If you are an enthusiast who loves to go on an exciting trekking adventure then look no further you have many trekking locations available in India.
Leh, Ladakh is a place which is nothing less than white snow magic giving kaleidoscope view of nature’s beauty with its snow covered peaks, frozen rivers, extremely cold region, scorching sunlight, dazzling shiny mountains and Buddhist monasteries. Ladakh lies between the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain range, at the northernmost part of Jammu & Kashmir.

Let us have a look at some of the best treks:

Spituk to Stok

spituk to stok

This a trekking route which can be covered in 4 days and is best recommended to be covered in the months of May to October. It is the most recommended for people who are just starting out to explore trekking and moderately experienced trekkers.

How to get there:

You need to get to Spituk which is located 7 kilometers away from Leh. The first halt would be Zinchen which takes about 4-5 hours, where you go to Zingchen valley. You can set up a camp and also could take a dip at Rumbak River. Then for the next day you go through the Hemis National park, followed by a 3-4 hour trek, which brings you to the village of Rumbak. Then you have a Day 3 you have a challenging trek with a steep trail near Stok La and then a 5-6 hours of trekking descending down towards Mankarmo. The last day you have a 3-4 hour descent to the village of Stok, here you can check out the 19th century Stok Palace before heading back to Leh.

Markha Valley

markha valley

This a trekking route which can be covered in 8 days and is best recommended to be covered in the months of June to October. This is to be done by moderately experienced trekkers.

How to get there:

The trek starts from Spituk and goes to Zinchen, from there you go to Yurutse on Day 2. A 6-7 hours trek on Day 3 would take you to Ganda La pass on Day 3 ad from there you would go to Skyu. Day 4 would be going to Markha Valley, then on Day 5 it would be to Thachungtse. On Day 6 an uphill trek of 4-5 hours, to Niamling, followed by a trek up to Kongmaru La pass on Day 7. Last day would be an easy descent to the Hemis and Thiksay monastery, before driving back to Leh.

Parang La

parang la

This a trekking route which can be covered in 8 days and is best recommended to be covered in the months of August to October. This is to be done by a little experienced trekkers as this is a little challenging one.

How to get there:

You need to drive from Kaza to Kibber village, from there a couple hours trek to Dumla. The following day you would descend and head to Thaltak Meadow. Day 3 would have a 7 hour trek from Thaltak to Jagtha and onwards to Bonrojen. Day 4 would be a 2-hour climb to Parang La pass and then trekking forward you get to set up camp at Dak Karzong. The following 3 days would be an easy trail from Dak Karzong to Datang Yongma to Chumik Shilde and finally to Tso Moriri Lake. Day 8 you would trek to along the shore of the lake Lungser Kangri peak following which a 6-7 hour trek will bring you to Karzog. You can go to Leh the next day through a drive of 8-9 hours via Mahe Bridge.

Kang Yatse

kang yatse

This a trekking route which can be covered in 12-13 days and is best recommended to be covered in the end of May to mid-September. This is to be done by only well experienced trekkers as this a challenging one.

How to get there:

It is an extension of Markha Valley trek, so you proceed to base camp at Kang Yatse. The next day would be proceeding towards Kang Yatse’s High Camp followed by an ascent to the summit of Kang Yatse. From there you can get a view of Tibet and the Zanskar River. The next day would be returning to Niamling and proceeding to Kongmaru La pass eventually camping at Shang Sumdo. The last day would be about heading back to Leh through Martselang, covering the monasteries of Hemis, Shey and Thiksey on the way.

Chadar Trek

chander trek

This a trekking route which can be covered in 6-20 days and is best recommended to be covered in the end of May to mid-September. This is to be done by only well experienced trekkers as this a challenging one.

How to get there:

A drive from Leh about 64 kilometers away would get you to Chilling. The major attraction of this trek is the frozen river and hence most of the trek would be about walking on snow. You would also cover some frozen waterfalls, monasteries such as Lingshed Gompa and Karsha Gompa and a fort at Zangla village.


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