Favorite Cycling Routes: Kashmir and Suru Valley (Northern Indian Himalayas)

One of the most beautiful passes in the world between Kashmir Valley and Ladkh.

One of the most beautiful passes in the world between Kashmir Valley and Ladkh.

After leaving Jammu, the capital of Kashmir valley which is the Muslim majority disputed territory that borders Pakistan in north-western India, we headed up and into the Himalayas along a mostly paved road which took us over a beautiful pass before landing us in the not-so-pleasant town of Kargil. From there we took the turn off south which leads to Zanskar valley. Though we weren’t able to make it all the way down to Zanskar valley due to the snow (late May), we really enjoyed cycling there and back through this very beautiful region (Suru Valley) and would highly suggest it to others who come this way.

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