Markha River (India)

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Markha River
The 6,400 m (21,000 ft) high Kang Yatze from Markha valley

The Markha River is a river in Ladakh, India. It is a tributary of the Zanskar River. The Markha Valley is the most popular trekking route in Ladakh, accessible from Ganda La pass near Spituk in the west and Gongmaru La pass near Hemis.[1] On top of the valley you can find the Kang Yatze, a 6,400 m (21,000 ft) high mountain. The Markha River also passes to the south of the 6,153 m (20,182 feet) high Stok Kangri mountain.

Tache gompa is the most important Buddhist monastery in the Markha valley.


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Coordinates: 34°00′11″N 77°12′42″E / 34.00306°N 77.21167°E / 34.00306; 77.21167