Have an incredible trekking experience in the arid and cold desert region of Ladakh and the Zanskar Ranges. This popular trek is known as a tea-house trek as it immerses you in the local culture of Ladakh. Explore the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks while on this adventure. See the Hemis National Park, the Gandala La, and Kongmaru La attractions while trekking through the Markha Valley. With waist-deep river crossings, you can reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures, adding to the allure of the trek. What's more, Markha Valley is easily accessible from Leh, making it a perfect adventure for all trekkers, including beginners.
Quick Facts About Markha Valley Trek:
Markha valley trek altitude:17100ft
Markha valley trek Difficulty level: Difficult
Trek distance: 75kms
Temperature: During the day: 20°C - 30°C and During the night 0°C - 10°C
Best Time To Travel: July to Mid September
Airport : Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
Atm: The last ATM where the travelers can withdraw cash is at Leh
Start point / End Point: Leh
About the Markha Valley Trek:
How to reach Leh:
The easiest way to get to Leh is to fly in, Leh is accessible by air from all major Indian airports. If you do fly in, you should rest in Leh for at least a day in order to acclimatize to the altitude (11,560 ft).
The more adventurous but time-consuming way to get to Leh is by taking the road, either from Manali or from Srinagar. The Manali-Leh route is arguably more scenic than the Srinagar-Leh route, though it is also higher. Buses, as well as shared taxis, run on both Manali- Leh and Srinagar-Leh routes.
Traveling by the HRTC bus is the cheapest way to get to Leh from Manali. It takes two days and costs about Rs. 800, halting at Keylong for the night. Keylong is a nice town in itself and it would be a good idea to stay there for a day. A slightly more expensive but convenient option is the HPTDC run deluxe bus which stops at tourist locations along the way. It costs around Rs. 3000, which includes tented accommodation and food at Keylong.
July : 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August : 7, 14, 21, 28
September : 4, 11
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