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Trekking at Markha Valley, Ladakh By Desire Earth Treks And expeditions
Highest Point : Kongmaru - La ( 5030 mts.)
Nature of Trek : Moderate
Delhi - Spituk (trek begins) - Rumbak - Base Gandala ( 4700 Mts. )- Skio - Markha - Hankar - Nimaling - Kongmarula ( 5030 Mts. ) - Chogdo - Hemis (trek ends) - Leh- Delhi.
The trek begins after crossing the bridge on the Indus river below the Spituk Monastery involving trekking through very arid areas and enables to experience directly the life styles of the Ladakhi villagers who still practice ancient forms of Buddhism and lives within the shadow of the local Monastery. The trail crosses the high but gentle Ganda - la (4850 m) and descends to Markha Valley which commands a magnificent views of Kang Yaze/ Nimaling peaks. The next few days are spent following the Markha River upstream passing through under - populated villages until we climb to the high valley of Nimaling. After crossing Kngmaru -la, trek ends at Hemis - famous for its monastery which is headquarters of the Drupka (old Buddhist) order and administers monasteries throughout the whole of Ladakh. Optional - From Hankar trek through the pastures of Tachatchustse and arrive at the base of Kang Yatze. Leaving early morning Peak (6400m) can be climbed without any major difficulty and can return to the base camp. (Ice axe, Crampons required).