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Kargil Tour Packages

Kargil hosts a number of tourists every year and they can avail any of the many Kargil Tour Packages. Jammu and Kashmir is by far the prettiest place in India. People from all over the world come to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil is amongst the most toured city of the state and calling the city heaven on earth would not be an overstatement. Located amidst the mighty Himalayas and the beautiful rivers, Kargil is a treat to visit. The city is the ideal place to visit for any adventure junkie. They can do activities such as trekking, river rafting, cliff jumping, and the likes in Kargil.

Thousands of wanderers swarm the city during the tourism season. Summer is a good time to visit the city. People can visit the valleys and enjoy the panoramic view of the perfect scenic view they could ever imagine of. In winters the city is generally covered with snow. Snow enhances the beauty of Kargil. The experience of watching the sunrise from the white horizon is something which cannot be described in words. The never-ending land of snow with the perfect background of mountains is what Kargil offers to its tourists. The city is also very connected to its spirituality.

There are few monasteries present in Kargil and people from around the vicinity visit those monasteries when they want to find their spirituality. Anything said about the beauty of Kargil would be an understatement. The mesmerizing view of the green lands, terrains, and rivers which one gets here is unparalleled. Kargil should feature on the bucket list of every person on the planet because nowhere in the world will a person feel so connected to nature. People start appreciating the beauty of nature after visiting Kargil. One should definitely visit Kargil at least once in their lifetime. Avail Kargil tour packages to explore the beauty of the city.

Popular Packages

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Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar 12D 11N ₹ 35300 5.0 star View Details
Srinagar Leh Manali Umlingla Bike Expedition 11D 10N ₹ 25000 4.0 star View Details
Chang La Pass Trek 9D 8N ₹ 0 4.0 star View Details
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    North of the Great Himalayan Treks, amongst a tangled knot of jagged mountains, lies a rugged and fascinating land, the once independent kingdom of Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalayas, this remote and inaccessible setti...

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    If adventure is what you love, Zanskar River expedition will be an adventurous experience like never before. Zanskar Valley, located at a height of more than 12,000 feet above sea level, has the Zanskar River flowing through it. The river takes You through with wonderful...

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Zanskar valley

The Zanskar Range is the mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir that acts as the separating line between Ladakh and Zanskar. The Zanskar Range is a part of the Tethys Himalayas, formed with weakly transformed sedimentary series. The average height of the Zanskar Range is 6000 meters. It is an inevitable spot for adventure lovers during their adrenaline rushing trekking trips to the Trans Himalayas every year.

On the way to Zanskar Valley, one will come across the incredible Suru Valley which puts forth a decent trekking experience to adventure lovers. Zanskar is alluring always with its brightly shining mountain peaks and the presumably attracting villages, sometimes, it looks overshadowing the relishing Changthang Region as well. Tourism has caused a great enhancements on the economic side of the region like education flourished and the lifestyle of the people has changed but it took its toll on the fragile mountain environment.

Nevertheless, Zanskar is the favorite tourist destination still because of the vast area that is made beautiful by multiple hues, the distinct flora and fauna and the extremely variant climatic conditions. There are two main branches of the Zanskar River; one is Doda which has source near Pensi-La and flows south eastwards to reach Padum and the second one is formed by two tributaries called Kargyag River and it has source near Shingo La.

Height: The valley is situated at an average height of 6000 meters above the sea level.

Location: It is located at a distance of about 464 kms from Leh and would take around 10 to 11 hours to reach. Buses are available from Leh to reach the valley.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August and September are suitable to visit the Zanskar Range as the other months will cause heavy snowfall and the roads will be blocked.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Kargil War Memorial

In the history of India, 1999 is a significant one in terms of politics in India and in its foreign relations. The Kargil War to be true has shocked the pulse of India but due to the timely attack of Indian Army against Pakistan made India proud though the war led many of our soldiers to lose their lives.

