Suru valley is settled in the Himalayan mountain range – encompassed by snow-covered mountains, flawless waterways, and valleys. This is a quiet and enjoyable place with rich green valleys loaded up with willow, mulberry, poplar, apricot, and apple trees.
Located close to Pensi La Pass is a majestic wonder called Drang – Drung Glacier. The enormous icy masses are transcending stature of 4,780m spread to a distance of 23km. Doda River starts from here and streams to Padum to join Tparap Chu to shape the mighty Zanskar River.
This vast stretch of land is a little town settled in the focal point of a rich green field with vivid devotees and the traditional old houses with clear blue skies and splendid sun; a chilly whirlwind wind blows across the land the grass field moves in cadence. Once being the capital of the old realm, presently, Padum is the most significant and managerial focus of Zanskar. The destruction of the old royal residence is as yet noticeable on the edges of the principal marketplace. Sani Gompa and Sani Lake, Shilla cascade, Stongdey Monastery, and the Karsha – the biggest and most affluent Monastery are the couple of places you can visit in Padum.
The cave monastery is marvellously set on the stone facing the Ating Gorge. The two-meditation caverns were built behind the stone dividers. The legends say that the Indian yogi Naropa utilized these caverns for meditation, and his footprints are embedded on a stone.