From the pass, we take a ridge trail and
descend zigzagging across streams. Afterwards,
the path meets the Nimaling summer pastures,
used by the Hankar and Markha shepherds.
We steadily descend through the meadows
to Thachutse and cross the Nimaling river.
The trail follows the Markha river now.
Several monasteries and ruins are scattered
along the trail to Markha. After Umlung,
the valley narrows and becomes a gorge
just before Markha.
The trail passes through lush riverside
vegetation . En route, we come across
more derelict monasteries as well as some
well maintained chortens.
We criss-cross the Markha river and cross
it on bridges, set at many of the most
difficult crossing places.
At the pass, colorful prayer flags flap
in the wind, with the Zanskar range in
the background. Afterwards, we descend
steadily along the Jingchan river. We
get great views of Stok Kangri (6121m).
Descending from the pass, we enjoy excellent
views towards the Indus valley. Eventually,
we reach Stok, which is famous for its
palace and museum.
We then drive to Leh where we have a day
Morning we fly to Delhi where our tour
comes to an end.