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Chadar Trek, Snow Leopard Trek, Stok Kangri Trek, Markha Valley Trek, Lamayuru to Chilling Trek, Ripchar Valley Trek, Padum to Darcha Trek, Lamayuru to Alchi Trek and many more.

The incandescent mountains and jaw-dropping landscapes make trekking in Ladakh one of the most thrilling experiences for any kind of traveller. Covering the trails in the freezing cold of the location and walking over the frozen water bodies enhances the excitement of covering the treks here. This place holds unparalleled beauty with tons of snow-dusted peaks, ancient monasteries, exquisite landscapes that you won’t see anywhere else. From easy to extremely difficult, treks in Ladakh cater to people of all kinds of fitness levels. 

There are many famous treks like Chadar Trek, Markha Valley Trek, Stok Kangri Trek, and more that fit best for this wish of many people. Apart from sighting the pristine beauty of the cold desert of India, one can actually test their fitness levels with Ladakh trekking. Many treks like the Snow leopard trek helps you get a sneak peek into the wilderness of the area. You also hold the chance of sighting a snow leopard if you are lucky enough. Apart from these on your trekking, the jaw-dropping landscapes, quaint villages, exquisite flora and fauna, monasteries and abundant residences will be a great site to explore too.

The essence of trekking lies in making your way to a breath-taking destination across the undiscovered parts of the location. From exploring and getting acquainted with the locals at the remote villages to sighting the decades-old monasteries on your way, trekking here is much more than an adventure.

Here is a list of some of the best Ladakh treks:

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Chadar: The Frozen River Trek

Too many treks in Ladakh and other parts of the country that demands one to trek through the snow-laden trail or walk on rocky terrain, but Chadar Trek is the most unique one where you walk upon the Zanskar River – a frozen one, of course. 

This Ladakh trek is renowned all over the world and has been featured in travel magazines and documentaries. It is also considered to be one of the toughest treks in India as it involves extreme weather conditions. The temperature at night drops down to as low as minus 25 to 30-degree Celsius.

The trek features some breathtaking views of snow-clad and rocky Himalayan mountains. Besides, one of the major attractions on the trek is the frozen waterfalls at Nerak. Everything about the frozen river trek is unique, from the scenery and unusual campsites to temperature and atmosphere, making this trek one of its kind.

Altitude: 11,123 ft.

Duration: 9 Days

Best Season: Mid January to February End

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Starting and ending point: Leh Airport

About the Snow Leopard Trek:

You are invited to take part in a Snow Leopard Trekking package that offers eight days of complete adventure and excitement. It starts once you arrive the wonderland of Leh. Begin the expedition with an exploration of the glistening town when the Himalayas are forming the best background every time. Zingchen is the gateway to the entrance of the most awaited Rumbak Gorge. You will be climbing up to an impressive altitude of 3050 meters and come at the narrow gorge.

Then you are invited to unfold the wild paths of mystical land of Husing by understanding the mountainous slopes. In extreme winter, the Snow Leopard and other animals are forced to come down from the high altitudes they live usually and that is why Hemis National Park is a perfect winter trek. You will have chances widened to spot them easily. 

Explore Husing and walk around the Rumbak Valley and watch the Argali Sheep roaming around. Come back to Leh after capturing the manipulative sights of Husing and wind up your Snow Leopard trek.

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Snow Leopard Trek is one of the most sought after treks in Ladakh. It is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh, at an altitude of 3000 meters. Being a dominant part of the famous Hemis National Park, it spreads an area of 600 sq.kilometers in the valleys of Markha and Rumbak. Since it is a protected area, the trek to spot the rare animals here would be a thrilling experience. Not just about animals, birds and other species of insects will make the bio diversity an attractive one here.

On this trek, you may get chances to spot the rare and endangered species live only in the cold desert among which the snow leopard, Ibex, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare, Antelope etc are the very unique ones to have a look. Birds like Snow Patridge, Snow Cock, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc. And these animals are one of the major attractions in Ladakh and it is a favourite spot for many adventure lovers as well as animal lovers.

