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Mushkoh Valley
Hill station
Mushkoh Valley is located in Ladakh
Mushkoh Valley
Mushkoh Valley
Location in Ladakh, India
Mushkoh Valley is located in India
Mushkoh Valley
Mushkoh Valley
Mushkoh Valley (India)
Coordinates: 34°26′N 75°40′E / 34.43°N 75.66°E / 34.43; 75.66Coordinates: 34°26′N 75°40′E / 34.43°N 75.66°E / 34.43; 75.66Mushkoh Valley is a valley in Drass in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. Considered to be glaciated and unsuitable for human habitation, it came into prominence in 1999 during the Kargil conflict when Pakistan infiltrated troops across the Line of Control. The Mushkoh valley is the limit of at the western extremity of Ladakh, west of which lies the northern reaches of the Kashmir valley.

The Mushkoh Valley is nestled in Drass – the second coldest inhabited place in the world. Drass, which is 141 kilometres from Srinagar is also called 'The Gateway to Ladakh'.

Mushkoh Valley is situated at an elevation of around 11,000 feet is just eight kilometers from the main market in Drass. The valley has a population settled in a beautiful highland village surrounded by the mountains and meadow on all sides. The village has a breathtaking landscape as Dras River also flows through it. From Mushkoh, one can also trek to Tilail in Gurez (Bandipore) in few days which passes through many meadows. The meadows are dotted with different varieties of flowers. The mountain slopes in the Mushkoh Valley are filled with flowers giving the village a breathtaking beauty. The villagers are mostly involved in farming and sheep rearing.[1]

References

  1. ^ Schuh, Dieter (2014). "Drass". Tibet-Encyclopaedia.