Kargil is not just your normal military post. It is much more!
Besides being the site of the Kargil War of 1999, it is also the 2ndlargest town in Ladakh after the Leh city. And, if you plan to take the Srinagar Leh route to Ladakh, a night halt is the thing to do for more than one reasons.
Firstly, a night in Kargil can be a major comforting factor as it allows you to get adjusted to the altitude that you shall be encountering in Leh. Spending a night here is worthwhile as it gives you a break from a non-stop run to Leh, while at the same time serving the much-needed acclimatisation required for a successful and uneventful trip to Leh-Ladakh. What’s more, the morning sun gives you a glimpse of the beautiful and pristine Indus Valley!
Believe it, you wouldn’t want to miss this sight to a night ride right past this treasure of nature. And, if you have some time at hand, you may even consider taking a stroll across this beautiful mountain region nestled in the snow-covered Himalayan peaks.