When was the last time you walked into a painting!
The cotton-candy clouds filling the bluest of the skies, red-brown barren mountains, and the green valley… did you just walk into a painting! Yes, standing at the corner of this never-ending long serpentine road and looking straight at the Hunder Valley Mountains in the Nubra region, you’ll witness God’s theatrical acts.
Amidst the calmness and silence, no matter wherever you look, everything you see is a masterpiece in the making. As you travel towards the Hunder valley, you’ll notice the sheer simplicity of life, the simple villages (but they do have dish antennas on their roof tops ;)… the always happy, content faces of the mountain people here – all reminding us that life is beautiful in its simplicity.
Situated 150kms away from Leh, Hunder Valley is one of the high altitude deserts in the world. Yes, a desert in Ladakh!
Also referred to ‘the desert in the sky’, you’ll find yourself immersing in its pristine beauty. You can enjoy the ride through the Hunder sand dunes on the double-hump Bactrian Camels.
This cold, white sand desert is surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges, which keep changing colour from green to purple to orange…
Aah, another masterpiece of the day!
Located 150 kms North of Leh and at an average altitude of 10, 000 feet. Hunder is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. This beautiful valley lies on the ancient silk route.
When to Visit:
From May till October is a good time. You can experience camping or even book a guesthouse room.
One can visit the Hundur Gompa, and the Diskit monastery is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in this region. It enshrines a 32m statue of the Buddha in his Maitreyi (future Buddha) avatar.
Lachung temple is an ancient and one of the most beautiful temples in this region. The paintings and the architecture, from that era, is a treat to the eyes.
One can hire a taxi and visit all these places in around the Nubra-Hunder valley.