Nubra Valley

Hundar Village

Hundar is a village in Nubra valley, Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, Located approximately 130 kilometers North of Leh, sitting at an average altitude of 10,000 feet from sea level. Hundar is a small village where the Shyok River meets Nubra River. Hunder is famous for the Double-humped Camel ride in the high altitude cold desert. A trip to Hunder from Leh requires the visitors to cross the Khardungla pass, which according to the claim of Indian Army plaque at the Khardungla top, is "World's Highest Motorable Road. Earlier, Hunder Village was the last point where visitors were allowed after obtaining inner line permits from DC office in Leh. Since 2010, the Indians tourist were allowed to travel further to Turtuk. In 2013 even foreigners tourist were allowed to travel up to Turtuk. From 2017, Indian and foreigners visitors both need to get inner line permits to travel to Hunder in Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake in Changthang Valley. Travel beyond Hunder and toward Turtuk takes visitors to quite different landscape which is unseen in rest of Ladakh


Hundar was the once capital of former Nubra kingdom. There are several ruined buildings, including the ruins of the King's palace, the Lachan Khar ("Elephant Palace"). There is a fort situated at the top of the hill, called Gula. Hundar also has two Buddhist temples: red temple (Lhakhang Marpo) and the white temple (Lhakhang Karpo). Between Hundar and Diskit distance 7kms. Hunder lies on the ancient silk route, once an important international trade route. Today it is one of the most important points located close to the Siachen Glacier, the world highest battle ground between India and Pakistan.