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  Markha Valley Trek                          
10 Nights/ 11 Days

Day 01: Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

Take the morning flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh airport you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel/Guest house to check in. Remaining day is at leisure. This is necessary for getting acclimatized. Stay overnight at your hotel/guesthouse.


Day 02: Leh - Shey - Thiksey – Hemis: On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area. Shey Gompais around 15 kms ahead of Leh. It was the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh built in the beginning of 17th century AD. Thiksey Gompa is around 17 kms ahead of Leh and one among the most beautiful Monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis is about 45 kms south of Leh. Hemis Monastery is undoubtedly the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh.

Day 03: Leh - Spitok (drive) - Trek to Zinchen (3200 M)

Morning proceed by Jeeps to 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. Stay in the Camping near the village of Zinchen. Stay overnight in Tents.


Day 04: Zinchen - Yurutse (3900 M) via Rumbak

It's a gradual climb from Zinchen to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. From here we move along the Rumbak Nala towards Yurutse. At Yurutse village you will find fields of barley and potatoes. Stay overnight in Tents.


Day 05: Yurutse - Skiu (3100 M) via Ganda La

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. Stay overnight in Tents.

  Day 06: 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 07: Markha – Thochuntse

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.


Day 08: 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 09: 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 10: 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 11: Leh – Delhi

Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi. Tour ends.

Services Included :- Hotels/Lodging, Sightseeing Tour, Car Rental, Guide services, Flight/ train

Mentioned tour recommended for

Trip Activities:  Culture/Heritage, History, Adventure, Trek, Buddhist Monasteries

Trip Types: Casual Vacation, Adventure






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