped Bactrian camels, whose two humps enable them to develop resistance to cold, drought & high altitudes.

Taking a ride on these double humped camels which gently make their way among the white sand dunes, with poplar trees dotting the landscape & the pleasing murmur of the River Shyok flowing nearby, it all makes for a memorable experience.

As the evening approaches, and the barren mountains are covered with the crimson hues of the sun, you wonder how such a place could exist in this mad chaotic world of ours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best time to visit Hunder Sand Dunes?

July to September is the best time to visit Hunder Sand Dunes.

Q. Are the camel rides free?

No, you have to pay a certain amount of money for the camel rides, but it is usually quite reasonable.

Q. What is the best way to reach Hunder Sand Dunes?

You can either catch a flight from Srinagar to Leh, or decide to take the road from Srinagar to Leh. After arriving in Leh, make your way to Khardung La. Cross Khalsar & continue on the straight road to Diskit. After crossing Diskit town, you will reach the Hunder Sand Dunes in less than 10 minutes.

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