Kongmaru la Pass 5,100Mt
Markha Village and Kang Yatse Peak
Markha Valley breathing a beauty of its own adorned with small hamlet across the Markha river lies between Zanskar and Ladakh range. It is one of the most accessible and popular region of Ladakh among travellers. The valley is named after village Markha which is the biggest village in the entire valley. You can start your odyssey with Markha Valley either from Spituk or Stok village which are located at a drive of half hour from Leh. The trekking route traverses through breathtaking view of high mountain passes like Stokla, Gandala, and Kongamarula. The trail takes you through lush green villages, small oasis, river crossing and nomad houses surrounding with Yaks, horses and other domestic animals. The cool breeze, rustling prayer flags and mellow sound of prayers enrich your holistic and spiritual experience. People are very friendly, greeting you with Juley and welcoming your presence with a big smile that reflects the hospitality of Ladakhi people. While trekking, you come across villages namely- Shingo, Skyu, Markha, Hanker, Chakdo, Shang Sumdo. The rich history of Markha is also reflected by the remnants of important castle and meditation haven of centuries old that one come across. The view and location of such places is heavenly. Markha valley is a heaven for the every trekker and nature lover as it comprises of the all the adventure that refresh and rejuvenate life out of its boredom; leaving us with so much insight and knowledge which remain valuable throughout our life.