Snow Leopard Trek is a popular winter trek which let each of the trekkers would come to see the end of human interference and just the world of wild. The rugged mountains, the wild stretches of greenery and the points where those rare species of animals and birds can be spotted make this trek amusing. At each turn of the trail, you may get surprises that can be cherished a lifetime. It enables you to know the stories behind Rumbak Valley too.

Snow Leopard Trek Highlights:

- This offers you the exotic sights of snow-clad Himalayas from everywhere and never miss the chance to negotiate with the frozen pathways in your expedition to spot the rare Snow Leopards.

- Enjoy walking around the beautiful kingdom of Ladakh where you can find architecture and nature are blended in a perfect proportion.

- Revel in the soothing ambience created by the unique flora and fauna of the cold deserted land.

- Marvel at the particular Buddhist culture and preserved traditions of the town.

- Get excited to click pictures of the very rare Snow Leopards, blue sheep, yaks and unique birds.

- Walk on frozen river

Quick Facts About Snow Leopard Trek

Altitude: 9,842 ft

Temperature: Daytime; –25°C to +6°C, Nighttime; -10°C to - 25°C 

Snow Leopard Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult

Starting and ending point: Leh Airport

Base Camp: Zingchen

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Stok Kangri Trek

If you are interested in testing your ability and challenging yourself to trek beyond the usual to discover something unusual, Stok Kangri Climb is for you. This rewarding Ladakh trek is an adventure in the truest sense and demands one to be physically and mentally enduring. However tough the trek may be, it is one of the best treks in the Ladakh region which takes you through varied landscapes.

You will see the views dramatically changing after crossing every couple of miles. At a point, you will be staring at the majestic Himalayan peaks while walking on the barren landscape, and at some other point, you will find yourself walking through green terrain adorned with colorful flowers.

Furthermore, the views that you get to witness from the top of the peak are matchless – you will be staring at K2, Indus and Zanskar Valley.

Altitude: 20080 ft.

Duration: 9 Day

Best Season: Mid July to Mid September

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley is located close to Markha River and lies between Ladakh and Zanskar. The valley features some amazing sceneries laced with dramatic rocky canyons and barren and wild landscapes. This is among the best Ladakh treks.

While trekking here, you also get to cross several attractions of the place including quaint villages displaying the indigenous culture and distinctive setting. This exciting trek takes you through the picturesque Hemis National Park and two pass crossing are also involved – Gandala La Pass and Kongmaru La. If you are an adventure seeker who also happens to be interested in landscape photography, you must take Markha Valley Trek to have an unforgettable experience of trekking in Ladakh.

Challenge yourself to take this trek and let your feet take you through a trail adorned with prayer flags, high altitude passes, vibrant Ladakhi culture, scenic river and much more that you can discover only once you set out to trek through the beautiful valley of Markha. Check the best Markha valley trek guide, for the most awesome trekking experience.

17,060 ft.

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Best Season:
June to September

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Altitude: 4950 m

With the Lamayuru to Chilling trek, experience Ladakh treks like never before!

Be a part of an exotic experience that takes you through beautiful and challenging trails, giving you splendid mountain peak views. Of all the trekking trips in India, this is surely one which will reveal natural treasures tucked away near the remote villages of Leh and Ladakh.

Walk through snow covered trails, cross rivers and pass villages that are not just beautiful but also hospitable. During the course of this trek, you will get to see beautiful views of the Stok and Karakoram ranges and get up and close with three passes namely Dung Dung Chan La Pass, Prinkti La Pass and the Kongskil La Pass, where you will be fascinated with the unusual flora and fauna. Be part of a monastery visit and get an insight of the life and lifestyle of its residents. If you love to trek, be sure not to miss out on this Lamayuru to Chilling trek!