 To commemorate the victory India achieved and also to pay tribute to our brave soldiers, the Indian Army has built a War Memorial in Drass, the most important location which became famous during the war and now the memorial is known in different names such as Kargil War Memorial and Drass War Memorial. The Indian name of the memorial is Vijaypath. Lulled by the foothills of Tololing Hills, Drass Memorial keeps the soldier still alive through the epitaph which has the names of all the soldiers embalmed on it. On 26th July every year, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated at the memorial. Indian Prime Minister pays tribute to the brave soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at the India Gate, New Delhi on the same day.

 A Sandstone Wall is the prime attraction in the memorial which shows the names of the Indian Army personnel who fought and lost their lives in the war and near to the memorial you can see a souvenir shop as well. On the 13th anniversary of the victory in Kargil War, the soldiers have hoisted an Indian flag that weighs up to 15 kg as a tribute. There is a gallery, Manoj Pandey Gallery that displays the photographs taken during the war, the weapons used and artilleries discovered.

Location: Drass Valley in the foothills of Tololing is the location of Kargil War Memorial. You can visit the memorial during the visit to Kargil from Leh. It is located 5 kms from the city center across the famous Tiger Hill.

Timings: It is open on all days except Sunday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Best time to visit: During the months of May, June, July, August and September would be the perfect time to visit the memorial.

 


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Mulbekh Monastery

The two major sects of Buddhism, Drukpa and Gelugpa had two gompas in Mulbekh Monastery. The location is 45 kms away from Kargil and 260 km from Leh town. The nine meter statue of Maitreya Buddha placed in the premise catches the eyes of every visitor. Also, the two gompas are closely connected to the palace of Rajah Kalon of Mulbekh located nearby. To reach the gompa, there is a steep footpath arranged behind the building.

History

There are different opinions about the establishment of the gompa but the idol of Buddha placed here dates back to the 8th century and some others believe that it was built in the period of Kushan. The sculptor is the contribution of the missionaries but there is a saying that the artwork present in the sculptor shows that the missionaries were not Tibetans but mostly Ladakhis. Kharoshti scripts were also found in the main sculptor.

Structure of the monastery

Apart from the limestone idol of Buddha carved in the rock face, there are other relics of statues and frescoes. The entire monastery is made charming with the very valuable paintings and some relics of the prized items of the ancient period. As Maitreya is famous as Chamba among the Buddhist sets, the monastery has gained the name Mulbekh Chamba later.

Location: Mulbekh gompa is located in Kashmir, 45 Km from the town and 260 km from Leh in Ladakh region. You can reach the gompa by bus or jeep.

Timings: It is open on all days from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Entry fee: Entry to the gompa is free

Highlight: The gompa is 3504 meters above the foothills which gives a mesmerizing view of the valleys down.

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Phuktal Monastery

Phugtal or Phuktal gompa or monastery, a significant Buddhist monastery located in the Lungnak Valley that too very remotely from the main town and this one is reachable only by walking. The essential things for the monastery will be carried by animals during summer days and during winter they will be transported through the frozen Zanskar River.

History

The etymology of the name Phutkal is interesting and the name means the cave of liberation or leisure as per the information given by scholars. The birth of Phutkal Monastery was 2500 years ago and it was built around a cave with the aim of inviting any number of sages or saints to come and meditate. But the current status of Phutkal Gompa is because of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. It was established in the early 15th century by Jangsem Sherap Zangpo.

Structure of the monastery

The honeycomb structure of the monastery surprises every one. Given the increased number of tourists, the monastery is popular now as a favorite trekking point. The cliff side structure houses a temple, prayer rooms, apartments, quarters, library with sacred manuscripts, teaching facilities and the original cave and a spring. Around 70 monks who are residing in the monastery are always seen chanting or meditating.

Location: The location of the monastery is Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar.

Timings: It is open on all days of the week from 06:00 pm to 04:00 pm.

Entry fee: To enter the monastery no entry fee is required. But cameras and food from outside are not allowed.

