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Markha Valley Trek INR 30000/-

This trek in Ladakh and Zanskar range 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.

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Open Group
    Camping Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
    6/10
  • Group Size Medium
    4/12
All about Markha Valley Trek

This trek in Ladakh and Zanskar range 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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trek (Includes) Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Leh: In a small, neat and clean Hotel/guesthouse BB basis.
  • On the trek: In camping tents on twin/triple sharing basis including all meals (Veg).
  • AP basis: All meals included
  • Travel: Leh to Leh in Jeep/ Tempo traveler.
  • Local experienced guide and kitchen staff on the trek
  • Porters for personal baggage up to 12 kg.
  • All camping gears as; Tents, Mattress (Rubber + Air), camping chairs and folding table, Dinning tent and Toilet tents.
  • Entry/ Permit fee in national parks.
  • Govt. Service Tax (9%).
Whats not included in this trek (Excludes) Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals other then mention in “Trip Includes” in Leh.
  • Travel from Delhi-Leh-Delhi.
  • Cold drinks, Mineral water, Rider pony.
  1. Day 1 Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

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

  2. Day 2 Leh – Rafting/Sightseeing.

    Enjoy the Rafting on Zanskar River or make some acclimatization hike to Leh fort. Stay in Guest house.

  3. Day 3 Leh- Zinchen - Rumbak

    Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Spituk (1 hr). Visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Start the gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zinchen It's a gradual climb from Zinchen to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. We will camp just outside of Rumbak.

  4. Day 4 Rumbak –Yurutse- Ganda La base

    A gradual climb followed by steep climb will pass through Yurutse village. We will keep on climbing with amazing views of Stok Kangri peaks. Camping just below Ganda La base.

  5. Day 5 Base - 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. Overnight in Tents.

  6. Day 6 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.

  7. Day 7 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.

  8. Day 8 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 mane 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

  9. Day 9 Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5030 M) - Sumdo

    Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5030M 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.

  10. 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 Guest House.

Overall Rating 5/5
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Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia
Reviewed on 10 April 2006
5/5

Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia (2006) We sincerely recommend Adventure Trips India to women alone, families as well as mixed groups. Childern are not only welcomed, but appreciated. Safe adventurous travel is their passion. Risks are not taken. The food was fantastic and more than we would eat. However we look forward to the future and bringing friends and spouses to India to enjoy trekking with Adventure Trips India.

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Ravi and Sheela Shankar,
(Principal Yoga Teachers at Yoga Nidhi, Chennai)
Reviewed on 20 September 2010
5/5

Have done treks with Adventure Trips India & Kundan, to Tapovan, Kuari Pass and Tungnath we would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to organize a trek in the Himalayas. He has a great team and is a very good organizer. His knowledge of the areas trekked, his quiet confidence that keeps you reassured and his ability to adjust to the capacity of the group are qualities that make him the person we keep coming back to all our treks..

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Departure Dates:

  • 8th July 2017
  • 22nd July 2017

Cost: INR 30000/- Per Head (all inclusive) BOOK NOW


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