Ladakh is strategically located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Currently, it stretches from the Quen Lon Range to the southern part of the Great Himalayas. Leh is one of the few destinations that offers a good place for hiking and mountaineering. With a beautiful background and rugged terrain, it provides an exciting combination of beautiful charm and challenging heights for adventure enthusiasts.

In addition, the bitter conditions have not harmed the determination of climbers and climbers to avoid the challenges posed by nature. If you do not carry your tent, you can easily find overnight accommodation in the countryside. Hiking in India, especially in Ladakh, has recently attracted the attention of many climbers around the world. Easily accessible by road, train and air.

Basic requirements for walking Ladakh

  • You will need an Interline permit to walk in and around Tso Moriri and Nubra Valley.

  • An IMF license is required to climb Stoke Cagri.

  • To walk in Hamis National Park, you need confirmation.

Technically, a permit is required for all Ladakh peaks, but you will be checked at Stoke Kongri.

How to prepare for a walk in Ladakh?

Hiking in Ladakh starts at an altitude of approximately 3,500 meters, so proper adaptation is needed to prevent AMS (acute mountain sickness). The best way to get used to it is to rest for two days and then continue with short hikes followed by hard climbing.

Packed tours

At high altitudes, you can not carry heavy objects on your back, as this will slow them down and so climbers will use guides and horses. Travel agencies arrange closed tours that include horses, food and tents. You can even arrange home mountaineering packages to your liking.

Popular hiking packages

Walking the Markha Valley – The hike starts from Spitok and moves to the southwest of the Indus River, which crosses the valley. The walks reach a point where the Indus River meets the Zinchen. After this, climbers must cross the Kongmaru Pass and reach Hemis.

Henaskut to Wanla – The route starts from Henaskut, which is 160 km from Ladakh. Hiking can be difficult on this route and you have to climb many crossings including Pirkiting La and Yogmala.

Lamayuro to Padom Himachal is the real end point of this journey. It stretches from Lamayuro to Padon and offers beautiful scenery and the longest route.

Tsumori to cyber – Travelers encounter several monks, monasteries and locals, with beautiful views spinning side by side. The route reaches the highest point from Tsomoriri to Kyangdam and finally to Parang La.

Adventure hiking tours in Ladakh have many options, including 3-day to 15-day tour packages. Includes Hemis to Zangla via Junglam, Sham trek, Lamayuru to Darcha, Lamayuru to Hemis, Chader trek, Rumste to Tsomoriri, Saboo to Khaltsar, Hemis to Takh, Spituk to Stok, Hemis to Tsomiriri, Liker to Khaltse and Lamayuru to Hemis. Choose the routes to your liking.

Source by Alok Jaiswal