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Lamayuru to Darcha Trek

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This trek is one of the most talked-about treks in Ladakh that establish connectivity with the beautiful Zanskar Valley. One can notice a large number of monasteries tucked in the small villages in this trail. The names of the few of the wonderful monasteries which lift up the spirit of trekkers trekking through this route are Lamayuru, Phuktal, and Lingshet.

Lamayuru to Darcha trek is one of the best treks when it comes to Ladakh trekking tour packages, it has received appreciation from the various trekkers across the globe for its amazing terrain and this is the reason it is tagged as one of the world’s most desired trekking ground. One must visit this trek if one desires of experiencing the true color of a trekking region.

Altitude: 5000 m

Duration: 20 Days

Best Season: July-September

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Ripchar Valley Trek

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The onset point of this Ladakh trek is located near the Lamayuru monastery and is considered as one of the most intriguing snow treks in Ladakh. The trek is wrapped with a number of mountain ranges such as Zanskar, Karakoram and the ranges which form part of the Great Himalayas.

The panoramic view offered by this trek is the prime reason for a great football. The Ripchar Valley Trek is dotted with the presence of a great number of smaller villages, pastures etc. During the months of July and August, the region becomes a valley of flowers and provides a visual treat for the bird watchers.

The irrigated crop growing fields of the Zanskar and Karakoram Range gives a breathtaking view as well as the amazing joy to the trekkers. This trek finishes in the region of Chilling which is world-renowned for the production of copper. What one explores during trekking in Ladakh region is truly phenomenal and worth witnessing!!

Altitude: 4300 m

Duration: 9 Days

Best Season: June to September

Difficulty Level: Easy

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Padum to Darcha Trek

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This exciting trek starts at Padum in Zanskar and takes you to Darcha in Himachal. The trail will take you through the scenic spots like Tokpa, Chalang, Ramjak, Lakong, Shingo La Pass, etc. If you are a beginner who wants to witness some of the most spectacular views while trekking, this trek is apt for you. 

The trekking trail encompasses vast pastures with colourful flowers and quaint villages exhibiting varied cultures. Keep your camera handy to capture the changing landscapes while breathing in the beauty of this scenic trekking route.

 While you trek from Padum to Darcha, you will also get to witness some rope bridges spanning over the rivers flowing through valleys, with gorgeous mountains in the backdrop, iconic monasteries, old Hindu temples. Padum to Darcha Trek is a fascinating trek offering a beautiful trail for trekking in Ladakh.

Altitude: 16,700 ft.

Duration: 9 Days

Best Season: June to September

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

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Lamayuru to Alchi Trek

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Unveil the charm of the imposing Himalayas in Ladakh region on this exciting trek that begins at the oldest monastery in Ladakh – Lamayuru and ends at the Alchi Monastery, renowned for its Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition. The trail passes through Wanla, Urshi and Tar La Pass, offering some awe-inspiring vistas. Experience the offbeat in the most unique manner on this trek – cross photographic rivers walking over wooden bridges and visit historical monasteries you find en route. 

The trek between Lamayuru and Alchi is equally fascinating for adventure lovers and landscape photographers owing to the dramatic landscapes of Leh and Ladakh. It passes through remote villages and monasteries which gives you an opportunity to visit and take a closer look at the cultural spectrum of this region.

Altitude: 17,220 ft.

Duration: 9 Days

Best Season: July to October

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Lamayuru Stok Kangri

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Lamayuru is an ancient monastery, located at a distance of 120 km from Leh, and is the starting point of this trek that takes you to the high altitude peak of Stok Kangri. Stok Kangri is, without a doubt, one of the most popular peaks among trekkers for trekking in Ladakh. 

The trail covers scenic places like Wanla, Hinju, Konzke La, Dundunchenla, Chilling and Ganda La featuring a wide variety of distinctive landscapes. On this trek, walk through barren lands and green meadows while gazing at the sky-kissing mountain peaks blanketed in illuminating white snow, creating a gorgeous contrast of grey and white. 

