Kargil's main commercial centre follows the west bank of the powerful Suru Valley. The central junction is Lal Chowk where north–south Main Market intersects with Hospital Rd around 300m south of Poyen Bridge.

Heading north up Main Market you'll pass in quick succession the Jamia mosque, Roots Cafe, Ice Berg Guest House and the share taxi stand for Drass. Heading south is Khomeini Chowk, the Tourist Reception Centre, then a dog-leg past the madrassa (Islamic religious school) to the main taxi stand. All of these places are within easy walking distance.