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13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

Ever since I have heard about the greatness of Markha Valley Trek, I can't wait to go for this trek. A blend of geographical diversity and the cultural goodness, Markha Valley is a perfect choice for beginners who want to trek in Ladakh region. Although at a height of 15,000 ft, one may have acclimatization issues. 

The mountain villages, the exotic and endangered wildlife species, high altitude pastures, and being stupefied by the views of valley and mountains around; there is so much I am looking forward to on my Markha Valley Trek. The best time to do this 7-day trek is now (June to September) before the Ladakh region closes on the onset of winters.

So excited about the thought of the trek, here are 13 reasons why I cannot wait to go for Markha Valley Trek:

Can’t wait to say ‘Jullay’ and blend in the Ladakhi culture

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to stay in Ladakhi homestays. The hotel room looks so mainstream in front of the cultural home.

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t’ wait to cross the river streams thanks to numerous tributaries of Zanskar River.

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to hike through Hemis National Park and spot a Himalayan Marmot

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

And Blue sheep

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

And Yaks

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to cross not one but two passes; Kongmaru La (5200 m) & Ganda La (4900 m)

View to the other side of Ganda La

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

View from Kongmaru La

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to set my eyes on the fascinating Stok Kangri Peak

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

and also Kang Yatze Peak

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to hike through the rocky terrain

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

And explore the remoteness of the region and slip away from civilization

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can't wait to discover hamlets on the way and learn how simply beautiful life is.

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

 

Can’t wait to gasp for breath in utter bewilderment, and then sigh in pure bliss and contentment.

13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek

Now you know my obsession with Markha Valley Trek. Hands down to the most sought after trek in the Ladakh region.

Dhaarna Kukreja

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