It is a moderate trek experience that takes about eight days to complete. The starting point of this trek is from Spituk Zinchen. Trekkers then move along to the Yurutse on day two of the trek. Ganda La pass almost takes six to seven hours and from there down to the Skyu village which takes place on day three. The next day the trekker will move along the Markha river to reach the Markha Valley. On the way to Taichung Tse, the trekkers need to pass through a lot of crisscrossed rivers on day five of the trek. On day six trekkers take an uphill trek to the highest camp of the great Markha Valley called the Nimaling which takes almost four to five hours to reach. Zanskar range is one of the highlights of this place. This range stands tall to welcome the trekkers as they reach this campsite. Trekking to the highest pass of the Markha Valley, which is said to be the Kongmaru La Pass on the seventh day. Here the trekkers get a chance to witness the Indus village which is an amazing view that one’s eye can rest upon. Spending a decent night stay at the Shang Sumdo village. Take a visit to the Thiksey and famed Hemis monasteries and then return back to Leh, which completes a splendid trek. The best time to take up this trek is during the months from June to October.
Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek:
At a maximum altitude of about 5435 meters lies an impressive landscape which trekkers would love to visit. The Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek is said to be the wild and most splendid trek Ladakh could ever offer to the trekkers. Changthang or also known as Rupshu is a high-altitude plateau that is also covered in this trek. The trekkers get an opportunity to witness different landscapes and also many mountains with a variety of textures and also with different colors while passing through six different Passes with an altitude of about 5000 meters. The altitude of this place changes very quickly as you keep trekking uphill. Hence it is recommended to take proper precautions to be on the safe side. On the Plateau of Changthang lives a group of nomads known as Changpa nomads along with their pets such as yaks and pashmina goats. These people relocate themselves about eight to ten times on an average every year. The largest hamlet of this place is said to be the Korzok, which is where the nomads mainly settle. One can actually predict the location of these people. If the trekkers are lucky enough, then they might find these people on their way. The best time to take up this trek is during the months from Mid – June to Mid – October.
The Frozen Zanskar River Trek
It is a moderate to difficult trekking journey which takes about 9 days to complete. January – February are the best months to visit this place.
Stok Kangri Climb:
This peak is not technically a peak but for mountain beginners this place is ideal. They also need to carry all the necessary equipment such as the rope, ax, and many more just like any trek. The experienced guild will give you a small class on how to use that equipment. on a scale of 10, it is a level five difficulty. It is at an altitude of about 6153 meters above sea level. It also takes about 4 to 5 days to complete this whole trekking. This trek would be a difficult trek for both the mind and the body, when you reach the summit, the splendid view and feel of accomplishment will make one feel the worth of all the hardship taken to make this trek a complete success. Mid-June to September is the best month to take up this trek.
Snow Leopard Trek:
Hemis National Park is where the Snow Leopard Trek happens. Snow Leopard, the majestic and rarest wild cat is homed at this National Park. This National Park is home not only to snow leopards but also other rare mammals namely the Asiatic ibex, Ladakh urinals, Tibetan wolves, and also blue sheep. There are also situations where trekkers need to wait for hours or even days to witness one Snow Leopard. But after a long wait, they get to see this animal and also click pictures of the same to take back home. On a scale of 1 – 10, it is level 2 difficulty, which takes about 8 days to complete this trek. This trekking happens during the months of February and March.