The trek has numerous delights for adventurers and photographers. The best part of the trek is when you set your foot on Stok Kangri Summit, you get to see the very famous Karakoram Range along with some other stunning views.

Altitude: 20,187 ft.

Duration: 12 Days

Best Season: June to October

Difficulty Level: Moderate.

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Markha Valley Trek with Stok Kangri Climb

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Experience the ultimate trekking fun covering the extraordinarily beautiful meadows of Markha Valley on your expedition to Stok Kangri. This trek experience combines the varied experiences of trekking through stunning landscapes, crossing picturesque rivers, visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries and climbing the “so-high” peak of Stok Kangri, creating a once-in-a-lifetime trek for adventurers.

Before you reach Stok Kangri, the trail will take you through places like Chilling, Skyu, Markha, Kongmaru La Pass, Gyuncho La Pass, Shang La Pass and many more that will stun you with their landscapes and the views they offer. Ultimately, on reaching the top of Stok Kangri, you will be greeted with magnificent views of Tibet, Karakoram and the Pamirs.

This is one of the strenuous high altitude treks to do in Ladakh, add this to your bucket list to up your trekking game.

Altitude: 20,187 ft.

Duration: 10 Days

Best Season: Mid-June to Mid-October

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Jhunglam Hemis to Padum Trek

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The Jhunglam Hemis to the Padum trek is one of the most beautiful trekking routes which traverses from remote towns into the mountain peaks. The trek is really wild to traverse through the Route, the best periods of trekking being from the months of August to October as during this period the snow is gone and the rivers are also silent to be crossed and it is one of the best trekking in Ladakh.

Altitude: 5200 m

Duration: 12 days

Best Season: August to October

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Kang Yatse and Dzo Jongo

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This is among the most popular treks in Markha Valley in the Ladakh region, encompassing breathtaking valleys, snow-laden trails, and vistas of sky-high mountain peaks along with amazing monasteries that lie on the trail. This trail runs across Tachungtse, Hanker, Nimaling Plateau, Jungo Ri Peak, and Sundo Village. Kang Yatse and Dzo Jongo are twin peaks boasting the altitudes of 6280 m and 6175 m, respectively. 

On this expedition to these beautiful mountain peaks, along with some extremely gorgeous green spaces, you get to experience the ice climb at the end of the expedition. Though it is comparatively easier to take this trek during summers, this trail blanketed in the sheen of white snow during winters is truly magical. This trekking expedition makes trekking in Ladakh an outstanding experience.

Altitude: 20,341 ft.

