5 Best Treks In Ladakh


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Ladakh is a marvellous place with expressed beauty, and is located in Jammu & Kashmir. All over the world, Ladakh is known to be the coldest among all the deserts. Throughout the year tourists would find Ladakh cold and dry. Winter is one of the best seasons to visit in Ladakh. And the suitable time to visit this place is throughout the year. Tourists who are planning to visit Ladakh have to pack a lot of warm clothes, woolen socks, boots etc. The climate of this place at one time is sunny and the other time is cold. So it is better to prepare with all the layers of clothes i.e. warm and woolen clothes. Ladakh also offers tourists for adventurous sports such as trekking. 

Here are some of the topmost trekking points in Ladakh and they are:-

Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri is one of the best options among all the trekking points. Reaching the peak point will lead to 12 hours of onerous climbing. The peak also offers the magnificent views of Zanskar range and Karakoram range. This trek is not for beginners. It is only for experienced trekkers.

  • It’s maximum altitude is about 20,184 ft
  • Suitable time to visit this place- June to September
  • Trekking days- 9 days
  • It’s difficulty level is difficult

Digar La Trek

Digar La trek is also one of the best treks in Ladakh. With a little bit of trekking, tourists are able to see the mesmerising and magnificent landscapes. This trek also leads us to the Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso Lake. This trek also takes tourists across the mighty Digar Lake which connects Indus and Nubra Valleys.

  • It’s maximum altitude is about 17,820 ft
  • Suitable time to visit this place- May to August
  • Trekking days- 8 days
  • Trekking distance is of 30 km
  • It’s difficulty level is moderate

Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek is one of the most famous treks in Ladakh. The trek to Chadar offers tourists a chance to walk over the frozen Zanskar river. Tourists also enjoy the mesmerising and wonderful landscapes of Ladakh during winter. This trek is a lifetime opportunity to experience the life of the local people of Zanskar region.

  • It’s maximum altitude is about 11,150 ft
  • Suitable time to visit this place- January to February
  • Trekking days- 9
  • Trekking distance is of 62 km
  • It’s difficulty level is moderate to difficult

Sham Valley Trek

Sham Valley Trek is also known as ‘Baby Trek’ of Ladakh. This trek takes tourists to the lower part of the Sham Valley. In this trek, tourists can experience the wonderful history and culture of Ladakh. This trek is also perfect for beginners who want to explore the beautiful monasteries and pretty villages.

  • It’s maximum altitude is about 12,715 ft
  • Suitable time to visit this place- May to October
  • Trekking days- 4 days
  • Trekking distance is of 32 km
  • It’s difficulty level is moderate

Markha Valley Trek

The Markha valley trek is one of the most amazing treks of Ladakh. It will take tourists on a journey to the beautiful Markha Valley, Mani Walls, Monasteries and beautiful villages. Tourists also get a chance to walk on the frozen Markha River.

  • It’s maximum altitude is about 13,300 ft
  • Suitable time to visit this place- November to February
  • Trekking days- 10 days
  • It’s difficulty level is moderate


So here are the top 5 best treks to do in Ladakh. Tourists must explore the above trekking points with their family and friends and it will become a memorable trip for them. Once in our life, we should visit here to explore the natural beauty of this region. Trekking is one of the best adventurous sports, and especially in wonderful places like Ladakh. It is suggested to trek in the season of winters because tourists can enjoy snowfall in this season. Summer is also good for trekking but it cannot give pleasure and peace as winter can. The difficulty range of the treks ranges from easy to moderate, and then moderate to difficult level. There are some of the treks which non-experienced trekkers can also do. The trekkers just need to take care of their mental as well as physical fitness. Tourists also get to see the beautiful picturesque spots where they can click unlimited pictures. Tourists should also try the local food of Ladakh which is one of the delicious foods. Here, tourists also get a chance to meet the local people of the village. The people of this village are so humble and polite. Tourists also visit the market of Ladakh which is very big and contains a lot of things. 


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