Markha Valley Trekking
Horses, horsemen, food, cook, helpers, back up Jeep, dinning tents, kitchen tents, table, stool, sleeping tents, mattresses, Back up jeep etc.
Duration12 Nights and 13 Days
Group Size01 Pax (Min)
Peak PointGandala pass of( 4970m)
Best timeMid June till end of September
|Hotels on APAI, all transfer and sightseeing by car.|
|Horses, horsemen, food, cook, helpers, back up Jeep, dinning tents, kitchen tents, table, stool, sleeping tents, mattresses, Back up jeep etc.|
|Cost doesnt include:|
|Sleeping bags, Personal drinks, tips, monasteries insurance if any..|
|Area||97,000 sq kms out of which nearly 38,000 sq. kms are under Chinese Occupation since 1962.|
|Population||Approx. 2.40 lakh in the 2 districts of Leh & Kargil.|
|Ethnic Composition||Ladakhi including Balti / Purgi, Shina or Dardic, Urdu / Hindi.|
|Languages||Mongoloid / Tibetan, Dardic and assorted Indo-Aryan elements.|
|Altitude||Leh3505m, Kargil 2750m|
Maximum:27 degree centigrade
Minimum : 10 degree centigrade
Maximum5 degree centigrade
Minimum : (-20 degree centigrade)
|Rain-Fall||15cm, 6" (annual average)|
|Clothing||Cotton & light woollens in summer and heavy woolens including down-filled wind proof upper garments in winter.|
One of the most popular trek in Ladakh ,Markha valley . The trek is followed by barren start up at Zinchen which continuous and leads to Mesmerizing landscape filled with mustard fields. It will provide you beautiful landscape, people , wild life and valleys with passes.
Trekking in Ladakh Himalaya (Lamayuru Trek)Day 01. Flight Delhi/Leh
After having wonderful flight from Delhi to Leh, we will receive you at Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Full day need to acclimatize because now you are at the altitude 11300ft above the sea level . Overnight HotelDay 02. Monasteries Tour
Today we will take you to historical monastery of Ladakh i.e Shay Palace, Thiksay and Himis monastery located on the bank of riven Indus by car. After driving along the Indus First you will visit Thiksay monastery located on the top on a hill decorated with many stupas, paintings and monastic school. The monastery headed by Ven. Khanpo Ripochay �the present head lama of the monastery�. This is an example of the Potala Palace of Tibet and maintain its monastic culture. The morning prayers makes it very spiritual start with the rising sun with the tune of conch shell. Later drive to Himis monastery. The biggest and richest monastery of Ladakh. Himis monastery is a land mark of the history of Ladakh. The famouse King Singay Namgyal was invited Lama �staktsang Raspa� to Ladakh and bless the monastery. Visit the 15 century painting of gold and silver, statues, and big yard of Himis monastery. On the way back to Leh one can visit Shay Royal Palace. This is the summer palace of the king of Ladakh that a small lake bellow the place is reflecting the palace and wonderful view of Indus valley. Overnight HotelDay 03 Leh- Jingchen-Rumbak ( trek)
Today morning after having breakfast you will drive to Jingchen village by crossing Spituk bridge of Indus river and drive along the desert land till village Jingchen. Here you will meet horses and horse man with all trekking team. Then trek slowly till village Rumbak for 3 hrs. Rumbak is a tiny village where farmers are depend on their barley crops and vegetables who has some home stay for the guest to generate income from tourist. Overnight Camp.Day 04. Rumbak- Yurutse trek 3-4hrs
Today trek start from Rymbak to village Yurutse by gradual climbing. Yurutse is a villge of one family. A nice traditional house of village of Ladakh where we can try to have some local butter tea. Then continuously trek to the base of Gandala. Overnight Camp.Day 05. Yuru tse � Gandala pass Sku 5-6 hrs.
Trek by gradual climbing after breakfast to Gandala pass of( 4970m) which provide wonderful view of Stok range, Markha valley and Zanskar range. Then easy decent to village Shingo. Then continues trek to village Sku. Overnight Camp.Day 06 Sku to Makha village 3800m ( 6-7 hrs)
Trek along the Markha river with several stupa and Mani wall. One can visit Markha monastery and very pleasant walk with walk till beautiful camp site for overnight.Day 07. Markha � Hankar - Thachuntse 5-6hrs
Morning after breakfast easy trek to Hankar village. Just leaving behind the Markha village by crossing the rivers without any bridge to Hankar village .Hankar is the historical village where one old damage fort can be seen. Then continues trek to Thachungse .Overnight Camp.Day 08. Thachungtse �Nimaling 3-4 hrs
After breakfast the trail climbs steadily up to the narrow valley to reach Nyiamling which is a plain broad meadow. The people of Marklha valley come here in Summer for pastures their yaks, sheep, goats, and horses. Occasionally wild sheep and wolf Overnight CampDay 09. Nimaling rest
Today is the rest day to explore the Nimaling and one can make a climbing trip to Kang-Yatse peak(6'553m, 21'500ft). Overnight CampDay 10. Nimaling �Kongmaru la � Shang Sumdo
Leave Namling by crossing Gandala pass (5300m) the highest pass in this rout. From the pass you can have wonderful view of Indus valley and Karakoram range and lots of prayer flags. Steep decent to Chu-skumo then follow until Shang village. The last camping of Markha valley trek. Overnight Camp.Day 11. Shang Sumdo � Himis �Leh
After breakfast trek to Marselang village and good bye to your trekking staff and drive to Leh. Overnight HotelDay 12. Leh.
Day free for your own activities along the colourful Leh Market. Overnight HotelDay 13. Flight to Delhi
Transfer to airport to catch flight ���..
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