Drass Overview

Ranked 9 of 18 sightseeing in Kashmir

Drass, the second coldest inhabited place in the world, is located at a height of 3,230 m. Situated at a distance of approximately 60 km to the west of Kargil, the destination is a small township located in the heart of valley, which is denoted by the same name. Zojila pass, which is known as the Himalayan Gateway to Ladakh, serves as the commencing point of the valley of Drass.

One of the most popular activities that travellers can enjoy is trekking, which offers both long as well as short treks. The three-day long trek to Suru valley across the sub-range is one of the most famous trekking routes commencing from Drass. While passing through the Umbala pass, which is located at a height of 4,500 m, tourists can also enjoy the beautiful view of meadows.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Varun Kulkarni

Varun Kulkarni4.3/5

27 reviews

Coldest place in Lashmir

Well we were on our way to ladakh & we had to take halt at drass the second coldest place inhabited by humans. The temperature sores down during the night your bones literally freeze. A tip to travellers see if you can book a accommodation in advance as there are only limited number of options available. Stalk up on your warm wears. Please pay a visit to kargil war memorial just to know what our soldiers had gone through during the famous 1999 Kargil war.

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Ankit Singh

Ankit Singh5.0/5

3 reviews

Amazing place with breathtaking views

The place was so awesome, the chill and nature at its best. Heavy clothing suggested. Nice place to relax and enjoy on the way to Kargil or Srinagar. Enjoy the luxury of being at 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world.
  • Amazing place with breathtaking views
  • Amazing place with breathtaking views

Anup Upadhaya

Anup Upadhaya5.0/5

1 review

Adventurous trip

We went to Drass to see beautiful snowfall but the road of the Drass region was very dangerous that time because of the heavy rain and snow falling the all over Drass, Kargil and Ladakh Region. But we enjoyed a lot over there.

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