markha valley

The Markha Valley is one of the most beautiful treks in Ladakh.  This easy access trek provides a unique endangered and rare Himalayan wildlife, high passes and ancient Buddhist villages that are still linked to the outside world only by trails. You will get glimpses of traditional, Ladakhi village life and be met by hospitability and friendliness along the way, before entering into the rough wilderness that surrounds the two high passes on the trek.

This beautiful trek takes you through ancient Buddhist culture, monasteries and ever changing landscape of Ladakh. Being inaccessible for many months in the winter by snow the area is also home to some of the rare Himalayan wildlife.

Markha Valley situated between the two high passes of Ganda La and Kongmaru La inhabits the villages of Skiu, Markha and Hankar where the people still follow a lifestyle unchanged for centuries.

The area is alsoAlong the trail you will get glimpses of traditional, Ladakhi village life and be met by hospitability and friendliness, before entering into the rough wilderness that surrounds the two high passes on the trek. Being linked to the outside world only by trails, the area is inaccessible for many months of the year by snow, and being a part of Hemis National park gives a unique chance to spot Himalayan wildlife.

This and explore the unparalleled scenic beauty of the Indian Himalayan landscape and its majestic mountains. This easy access trek provides a unique endangered and rare Himalayan wildlife, high passes and ancient Buddhist villages that are still linked to the outside world only by trails. You will get glimpses of traditional, Ladakhi village life and be met by hospitability and friendliness along the way, before entering into the rough wilderness that surrounds the two high passes on the trek.

A classical Himalayan trek through the ancient Buddhist villages, high passes, nomad camps and the ever changing landscape of Ladakh. This immensely rewarding trek leads though beautiful Ladakhi villages, green fields and deep valleys before entering the high plateau of Kharnak which stretches far into Tibet. The only inhabitants of this desolate wilderness, where the climate is so extreme that you can get sunburn and frostbite at the same time, are nomadic and semi-nomadic people, who live in tiny settlements with their yak, sheep, pashmina goats and a small harvest of barley on which they survive.

and provides a unique opportunity to experience the lifestyle that has though, probably one of the best treks possible in the Himalayas at this time of year. Being on the north side of the Himalayan watershed, Ladakh is not affected by the monsoon, so plenty of sunshine can be expected. Being isolated for many months of the year by snow it is the place to experience unspoiled Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries and explore the unparalleled scenic beauty of the Indian Himalayan landscape and its majestic mountains. The trek crosses a high pass to access the beautiful Markha valley where the inhabitants of remote villages follow a lifestyle unchanged for centuries. Due to the high altitude of Leh, the starting point, we have allowed plenty of time for acclimatization before crossing the first pass.

A beautiful trek through a less-frequented area of Ladakh, this route follows the same trail as on the Markha trek for the first 3 days, before entering the high plateau of Changthang, which stretches far into Tibet. The only inhabitants of this desolate wilderness, where the climate is so extreme that you can get sunburn and frostbite at the same time, are nomadic and semi-nomadic people, who live in tiny settlements with their yak, sheep, pashmina goats and a small harvest of barley on which they survive.

A classic and immensely rewarding trek thoughLadakh’s Hemis National Park, probably one of the best treks possible in the Himalayas at this time of year. Being on the north side of the Himalayan watershed, Ladakh is not affected by the monsoon, so plenty of sunshine can be expected. Being isolated for many months of the year by snow it is the place to experience unspoiled Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries and explore the unparalleled scenic beauty of the Indian Himalayan landscape and its majestic mountains. The trek crosses a high pass to access the beautiful Markha valley where the inhabitants of remote villages follow a lifestyle unchanged for centuries. Due to the high altitude of Leh, the starting point, we have allowed plenty of time for acclimatisation before crossing the first pass.

MARKHA VALLEY

Itinerary

The Markha Valley is one of the most beautiful treks in Ladakh.  This easy access trek provides a unique endangered and rare Himalayan wildlife, high passes and ancient Buddhist villages that are still linked to the outside world only by trails. You will get glimpses of traditional, Ladakhi village life and be met by hospitability and friendliness along the way, before entering into the rough wilderness that surrounds the two high passes on the trek.

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi- Leh.
Day 3: Acclimatization in Leh.
Day 4: Sightseeing of Buddhist Monasteries.
Day 5: Trek to Rumbak.
Day 6: Trek to Gandala Base.
Day 7: Trek to Skiu.
Day 8: Trek to Markha.
Day 9: Trek to Hankar.
Day 10: Trek to Nimaling.
Day 11: Trek to Chagtsang.
Day 12: Trek to Lhato and drive to Leh.
Day 13: Leh.
Day 14: Leh- Delhi

User Query

Why Outdoor Adventure

It doesn’t matter what type of outdoor activity you do, it’ll entail some form of physical movement. Whether it’s running up a mountain, playing a sport or just going for a walk to the park, every activity will encourage physical exercise, which is good to improve one’s well-being. A walk in the morning before a busy day is a great idea. Not only will you up your physical game but also catch some vitamin D from the sunlight. You can make this a family activity and engage in simple games as they can develop physical agility and proper body coordination.

What You Get

You can either explore nature by going on a trek or by going on a hike, there are many options. Here are a few reasons why spending time in the outdoors is good for you.

  • Physical benefits
  • It’s good mental exercise
  • Personality development
  • Increased work productivity