Kartse Valley, situated in Kargil, is one of the important sources of the Suru River. The valley goes deep down to the eastern mountain ranges and has several isolated villages within, including the popular village of Kartse-Khar. This village has a rock statue of Future Buddha measuring 7 m in height. The statue is a proof of Buddhist living here during 7th and 8th centuries. It is also an ideal place for people interested in adventurous activities like trekking. The trek from Sankoo to Mulbek, which is a 4 day trek, follows Kartse Valley.