Duration: 13 Days

Best Season: July to September

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.
11 July 2019
We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
We had a wonderful experience with Thrillophilia Out tour was Leh-Ladakh 6N7D, which includes Leh Sightseen, Nubra Valley Overnight Stay, Pangong Overnight Night. 1. First of all you should know that Thrillophilia doesn't have its own Travel Team. Thrillophilia actually linked up with several local Travel Agency. Once your Tour is booked Thrillophilia tagged one local Travel Agency for your Tour and that particular travel agency will take care of your entire tour. Our travel manager is Lobzang Tseldon. She is very helpful and you will not face any problem in your entire tour. 1. Hotel provided in Leh: Ladakh Heights. The hotel was very good,neat and clean.It is a new hotel so you don't found any pics in the internet. But lobzang will send you the pics of the Hotel. There is a canteen within the hotel where you will be having complimentary breakfast and dinner. Non Vegetarian please let Lobzang know that you want non-veg items as well.they generally prepare veg items only.but on request they will provide you omlette in breakfast and chicken/mutton in dinner. So if anyone wants to book Thrillophilia please ask Thrillophilia to tag you to the travel agency that offers non veg items too. The Hotel Ladakh Heights is a bit far from the main city but don't worry Lobzang will provide you car for visit to Leh market whenever required and she will not charge you for that. You will get a beautiful view from this hotel but if you want to stay near the main city you will not get any view from the hotel. 2. The stay at Nubra Valley was awesome. They have Royal Camp in Nubhra and it's is a nature-friendly camp. You will love it, I can guarantee you. 3. They stay at Pangong was okay. You can understand that at that altitude you will not get the camp provided at Pangong was good for 1 night stay. Overall my experience with Thrillophilia was very good. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot to Lobzang Tseldon for the wonderful arrangements of our tour.
"Trip was really awesome. I feel everyone should consider this trip at least once in their lifetime. My eyes were never tired of looking around at such beautiful and scenic views. I would like to extend my special thanks to Tour leader Mr. Jigmet Tandar. He is highly trained professional. The way he lead the tour made us have more fun. Thanks to the whole crew Jigmet, Stanzin, Wangyal, Kaushal, Tundoop. Made a lot of new friends. One suggestion to Thrillophilia team: Since this is not just any casual trip that anyone can go through please consider keeping a screening process for people who opt for it. This is one of the most extreme adventures where your body and mind will go through a lot of challenges, one can successfully complete this trip only if they are determined and well prepared."
03 June 2019
An exhilarating life-changing experience. If you are able bodied, a biking lover, a landscape / scenery admirer and a crazy adventure seeker, this is a must try for life. Our group of bikers were fun-loving yet very responsible riders. We became friends on the very first day and all of us enjoyed every moment, giving mutual respect at every instance, having each other's backs at every dangerous turn. Even elderly couples in the group made amazing memories with all the young folks! The Ladakhi food, the heritage site visits, the campfire dancing, the photos, the market shopping, the music, the hikes, the snow, even the adorable mountain dogs, furry yaks and double-hump camels, every-bit was amazing. The road team was extraordinary, specially Tani (captain) and Shashi (bike repairman). They were very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and also helpful at every step. We had a truck carrying our luggage all along, running behind us all through the roads, making sure no one is left behind. Jigmet has a lot of local connections, so you will be well taken care of at camps and hotels (even Jain food, on request).
24 October 2020
I had a wonderful trip with Thrillophilia. Hotel provided in Leh was clean and good. All sightseeing places covered as per itinerary. The camping stay at Nubra Valley and near Pangong lake was awesome. We enjoyed a lot and overall experience was great.
The Sham Valley Trek was one of the most enjoyable treks I have undertaken in the last few years, and all the credit goes to Thrillophilia. The booking experience was extremely smooth and I would highly recommend this company for all your travels in the valley.
17 November 2019
It was an awesome experience. Completed the tour in July 2019. We had booked for 8 persons on Thrillophilia. The facilities were good, Tani-the tour guide, was superb. Amazing tour, to say the least. I have penned down my entire experience of Ladakh bike tour on my blog. Sharing the link here.
17 November 2019
When we made the booking for 6-days trip to Ladakh via Thrillophilia, we had a lot of questions in our mind on how it's going to turn out, especially on whether it's a suitable honeymoon destination even for those who love a bit of adventure. That is primarily because the reviews of Ladakh were a bit scary. Almost all of the people who wrote reviews had a lot of things to warn you about- the extreme climate, sudden decrease in Oxygen levels, deserted/uninhabited places where it's difficult to get some help from anyone in case of any issues and so on. And there were some people who wrote bad reviews about Thrillophilia for some negative experiences they had to endure from the operators. But it was reassuring to see how Thrillophilia answered all the reviews, even the negative ones. They clarified how they assign tour operators based on customer reviews and in case of any negative experiences from the operators, there is not much Thrillophilia can help with apart from not assigning those operators anymore. As we were getting immediate response from Amit on all our queries on a timely basis, we decided to book the package. Cutting to the chase, we were contacted by the operator(Thupstan) the day before our arrival and he ensured that there was a taxi to pick us up on time. The tour guides and the driver of the backup vehicle he assigned for our group were so experienced that all we had to do was to keep riding until they ask us to stop. The halts were all well planned that we didn't have to worry about anything. And they were so approachable in case of any issues. And whenever we rode for a long time, they would come and inspect each bike and fixed any issues immediately. They were always willing to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. Let me quote an instance here - The driver of the backup vehicle had an issue with Blood Oxygen level when we reached Pangong. We had enough stock of Oxygen cylinders in the backup vehicle. But he didn't consider using it and hence took one of the bikes and rode to where he could find a pharmacy to get an Oxygen cylinder for himself. When one of us asked him on why he didn't use one of the cylinders that we had carried, he told us that the cylinders are just for our use and himself or any of the guides won't use that. Such was the concern they had for everyone in the group. In case anyone reading this still has a question regarding whether it's a suitable place for couples, the answer is YES. The accommodation they provide is suitable for couples as well. Even the tents are nice and safe. I could go on like this and I never thought this review is going to be this long when I started writing it. As others have mentioned in the reviews, it's such a beautiful destination and the experience is awesome. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Ladakh, go ahead and embark on this beautiful journey with Thrillophilia. I'm sure that you won't regret it.
"it was a very well organized trip,the hotel was very good,the tent in nubra was lovely and the food was good too..overall a good experience "

