Lifehack logo

5 Trekking Places in Ladakh

here are the best 5 trekking places in ladakh

By TravelMyPassionPublished 2 months ago 5 min read

Oh Ladakh the perfect starting point for your trekking adventure! As many of you know, Ladakh is a trekking paradise with an abundance of enjoyable trekking trails. After spending several days in Ladakh last month, I would like to share my list of the best trekking places in the Ladakh region. Feel free to bookmark these places and set out on your trekking adventure in Ladakh with exclusive Ladakh tour packages. Let's get started!

1- Stok Kangri Trek

Feel the bitter cold breeze on your face and witness the dramatic landscape change at every turn during the Stock Kangri trek, one of the toughest treks in Ladakh. As you plan this adventure, be prepared to embrace the wonders of nature, along with some of the special things reserved by nature, like Stock Kangri. Look forward to an incredible hiking adventure with your fellow wanderers, admiring the majestic Himalayan peaks and capturing the barren beauty of Ladakh's landscape in your photographs.

Situated at an altitude of 20,187.01 feet, the challenge of Stok Kangri attracts many trekking enthusiasts who are eager to include it in their Ladakh itinerary. Despite the difficulty of the trek due to low oxygen supply and sub-zero temperatures, the climb is worthwhile, creating lasting trekking memories in Ladakh. Proper preparation is essential a month before embarking on this 9-day trek that demands serious physical fitness.

2- Sham Valley Trek

Embark on the “Baby Trek” i.e. Sham Valley Trek, a 6 to 8 day journey that will reward you with the charm of rural life in Ladakh. Perfect for beginner trekkers looking for an adrenaline boost, the Sham Valley Trek is renowned as one of the easiest treks in Ladakh. Experience high mountain passes and genuine Ladakhi hospitality as you interact with friendly locals and encounter various trekking groups along the way.

3- Chadar trek

Imagine yourself walking across a frozen river, with adrenaline igniting in your veins. The Chadar trek stretches for approximately 75 km, offering unmissable views of the snow-clad Himalayan mountains. With temperatures dropping below -35°C in winter, the uniqueness of this trek has earned it a place in many magazines and travel documentaries. The thrill of walking on the frozen Zanskar river makes this trek different. Plan your trip for mid-January to late February for the opportunity to walk on frozen snow for 8-9 adventurous days.

4- Markha Valley Trek

Be prepared for the highly frequented Markha Valley trek, which attracts visitors due to the abundance of tea houses along the way. Ideal for beginners like the Sham Valley Trek, this journey offers prayer-answering monasteries, hilly villages and breathtaking views of the Zanskar ranges. Passing through Hemis National Park, famous for snow leopard sightings, the best time for this 9-10 day trip is June to September.

5- Ripper Valley Trek

Embark on the interesting Ripper Valley trek, known for its minimal difficulty level. Covered by the vast mountain ranges of Zanskar and Karakoram, this trek starts near Lamayuru Monastery. For hikers seeking a challenge, the reward comes in the form of panoramic views and the presence of extensive villages. Choose to explore this trek from June to September, the time when Ripachar Valley is full of bird watching thrills. Get ready for 9 blissful days of exploration.

Trekking Essentials

Shoes: Proper footwear is important for a successful trek, as discomfort in your feet can significantly impact your experience. Suitable light trekking shoes are recommended for navigating challenging terrain. Choose good quality fabric shoes for comfortable walking. If your trek involves snow-covered paths or lasts several days, consider waterproof trekking shoes or leather boots.

Gaiters: Gaiters play an important role in keeping your feet warm and dry, especially in wet and snowy conditions. They attach to boot laces and are secured with a strap or lace, making them perfect for treks in cold environments. Gaiters are widely available and are a valuable addition to your trekking gear.

Socks: For those choosing two pairs of socks, the inner socks should be made of cotton or wool. It is advisable to carry two pairs. If you prefer a single pair of socks, choose socks made from natural fibers for maximum warmth and comfort.

Clothes: Select adaptable clothing based on weather conditions. In hot environments, trek shorts with a long-sleeve cotton shirt or T-shirt may suffice. Layering is essential for colder locations. Wear thermal clothing as a base layer and layers of fleece on top. Windproof woolen clothing provides additional warmth.

Sun protection: For treks in hot areas, sun protection is important. Sun intensity increases at higher altitudes, so sunglasses with a higher percentage of ultraviolet and infrared filtration are recommended. Keep an adequate supply of sun cream to protect your skin from sun exposure.

Tips for Tracking

Ensure fitness: Before setting out on a trek, give priority to a medical checkup to ensure that you are physically fit. Inform the trek manager about any illness like cold, cough or fever. During the trek, report any health problems like dysentery, blisters, headache or dizziness to immediate attention.

Do not push your limits: Fatigue is common, especially for first-time trekkers. If you are not used to walking long distances, start walking short distances in the beginning. Be mindful of your physical limitations.

Stay Hydrated: Maintain adequate fluid intake throughout your trek, regardless of the climate. Sweating and excessive breathing can cause dehydration. Drinking small amounts of water consistently will help maintain your energy levels.

Fuel your trekking: The increased energy requirements during trekking require proper diet. Eat small meals and snacks to keep your energy levels stable. Fruits are easily available and serve as excellent energy boosting snacks.

These tips are intended to improve your tracking experience. Our resorts in Nainital, Corbett, Manali, Ladakh, Palampur and Pushkar offer spectacular trekking trails for enthusiasts.


About the Creator


Explore Kashmir, the true paradise on earth with our beautifully crafted Kashmir Tour Packages. Best Honeymoon tour in Kashmir is our USP. Enjoy your holidays in Kashmir with us.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.