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The most beautiful stages of the Markha trek

The most beautiful hikes in the Markha River Valley

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful stages of the Markha trek
Inserted: 15.01.2023
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Perhaps the most famous trek in Ladakh, or rather in the vicinity of the capital Léh, is without a doubt the trek through the valley of the Markha River. Here you will experience the spectacular scenery of this rugged high-altitude landscape. The crossing of the Kongmaru la mountain saddle with an amazing view of the mighty Kang Yatse mountain is definitely one of the most beautiful stages.

1.
Hike over the pass Kongmaru la

Amazing outlook point Kang Yatse

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| Altitude: 5 276 m / 17 310 ft

Markha Trek 4:  The highest point of classic Markha trek is the pass Kongmaru la, over which passes the… continue reading

2.
Hike Thachungtse - Hankar

The most beautiful part of Markha valley

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| Altitude: 4 270 m / 14 009 ft

Markha trek 6: The walk from Thachungtse to Hankar is one of the most beautiful passages in Markha trek.… continue reading

3.
Hike Nimaling - Thachungtse

The gate to the canyon Markha

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| Altitude: 4 840 m / 15 879 ft

Markha Trek 5: Seven kilometers and six hundred altitude meters separate a nomadic camp and the starting… continue reading

4.
Hike along the ridge Kongmaru

To the deserted outlook point

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| Altitude: 5 413 m / 17 759 ft

If you still have enough energy after the ascent to the pass Kongmaru la, we recommend leaving here the… continue reading

5.
The ascent above Chuskyurmo

Secret and fabulous views

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| Altitude: 4 500 m / 14 764 ft

It is possible to ascent high above the valley along the herders trails from the camp Chuskyurmo and enjoy,… continue reading

6.
Hike Markha - Skyu

To the junction of the trek

Rating:
| Altitude: 3 770 m / 12 369 ft

Marka trek 9: The walk from Markha to Skyu is difficult not only because of its length and dusty sections,… continue reading

7.
Hike Umlung - Markha

To the main village in the valley

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| Altitude: 3 865 m / 12 680 ft

Markha trek 8: During the walk from Umlung to Markha you will see amazing eagle's nest in the form of… continue reading

8.
Hike upland plain Nimaling

Plain under Kang Yatse

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| Altitude: 4 840 m / 15 879 ft

Nimaling (4 840 m asl ) is the highest point on Markha trek, where is built „refreshment“ tea tent. It is… continue reading

9.
Hike Hankar - Umlung

Long walk through wide valley

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| Altitude: 4 050 m / 13 287 ft

Markha trek 7: Continuing the trek from Hankar to Umlung, the altitude will decrease below four thousand… continue reading

10.
Hike Chuskyurmo - Lartsa

Walk through stunning canyon

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| Altitude: 4 637 m / 15 213 ft

Markha Trek 3:  Most tourists walking this trek in usual direction cross from Nimaling the pass Kongmaru la,… continue reading

11.
Hike Skyu - Chilling

The way to the confluence of Markha with

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| Altitude: 3 300 m / 10 827 ft

Markha trek 10: If you set out for a shorter version of Markha trek, so you can expect only the last walking… continue reading

12.
Hike Shang Sumdo - Chuskyurmo

To the camp before canyon

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 130 m / 13 550 ft

Markha Trek 2: The path along the red slopes of the mountains and weathered rock formations and long passages… continue reading

13.
Hike Martselang - Shang Sumdo

Beginning or end of Markha Trek

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| Altitude: 3 670 m / 12 041 ft

Markha Trek 1: Martselang (3350 m asl) situated just a few meters from the bank of life-giving river Indus is… continue reading

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