(8200 Ft Above Sea Level)

Ladakh | India
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Kargil Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Kargil War Memorial at Drass (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)

Reasons to Visit
  • Kargil (8200 ft asl) is one of the coldest regions in India on the Srinagar - Leh highway. Kargil lies on the LOC (India / Pakistan Line of Control) and was made famous by the 1999 conflict which escalated in a near war-like situation. Kargil lies on the Kashmir - Ladakh highway 1-D and therefore a strategic stopover option on anyone enroute. Kargil also is the access point to visit destinations of remote Zanskar Valley This highway opens around May/June and remains open till October.

Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Srinagar (204 kms), Leh (234 kms)
  • Kargil is an Ex-Srinagar Getaway

Kargil has 5 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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List of Holidays for Kargil


  • Best of Ladakh with Zanskar Valley (13 Nights)

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Kargil has 6 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
Leh to Dha-Beema Kargil via Batalik back to Leh via Lamayuru route in 3 daysRs. 18060
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 2 days)Rs. 27435
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 3 days) or Vice VersaRs. 30092
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - 2 days or Vice VersaRs. 19423

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - Same Day or Vice VersaRs. 16519
Pickup from Leh to Baltal/Sonamarg or Vice VersaRs. 15119

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Kargil has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Destination Ideas

  • Ladakh Experience
  • Padum - Hemis Trek - Trekking in Ladakh
  • Srinagar to Leh - Biking and Himalayan Adventure drive experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Shargole Monastery or Gompa, a small but famous Gelug-pa or Yellow Hat sect Buddhist Monastery, is located in the village of Shargole enroute on Kargil - Leh route at 34 kms from Kargil, 6 kms short of Mulbekh.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Kargil War Memorial at Drass is the ultimate tribute to Indian soldiers martyred in Kargil war and is a must visit for travellers on Srinagar - Leh route.
    Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 km wide. Pangong drive from Leh is most spectacular via Changla pass and staying overnight at Pangong Lake is nothing short of an experience. Pangong area is also renowned for bird watching as its a nesting grounds for migratory birds like Bar headed Geese and being considered for a Ramsar site.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake, Bird Watching
    Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh and visited enroute on the Leh - Srinagar route. It has a population of around 150 permanent monks resident.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism

Destinations within reach from Kargil

  • Nimu ( 180 Km )

    Nimu lies mid-way between Leh and Alchi and is renowned for being one of the end point of the more

  • Srinagar ( 204 Km )

    Srinagar is the summer capital city of Kashmir. Srinagar is a city famous for its lake experience. more

  • Leh ( 234 Km )

    Leh lies at altitude of 10500 ft and the region basically is a high altitude desert and home to more

  • Padum ( 240 Km )

    Padum (also spelt Padam) located 240 km from Kargil is the largest town and administrative center more

  • Gulmarg ( 244 Km )

    Gulmarg is a ski resort and summer holiday destination situated 46 km southwest of Srinagar and is more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Kargil,Jammu and Kashmir,India

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15°C / -4°C
10°C / -6°C

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Getting There

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Nearest Airport in Kargil
  • Sheikh Ul Alam Airport ( SXR ) , Srinagar-204 Kms
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