Highlights: There are a number of festivals happen everywhere at the monastery which are celebrated for different reasons. Every year the dates of the festivals change depending on the lunisolar calendar. Smonlam Chenmo is the most important one as it signifies the entry of the New Year.


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Kargil

Kargil, the second largest town after Leh in Kashmir has multiple images in the mindsets of Indians. The spot where India’s patriotism won, the spot where India’s soldiers lost their lives, the spot where a dramatic tug of war between two countries happened and the spot which makes India proud always; hundreds of reasons are there to recognize Kargil as one of the primary locations of India. Politically, Kargil has gained so much importance because of the renowned Kargil War but now it is termed as one of the most visited tourist destinations as well in Kashmir. Visitors are curious to visit the sensitive zone in India where history was turned topsy-turvy.

There are a lot to see in Kargil in the form of monasteries, lush greenery, river basins, trekking points and so on. Mulbekh Monastery, located 36 Kms from Kargil is the most famous gompa in Kargil district which is featured because of the 9 meter tall idol of Maitreya Buddha. Near to Kargil is yet another attraction that is Suru Basin. When the Panzella glacier starts to melt, Suru Basin becomes the richest fertile land in the dry Ladakh region. The fields of wheat, barley and grapes are rich in greenery and thus give a splendid sight to the tourists. If you keep patriotism inside you on a dramatic level, then never miss to visit the Drass War Memorial where the photos, things used during the Kargil war and the hardships during the war are displayed along with the 100 feet high flagpoles. For trekking, the surroundings hill tops are perfect and a visit to Lamayuru Monastery located on Leh-Srinagar Highway will be concluding your tour of Kargil in presumably perfect way.

Height: 2676 meters above sea level

Location: Kargil is located 60 km from Drass and 204 km from Srinagar to the west and 234 km from Leh to the east. One can reach Kargil from Padum by covering a distance of 240 km and a drive from Delhi will take around 1047 kms to be covered.

Best time to visit: June to September is the ideal time to visit Kargil as per the information given by the experts and experienced travelers.


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Drass Valley

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

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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Zanskar valley

The Zanskar Valley is the place to witness enchanting visuals of snow capped peaks and alpine lakes. Located in the Ladakh district, there are numerous places to see here. Visit the Zongkhul Monastery by undertaking the exciting Padum-Kishtwar trekking route.

Visit Zangla, which is an ancient castle that also houses a chapel and also feel amazed at the captivating beauty that you see from the Penzella Pass. Take a village tour through a human settlement in this divine land at Karsha. Get more breathtaking views from Panikhar and also visit the Panikhar Fort.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Kargil

  • Q. What are the famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Kargil?

    Kargil is the second largest city in the district Ladakh. After it has been opened to the general public for visitation, the population of the city has grown immensely. It is arguably amongst the most attractive cities in the whole world. Some of the famous places one should visit in Kargil are:

    • Suru Valley- The Suru Valley seems like a portrait of perfect scenery drawn by an artist. It is amazingly beautiful and people are left speechless when they visit the valley.
    • Rangdum Monastery- Rangdum Monastery is a small monastery located on a hilltop. One gets a beautiful view of the city from the monastery.
    • Mulbekh Monastery- Mulbekh Monastery is the most visited spiritual place in the vicinity. People from all over Ladakh come to the monastery and find their spirituality.
    • Kargil Pensi La Lake- It is difficult to explain the beauty of the Kargil Pensi La Lake in words. The lake so pretty that people keep staring at it for minutes. Not many lakes in the world are as pretty as this one.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir are the heart and the pride of the country. They house the mighty Himalayas, therefore mountainous activities are very common here. There are some outstanding mountains and terrains present in Kargil which makes trekking the most common adventure activity here. The trekking experience one gets in Kargil is quite different from the rest of the world. Trekking on the mighty Himalayas will always take the top spot on any adventure junkie’s bucket list. Kargil also offers one of the most adventurous and dangerous trekking experience and best tours to experience it are:

    • Chadar Trek
    • Padum to Lamayuru Trek
    • Jhunglam Hemis to Padum Trek
    • Darcha Padum Trek

  • Q. Which are the best camping sites in Kargil?

