Safari in Hunder (Nubra Valley Ladakh)
Nubra Valley : Bactrian Camel Ride in Hunder
Hunder, which falls on the historic Silk Route, used to be a busy trade
stopover with caravans of Bactrian camels moving in and out of the Nubra
Nubra Valley: From Leh, highway runs north over the awesome Khardung
La,(18000ft) the highest motorable pass in the world. Beyond the pass is the
wide, flat Nubra Valley, crossed by the winding channels of the Shyok &
Nubra Rivers. The original name Nubra was Ldumra (the valley of flowers).
There are Shaggy Bactrian (double - humped) camels in the sand dunes of the
Nubra Valley. Dotted around the valley are ancient Monastery and awesome
villages which makes this magnificent trip.
Safari on the Bactrian camels
In the valley of Nubra The road from Diskit to Hunder, which falls along the
historic Silk Route, winds through sand dunes where one can spot Bactrian
camels. It is one of the two surviving species of camels, they are a
critically endangered sub species with very few of them left in the wild.
These shaggy camels with a coat of thick hair have double humps on them.
These tuff beasts are the natives of the central Asia. After the closure of
the Silk Route, most of the camels were let off into the wild. most of them
have been tamed and are being used for domestic work and to ferry the
tourists to the villages of diskit and hunder.
We arrange camel safari for our guests to different places starting from
Hunder or Diskit, these shaggy beasts will take you through various points
of interesting silk route, which covers areas such as Yulkam, Pinchimik,
Tiggur, which hundreds of years before was a road to prosperity and wealth
,you will picture yourself as a rich merchant carrying your own vast
caravans of merchandise along the sand dunes and rugged barren mountains.
Sand dunes that lie between Hunder and Diskit in Nubra Valley lured many
tourists, with camel safari being the main attraction. It is the place where
one can enjoy Bactrian camel ride through the sand dunes. Unlike
single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India, Bactrian
camels in Hunder have two humps and joyride on these camels would be a
memorable experience in the Himalaya with a difference.
LADAKH NUBRA - TURTUK PACKAGE
Durations: 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination: Delhi - Leh - Nubra Valley via khardong la pass - Hunder(Nubra)
- Turtuk Nubra Valley - Leh - Delhi
Day 01: Delhi - Leh
On arrival at Leh airport our local representative will meet you and asset
you and Transfer to hotel when on arrival at hotel welcome tea & coffee will
be served .mean while late afternoon, you will visit Shanti Stupa, Leh
Palace, Namgyal Shemo Gompa and then stroll through Leh Bazaar.Overnight in
hotel at Leh.
Day 02: Leh
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries Such
as Hemis Monastery , shay palace, Thiksey Monastery Overnight at Hotel.
Hemis Monastery, 48 km southeast of Leh, was established at the instance
of King Singe Namgyal, in 1672 AD. It is the biggest 'Monastery of Ladakh
This monastery houses a beautiful museum with many interesting relics and
Shey Palace is 18km situated on a hillock was built in 1645 as a summer
residence for the kings of Ladakh. It is the oldest palace in Ladakh.
Thiksey Monastery is 25km from leh and it was built 600 years ago, consists
of 12 levels ascending a hillside, 10 temples and a large Buddha statue.
Day 03 Leh - Nubra Valley via khardong la passes (125 KMS approx)
In the morning after breakfast, drive towards Nubra valley via Khardung La
(18300 feet) the highest motor head road in the world. Upon arrival at Nubra
valley, we will stay at our tents. After a short relaxation we will visit
the Deskit And Hunder Monastery Overnight at Sand dune leisure camps.
Day 04: Hunder (Nubra) - Turtuk
Today we will drive to Hunder - Turtuk. The new area for tourist (open
before two year) and the last villages of Nubra toward end to Pakistan
Border. Visit Turtuk and Bokdhang Village drive back Overnight at Sand dune
Day 05: Nubra Valley - Leh
After breakfast at our camps, we will go for the world famous camel safari.
It is very incredible to see the camel in this part of the world.
Camel Safari: Tourists can enjoy the soft adventure of camel safari in
Ladakh . As one explores the rugged mountain terrain on a camel back, one
feels far removed from the earth.
It will be a real memorable experience that one won't be able to forget
whole of life. The main reason is that beside the extreme image of this cold
desert lies the adventure of exploring the beautiful landscape and passage
through remote villages, camping in tents and spending the night under the
stars. Later drive back to on enroute visit samtanling Monastery.
Day 06: Leh - Transfer
Early morning after breakfast transfer to Airport to depart.