Hunder Village Overview

Known as the “Desert Wonder of Leh,” Hunder Village is nothing less than a stunning oasis tucked amidst the cold desert of the Nubra Valley in Ladakh. Home to the exotic double-humped Bactrian camels, majestic grey sand dunes and explore Ladakh holiday packages and immense natural beauty, the village, located at an altitude of 4,000 metres above the sea level, is a magical paradise.

Located over 10,000 ft above the sea level, amidst the majestic Nubra Valley is the Hunder Village, popularly known as the home of the two-humped Bactrian camel. Boasting of spectacular grey-coloured sand dunes, this village is also one place where you can enjoy a variety of terrains all together, from rolling white sands and a river gushing through, to verdant trees as well as snow-clad mountains in the distance.

Located 160 kilometres from Leh, Hunder Village is also home to several attractions, including ruins of ancient buildings like the King’s Palace, also known as Langchen Khar. You can also find the Gula Fort here, along with the Khardung La Pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world. Other popular places of attraction in the Hunder Village are the Yarab Tso Lake, the Samstangling Monastery, Panamik as well as the famous Diskit Monastery

With the scenic Shyok River gushing through it, the village is also a great place to relax and unwind, and offers unmatched views of the Milky Way on a clear night sky. Doubling up as a high-altitude desert, the Hunder Village is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh, and attracts a plethora of tourists every year. While the area surrounding the village is rather desolate, you can find a vast expanse of verdant greenery, including forests of the medicinal plant of sea-buckthorn, apricots, walnuts, almonds, apples and several other flowers and fruits in the Hunder Village.


• Pay a visit to the famous Hunder Village, known all over the world for its rolling sand dunes, cold deserted region, and the unique two-humped Bactrian camels
• Catch sights of the rare sea-buckthorn plants in the village, and learn how medicines and other things are made using this herb
• Head over to the Hunder Gompa within the village, which is known to be one of the oldest monasteries in the entire Nubra Valley
• Enjoy an exotic ride on the Bactrian Camels here, and enjoy a unique desert experience in the village
• Don’t forget to indulge in stargazing here, since the village boasts of some of the most panoramic views of shooting stars as well as the Milky Way

How To Reach

By Road:

From Leh, you can avail a bus or jeep for the 150-kilometre-long journey to the Hunder Village. On the way, you will have to pass through the Khardung La or K-Top. It will take you around three and a half to five hours to reach Hunder Village from Leh. 

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Hunder Village is from June to August. This is when the region experiences the mid-summer to late summer months, when the climate is pleasant and rather cool. With quiet and calm weather, devoid of any rainfall, Hunder Village also has a high visibility during these months, with the rest of the surroundings exuding immense beauty and serenity.

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