Sankoo is an upcoming township surrounded by numerous villages and colourful rocky mountains in Jammu and Kashmir
. It is situated 40 km west of Kargil
This bowl shaped valley, rich with poplars, willows and wild roses, is awe-inspiring. The tributaries of Suru River, the Kartse and Nakpochu open up at the either side of this picturesque landscape, from the east and west respectively.
Sankoo is a famous picnic spot outside Kargil thronged by many local picnickers. Other places worth visiting around include the shrine of Sayed Mir Hashim at the Kartse-Khar village and the 7 m tall rock statue built in the 7th century.
Accommodations are available at a Government Rest House and a tourist bungalow run by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Development Corporation.
Regular buses connect Sankoo with Kargil, Panikhar (38 km) and Parachik (58 km).