Ladakh Trek with Markha Valley

Trip Duration

12

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

1400m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Flight/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Ladakh Trek with Markha Valley Introduction

If you are a travel enthusiast trying to explore the natural beauty around the world then the Ladakh with Markha Valley trek is perfectly suited for you. It is your chance to explore India, its culture, and tradition. Ladakh region is also known as ‘Land of high pass’ that is true. You will encounter many high passes, which will excite your trek even more. The area of the Ladakh region is filled with cultural imprints of Buddhism. The mandalas, flag, and encrypted letters of Buddhist culture will make you peaceful and curious at the same time.

Due to this cultural diversity, trekkers like you will love the raw beauty of this place unspoiled by modernization. The peaceful Buddhist monks and locals will brighten your day while walking difficult trails. Since trekking is not as well-polished as nearby country Nepal, hikers can encounter a more tranquil and intact beauty and landscape with a strenuous trail.

Markha Valley of Ladakh is a very magical and heavenly place filled with beautiful and raw natural excellence. It is wild, barren, unspoiled, and also one of the most attractive valleys of the Ladakh region. The Markha Valley Trek covers some rural human hamlets like the Rumbak settlement followed by Yurutse and Markha. It leaves travelers like you to appreciate the authentic experience of the Indo-Tibetans.

You may also exist to get an opportunity to experience a homestay in one of these isolated communities. Further, the trekking trail in the Ladakh region also guides your way up to holy stupas like Mani and Lhatos before entering the Markha village. The route winds and routes up to the Kongmaru La (5100 m), wherefrom you can cherish the glittering panorama of the high Kang Yatze Peak and the Tibetan boundary.

Highlights

Observe the beauty of Ladakh, the land of high passes, enhanced with magnificent panorama.
Witness the Indo-Tibetan culture and holy monasteries.
Pass through and enjoy High Passes like Kangamaru La Pass and Kanda La Pass
Witness the heavenly, enchanting and pure beauty of Markha Valley.
Get along with the Buddhist culture and their holy shrines and tour Hemis Monastery
Witness the bewitching panorama of northern Himalayan India
Experience warm hospitality from local people
Get an opportunity to taste authentic Indian cuisine
Scenic flight to New- Delhi

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in center of India, New- Delhi
  • Day 02: Fly to Leh (3,500 m).
  • Day 03: Free Day for Acclimatization and Sightseeing in Leh.
  • Day 04: Sightseeing in and around Leh by Tourist Vehicle.
  • Day 05: A fun drive to Zingchen (3,400 m) and a Scenic hike to Yurutse (3,53 0m)
  • Day 06: A walk to Skiu (3,400 m) via Kanda La Pass (4,985 m)
  • Day 07: A Trek to Markha Valley(3,800 m)
  • Day 08: A scenic trek to Thachungtse (3,589 m)
  • Day 09: A tiring trek to Nimaling (4,700 m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Shang Sumdo via Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m) and a scenic drive to Leh
  • Day 11: A scenic early flight from Leh to Delhi
  • Day 12: Departure from Delhi to Next Destination.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in center of India, New- Delhi

Maximum Altitude: New- Delhi (216m)

Once you’re at the airport in New Delhi, our co-workers will pick you up at the arrival section. We will move to the typical hotel in New Delhi. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Leh (3,500 m).

Maximum Altitude: Leh (3,500 m)
Flight duration: 1-2 hours

We hope you had a good sleep in the hotel in New Delhi. After an energizing breakfast, we will leave for an early flight to Leh. It is our starting point for the trek of Ladakh with Markha Valley Trek.

Day 03: Free Day for Acclimatization and Sightseeing in Leh.

Maximum Altitude: Leh (3,500 m)

We are resting from all the trouble of the previous days. You could walk around and prepare yourself for the upcoming trek. Enjoy every second in Leh. And make sure you give your body enough rest so that you won’t have a hard time walking on trails.

Day 04: Sightseeing in and around Leh by Tourist Vehicle.

