About the Destination:

A fairly looked for after trek in the Ladakh locale, the Markha Valley trek course does not baffle anybody! It spills the opportunity to rise the highest point of two high passes, Gandala La (4800 m) and Kongmaru La (5150 m) and gives you a chance to devour your eyes on shocking sights from the summit. You likewise go over the enchanting Markha Village that is a trove in this icy semi-parched landscape of Ladakh. Different pleasures incorporate seeing the lifestyle of the area, crossing a few streams and waterways and getting a charge out of a trail through remote crevasses and unbridled touching grounds.

Your underlying two days of the Markha Valley trekking will be spent for acclimatization as it is essential for a solid excursion ahead. In the in the interim unwind religious communities, historical center, stronghold, the neighborhood commercial center, and Leh Palace. Traverse Ganda La (4800 m) and touch base at the winsome Markha Village that is bound with green fields and willow trees and has desolate mountains in the background. Different rushes incorporate outdoors close to a sputtering stream, getting the dazzling perspective of Kangyatze Peak and the sky is the limit from there. Till the last day, there is a remark in consistently.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Leh
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.
INCLUDED
Meals Accommodation
First Aid / Medical kit Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Meal

Standard rooms in a family-run guesthouse in Leh on single/double occupancy and high quality camping arrangements.


Activity

  • Trekking
  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • High Quality Camping Arrangements.
  • Toilet tent with portable toilet seats.
  • First Aid / Medical kit.
  • Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members).
  • All meals starting from dinner on the Day 1 till breakfast on Day 9. (8 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches).
  • We have a system of providing 6 small meals along with tea/coffee in between.
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations porter/mule charges for carrying personal baggage (up to 10 kgs per person).
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)Permits & camping fee (if any).
  • First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
  • Service Tax.

 

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Day 1: Arrival at Leh.

Meet at Leh and check in to the hotel. This day is reserved for relaxation and acclimatisation as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead.

Overnight will be spent in hotel.

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Day 2: Day at Leh.

Spend one more day at Leh. Unravel the ancient monasteries, palaces and museums that the place is famous for. Visit Shey and Thiksey Gompa and also Stok Gompa. Being in the same destination will assist in getting acclimatised well for high altitude. Towards the evening, enjoy a hike to Leh palace. The remaining evening will be spent at leisure.

Overnight will be spent in a hotel.

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Day 3: Leh - Zingchen (3400m) - Yurutse (4150m) (Trek/4hrs)

Today; on the first day of the Markha Valley trekking, indulge in an early breakfast and drive through Spikut Village to reach Zingchen. This is where your hike of short stage and moderate gradient begins. Enjoy the trail through Rumbak Village to reach Yurutse and come across several stream crossings. Pass the village before setting up camp. The site is a winsome one with barley fields all around.

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Day 4: Yurutse (4150m) - Ganda La (4800m) - Skiu (3400m) (Trek 7/8hrs)

This balmy day, in the initial stretch of the trek, ascend to Ganda La (4900 m). Expect a steep climb and strong winds towards the latter half. From the pass, enjoy views of valleys on both side, Zanskar range and some distant summits of the Himalayan range. Commence descending to Shingo Village, after which, the trail makes its way into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu, where a confluence of the rivers come from Markha Valley and Shingo.

Overnight will be spent in tents.

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Day 5: Skiu (3400m) - Markha (3800m (Trek 6/7hrs)

Brace yourself for a long and moderate hike till the charming Markha Village. Cross several streams along the way. Reach the hamlet that is a trove in the middle of this cold and arid desert. The place is laced with green fields, willow trees and a deserted palace. Camp beside a gurgling stream.

Overnight will be spent in camps.

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Day 6: Markha (3800m) – Thochuntse (4150m, Trek /4-5hrs)

Today lap up fetching views all around and come across many stream and river crossings. Make way through settlements and grazing ground. Take in the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak (6400m) when walking towards Hankar. We will select a great camping ground and set tent there.

Overnight will be spent in tents.

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Day 7: Thochuntse (4150m) - Nimaling (4700 m) (Trek/ 4hrs)

Wallow in a short walk to arrive at the Nimalaing campsite. The place is a beguiling one with wide open valley with unbridled grazing grounds, and the backdrop of Kangyatze Peak. Do note that there is constant wind blowing in the area making situation slightly uncomfortable. If you wish, you can also avail of a side trip today towards the base camp of Kangyatse.

Overnight will be spent in tents.

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Day 8: Nimaling (4700m) - Kongmaru La (5150m) - Sumdo (3800m) - Leh 3500m (Trek 7hrs) (Drive 2hrs)

Dig into an early breakfast and take on a steep climb to reach the top of the highest pass on the trail – Kongmaru La (5200m). Take in the great sights of Nun Kun in the West and Saser Kangri to the North. Cherish some moments here before climbing down to Sukarmo, from where your trail is a flat walk along the river till you come to the road head at Sumdo. From here, hop on to a vehicle to drive back to Leh.

Overnight will be spent at a hotel.

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Day 9: Departure from Leh

The charm and allurement of the Markha Valley trekking ends here as you go ahead with your onward journey or stay back in Ladakh.

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