Third part of our “Asia na lajcie” trip – Trekking to Stok Kangri, easily accessible from Leh in four days.
Second part of the movie from our trip “Azja na lajcie” – Trekking in Ripchar and Markha Valleys and summiting six-thousand-er Kang Yatze (6253 m).
Trekking selected by us consists of two stages: the first part of the route passes rarely visited by tourists Ripchar Valley, the second goes via popular Markha Valley. These routes can be done as one long nine days trekking, or two separate, short treks of 5 and 4 days respectively. Read more…
While planning our several days trekking, we were looking for interesting, but not too technical six-thousand peaks. The choice was obvious – the hightest in the area surrounding Leh – Kang Yatze reaching 6400 m, situated continently at the end of the Markha Valley trekking.
Leh – mountain town located at an altitude of 3500 m above sea level is in our subjective opinion one of the best Indian highlights. This place is a must see, indeed! It’s definitely worth staying here for longer and explore the surroundings or go for trekking for a few days.
Kanglacha – mountain named Stok Kangri by the British, is really popular amongst foreigners since the 80s. This relatively easy six thousand-er can be done in 3 days from Leh. The record time to climb it is supposedly 10h 45min, done by some German guy, as the locals say.
While resting between trekkings, just before starting the new one, we decided to go rafting on Zanskar river. We started from Chiling and swimmed down about 25km to raft bay near Nimu village which took us about 3 hours. This quite popular route was graded III+ white water and, from our experience, going through some rapids and currents was challenging…