The Markha valley trek is one of the most popular destination in Ladakh. If you're looking for dramatic landscapes and a unique adventure, the Adventure Sports in Markha valley trek is the one for you. The ascent has a maximum elevation of 17,000 feet, and even though the climb seems challenging, it is not very difficult. The ranges of mountains and plateaus in different shades of red, brown and purple are dotted with sporadic tufts of shrubbery. The Markha Valley trek is certainly one of the most diverse treks in the Western Himalayas. Trekking alongside the Markha River and the Zanskar River is an adventure activity one shouldn’t miss. The relief from the stark landscape comes in the form of the lush green barley fields and high alpine meadows that you'll cross as you progress along the trail.
The Adventure Sports in Markha Valley trek includes trekking inside the beautiful Hemis National Park, where one can enjoy walking alongside patches of wild roses and through canyons decorated with multi-colored Tibetan prayer flags rising and falling in the breeze.
Best time to visit Markha Valley, Peak season for the Markha Valley trek:
The best time for the Markha Valley Trek would be in the seasons of winter as it ventures into the two high Himalayan mountain passes over 15,000 feet. The Markha Valley trek provides its mesmerizing views of the snow capped Zanskar ranges in its peak months of December and January.
Climb to spectacular heights as you cross mountain passes like Ganda La (4,900 m) and Kongmaru La (5,200 m), both of which are paired with incredible views of valleys and mountains that are artistically chiselled. The customary sights of chortens and fluttering prayer flags will comfort you every now and then.
Some of the adventure sports in Markha that you can enjoy. A day of trekking is followed by a night of camping. And not just in any location. The campsites are carefully placed in lush pastures and valleys. The highest point at which your tents will be pitched is at an approximate altitude of 4,600 m, cradled by the enchanting plateau of Nimaling. Here, the elegant summit of Kang Yatse will adorn the backdrop of the campsite. The multi-day trek is also complete with nutritious meals (comprising of vegetables and fruits along with Indian, Chinese & Western meals) when those hunger pangs come knocking.
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