The Markha Valley Trek takes you through the beautiful Zanskar Himalayas, contrary to popular belief are actually part of the trans-Himalayas. The Markha Valley Trek is one of Ladakh’s most popular treks. Experience Ladakh in a way you’ve never done before. Trek through remote villages, with mesmerizing views of the Stok and Zanskar mountain ranges. The trek begins in the heart of the famed Hemis National Park, popular for the various flora and fauna such as the Shapu, The Tibetan wolf, Brown Bears and various smaller mammals such as the Himalayan Marmot, Mountain weasels. A moderate level trek with a maximum altitude of 5,260 metres. Additionally, you will be crossing numerous streams that are tributaries for the mighty river Indus. A trek that will make you awe at the multi-coloured mountains, the sea buckthorn berries and the beautiful culture of the Ladakh.
Best Time : July, August and September
Duration : 09 Days
Max. Altitude : 5260 m
Commences At : Leh
Ends At : Leh
Extreme temperature variations, high altitude, snow glare & proximity to the sun are certain factors which necessitate the need for proper mountaineering equipment. In order to enjoy your experience in the mountains, we have recommended that you carry the following with you.
The Markha Valley Trek can be steep & strenuous at some places, even though it does not require that you have any previous trekking experience, in particular, It’s important that you be in good physical condition and be able to hike at a comfortable pace for 5-6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. Good cardio-vascular conditioning and muscles that are used to hiking will make your trip much more enjoyable.
Please remember Consistency is the Key here. Do not do anything to exert yourself or something that will increase chances of Injury. Running / brisk walking 4-5 kms for 5 days in a week is far better than running a 20 km on one day of the week and injuring your Knee / Ligaments in the process. If you can be consistent with above-mentioned schedule, The Markha Valley Trek can be enjoyed thoroughly. Feel free to call us or mail us in case you want more details on how to prepare for this trek!
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