Located along the banks of Shyok river, Hunder is a small village that lies around 125kms from Leh. It falls under the Nubra Valley region. The village lies on the historical silk route of Central Asia and is famous for its sand dunes and bactrian or double-humped camels. Hunder was once the capital of the former Nubra kingdom and you could still see some ruins including Langchen khar, or the king’s palace. Though the area surrounding Hunder is completely barren and desolate, various kinds of crops, vegetables and fruits including the famous medicinal Sea Buckthorn berry is widely grown inside the village. Various activities like Camel riding, Archery, ATV biking etc. are a common sight in Hunder. Hunder has also been the location for tons of bollywood movies and a lot of famous celebrities have come and shot here.
It is one of the oldest homestays and amongst the only few to have their own bactrian camels. The homestay is a blend of traditional and modern living keeping in mind the needs of his guests. It is less than a kilometre away from the desert and one can actually take a walk in the evening to enjoy the cool evening surrounded by sand dunes. There are four rooms with double beds and attached bathrooms. There is a separate dining area for the guests.
Location: 2.5 km from the Hunder Monastery.
No. of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity: 10
Per Person: 1200/-
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (with extra bed)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Parking • Hot water • Room heater • Organic Food • Washing Machine
Ibrahim’s wife Zahra handles the kitchen and ranging from local ladakhi cuisine to other North Indian dishes, she cooks them all. Apart from the famous Khambir, recipes like Skyu, momos, thukpa, don’t forget to try ‘Kiser’-the traditional pancake-like looking dish cooked only in certain parts of Ladakh. It is made of Buckwheat. All the ingredients required for these recipes are fresh from the farm and grown completely in an organic way.
Camel ride • ATV riding • Archery • Hiking • Farming • Climbing • Trekking
Hunder Monastery • Diskit Monastery • Sand dunes • Shyok River • Turtuk • Panamik Hot Water Spring
Thang (Indo-pak border) • Khardung-la • Pangong lake • Siachen Base camp
Ibrahim is a very hardworking man whom you wouldn’t find sitting idle even for a minute throughout the day. He loves his farm, his family and his camels. He takes care of them as his family and it is with them, for the daily camel rides, that most of his time of the day is gone. Talk to him about his younger days and Hunder back then, you would have some pretty interesting stories to take back with you.
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