Markha Valley Trekking

DESTINATION: Leh & Ladakh
TRIP GRADE: Strenuous
SEASON: Early May to October
ALTITUDE: 5300 Mts / 17384 Feet

 Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival, our local representative will assist you at the airport and facilitate your check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi to Leh
Leave Delhi early at 5 am to catch the morning flight to Rinpoche Airport Leh. After an hour-long spectacular flight over the Himalayas, arrive in Leh, Tashi Namgyal’s 15th-century capital. Drive to the hotel, and after a late breakfast, explore Leh, with its palace dominating the old bazaar and a backdrop of snowy peaks.

Day 03: Leh (3500m) – Acclimatization & Preparation
Spend the day acclimatizing to the high altitude of Leh, located at 11480 ft. Visit the Indus Valley, including Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis, Shanti Stupa, and Leh’s ancient forts and gompas. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Leh to Spituk to Zingchen (Approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk Monastery. Start the trek through a desolate plain at the foot of Stok Mountain. Arrive at Zingchen through a gorge, experiencing a feeling of complete isolation. Overnight at camps.

Day 05: Zingchen to Yurutse (Approx. 5 hours)
Trek from Zingchen to Rumbak through Hemis National Park, known for Snow leopard preservation. Walk through a narrow trail and widen into a valley arriving at Rumbak. Camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight at camps.

Day 06: Yurutse to Skiu (Approx. 7 hours)
Follow the path along the mountainside, cross a small valley, and ascend the zigzag steep path. Cross Ganda La pass (4380m) and descend towards Shingo. Arrive at the valley of Markha and reach Skiu. Overnight at camps.

Day 07: Skiu to Markha (Approx. 7-8 hours)
Follow a good path on the right bank of Markha, cross the river, and arrive at Chaluk. Walk along the left bank and climb towards Markha village. Camp beyond the village near the river. Overnight at camps.

Day 08: Markha to Thachungtse (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Trek to Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight at camps.

Day 09: Thachungtse to Nimaling (4-5 hours)

Trek to Nimaling, a sweeping pasture surrounded by high peaks. Overnight at camps.

Day 10: Nimaling to Shang Shumdo (Approx. 6-7 hours)
Trek to Kongmaru La (5100 M) for a view of the Ladakh range. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight at camps.

Day 11: Shang Shumdo to Hemis to Leh (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Descend along the Martselang-to-Martselang village. Board jeeps, visit Hemis Monastery, and drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey Monastery. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 12: Leh – Departure
Check out from the hotel in the morning after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight to the onward destination.

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