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Markha valley

Markha valley

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Markha valley is one of the roads less and remote valley in the Ladakh situated in the gorge of Zanskar Range run parallel to the Indus valley. Markha valley is one of the most diverse and attractive trekking route in Ladakh. It has gigantic rock pinnacles, beetling cliffs, slender defiles and prayer-flagges passes and offers a large diversity of landscapes and green oasis of Valley is guarded by Kang Yatse peak (6400mts) from east and Zanskar range from the south west. Trekking route is go through many scattered high villages, each with ancient monastery and irrigated fields of barley, wheat and mustard which add brilliance to the landscape of this remote road less valley. On this trekking route chance to spotting many rare and endangered wildlife species found in this cold desert, amongst these are the elusive Snow Leopard, Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare etc. Among the avi fauna population found is the Snow Patridge, Golden Oriole, Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc.

The Markha valley is come under the “Hemis National Park sanctuary”. The park was established in the year 1981 with the aim to preserve the rich flora and fauna of Ladakh.

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