Potentially as big an attraction as better-known Zanskar, to which it is the main access route, the Suru Valley's semi-alpine Muslim villages are dotted among wide green valleys with the region's most impressive snow-topped mountainscapes rising above. Views are most dramatic between Purtikchay and Damsna and again from Parkachik.
If you're driving, consider a 5km detour east of busy little Sanku towards Barsoo/Bartoo to see the Khartse Khar Buddha carving.
The valley has little tourist infrastructure, but English-speaking guide Gulam Ali is a helpful contact should you want trekking ideas. He runs the homestay-style Hotel Khayoul, hidden away near the tourist bungalow in the upper west area of Panikhar; call ahead as he also works in Kargil.