Category: Suru Valley

The Hidden Valley in Ladakh: Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley is a sub-district of the Kargil district, which lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Zanskar region is separated from Ladakh by the Zanskar mountain range. Zanskar Valley is located at a towering altitude that ranges from 11,500 to 23,000 feet above sea-level and the valley is world famous for its stunning landscape and Tibetan-style monasteries. The Valley of Zanskar is…

The village in the middle of nowhere: Rangdum, Suru Valley

Almost halfway along the Kargil-Padum road in the middle of nowhere lies the beautiful Buddhist village of Rangdum. Rangdum is the last village located in an isolated region of the Suru Valley in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The village of Rangdum is situated at a towering altitude of 11,998 feet above sea level and has colourful hills on one side and the mighty Trans-Himalayas and glaciers on the…

Valley of flowers in the Trans-Himalayas: Panikhar, Suru Valley

Located at a distance of 26 km from the village of Sankoo, Panikhar is the next village along the way in the Suru Valley. The roads from Sankoo to the village of Panikhar are well maintained and have barely any pot holes as compared to the roads beyond Panikhar which are terrible. As you pass through from Sankoo towards Panikahar the journey is very beautiful with the Suru river running…

Essentials to carry while backpacking to the Himalayas

For a minimum of one week to a maximum of three-week stay or more to the highest mountain range in the world—the Himalayas, here are a few must-haves. Travelling gear: A rucksack of a minimum 60L.(mandatory) {No other kind of bag will be allowed on the trip} A day pack to move around with ease.(must have) A camera with a minimum of 8GB, a spare battery s good to carry…

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