Suru Valley

Suru Valley: The Awe-Inspiring Region of Ladakh

Picturesquely located in the realms of Jammu and Kashmir, Suru Valley Ladakh is one of the awe-inspiring regions. Situated 3000 m above sea level, it is famous for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. A typical Suru Valley Tourism is filled with natural beauty and pristine snow-capped mountains. The inhabitants here include Dards and Tibetans. One can spot the melting snow glaciers that add to its beauty. It is also an agriculturally rich region, one of the rare ones in Ladakh, with two crops produced annually. The Suru River originates from Penzi La glacier and expands to Kargil. The Kun (7,035m) and Nun (7,135m) peaks further offer greater options of Trekking in Suru Valley.

Embark on a Suru Valley Tour and set foot on a picture-perfect valley, soaring Himalayan crests, gurgling streams and snow-dominated landscapes.


Tourist Attractions of Suru Valley


Sankoo

A bowl-shaped crest encompassing the mountains, Sankhoo has been developed into a popular picnic spot of the region. It is famous for the nearby rustic villages, wild roses and lush-green plantations. About 40 km away from Kargil and Sakoo Tourism creates travel temptations for those visiting Suru Valley.


Rangdum

Nestled in an isolated part of Suru Valley, this extended plateau is full of mighty hills and rocky mountains. Situated at the altitude of 3657 meters, it is about 6 hours away from the historical Kargil. The main attraction here is the Rangdum monastery, which is home to some 40 monks. Other places to visit here are Lingshet Monastery and Parkachik Glacier. It also forms the trekking route to Henaskot.


Panikhar

Nestled in the lap of Mt. Nun, it is one of the most visited places in the Suru Valley. Under the shadows of Nun-Kun massif, these serene places act as a photographer’s muse. Being close to the Suru River, this plateau is quite fertile and has been cultivated for various crops. One can also spot Chelong River near Panikhar, which is one of the Himalayan tributaries.


Kartse Khar

An ancient village and home to 7ft tall rock statue of Maitreya Buddha, Kartse Khar is full of stupas and rock carved statues. All these remnants and monuments prove the presence of Buddhism in this piece of land in the bygone era.


Excursions from Suru Valley

Tourists can explore the Suru Valley Travel Guide and opt for nearby tourist locations such as Sonamarg (75 km), Pahalagam (104 km), Dachigam National Park (108 km), Srinagar (131 km), Kasha (136 km).


When to Reach

The best time to delve into Suru Valley tourism is from June to August when the temperature is mild and the climate is pleasant.


How to Reach

By Air : Closest airport is at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. It is connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar and Chandigarh. Book a taxi or auto to reach Suru Valley.


By Train : Kalka is the nearest railway station to Leh. Board a bus for take a taxi from the Leh Bus Stand to go to Suru Valley. Private vehicles, buses and cabs can be hired from Manali, they go via Shimla.


By Road : Suru Valley can be reached from Srinagar and Manali via the Manali-Leh Highway. Both are tricky mountain routes and high passes that are sometimes blocked due to landslides. So, it is always better to check the condition of the roads before planning a road trip.


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