Gigantic Himalayas and its daunting neighbors have always tempted trekkers, mountaineers and adventure lovers for years. Ladakh, in particular, has remained as the primmest location for adventure and culture tourism. Soon after the Indian government opened this region for tourism. Ladakh is very different from other Indian tourism spots and more akin to Tibetan plateau. Over 31000 tourists throng Ladakh region in prime season, which makes almost 60 percentage of total revenue. The region is mainly popular for trekking routes over high passes and snow blanketed peaks and luring adventure prospects. Markha valley is one of the most challenging destinations in leh ladakh and a popular trek called Markha Valley Trek, has been named after this valley.
The trek is a long narrow stretch, almost 13-14 kms along the mesmerising Markha River, which emanates from Nimaling plateau. The entire region is bestowed fantastic sceneries ranging from epic deserts to deep gorges. Stoke and Mashu mountain range provide ultimate scene. And Zanskar range on other side simply enhances the charm. It is the route to Kang Yatse Peak, which is about 6400 meters high.
There’s an amazing view of snow covered Kang Yatse twin peaks, which are mitigated by snow covered rocks. At times it gives illusion that these rocks touch the sky. The amazing ambiance is simple irresistible any trekker or adventure lover. During summers, you can see many young shepherds bringing their livestock for grazing in this area. Out of two Kang Yatse peaks, peak that falls on the right hand side is easily accessible for trekkers, especially non technical climbers. However, you need to carry your mountaineering equipments to climb the peak 6200 meters.
Before kicking off the journey of Markha Valley, you will be advised to avoid any brisk movement. This is because of the climatic conditions which can be simply defined as extreme. First of all the trekkers need to acclimatize to the climate as here oxygen is relatively lesser.
The Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh is considered as the most exciting tramps in the Himalayan region. Markha Valley Trek is inclusive of gigantic stun peaks, thin taints, beetling cliffs and prayer-bannered surpasses. During the trek you come vis a vis to mesmerizing the Ganda La and other is Kangmaru La. Summit monasteries, involved Tibetan “chortens” (temples) and “mani” (plea) parapet, also compliment your journey. A blessed traveller may see the exceptional flurry leopard which is the main attraction of Markha Valley Trek. The views are stunning and towards the conclusion of this Markha Valley trek tourist will be capable to observe the icy capped zeniths of Tibet and the Karakorum series of mounts.