November 30, 2016

A high altitude oasis- Hunder

Photo Details: Lake in Hunder, Nubra Valley, Kashmir, India (34.5753° N, 77.4989° E) Sept 2009

Hunder is a small village in the middle of the cold deserts of the Nubra Valley in Kashmir, India. It is a cold place with a desert that is actually very cold with sand dunes. Close to the disputed Siachen Glacier near the so-called border with Pakistan, it is an area tightly controlled by the Indian Army. The sand dunes and the desert is not exactly your Namibian-ish desert; still its rolling expanse is quite a sight especially being in the high altitude- it is cold! Even though the area surrounding the village is acrid and desolate, Hunder itself is quite an oasis famed for its orchards, nuts and flowers.

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