Offbeat Treks In Ladakh For Your Next Adventure

Offbeat Treks In Ladakh For Your Next Adventure
Nubra Valley: Ladakh's dry, cold hills do not deter the trekkers' spirit , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Apart from being on a biker's wish list, Leh-Ladakh makes it to the trekkers list as well, offering the best of experience as well as landscapes

Simrran Gill
July 29 , 2019
10 Min Read

A couple of years ago both Ladakh and trekking in the same sentence never made sense. However, today Ladakh tops every adventure lovers list. Numerous passes, deep cuts and raging rivers can be found in Leh-Ladakh, now a trekker’s paradise. The valley offers treks for beginners as well as professionals.

Here’s a list of offbeat treks in Ladakh where you should be headed:

DIGAR LA TREK

 
 
 
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The best way to experience Ladakh is the Digar La trek is what you should be headed for. Connecting the Indus valley and Leh with Nubra valley, the further up you go up, the better the view gets. Also there can be no better end to the trek other than Pangong Tso lake, the beauty of which will leave you spellbound.  This trek is the best way to experience Ladakh in its raw, organic form.

PARANG LA TREK

 
 
 
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If high altitudes is your calling, the Parang La trek is what should be your next travel plan. Connecting the breath taking landscapes of Ladakh and Spiti this route was earlier pretty common, however now serves as an escape route for adventure lovers. This trek can be started either from Karzok village in Leh or Kibber village in Spiti. While Pangong Tso is what everybody wishes to see, this trek offers you a chance to experience Tso Moriri lake which will leave you spellbound.

KANG YATSE TREK

 
 
 
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Leaning more on the difficult side this trek is mostly uphill. While undertaking this trek you will also get the opportunity to have a bird’s eye view of the Zanskar river as well as Tibet.  The Stok and Zanskar valley in the backdrop also make this trek worth it. Enroute you can also experience the wildlife of the Hemis National Park, making the trek even better.

TSO MORIRI TREK

 
 
 
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The valley offers a variety of options to the professionals but because of its difficult terrain, it makes it a hard choice for the beginners. But the Tso Moriri trek is easy to undertake but not compromising on the spellbinding landscapes. This trek stands out in terms of its route as well as scenic landscapes. The route goes through Rupshu Valley and Kyamar Valley to Kumur La, and further ahead to Kyamayuri La and finally to Korzok.

KHARNAK TREK
While the other treks give a spectacular view of valleys and landscapes, this trek also acquaints the travelers with the nomadic population belonging to various tribes. Owing to this, the trek is called the Nomad trek. Apart from the tribes, one witnesses why Ladakh is called a cold desert. Dry hills, steep passes and a view of the valley is what makes this trek worthwhile.

Note: Some of the treks require prior permission, make sure you have all the necessary documents beforehand. 

Also read : 4 treks in Ladakh you need to go for 


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