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Top 10 Treks In Ladakh For Every Adventure Enthusiast

Every avid traveller is aware of the fact that there is no better way to explore the landscapes of Ladakh than a trekking expedition. But Ladakh is one of the most difficult terrains in the world, and any trekking expedition to Ladakh takes anywhere from 15 to 20 days. Also, it requires that you take a long break from your personal and professional commitments. However, here we have talked about the best treks in Ladakh to take you a step closer to your desire.

Our expert travellers have come up with an ultimate list of the best treks in Ladakh that can be done in just over a week. Have a look at them and choose any trek that appeals to you the most!

1. Saboo To Khalsar Trek

The trek from the village of Saboo to Khalsar via Digar is considered an easy to moderate trek that will give you the best insights into Ladakh’s culture and breathtaking views. It takes five to six days to complete this bumpy trek, which will take you to the sacred monasteries, allow you to meet and greet the local people, and get acquainted with the high-altitude village lifestyle.

The trek commences from Saboo village and will lead to Saboo Phu and Digar Village. From here, the stunning views of the Karakoram range and Stok are a sight to behold. After walking further, the trail leads to Shyok Valley and the last destination, Diskit.

  • Duration. 7 Days
  • Best Time. Mid-June to October
  • Difficulty Level. Moderate to Difficult
  • Route. Saboo - Digar La Base-Digar La - Chumik Yokma-Digar-Rongjok-Khalsar

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2. Sham Valley Trek

To beginners, we suggest you highlight this one as it is one of the best treks to start your trekking adventures. This trek is easy to complete and will give you the best insights into Ladakh’s capability to rejuvenate and its supernatural beauty. Famously deemed as Baby Trek, Sham Valley trek is a perfect mix of culture and stunning vistas.

Sham Valley trekking in Ladakh begins from Likir and concludes at Nurla by running and cutting through three highland passes like Tsermangchen La, Phobe La, and Mebtak La.

  • Duration. 3-4 days
  • Best Time. July and August
  • Difficulty Level. Moderate
  • Route. Leh-Lekir-Yangthang-Hemis Shukpachan-Temisgam-Leh
  • Altitude. 3900 m

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3. Saspotse To Skuru Trek

Saspotse to Skuru trek is certainly, and definitely one of the best contenders for thrilling treks that can take you on a jaw-dropping journey in the quickest way possible. After a 65-kilometre-long trek, this action-packed week-long trek starts. Running through the mountain ranges and intervening valleys, this trail remains accompanied by Indus Valley throughout the journey.

This trek starts from Saspotse village and goes through Likir, Phyang, Lasermo high camp, Drok Yokma, Hunder Drok, and Hunder. The endpoint of this trek is at Nubra Valley, a picturesque place famous for its monasteries, sand dunes, unique culture, and ruined palace.

  • Duration. 6 Days
  • Best Time. Mid-June to September
  • Difficulty Level. Moderate
  • Route. Saspotse-Shepherds Place-Lago-la Base Camp-Rakuruk Doksa-Rakuruk-Skuru
  • Altitude. 3860 m

4. Lamayuru To Chilling Trek

The Lamayuru-Chilling trek is a mix of adventure and sightseeing, which is perfect for those who want these things included in their journey. The starting point of this trek is the 11th-century Lamayuru Monastery, which takes you to Sham Valley. Further ahead, you will come across startling views that will leave you speechless. Trekking in Leh Ladakh is undoubtedly an exhilarating experience that will stay in your heart forever.

Further, towards the endpoint, you will reach places like Wanla, Hinju, Sumdha Chenmo, and Dudunchen La before concluding the journey at the beautiful Chilling Village in the Zanskar valley.

  • Duration. 4 hours
  • Best Time. Mid-June to September
  • Difficulty Level. Easy to moderate
  • Route. Lamayuru-Prinkti La-Wanla-Hinju-Kongskil La-Sumda Doksa-Base of Dung Dung Chang La-Chilling
  • Altitude. 4600 m

5. Lamayuru To Alchi Trek

The Lamayuru to Alchi trek is more of a spiritual journey to the harsh terrains of Ladakh. Apart from spiritual experience, you will also come across the most beautiful sites like Wanla Valley, Sumdochoon, many high mountain passes like Prinkiti La and Penji La, and several streams and rivulets.--through the amazing rock formations, high-altitude flora and fauna, and stunning viewpoints. The trek starts from the village of Spituk and passes through Rumbak, Zingchen, Stok La, Mankorma, and Matho Phu before reaching the endpoint of Matho La.

  • Duration. 5 Days
  • Best Time. June to mid-October
  • Difficulty Level. Difficult
  • Route. Leh-Lamayuru-Wanla-Base of Tar La Tour-Mang Gyu-Alchi
  • Altitude. 3750m

6. Spituk To Stok Trek

Spituk to Stok trek is an easy to moderate level trek that leads through the Markha Valley's unexplored regions. This trek goes through the Stok La, which is located at a height of 4900 meters, the beautiful Stok Palace Museum, and the hidden Rumbark Village. If you are lucky enough, you can get your eyes on Argali, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, and Tibetan Wolf. Also, you can see several migratory birds in the region.

  • Duration. 3 Days
  • Best Time. May to October
  • Difficulty Level. Moderate to Easy
  • Route. Spituk-Zingchen-Rumbak-Stok La-Stok
  • Altitude. 3307m

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7. Lekir To Temiskam Trek