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The Markha Valley
By Jodi Yeats   
The small aeroplane circled the wide valley, banking steeply between bare mountains with snow-dusted peaks. Leh seemed to be a lahar of mudbrick buildings splaying down a mountainside into the dun river valley. Brown is not my favourite colour. Just below, ruled lines of soldiers marching in a parched field were an unwelcome reminder of the volatile border dispute with Pakistan, just up the road. Again, I questioned my choice of Ladakh - a Himalayan desert in northern India, as a trekking venue. At least fighting since partition had never actually reached Leh. And there were some trees down by the Indus River.
Walking on Thin Ice - The Chadar
By David Roberts   
In February 2003 I went with a couple of friends to Ladakh, in the far north of India, to trek the Chadar, or Ice Path. When the roads are impassable with winter snow, the locals use the frozen Zanskar River for access, to trade, to visit family or to attend the many festivals held during the long winter months.
My Trek in Ladakh with Sky High Treks
By Celine Gandar   
My 8 friends and I, did a marvellous trek in Ladakh last summer. I knew about Sky High Treks from my father's friend who met Tsering some years ago and did trek with him also. He has heartily recommended him to me.
Climbing at Stok Kangri and Mentok I
By Rainer Schöffl   
Stok Kangri is a beautiful mountain which dominates the panorama of Leh and which is said to be easy to climb up. But to tell you right at the outset: A mountain being more than 6000 m high is never easy since the air pressure there is less than 50% of that at sea level. Even after acclimatization, one can become altitude sick, and even Ladakhis can get this sickness. However, it is worth trying to climb on this mountain!
Chamser Kangri Mountain Tour
By Rainer Schöffl   
After having conquered Stok Kangri in October 2006 I had the obsession to try a higher mountain and I selected the Chamser/Lungser Kangri massif at lake Tsomoriri with altitudes of about 6600m as my goal.
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