Day 5. Transfer To Kargil (204 km, 6-7 hrs drive)
Kargil, the headquarter of Kargil district, is around 204 km to the east of Srinagar and 234 km to the west of Leh. It was a transit point of caravans on their way to and from China, Tibet, Yarken and Kashmir till 1949. However, since 1974, with the influx of tourists, the region has been replaced as centre for tourism related activities. Tourists traveling between Zangskar, Leh and Srinagar have to make a night halt here, before starting for the second day of their journey. Overnight at hotel in Kargil.Kargil is located on the bank of the Suru River which flows at around 10,000 ft high. Here people were followers of Buddhist religion till the 14th Century AD. Presently, Kargil is inhabited by Muslims of Shia sect.