Maximum Altitude: Leh (3,500 m)
Sightseeing duration: 3-4 hours

Today we will be sightseeing the local surroundings of Leh and exploring new places. The locals are friendly. You will get to spend your whole day sightseeing, or you could purchase some equipment and trekking gear to support the local economy. Make sure you enjoy the typical Indian dishes. Have a great experience in Leh.

Day 05: A fun drive to Zingchen (3,400 m) and a Scenic hike to Yurutse (3,53 0m)

Maximum Altitude: Yurutse (3,53 0m)
Trek duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Today, after having an energizing breakfast early in the morning, we will depart for Zingchen. It is an hour’s drive away. We will lead toward Spituk Gompa, which is believed to be five centuries old. After attending Spituk, we will commence our trek and passing a bridge and strolling southwest of the Indus River, we will arrive at Zingchen Village.

After reaching Zingchen village, we will be hiking to Yurutse. The trail is moderate in nature. After entering Yurutse, we will spend our night there.

Day 06: A walk to Skiu (3,400 m) via Kanda La Pass (4,985 m)

Maximum Altitude: Kanda La Pass (4,985 m)
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours

Our trek today will begin with a tasty breakfast. Then, we will proceed to beautiful Skiu by crossing Reach Ganda La (4900 meters). The pass allows a magnificent panorama of the Zanskar Range and other mountains of the Himalayas. From Ganda La Pass is a lengthy decline to the settlement of Shingo.

The route then leads to a ravine from Shingo Village and then reaches Skiu. At Skiu, we will witness the junction of the river from the stunning Markha Valley.

Day 07: A Trek to Markha Valley(3,800 m)

Maximum Altitude: Markha (3,800 m)
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Our trek today will begin with a tasty breakfast. We believe you will have a good time in Skiu. A simple hike from Skiu will guide us to Markha Valley. The hiking tracks pass through several streams. We will cross the beautiful streams, and pass through lush forests. Today we will spend our night in Markha Valley.

Day 08: A scenic trek to Thachungtse (3,589 m)

Maximum Altitude: Thachungtse (3,589 m)
Trek duration: 4 to 5 hours.

After having a delicious morning meal, we will head for Thachungtse as our final destination. Today the trail we are following is very barren and dry, with no green vegetation around. It is the arid region where rainfall is very minimum. We will be passing through the stream and come over Hankar en route to Thachungtse. The Hankar is the highest settlement in Markha Valley. We will be staying in Thachungtse.

Day 09: A tiring trek to Nimaling (4,700 m)

Maximum Altitude: Nimaling (4,700 m)
Trek duration: 3 to 4 hours.

After having a delicious morning meal, we will head for Thachungtse as our final destination. We will be passing several easy inclines and a series of smooth elevations. You will enjoy our hike.
There is a series of Mani Walls and Chorten on the trails. It is recognized as one of the most charming high meadows in Ladakh and is differentiated by Kangyatse Peak.

Day 10: Trek to Shang Sumdo via Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m) and a scenic drive to Leh

Maximum Altitude: Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m)
Trek duration: 5-6 hours (trek) and 1 hour (drive)

After the yummy breakfast, we will pass to the north of Markha, and then we will rise to Kongmaru La (5306 meters). It is the highest pass in the region. After trekking to the pass, we will witness the amazing panorama of a different range of Indo-Himalayas. After reaching Leh, we will arrive at Leh, where you could rest. Make sure you enjoy the facilities of Leh and have the time of your life.

Day 11: A scenic early flight from Leh to Delhi

Maximum Altitude: Leh (3,500 m)
Flight duration: 1- 2 hours

We will have an early flight from Leh to New Delhi. On this short domestic flight, you could observe the glowing Himalayas again. Enjoy your awake time in the comfy hotels of New Delhi. It has loads of exciting places to visit. Enjoy the luxuries that New Delhi has. You could do some relaxing kinds of stuff like a sauna, a relaxing bath.

Day 12: Departure from Delhi to Next Destination.

Enjoy your last day in India. We hope you had majestic memories with us. At the time of the flight, our people will drop you at the airport. Have a great flight, and choose us if you want to revisit India.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • Airfare for domestic flights.
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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