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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

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.

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
Delhi – Leh (3500m) by plane
2 Days
Leh /Likir/Alchi 60km
3 Days
Leh - Spitok -Zinchen (3200 M) – Yurutse
4 Days
Yurutse (3900 M) - SSkiu (3100 M)
5 Days
Skiu - Markha (3800 M)
6 Days
Markha - Thochuntse / hanker
7 Days
Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 M)
8 Days
Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 M) - Sumdo
9 Days
Sumdo - Hemis (4 Hrs Trek) - Leh
10 Days
Leh Local sightseeing of Shey thiksey hemis
11 Days

Trekking in Ladakh Himalaya (Lamayuru Trek)

Day 01: Delhi – Leh (3500m) by plane.

Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02. Leh /Likir/Alchi 60km

Breakfast drive to Likir monastery on way visit Phater Sahib, magnetic hill and the Indus & Zansker Sangam. Continues to Alchi monastery and back to Leh. Overnight Hotel

Day 03: Leh - Spitok -Zinchen (3200 M) – Yurutse

Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Spituk (1 hr). Visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Start the trek from here by crossing a bridge and walking south-west of the river Indus. The gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zinchen.Drive the village of Zinchen. Later trek to yurutse for 4-5 hours …Overnight in Tents.

Day 04: Yurutse (3900 M) - SSkiu (3100 M)

A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo. Overnight in Tents.

Day 05: Skiu - Markha (3800 M)

It's a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village Overnight in Tents.

Day 06: Markha - Thochuntse / hanker

From Markha the country changes and the warm, relatively heavily wooded sections of the lower Markha is left behind. One will be required to cross the river several times as there are no bridges here. Hankar, en route, is the highest village in the Markha valley. Overnight in Tents. Overnight Thochuntse.

Day 07: Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 M)

Trek starts on a good path with several small inclines and a series of grassy ridges. There are a series of mani walls (walls carved with Buddhist prayers) and chortens en route. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh and is dominated by the Kangyaze peak. Overnight in Tents.

Day 08: Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 M) - Sumdo

Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M Kongmaru La, with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo. Overnight in tents.

Day 09: Sumdo - Hemis (4 Hrs Trek) - Leh

Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 10: Leh Local sightseeing of Shey thiksey hemis Day 11. Leh/Delhi

Morning transfer to airport to catch flight to Delhi….

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Markha Valley Trekking

Start Date End Date Cost Duration Status
01-Apr-2023 30-Oct-2023 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.

  • Hotels in Leh on full board (Hotel Nature's Land Ladakh )
  • Full-board while on trekking
  • All sightseeing and transfers by Tempo traveller
  • Two men tent – Alpine/domes
  • All Kitchen equipment
  • Permits
  • Camping fee
  • English speaking monastery guide
  • All meals with refreshment while on the trek
  • Trekking guide
  • Back up Jeep for Luggages and equipments
  • Cook
  • Helper
  • Horses
  • GST
  • First aid
  • Oxygen cylinder for Back up

  • Any airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal drinks
  • Anything that is no mentioned

Cost doesn’t include:
Personal drinks, tips, insurance, monasteries entrance.

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
Occupancy Costs per person inclsuive of taxes
06 Pax : 56500/-
07 pax : 55000/-
08 pax : 54000/-
09 pax : 53000/-
10 pax : 51000/-
11 pax : 49000/-
12 pax : 48000/-
13 pax : 47000/-
14 pax : 46500/-
SRS : 15000/-