Summer trekking in Ladakh is the best way to explore this strange and beautiful high-altitude desert kingdom. Ladakh is famed for its high passes, brackish water lakes, deep blue skies and a landscape that is larger than life. It is becoming the perfect backdrop for a range of exhilarating activities like white water river rafting, mountaineering, trekking and camping. Out of all these, May June treks in Ladakh are the best option.
This summer trek in Ladakh takes you into the misty heights of Stok Kangri, the highest peak in the Himalayas that can be completed without mountaineering experience or technical training. At 20,182 feet, Stok Kangri is the highest mountain in the Stok range of Himalayas, Ladakh. From the top, one gets absolutely stunning views of the Zanskar river, the Karakoram range, Saser Kangri Peak, Indus Valley and Leh city. It is a great choice for May June trekking in Ladakh, for moderately experienced trekkers who have some experience with treks over 13,000 feet. Climbing to the summit of Stok Kangri involves climbing a steep slope covered in scree, and walking over a sharp rocky ridge. Depending on the weather conditions, you may see some snow or ice at the top of the mountain.
If you're looking for dramatic landscapes and a unique adventure, the Markha valley is a great summer trek in Ladakh. The trail takes you through enchanting villages with ochre mud houses and Tibetan Buddhist heritage, all located in the stark Ladakhi desert. You will wade through waist-deep rivers and camp at beautiful campsites that make you fall in love with Ladakh. The landscape too, is dramatically different from many mountain treks, with deep gorges, huge canyon walls, jagged peaks and earthy colours. Markha Valley is a moderate summer trek in Ladakh that requires skill and stamina to accomplish it. The scenic view from the top of the Karakoram Range, Saser Kangri peak, Stok Kangri peaks make it worth the effort.