Markha River (India)

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Markha River
The 6,400-metre-high (21,000 ft) 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 one of the most popular trekking routes in Ladakh, accessible from Ganda La pass near Spituk in the west, which is usually the beginning point of the trek,[1] and Gongmaru La pass near Hemis,[2] where the trek usually ends[1] On top of the valley you can find the Kang Yatze, a 6,400-metre-high (21,000 ft) mountain. The Markha River also passes to the south of the 6,153-metre-high (20,187 ft) Stok Kangri mountain.

Nomadic families herd their yaks in this valley. Many small monasteries exist, of which Tache gompa is the most important Buddhist monastery in the Markha valley.


  1. ^ a b "The 4 Coolest Treks in Ladakh". AlienAdv Blog. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  2. ^ Jina, Prem Singh (1994-01-01). Tourism in Ladakh Himalaya. Indus Publishing. ISBN 9788173870040. 

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