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Top Treks to do near Ladakh

Overview :

Ladakh has been Undoubtedly the mini Switzerland of India. The glorious views as well as the god gifted nature’s Beauty it has is Something irreplaceable. Not only the city of wondrous nature pleases the nature 

lovers but it also fantasizes the avid trekkers, solitude seekers and the people finding spirituality as well as serenity as far as they can be from the fast running city lifestyles. 

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In the urban era, everyone is so busy in their day to day lives, spending some actual quality time beneath some rock studded mountains, green hilly areas, flower decorated meadows is a true bliss. The best time to visit the place is in the months of May to October. There are varied features of the trekking destinations near Ladakh. Some of them vary in difficulty levels, some in duration, some in climate changes but one thing that is common among all of them is the memories you will carry with yourself at the end of your trekking journey. That is something everyone can equally be part of. The list of varied trekking destinations near Ladakh are mentioned below.

  • Markha Valley Trek.

Markha Valley Trek stands at an elevation of 5260 meters above sea level. It is located in the Hemis National Park and is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh. Markha valley goes parallel with the Indus Valley having snow capped Stok Kangiri in the northern part of it and Zanzkar range in the Southern part. In between the trekking route you will witness some wildlife, small isolated tiny villages having greenery all around and the majestic mountain views. The trekking journey is about 6-8 days and the best time to visit the place is in the end of April till October. This beautiful trekking destination can be reached by two points : First is by Sputnik and second is by chilling. 

  • Nubra Valley Trek.

Nubra Valley Trek initiates from Phyang to Hunder connecting The Indus Valley to Nubra Valley. This beautiful valley stands at an altitude of 5438 metres above sea level. Lasaermo la pass  resides on the peak of the valley at 5438 meters and is the highest point of the valley. The Nubra Trek Valley is following the ancient trading route that has participated in the silk road network stretching from India to Central Asia. Mid July to September is the best time to visit the place to actually glorify and witness the beauty. The highest point named Lasarmo La Pass is fully covered with ice or snow even in hot summers. Also from this valley, the panoramic views of the Karakoram range can be seen.

  • Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek.

The most important factor of this beautiful tourist spot is the beauty and the climate this trek possesses attracts the people all over the world.  The best time to visit the place is between Mid-June to Mid-October. The Changpa Nomads (kind of Tibetan people) live on the plateau mentioned above namely Changthang plateau with their herds of goats and yaks. On initiating the trek, you will first head towards very high altitude then at an elevation of 4500 meters you can spend your night and this just happens in 1 day duration. Other 6 days will range between 4500 to 5500 meters and it will keep on getting difficult slowly. So keep all those pre trekking preparations ready and in your minds too.

  • Sham Valley Trek.

The Sham Valley Trek is located at an elevation of 3874 meters above sea level. The complete duration in which you can complete your trekking journey is almost 3 days. Sham Valley Trek is also known as the “Baby Trek”. The name baby trek was called because of the smoothness and the level of ease this trek provides. Also it serves us with some breathtaking views of the Sham Valley. Many small villages come in the way of trek where we can stay peacefully at nights and also can get to know the local culture, tradition, rituals and the cuisine they possess. Some old and popular  monasteries at Likir, Temisgam, Basgo, Rizong and Alchi are surely to be visited during and after the trek. And the best time to visit this place is anytime between the year.

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