Markha Valley

  • Ladakh Stark Landscape - © By Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Shepherds in Ladakh - © By Flickr user Koshyk
  • Salty Tso Kar - © By Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Lake Tso Moriri - © By Flickr user Mielna
  • India, Ladakh, Indus - © By Flickr user mckaysavage
  • India, Ladakh, Tso Kar - © By Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Ladakh Landscape - © By Flickr user r_rajni
  • Tso Kar Panorama - © By Flickr user mckaysavage
  • Ladakh Valley - © By Flickr user wribs
  • Tso Moriri Lake - © By Flickr user CortoMaltese_1999
  • Ladakh - © By Flickr user Koshyk
  • Lovely Tso Kar - © By Flickr user mckaysavage

Key information: Markha Valley

    • Ladakh - Tibetan and Buddhist (and known as Little Tibet) yet part of India - is one of the world's most beautiful and most intact areas.
    • This trek crosses a mountain range from the upper Indus valley, then follows the beautiful Markha valley for a few days before crossing back to the roadhead in the Indus valley.
    • Superb views of the high, dry mountains, interesting wildlife and of course the heartwarming Ladakhi people.
    • This is a high, remote and tough walk in mountains (crossing passes up to 5,100m), on which you will have to be self sufficient: be prepared.

Walkopedia rating

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  • Walkopedia rating90
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points3
  • Total rating90
  • Note: Negs: altitude; some popularity.

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 8-9 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,100m
  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult

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Ladakh - © By Flickr user Koshyk

COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

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Posted on: 24/03/2017

From an anonymous WalkoO friend - THANK YOU!

Travelled from Leh over the Ganda La up the Markha Valley to Kang Yatse at the end. Fantastic scenery and friendly locals. Crossed the Nimaling Plain and out over the Kongmaru La. Tough walking at times and the Kongmaru La is pretty high.


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Salty Tso Kar - ©By Flickr user mckaysavage

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