The Kargil war memorial had the highest priority on our checklist. Located in Dras, Kargil, it tells the story of the successful yet tragic war fought by India in the second coldest region of the earth.. The memorial is built right in the shadow of the treacherous peaks where the brave-hearts of the Indian army fought and most of the battle points are visible from here. The route from Leh to Kargil is scenic and runs parallel to the Suru river for most of the way. It will take up the entire day and you will need to plan the visit to the memorial according to the opening time of the road if you plan to end your trip via Srinagar.
Lodging: Hotel Siachen in Kargil is one of the best and is located right in the Kargil city.
Note: The expenditure is given per person inclusive of hotel stays, complimentary lunches and breakfasts and a SUV shared by 5, river rafting and tourist permit.