When one passes the touristic places of Ladakh, you have the mesmerising Suru Valley. The last of the absolutely unexplored valleys of god’s own creation. Suru Valley is formed by the catchments area of the Suru River, which arises from the Panzella glacier. On its way to its confluence with the Indus River at Nurla, it is joined by numerous tributaries, including the Dras River which flows into the Suru River at Kharul.
The Suru valley is inhabited by people of Dard and Tibetan descent. With lush green valleys that touch towering red mountains, this is a peaceful and secluded place to go off the beaten path. Beyond Parkachik the spectacularly beautiful valley is practically uninhabited other than a couple of tiny settlements (Yuldo and Julidok) that consist Rangdum. People here are socially and culturally part of the neighbouring Buddhist Zanskar, and support the 18th century Rangdum Monastery that belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.