Kargil is the midway of the 420 km Srinagar-Leh highway, NH1-D. This highway connects Ladakh, a high altitude cold desert to the rest of India. Kargil, at an elevation of just over 2500 meters is a suggested night halt for altitude acclimatization. This is a sunrise at 5AM just out of Kargil on the way to Leh.
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