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Markha Valley Trekking

Trekking arrangement:
Horses, horsemen, food, cook, helpers, back up Jeep, dinning tents, kitchen tents, table, stool, sleeping tents, mattresses, Back up jeep etc.

  • Duration
    12 Nights and 13 Days
  • Category
  • Group Size
    01 Pax (Min)
  • Activity
  • Peak Point
    Gandala pass of( 4970m)
  • Best time
    Mid June till end of September
Cost includes:
Hotels on APAI, all transfer and sightseeing by car.
Trekking arrangement:
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
Temperature Summer Season
Maximum:27 degree centigrade
Minimum : 10 degree centigrade

Winter Season
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.

 Trip Highlights 
  • Gentle walking staying in comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by comfortable vehicles (3 - 4 pax per vehicle)
  • Ancient monastery visits
  • Cultural Insight
  • Captivating beauty of Khardongla
  • Family visits and local personal interaction with cooking classes

 Trip Activities 
  • Gentle walking
  • Jeep Safari
  • Monastery and Palace Visits

 Trip at a Glance 
  • 4 Nights in Hotel
  • Two Men Tents During Trek
 Iternerary Details 
1 Days
Flight Delhi/Leh
2 Days
Monasteries Tour
3 Days
Leh- Jingchen-Rumbak ( trek)
4 Days
Rumbak- Yurutse Trek 3-4hrs
5 Days
Yuru tse Gandala pass Sku 5-6 hrs
6 Days
Sku to Makha village 3800m ( 6-7 hrs)
7 Days
Markha Hankar - Thachuntse 5-6hrs
8 Days
Thachungtse Nimaling 3-4 hrs.
9 Days
Nimaling rest.
10 Days
Nimaling Kongmaru la Shang Sumdo
11 Days
Shang Sumdo Himis Leh
12 Days
13 Days
Flight to Delhi

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 Hotel

Day 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 Hotel

Day 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 Camp

Day 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 Camp

Day 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 Hotel

Day 12. Leh.

Day free for your own activities along the colourful Leh Market. Overnight Hotel

Day 13. Flight to Delhi

Transfer to airport to catch flight ���..

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Markha Valley Trekking

Start Date End Date Cost Duration Status
01-Apr-2014 30-Oct-2014 INR ---- 4 Days Available

Supplementary / Other Charges net:
  • Cultural Program Rs. 9800 per program.
  • River Rafting INR 1800 Per Person (Phey Nimoo (Indus) / tsoks-sti Nimoo (Zangskar) 2 Hrs Approx.
  • River Rafting INR 2400 Per Person Chilling Nimoo (Zangskar River)
  • Professional Tourist Guide Rs. 1800/- Per Day.
  • Two Hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley at Sand Dunes: INR 500 (30 Mins)
  • 1 Litre Packaged Water Bottle: INR 40 Per Bottle.

  • Assistance on arrival & departure at Leh airport.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis during trek in Camps.
  • All meals which starts with the lunch on day 1 & ends with lunch on day 06.
  • An experienced and qualified local Ladakhi Trek /monastery Guide for the tour.
  • Surface transport by using non ac Qualis /Innova for all sightseeing and transfers in Leh.
  • Monastery entrances and monument entrance fee of Ladakh.
  • Complete trek arrangements with a very good cook, helpers, nice comfortable 2-men alpine trekking tents, comfortable sleep well carry mats, tables/stools, toilet tents, kitchen cum dining tent (Members will have to bring their own sleeping bags).
  • Mules/horses for carrying member luggage and camping equipment's Camping fee & permit & all applicable taxes.

Prices Do Not Include:
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Monument Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Prices included.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • GST will be applicable on total amount.

Terms & Conditions:
  • Prices valid from 01st April 2014 to 31st October 2014.
  • Prices valid for minimum 02, 04 & 06 pax traveling together in one vehicle.
  • 100% payment to be deposited before the trip starts.
  • Final Confirmation will be provided on full payment.
  • April & October Month, Pangong Lake Journey will be done in one-day excursion.
  • For Cancellation please refer to our Terms and Conditions available at our booking office.
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 Duration : 12 Nights & 13 Days
 Category : Moderate
 Group Size : 01 Pax (Min)
 Peak Point : Gandala pass of( 4970m)
 Best time to Plan : Mid June till end of September
 Activity : Adventure
Places Details
Ladakh ,Markha Valley, Jingchen-Rumbak
Package Cost INR
Excludes airfares
2 Pax : Rs.52875/- per person
4 pax : Rs.41995/- per person
6 pax : Rs.37485/- per person
8 pax : Rs.36050/- per person
10 pax : Rs.24765/- per person
12 pax : Rs.33650/- per person