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Kargil with Shyam Valley Tours

Kargil is the Located in the centre of the Himalayan region with the most pleasing natural beauty, majestic hills and tremendous potential for adventure activities, Kargil is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh. It is situated at an altitude of about 2704 m, and 204 km from Srinagar in the west and 234 km from Leh in the east. The town is nestled along the rising hillside of the Suru basin. It is the confluence point of the Drass and Wakha tributaries of the Suru River.


Kargil stands at a towering height of 8,780ft and is regarded as one of the most sensitive places along India’s Line of Control (LOC). It is situated on the banks of the pristine Indus River (or the Suru River),

Tourist Attractions in Kargil

Kargil War Memorial:

This is in fact one of the must-not-miss places to visit in all the Leh Ladakh tour packages. Located in Kargil, the Kargil War Memorial is maintained by the Indian Army and it was built to commemorate the heroic sacrifices of the brave soldier who sacrificed their lives while saving the country.

Mulbek Chamba

Mulbek Chamba is popular for a 9 metre high sculpture of Maitreya (the future Buddha), which was built during the 7th and 8th century.

Mulbek Gompa

Mulbek Gompa, a Buddhist Monastery, has a number of Buddha statues and wall paintings. Located on a hilltop, the monastery was once used as an outpost to preserve the route of travellers and merchants.


This beautiful, small village in the Wakha River valley is the starting point for trekking tours to the Suru Valley.

Pensi La Pass:

Located around 14,436ft above the sea level, Pensi La Pass connects the Zanskar Valley and the Suru Valley. Pensi La Pass is located on the way to Rangdum Monastery in Ladakh.

Suru Valley:

Visit this captivating valley during the summer, and you will be greeted with mesmerising views of its lush greeneries. Adorned by the charm and warmth of the Indus River, Suru Valley is also the home to fascinating peaks like Nun (1,135m) and Kun (7,035m).


Lamayuru is a small village situated midway between Kargil and Leh on NH1-D also known as the Srinagar- Leh Highway. It is situated 100 km ahead of Leh, after Fotu La- the highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. Known as the 'place of freedom' and housing the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region,
Lamayuru is the place to visit for all those seeking peace and tranquillity. Lamayuru is immensely famous for a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery located nearby. However, its claim to fame is accredited to the surreal breathtaking view of moonlike landscapes carved into the mountains. A large lake long ago dried up and the protrusions looked like the surface of the moon. Tourists from various places visit this relatively serene destination to immerse in this scenic beauty.

Lamayuru Location

In order to reach Lamayuru, one has to travel 107 kilometers west from Leh. Either you can take a short bypass from the nearby Srinagar-Leh road or set off on a trail to the Prikiti-La pass- the gateway to Zanskar.

Magnetic Hill

The Magnetic Hill is a near Leh City, and located on the Leh Kargil national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level. On its eastern side, flows the Sindhu, which originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan The hill is located on the Leh-Kargil-Batalik national highway, and is bordered by the Sindhu river. The Indian Army maintains a Sikh Gurudwara near the hill where Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, meditated in the 15th century. Due to both the Gurudwara and the gravity hill, the area has become a popular sightseeing destination.

Magnetic Hill Location

Located at a distance of 30 km from Leh city on the Leh-Kargil Highway is a small stretch of road that defies the phenomenon of gravity. The reason is the magnetic hill that pulls stationary vehicles upwards. Famous as the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, it is a major tourist attraction in the valley and a perfect pit-stop for tired riders moving on the highway.

SANGAM - (Confluence of river Zanskar and Indus point)
is located at 6KM from Nimo valley towards the Leh city on Kargil � Leh highway. If you are travelling to Leh from Manali, you will have to visit this place from Leh city at the distance of just 35KM
IF you are goging to Leh to Kargil then stop at this spot which is famously known as Confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers. There is special points are developed by the authority so that you can have a beautiful view of this confluence from the height.
Zanskar river is shiny blue in colour, on the other hand Indus looks a little green. In the Winter Season - Zanskar freezes completely during some part of the winter to enable the Chadar trek, the Indus keeps flowing though it too would have started to freeze in patches. Summer or winter, this confluence makes for a great sight.

How To Reach
By Air:

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the nearest airport to Kargil. Visitors can board flights to Leh from almost all major Indian cities in India. Almost all primary airlines have flights to Leh. On arrival in Leh, visitors can hire private cabs, taxis, or regular buses to reach Kargil.

By Road:

Road journeys to Kargil are one of the best ways to make it to the valley. The drive is accompanied by gracious views of the nearby peaks and magnificent valleys. Visitors can hire private cabs or taxis to reach the main valley. Buses are also available from Srinagar and other tourist places in Ladakh.

By Train:

Jammu Tawi is the nearest railway station to Kargil. It is in fact the only railway station that can be used by the visitors to reach Kargil.

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