Drass is around 60 Kms to the west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar. The place has beautiful pasture grounds and majestic mountain peaks surrounding it. It is known as the Gateway to Ladakh and is the second highest and coldest inhabited area in the world after Siberia where the temperature goes as low as - 50 in winter. The valley begins at Zozi La and extends till Kargil. During the summer months the valley completely changes from a snow-bound place to a lush green meadows with colourful fragrant flowers enhancing the beauty of nature. Drass has become famous in recent years because of Pakistan's misadventure in the Tiger hill and Tolloling areas. One can have a lovely view of Tiger hill from Drass village.