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From Kargil to Panikharu

Beautiful ride through the valley of Suru

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From Kargil to Panikharu
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Kargil, as the largest city in western Ladakh, is also an important traffic junction. Although most connections go from here to Leh or to Srinagar, buses run in the morning to the beautiful Suru Valley (and on to Zanskar), where the city of Panikhar is an ideal tourist destination. If you want to leave the classic circuit, this detour is an ideal trip for a few days

Riding through the Suru valley

The journey from Kargil is going smoothly, because there is still something to see. Especially in places where the valley widens. The first higher massif rises on the horizon, but it is still not the famous Nun and Kun

Riding through the Suru valley
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Sanko / Sankoo / Sanku

Halfway to Panikharu lies the town of Sanko, which serves as a refreshment / toilet break for bus lines. As everywhere in the valley of the river Suru, there are beautiful views from here. It is also the starting point for a lesser-known trek across the Wakha saddle to Rangdum

Sanko / Sankoo / Sanku
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Famous panorama of Nun - Kun

Finally, the most famous view of the pair of mountain giants Nun and Kun also opens up

Famous panorama of Nun - Kun
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View of Parkachik la

Just in front of Panikchar you can see the ridge with the famous Parkachik la lookout saddle, from where the really best view is. Although even from here it is quite worth it :-)

View of Parkachik la
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Panikhar

Panikhar, a picturesque oasis in the Suru valley and a good starting point for short hikes or long treks, our destination. It is possible to stay here in several places

Panikhar
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Morning in Panikharu

As everywhere in the mountains, it is best to go hiking in the dark or at dawn for better weather. The panorama of the mountains around Panikharu is breathtaking

Morning in Panikharu
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Nun and Kun early in the morning

In Panikchar, seven thousand Nun and Kun, the highest mountains far and wide, will constantly pull your eyes

Nun and Kun early in the morning
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