    Camping is the best activity to do if one wants to explore nature and some clarity of thought. The experience of camping is increased exponentially if the site is a hilly region. Kargil can be considered to be the ideal place to carry out camping expeditions. One is cut off from the rest of the world for days in camping. Lying down on the ground at night, gazing at the dazzling stars in the sky and delving deep into the world of imaginations are some of the things one does on a camping tour. Some of the best sites to go camping in Kargil are:

    • Tsarap Chu
    • Nun Kun
    • Kurbathang

  • Q. Which are the best cycling tour routes in Kargil?

    Kargil is a place where people love to do adventurous activities. Cycling s one such activity which people do here in order to get a taste of adventure. The experience of cycling is a different ball game altogether. One’s cycling skills will be tested to its limits as the routes on which people cycle is very uneven. The best part about cycling in Kargil is the awesome weather and the lovely view which one enjoys while riding a cycle. It is one of the best experiences one can have in Kargil. Some of the most famous cycling tours in Kargil are:

    • Kargil to Leh
    • Kargil to Batalik
    • Kargil to Padum

  • Q. Which are some famous walking tours in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir are the ideal places to visit one’s vacation and the same can be said about Kargil. It is an amazing city. There are some outstanding sites present in Kargil which one can visit. The best way to enjoy and explore the city is by walking. Walking tours helps one find many things which they could have missed otherwise. Kargil is a city where many walking tours take place as tourists take a lot of interest in this kind of expeditions. Some of the most famous walking tours in Kargil are:

    • Leh Bazaar Walking Tour
    • Suru Valley Walking Tour
    • Suburban Village Tour

  • Q. Which are the best places for a biking tour in Kargil?

    The most common way of touring Jammu and Kashmir is by biking. Hundreds of people travel to Ladakh on their bike. There are many travelers who set out on the travel alone on the bike and find a group of bikers on their way. Biking is by far the most thrilling, exciting and fun way to explore Kargil. The hilly regions make biking even more exciting as their riding skills are tested. Nowhere else in the world can a person get the same experience as biking in Kargil due to the presence of the mighty Himalayas here. Some of the best places to bike in Kargil are:

    • Srinagar to Kargil
    • Kargil to Leh
    • Kargil to Manali

  • Q. Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Kargil?

    Jammu and Kashmir is a mountainous region and people from all over the world visit the place. Kargil, a city of Jammu and Kashmir, houses a portion of the Himalayan range. The wildlife present in Kargil is very different from what people find in normal cities as Kargil is a hilly region. Many photography enthusiasts from all over the country come to Kargil and visit the places which house wildlife in order to capture the creature in their camera. Few of the best places to visit in Kargil for wildlife experience are:

    • Hemis National Park
    • Zanskar Valley
    • National Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Q. Which are the best places for river rafting in Kargil?

    Kargil is like heaven on earth. It is arguably one of the prettiest places in India. Three rivers flow through the city, therefore, enabling water activities such as river rafting. A group of people is made to sit on a raft with an oar in river rafting. Then they are made to row their boats through the currents and against the rapids of the river. The experience one gains from this activity are unparalleled. River rafting is a lot of fun and the whole experience of rafting enhances if the river has lots of rapids. There are many places in Kargil where one can do river rafting and the best amongst them are:

    • Doda River
    • Zanskar River
    • Suru River

  • Q. Can I do the Zanskar River Valley trek from Kargil?

    Trekking is probably the most sought-after activity in Kargil. Due to the presence of a number of a number of hills here, many trekking expeditions take place in Kargil. Zanskar River Valley Trek is one such trekking expedition which takes places in Kargil. It offers one of the most dangerous and adventurous trekking experience to the people.