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Top 10 treks in Ladakh
The spectacular crown of India, positioned on its northern most tips, Ladakh a region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is the land of majestic mountains. It’s incredibly breathtaking natural beauty makes it one of the most attractive tourist spot of India.
Stok Kangri: Climb its entire height of 6153 m, and the sight that beholds you is out of the world! The Karakoram and Zanskar peaks with the sun hovering right above them, makes for a sight worth the long trek to the peak of Stok Kangri. This trek is not for amateur trekkers, but for the seasoned ones. Make sure to give yourself ample time to get acclimatized to the weather at that altitude. The best months to enjoy this adventurous trek are between July and September.
Phyang to Hunder (Nubra Valley):A thrilling trekking trail that takes you through the ancient silk route, some historic monasteries and some colourful villages such as Khalser, Khardon and Deskit. The Khardong la pass, positioned at a height of 18380 feet, and the camel ride from Hunder to Deskit is something that shouldn’t be missed while on this trek. June or late September is the ideal times to enjoy this trek.
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Markha Valley Trek: The enchanting trek through the Markha valley is an experience you would cherish for a lifetime. Gorgeous landscapes, fantastic passes which are higher than 15000 feet, are some of the reasons to go on this awesome trek! The ideal time to do this trek is from September to December.
Kang Yatse Trek: Close to the Markha valley is yet another trekking trail, the Kang Yatse trek. Perfect for amateur trekkers, this trek offers some breathtaking view at a point called the Nimaling pasture. July to September is the best time to go on this trek.
Chadar Trek: Also known as the Khado Sanglam locally, this is yet another trek for seasoned trekkers. It gets its names from the white sheet of ice formed by the frozen Tsarap River, during winters. To enjoy this winter spectacle, the ideal time to trek here would be from mid January to mid February.
Ripchar Valley Trek: Beginning from the Lamayuru monastery and with the Zanskar and Ladakh ranges as the backdrop, this trek goes through awesome landscapes. Chilling village marks the end of the trek. The ideal time for this trek is from July to September.
Lamayuru to Alchi trek: Passing through amazing valleys of Wanla and Sumdochoon, this trek gives you a glimpse of Ladakh’s spiritual side. Mid june to mid October is when you can trek here.
Hemis To Padum Trek: This trek goes via the beautiful monastery of Hemis and Latza Kongmaru and then passes through Zalung Karpo La, Tilut Sumdo, charchar la, Zangla sumdo, and then finally ends at Padum. The ideal time to do this trek is mid August and September.
Rumtse to Kiber Trek: Starting from Leh, this trail takes you through Rumtse, Kibber village, Tsokar and Tsomoriri and Paran La. The famous colour changing Tsomoriri also lies along this trail! June to October is the best time to do this trek.
Lamayuru (Sham Valley) Trek: A trek that doubles as a pilgrimage is the Lamayuru trek. Thikse, Spituk, Alchi, Hemis, Likir and Lamayuru are the monasteries that lie en-route this trek. With a maximum height of just 4500 m, this trek is not too tiring. June to October is the best months to trek here.
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Explore this land of unlimited spectacle the Thrillophilia-way! Our expert trek guides take you through the above mentioned and many more such exquisite trekking trails in the mesmerizing land of Ladkah.