Kargil is a famous destination located in the lap of the Union territory of Ladakh. You can tour this marvellous place in a safe and secure environment with Thrillophilia’s Kargil trip packages. Our itineraries provide top-notch transportation and accommodation services, along with delicious meals and seamlessly guided tours. So, you can rest assured of a highly maintained and coordinated travel itinerary curated by experts. Upon this, if you face any issues, our 24/7 available customer support team is just a phone call away.

It has been the battleground for the infamous 1999 Kargil War that took place between Indian and Pakistani armed forces, adding to the dark history of the place. However, there are several tourist places to visit in Kargil that can truly enhance your Ladakh trip. Starting from the Kargil War Memorial and the Cave Monastery to the vast valleys and glacial river banks, Kargil is home to spectacular natural wonders. You can tour the Mushkoh Valley, the Suru River basin and its orchards, and the Drass Valley. The Drang Drung Glacier, the Siachen Glacier, and the Pensi La Glaciers also find their way to reach this beautiful place.

Apart from this, the Hunderman Village and the Dah Hanu region allow for enriching cultural explorations as well. Additionally, museums like Hunderman-Museum of Memories and the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian And Kargil Trade Artifacts also promise to uplift your travel experience all the more!

So, pack your bags and get ready to explore the best of the off-beat face of Ladakh with Thrillophilia’s amazing tour packages!

Places to Go in Kargil

1. Mushkoh Valley- Located in Drass Valley in the Ladakh region of India, this place is popularly known as the Valley of Wild Tulips. Its elevation is around 11,000 feet, and the Mushkoh River is considered to be a majorly glacial one. You can trek to Tilail in Gurez, situated in Bandipore, from this valley. There is a nearby village situated on the highlands, surrounded by mountains and meadows. The Drass River flows through it and you can have a marvellous experience here as it is one of the best places to visit in Kargil.

2. Hundurman Border View- It is the last village of the Indian Territory, located close to the Indo-Pak border. Hunderman is a historical village that has seen around four battles between the two nations and faced significant issues in the 1999 Kargil War. Now an abandoned village, it hosts a museum named Hunderman- Museum of Memories. You can witness early utensils, family documents, jewellery, indoor games, traditional house structures, and other ornaments of the locals kept here at this museum.

3. Aryan Valley- Comprising four village clusters, namely Dah, Hanu, Garkon, and Darchik, the Aryan Valley is commonly referred to as the Dah Hanu region. The main population of the village consists of the Drogba community, who are known for their unique ornamentations and headgear. It is one of the most culturally rich tourist places to visit in Kargil,  as you can come across distinct traditions and practices here. This place has gained attention in recent years and is continuing to do so because of the myth of housing “pure Aryans” here. Nonetheless, this place is extraordinarily beautiful, just like the rest of Ladakh.

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Drass Valley in Kargil District in Jammu and Kashmir is popularly called as the gateway of Ladakh. In the infamous Kargil War, Drass has played a significant role. The Pakistani Army in 1999 started dropping shells in Drass and in the surrounding villages and thus the war broke out between India and Pakistan. In the end, India recaptured Drass and other parts in the premises and then on Drass has been recognized as the memorial of the Kargil War and people should inlcude this famous place as a part of their Ladakh tour.

Drass is nestled amidst the snow-clad peaks on the Leh- Kargil National Highway at a height of 3230 meters above the sea level. Zojila Pass is the beginning of Drass Valley. Even when the harshest climatic conditions of winter hit the inhabitants here, the people kept guarding the valley intact and thus they are called the guardians of Ladakh’s gateway. The residents of the valley is known to be the saviours of stranded travelers who try to cross the pass along the snow covered trails and also they have stayed back in the valley to transport trading merchandise in the extreme cold. Drass is recognized as the base for the three day long Suru valley trek.

 The coldest region of India is Drass where -12 degree Celsius is the average temperature during winter and it falls onto as low as -17 degree Celsius during the peak time of winter. The tours of Drass compulsorily include a visit to the famous Drass War Memorial which is built to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the India-Pakistan War in 1999. There is a Brigade War Valley that also turned to be the space to commemorate the lives and dedication of Indian soldiers during Kargil War.

Height: Drass Valley is located at an average height of 3820 meters.

Location: It is located 60 kms away from Ladakh and starts from the foot of the famous Zojila Pass.

Best time to visit: The season between the months of May and September are the suitable time to visit Drass.

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The Kargil War Memorial, located in Dras, India, honors the sacrifices made during the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. It is a tribute to the soldiers who fought courageously in the conflict, showcasing their bravery and resilience. The memorial also has a Wall of Remembrance written with the martyrs' names and offers visitors a glimpse into the heroic tales of the war.

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