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Ladakh – Markha Valley Trek

Best Season July till mid September

One of the popular treks in Ladakh over 2 passes, Ganda La (4970 m) and the Kongmaru La (5250 m). Following meandering Markha river system, basking on the high grassy plains of Nimaling with the majestic presence of Mt. Kang Yatze (6400 m) and passing through beautiful villages and old monasteries along the trail. Markha Valley trek gives you an exhilarating experience of Ladakh. Enroute one might find ibex, blue sheep, marmots, foxes and a rare possibility of finding snow leopard!

Day 01 DELHI
Day 02 DEL/LEH (3500 m)
Day 03 LEH
Day 04 LEH/SPITUK/ZINCHEN (3600 m)
Day 05 ZINCHEN/YURUTSE (4200 m)
Day 06 YURUTSE/GANDA LA/SHINGO (4200 m)
Day 07 SHINGO/SKIU (3400 m)
Day 08 SKIU/MARKHA (3600 m)
Day 09 MARKHA/HANKAR (4200 m)
Day 10 HANKAR/NIMALING (4750 m)
Day 11 NIMALING/SUMDO(3660 m)
Day 12 SUMDO/HEMIS(3550 m)/LEH
Day 13 LEH/DELHI
Day 14 DELHI/AGRA
Day 15 AGRA/JAIPUR
Day 16 JAIPUR
Day 17 JAIPUR/DELHI
Day 18 DELHI/DEPARTURE

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Day 01:DELHI

Arrival and sightseeing.
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Day 02:DEL/LEH (3500 m)

Flt to Leh. Afternoon only a small walk as pax are advised to rest on the first day at this altitude.
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Day 03:LEH

Sightseeing of monasteries like Tikse, Shey, Spituk, Phyang and Stock Palace.
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Day 04:LEH/SPITUK/ZINCHEN (3600 m)

We drive 10 km to Spituk from where we start our trek. We cross Indus river and enter in the Valley of Zinchen river. Near the village in the Valley we will have our first camp after 5-6 hr walk.
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Day 05: ZINCHEN/YURUTSE (4200 m)

After about 3 hr walk we reach at Rumbak village, cross the small stream and later in the afternoon we arrive at Yurutse. Walk about 2 km ahead of the village and camp. Total 5-6 hr walk.
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Day 06:YURUTSE/GANDA LA/SHINGO (4200 m)

The first Pass, Ganda La (4950 m), which we reach after 1 1/2 hrs. From here we have a view to the Zanskar range and the Valley. While descending we pass a small village nearby where we camp. 5-6 hr.

Day 07:SHINGO/SKIU (3400 m)

We descend through the beautiful gorge to Skiu village alongside Markha river. 6-7 hr

Day 08:SKIU/MARKHA (3600 m)

Always along Markha river, which we have to cross some time. En route we see beautiful chortens. 6-7 hr.

Day 09:MARKHA/HANKAR (4200 m)

The village of Hankar is the highest village in Markha Valley and the last before Nimaling plateau. Mt Kang Yatze (6400 m) slowly rises in front of us as we continue walking to Hankar. 6-7 hr.
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Day 10:HANKAR/NIMALING (4750 m)

Beyond Hankar the trail leaves Markha river, ascending gradually to vast Nimaling Plateau, presided by the magnificent Mt Kang Yatze snow mountain. 4-5 hr.

Day 11:NIMALING/SUMDO(3660 m)

Today we reach the highest point on our trek, 5150 m (Kongmaru La) where we arrive in about 2-3 hrs from our camp. A steep descent follows after the Pass, later through the gorge, and the valley slowly opens us as we arrive in Zanskar Sumdo to camp. 7-8 hr.

Day 12: SUMDO/HEMIS(3550 m)/LEH

We reach Hemis Monastery where our trek ends, 3-4 hr. Hemis is the most important monastery of Ladakh, 360 years old. The gigantic Tankha, one of the largest in the world, is displayed once in 12 years. Last was in 1992. We visit the monastery and drive 40 km/ 1 hr to Leh to our hotel.

Day 13:LEH/DELHI

Flt back to Delhi around noon. Rest of the time free.

Day 14: DELHI/AGRA

Drive 210 km to Agra. En route visit Sikandara, the mausoleum of Akbar. Upon arrival proceed for sightseeing, visiting Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb and world famous Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It took 22 years and 20,000 people to build the Taj Mahal.

Day 15:AGRA/JAIPUR

Drive 240 km to Jaipur. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 16:JAIPUR

Sightseeing of City Palace, Observatory, Wind Palace. Afternoon Amber Fort on Elephant back.

Day 17:JAIPUR/DELHI

Drive back to Delhi 260 km. Transfer to international airport.

Day 18:DELHI/DEPARTURE

Transfer to international airport.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 18 Days, 17 Nights
  • Highlights: DEL / LEH / SPITUK / ZINCHEN / YURUTSE / GANDA / SHINGO / SKIU / MARKHA / HANKAR / NIMALING ETC.

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