|Night skies and stars at the Markha campsite|
This year Markha has been in the news - there was a report in the newspapers last week that due to flash floods and rising rivers many foreign trekkers had to be evacuated from the valley by helicopter.
Hopefully the weather has now settled and the rivers will go down gradually allowing trekking to resume.
I last did the Markha in September 2013 and here are some photographs from that trek which should be of interest to all Ladakh visitors.
|Crossing the river at Chilling|
|Tea tent in the season at Skiu|
|Looking east below the monastery of Markha|
|Typical Markha valley landscape on the trail to Hankar|
|One of our group snoozing with Kang Yatse peak in the back ground|
|On the trail to Nimaling|
|The pass of Kongmaru la looking back at Kangyatse peak|
|Homestay kitchen at Chokdo the last day of our trek|
My outfit South Col Expeditions runs trek to Ladakh and different parts of the Himalaya. For more details do visit www.southcol.com.
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