Sky High Treks and Tours
Spituk to Shang via Markha Valley (7-8 days)
You can start at Spituk monastery near Leh or drive by jeep to Jingchen across the Indus River. From Jingchen the trail ascends steadily to cross Kanda La (4870m) in the Stok Range then descends to the Markha Valley at Skyu gompa.

From there the trail proceeds along the spectacular Markha Valley to Nimaling then rises steadily past ancient eroded landscapes leading to Gongmaru La (5130m) before descending through a dramatic gorge with huge slices of rock rising hundreds of meters in jagged ridges.

The trek ends at the small village of Shang where a jeep can take you back to Leh.