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- Beautifully made memorial. The movie clip on the Kargil war is worth watching. Awe-inspiring and gives goosebumps white filling one with pride for our soldiers who have to withstand difficult terrain and weatherWritten 12 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The drive to the village is awesome - ascending a few thousand feet on naked mountain roads. The view from the top is breathtakingWritten 12 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A huge rock carved into statue of Buddha. On the road of kargil-leh. Visit the same and experience the divine peac.Written 30 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Phuktal is one of the, if not the most isolated, monasteries of Zanskar. It is today an active monastery where approximately 39 young monks ranging from the age of 5 – 20 are taught the ways of Buddhism by senior lamas and monks.The only way to get to Phuktal is by foot, but you can leave from the town of Padum to get you a bit closer by jeep. Walk through rocky landscapes and immense valleys in between which flow huge and sacred decade old rivers. These short but intense walks will leave you craving for more, and are bound to create memories that will last a lifetime.Written 7 February 2019
- There are very few glaciers in the world where one can reach by road, and Drang Drung Glacier is one such spectacular site. The 22 km long Drang Drung Glacier situated just after crossing the Pensi La into the Zanskar valley is Ladakh's largest glacier accessible to tourists. For all the adventure enthusiasts, the glacier is just amazing to visit.Written 3 January 2019
- Rangdum Monastery is situated at the edge of Suru valley near Pensi la Pass which is the gateway to Ladakh. It’s a very old monastery and there are neighbouring villages of Yuldo , Zulidok and Tashi TongseWritten 12 March 2019
- Shargole Monastery is situated in Shargole village which lies 10 km ahead of Mulbekh in the Ladakh ben route Kargil. The cantilever monastery can be seen from the verandah of this monastery.Written 5 February 2019
- This is also know as the mountain river and has beautiful mountain along the side of river.
It has a very beautyfull view of the valley and will be a great place for picknik with family. My kids were totally enjoying it.Written 22 January 2020
- Sani Monastery is located next to the village of Sani at a distance of 6 kms from Padum and approachable by a 2 hour gentle walk. It is thought to be the oldest religious site in the whole region of Ladakh and Zanskar. The Monastery also has a nunnery.Written 7 February 2019
- Do take time to visit this museum if you are travelling through Kargil.
This tiny but well curated collection gives one a sense of the bustle and activity that Kargil experienced in the days of the Silk Route trade.
If you are lucky enough to find Munshiji there, he will tell you of his ancestors and their serai. The stories and the culture.
Even without him, the items, an eclectic collection of the family's goods, tell of a time when Kargil was an important stop of traders from the Far East and Central Asia and the days when people didn't think of borders and boundaries as they do now.Written 9 February 2019
- Shargole is a beautiful Ladakhi village located about 35 km towards the right side of the Kargil-Leh road. The main attraction here is a small cave monastery with beautiful interior wall-paintings. It is perched on a cliff an offers great picturesque views.Written 7 February 2019
- Kargil district of Ladakh is dotted with a number of ancient monuments and valuable heritage sites. Among these is a huge rock sculpture locally known as chamba at Apati. This is a 9 meter high rock statue of the Maitreya Buddha curved out in deep relief. The type of rock statues now left are priceless ancient heritage of Kargil besides being major tourist attractions.Written 7 February 2019
- The Karste Valley is a sprawling mountainous lowland that forms an integral part of the bowl-shaped Sankoo Valley. The distinct terrains of this verdant vale are traversed by the Karste River, which originates from the glaciers of the Rangdum Pass and meets the Suru River. Surrounded with lofty mountains that are carpeted with colourful flowers, this canyon is a hidden paradise of nature. It stretches till the eastern mountain mass and is dotted with many secluded hamlets.Written 7 February 2019
- Nalpochu Valley, one of the perennial sources of the Suru River, aptly accompanies the beauty of Sankoo valley. Sankoo, located close proximity to Kargil, is a tourist place to visit. This is the reason why this area is very popular for its dense plantation of poplars, wild roses and willows. The greenery of the poplar trees and the colours of beautiful wild roses enhance the beauty of this landscape. The Nakpochu valley descending from the west side is drained by the tributary streams of the Suru River. The temperature of this valley considerably varies during day and night. The mountain peaks covered with snow and the streams of the Suru River running down the mountain slopes add to the beauty of Nakpochu valley.Written 7 February 2019
- Kargil is a very beautiful place, indeed a must visit place.
It’s highly underrated place though.
It’s history, and geography is unique and interesting.
Places you can visit in Kargil are Drass Valley (Manman Top, Mushkoo valley, Kargil war memorial, gryalmo khar, biru khar and Watakul), Suru Valley (Tambis Waterfall, Rock climbing 🧗♀️, Damsna, Parkachik, Nun Kun, Karpo khar, Karchey khar, Chamba statue) Chiktan khar, sod,Wakha mulbikWritten 12 July 2022
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