Markha Valley Trek - Trekking in Ladakh
Besides the high-profile historical cities, India has a unique Himalayan destination Ladakh, which opened up in 1974 for Adventure travelers. The region has snow-capped peaks, century-old monasteries, and a peaceful ambiance. One of the world's highest inhabited plateaus, known as Little Tibet, Ladakh offers the most varied and beautiful trekking and climbing on the trans- Himalayas. The high Himalayan inspirational culture ruined fort and gompas can yet be experienced. The mountain views and dramatic formation of land are simply spectacular. Flying into Leh, the ancient capital of Ladak, we have a few days of acclimatization and exploration day of surrounding monasteries before commencing the trek.
Trekking in Ladakh India
Markha valley trek, the heart of Ladakh, known as little Tibet, and the land of Lamas, remote and rugged, is situated deep in the Himalayas and has captured the imagination of adventure trekkers. Dramatic ruined Buddhist monasteries mark the sheer craggy skyline above intimate villages of greenfield - a magical place of carved Mani (prayers) walls and white Chortens (Shrines) against the richly colored rock of startling reds and vivid greens.
After the sensational flight to Leh and exploration of the historical monasteries in the historical Indus valley with the simultaneous acclimatization, we start our trek to the Markha valley, where the way of life has been almost unchanged over the centuries. Markha valley trekking route ventures high into the Himalayas, crossing high passes the Ganda La (4850 m) and Kopngmaru La (5100 m) and traversing a landscape that ventures from incredibly narrow valleys to the broad valley of Nimaling pasture.
You may well spot Himalayan blue sheep, Ibex scrambling over the rocky slopes beneath the superb mountain scenery of Stok, Matho, Kang Yatze, and Zanskar ranges. As you trek to the upper part of the Markha valley, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the Karakoram, including K2 and the Tibetan plateau.