Six attractively furnished rooms share a bathroom that's better than most in rural homes. Much of the appeal is that charming owner Gulam Ali is about the best contact you can find in the Suru Valley for making local discoveries or organising treks.
The Khayoul is on the upper west side of Panikhar. When arriving from Kargil keep right on the looping main road rather than taking the route signed 'Choskore'. Coming from Padum, follow the sign to the Tourist Bungalow and continue 200m.