Markha Valley, Leh

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#3 of 6 in Trails in Jammu and Kashmir
Trek through dramatic, wild, and barren landscapes of Markha Valley, the most famous trekking route in the remote Ladakh. This scenic trek passes through an arid dessert, rocky canyons, wide-open pastures, timeless nomadic villages, and small Buddhist monasteries. You can hire a guide, join an expedition-style group, or with a good map, a tent, and a sleeping bag do the trekking all by yourself. Markha Valley is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Leh Edition.
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  • Without doubt, this is a premium trekking place and the best region to walk during the northern summer months. I did this trek on my own and I want to share some of my experience, adding a little more...  more »
  • Guide and trek from Skiu to Chokdo in four nights and five days. The first three nights were a homestay in the village and a tent night at the end. It was an irreplaceable experience to trek in the stunning scenery while experiencing the traditional life of a village that was not accessible by car. Since it is a trek at a very high altitude of 3500m to 5200m, it is better to prepare for altitude adaptation and medicine. In addition, it is very cold in the second half of September, and the vicinity of the top is below freezing at night. Because the temperature difference is intense, it is necessary to be able to adjust clothes.
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