Considered one of the earliest villages to have emerged and developed in the valley, Hunder in Northwestern Ladakh lies close to the India-Pakistan border. An exciting five hour drive, crossing Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the world, transports one to this bewildering world of sand dunes, crystal clear waters and surprisingly green patches of fields. Receiving visitors in large numbers, Hunder is fairly big and has around 150 houses in addition to guest houses and camps in the adjoining areas. However, only few offer’s stays in their very modest dwellings along with home cooked Ladakhi food.
Dhora House is a quite wonderland in the lands of might dunes.In the hustle bust eo touristic destination this quilters NotOnMap stay is perfect for that local life.The landscape facing the confluence of Shyok and Nubra rivers is the natural habitat for sea buckthorn, wild flowers and desert wildlife.The house has been planted with poplar, willow, apricot and apple trees, along with vegetable gardens.It commands a 360 degree view of the Karakoram mountains, the sand dunes and the nubra river.There is a beautiful flower garden in the front and huge garden of vegetables in the backyard of the homestay from where fresh vegetables are used for meals.
The Shyok River meets the Nubra River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.This 10, 000 ft(3048M) high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds and villages, which are irrigated and fertile, producing wheat, barley, peas, mustard and apples, walnuts, apricots and almond trees.The valley extends up to Turtuk to the north west and Siachen Glacier to the north east with the Sasser and Karakoram Pass connecting Nubra with Xinjiang, forming the old silk route.