Markha Trek Blog – Photography in the Himalayas by Kannan

Nimaling campsite along a tributary of the Markhs

I trekked along the Markha Valley in Aug 2013 with a guide – Dorje – whom I found from one of the travel agencies located on Changspa road in Leh. We did not carry tents or cooking implements and stayed at homes in the villages along the way. The highest point in the trek was Gongmaru La, 5250 m. During the trek, I saw only foreigners (other than the local guides and poney men) with the exception of one Indian woman who was traveling in a group. The trek over 6 days cost me Rs 9000 and this included the… Read moreMarkha Trek Blog – Photography in the Himalayas by Kannan