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  1. Which are the best treks in Ladakh?

    Some of the best treks in Ladakh worth experiencing are listed below.

    1. Snow Leopard Trek: This trek is open to adventurers in the month of February and March. It nestles in the Hemis National Park, which is abode to the rarest wild cats of the world , Snow leopards. One can also sight other wildlife species like blue sheep, Tibetan wolves and others.

    2. Chadar Frozen River Trek: This is one of the most popular and challenging Ladakh Trekking. One comes across frozen waterfalls and frozen Zanskar River on this trek route. It has also been covered in many documentaries for the exquisite landscapes it resides in.

    3. Stok Kangri Trek: For an exceptional mountaineering experience, this trek fits the criteria best. It requires all kinds of mountaineering gears to climb. The surrounding views after you reach the summit will leave you awestruck and will be worth all the hard work gone in climbing it.

    4. Sham Valley Trek: This is an easy trek for the travellers who just want to taste a slight adventure in addition to serene landscapes. This trek passes through many local villages where you can also get acquainted with the local culture and cuisine.

    5. Markha Valley Trek: Nestling in the Hemis National Park, this trek marks its way parallel to the Indus valley. One comes across green barley fields, isolated villages and serene beauty encircling throughout the trek.
  2. What are some of the moderate treks in Ladakh?

    1. Markha Valley Trek: The Markha Valley trek lies at an elevation of 3,700 meters, and passes through a green oasis and scenic landscapes. This beautiful trek is also known to offer enthralling views of the Hemis National Park, Kongmaru La pass, Leh Palace, Kang Yatze peak, and Markha village. 

    2. Lamayuru to Stok Kangri Trek: 
    Lamayuru to Stok Kangri Trek is known because of the spectacular panoramic views of the Karakoram peaks and Zanskar offered from here. The summit of this trek is also known to offer spellbinding sights of the mighty Himalayas. 

    3. Ripchar Valley Trek: 
    The Ripchar Valley trek starts from Lamayuru Monastery and passes through many pasture lands and small villages. You can witness the Karakoram range and the lush fields of Zanskar while traversing through this trek.  

    4. Padum to Darcha Trek: 
    Padum-Darcha trek passes via many areas with varied terrains. The trekking trail starts from Padum region and passes via Tokpa, Ramjak, Lakong, and Chalang to finally end in the Darcha region. 
  3. What kind of shoes are required for trekking in Ladakh?

    Sneakers or spiked shoes are ideally suited for trekking or hiking expeditions. Open shoes, sandals or heels should be avoided as much as possible. The covered shoes should be worn with a pair of thick woolen socks.
  4. Is trekking in Ladakh safe for girls or solo travellers?

