Ladakh is blessed with an ideal location that gives travelers ample opportunities to try their hands on lots of adventure activities. Situated at an altitude of more than 5000 m above sea level, the rocky cliffs, rugged terrain and lush green expanse serves as an ideal setting for adventure spree like trekking and mountaineering. The Land of Passes has also been popular amongst wanderers and has attracted adventure enthusiasts for a very long time now.
Although there is never a dearth of looking out for an ideal trek spot in Ladakh, there are always few treks that are highly popular than others due to the unexplored locations opportunities and scenic landscape. Some of the most picked treks amongst tourists include the Chadar Trek, Markha Valley Trek, Stok Kangri Climb, Lamayuru to Chilling Trek, amongst many others.
The Chadar Trek is remarkably one of the most spectacular ones as it allows travelers trek along the route of a Zanskar river that gets frozen during winters. The feeling of sliding and slipping over the snow adds to the hardships of the trekkers but it gets overshadowed by the wonderful view of frozen stream and small glaciers on the way. For those who are looking for a slight easy trek amid the beautiful view of the nature, Markha valley trek is the one to go for. It offers a scenic view of tiny villages, spectacular gompas and the Kongmaru La Pass, situated around 5000 m above sea level.
Months between July and September are most convenient for trekking in Leh and Ladakh as the place gets covered with snow towards the end of the year. The Chadar Ice trek can be experienced in February. Best part is overnight stay options that the nearby villages offer that helps a great deal in ensuring a smooth and hassle free trek spree. Horse treks are available too that comes with a guide and helps in carrying extra luggage during these taxing trek journeys.