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Markha Valley Trek Tour (Ladakh-Moderate Trek)

Package Duration
16 Days / 15 Nights
Destination Covered
New Delhi - Shey - Hemis

  • Day 1 : Delhi

    Description :

    Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B).

    Day 2 : Delhi - Leh (3500m) by plane.

    Description :

    Afternoon at leisure in Leh, where we can take a walk to the colorful bazaar. Overnight Leh.

    Day 3 : In Leh

    Description :

    Free day in Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 4 : Leh - Spituk - Zinchen (3200 m) in 4 h.

    Description :

    We drive 10 km to Spituk from where we start our trek. We cross Indus river and enter in the Valley of Zinchen river. Near the village in the Valley we will have our first camp after 4 hr walk.

    Day 5 : Zinchen - Yurutse (3844 m) in 5 h.

    Description :

    After by passing this beautiful stopping valley, we ascent up to 4900 m. by very steep zigzag, difficult footpath, by now it is 3 h. Now steep descent to summer pastures of Stok and follow the river which comes from Stok - Kangri massif.

    Day 6 : Yurutse - Ganda La (4900 m) - Skiu (3510 m) in 6/7 h.

    Description :

    Yurutse follow path along the mountainside, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Gandala. Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 Hrs. descent arrive in the valley of Markha and then after few hundred meters further will reach Skiu.

    Day 7 : Skiu - Markha (3850 m) in 7 h.

    Description :

    From Skiu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Good camp site beyond the village and near river.

    Day 8 : Markha - Hankar (4000 m) in 4 h.

    Description :

    Start trek towards the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the river bed and pass the monastery of Humlung. Then carry on trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar where there are several houses.

    Day 9 : Hankar - Nimaling (4650 m) in 4 h.

    Description :

    The path improves and cross a broad valley on the right side. The valley becomes narrow and higher and cross bridges on to the left bank and then reaches Tchatchuste. We climb pastures to reach Nimaling. This is one of most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh dominated by the Kang Yaze.

    Day 10 : Nimaling

    Description :

    Free day in Nimaling to explore the surrounding areas.

    Day 11 : Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 m) - Shang Sumdo (3750 m) in 7 h.

    Description :

    Cross the Markha valley and follow long climb along the mountain side, then zig zag road leads towards Kongmarula. Follow steep descent into gorges and then keep walking on the left bank to Chukirmo. Thereafter crossing right and left bank and arrive Shang, a beautiful camp in groves and there is a monastery an hour away from the village.

    Day 12 : Shang Sumdo - Hemis (3600 m) in 3/4 h.

    Description :

    Hemis is the most important monastery of Ladakh, 360 years old. The gigantic Tankha, one of the largest in the world, is displayed once in 12 years. Last was in 1992.

    Day 13 : Hemis - Thiksey - Shey - Leh.

    Description :

    We visit Hemis monastery, then drive to Shey Monastery. This one has a 7.5m copper statue of Buddha plated with gold, the largest of its kind. We drive to Thikshy Monastery, situated on a hill top. There are several temples and wall paintings of Buddha. Close by is the summer palace of the old raja of Leh. This monastery is 800 years old, Silver and Gold statues are seen in it.

    Day 14 : Leh

    Description :

    Leh - Delhi by plane. (Hotel B&B).

    Day 15 : Delhi

    Description :

    At leisure in Delhi. Safety day for your international flight. (Hotel B&B).

    Day 16 : Delhi

    Description :

    Transfer to airport and fly back home.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Maximum altitude: 5030 m
    Grade - Moderate
    Best Time - June to Aug

    Since 1974, when Ladakh first became accessible to foreign visitors, this high and arid region has captured the imagination of adventure travelers. This itinerary between Ladakh and Zanskar offers a large diversity of landscapes, from the jagged Kongmaru La pass (5000m) to the green oasis of the Markha valley with breath-taking views of the Korakoram snow-capped peaks. Many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, add color to this otherwise quite barren environment, and provide the chance to meet the Ladakhi peasants in the simplicity of their daily life. Markha will be an opportunity to visit the old monastery, famous for its paintings.

Contact Detail

Ibex Outdoors

Contact Person :-

Mr Amit Joshi

Address :- Mahananda Complex, Haridwar Badrinath Road, Tapovan(garhwal), Mahananda Complex, Haridwar Badrinath Road, Tapovan(garhwal), Rishikesh, Uttaranchal - 249192
Contact Number :- 9456XXXXXX View Contact

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