Drass valley is located 60 kilometers west of Ladakh and known as the second coldest inhabited region in the world. The valley starts from the foot of the Zoji-la pass and has an elevation of 10, 764 feet above sea level.The season between May and September is the best time to visit Drass Valley Nestled in the Kargil district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, 60 kilometers to the west, Drass sector is often dubbed as ‘The Gateway to Ladakh’. The region first shot to prominence during the Kargil war, when there was an armed conflict between Indian and Pakistani troops. It is situated at an elevation of 10,990 feet and spans across a range from 16000 feet to 21000 feet. It is a starting point for a three day trek to the Suru valley. The trek passes through some breathtaking highland villages and flower filled meadows on both sides.
Dras is famous for its variety of wild flowers, Mushko Valley is a prime attraction during the summer season.The tourist complex in Drass provides well furnished guest rooms and suites. There are some private deluxe hotels with good accommodation and modern facilities. The buses plying between Srinagar and Kargil passes through the Drass sector. The local buses leave for Kargil in the morning and Drass sector in the afternoon. The capital of Kashmir, Srinagar is connected to Kargil / Drass sector via National Highway 1