Karsha, a large settlement situated 8 km from Padum, is famous for trekking. It has a small market, a school, dispensary and communication facilities. A monastery at Karsha, is the main tourist attraction. The 240 km long Kargil
road passes through this place. Other places of tourist interest in the area include an old nunnery Dorje Dzong and an ancient temple of Chukshik-jal.
Karsha can be easily reached from Padum by the 9 km long link road, across an iron bridge over the Stod or
Doda River. It can also be approached directly from the Tungri bridgehead along a 17 km link road that branches off from the Kargil - Padum road at Tungri (about 12 km before Padum).