trip report by besthike editor Rick McCharles
I’d finished the famed Markah Valley trek in 7 days.
My hiking guidebook by Kucharski detailed a nearby alternative called Alchi – A circuit over five passes.
“… less popular and slightly harder than Markha …”
Sounded good to me.
The trailhead is famed Alchi monastery, about 70km from Leh.
Fit and ready to go, my start was delayed 2 days by … rain.
Rain? It never rains in Ladakh. 😦