    Yes, trekking in Ladakh is completely safe for girls and solo travelers. However, if added precautions are deemed necessary, you may opt to go for a group trek instead.
  5. What is the best time to go for Stok Kangri trek?

    The best time for Stok Kangri trek stretches from Mid-June to September as the sky is crystal clear during this time period. The weather is pleasant and favourable to carry out trekking too. The temperature varies between 20 to 30 degree Celsius that offers favourable weather to climb.
  6. Does Stok Kangri trek require proper acclimatisation?

    Stok Kangri Trek is one of the challenging treks in Ladakh that needs proper acclimatisation. One needs to be physically, psychologically and mentally strong to reach the summit. The end results are jaw dropping but in order to reach there you need to excel your fitness as it will help you a lot in your trekking journey.

    Strong thighs are a plus point for the people trekking so start building your physique to ease out your hard work during the trek.
  7. How long does it take to get acclimatized?

    In general, it takes around 1 to 2 days to get acclimatized in Leh Ladakh. You should keep at least one day in hand to take proper rest and avoid exertion, after you reach Leh. You should eat good food and keep yourself hydrated to avoid AMS and other medical conditions due to increased height.
  8. Is chadar Trek dangerous?

    The Chadar trek is a challenging Ladakh Trekking trail but when pursued under the guidance of the professional guides, it can become one of the best experiences you can have in your life. On this trek one has to cover 105 kilometres on foot and that too in freezing cold.

    The day temperature ranges from -15 to -20 degree Celsius that drops down to -25 degree Celsius during the night.
  9. Can we go alone for trekking in Ladakh?

    Yes, solo treks can be done in Ladakh. However, it is best to go trekking in groups, especially during the harsher monsoon or winter months.
  10. What is the duration for Markha valley trek?

    Markha valley trek usually takes 4 to 6 days to complete. This trek undergoes a distance of 78 kilometres passing through deep valleys, spectacular views of the Kang Yatse peaks and much more.
  11. What is the best time for trekking in Ladakh?

    The best time for trekking in Ladakh is between the months of November to early March. While the trek depends on the weather conditions and trek routes, these months are the most favourable since the region offers a completely different side of its beauty and adventure to trekkers.
  12. Is trekking in Ladakh dangerous?

    Any adventure activity, including trekking, has some degree of risk and danger involved. However, if necessary precautions are taken, the activity is completely safe. Proper clothing, shoes and trekking equipment is absolutely mandatory while embarking on a trek.

    If you’re a beginner or a first time trekker, it is best to start with an easy trek, preferably during summer or spring as monsoon or winter climate might prove dangerous.
  13. What level of fitness is required for Markha Valley Trek?

    Markha Valley Trek is a moderate level trek. A comparatively fit person with strong lungs is perfect for Markha Valley trek. The trek ends at a summit of 17,060 feet at Kongmaru La. One also needs proper acclimatisation and a medical certificate to ensure their fitness for Ladakh Trekking.
  14. What kind of fitness is required for Ladakh trek?

    You need to have a moderate level of physical fitness for doing the Ladakh trek. For this you need to improve your level of endurance and strength so that you can cope on the trek without getting exhausted.
  15. What to carry while trekking in Ladakh?

    While trekking in Ladakh, you must carry the following things:
    - Flashlights
    Extra batteries
    Dry snacks
    Inner thermals
    Windcheater or windproof jacket
    Trekking boots that are insulated
    Woollen socks
    Woollen pullovers
    Woollen sweaters
    Warm hoodies
    Trekking trousers
    Woollen caps
    First aid kit
    Scissors/ swiss knife
    Photo ID
    Trekking permits
    Lip balm
  16. What kind of food is provided during the trek?

    The trekkers are generally provided hygienically prepared Ladakhi, Tibetan, or Indian food during their trek. They can also carry their own snacks to satiate their small hunger pangs during the trek.

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