Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley takes you to lone among the most diverse and gorgeous tramps in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. It gives you pleasure in plentiful sunshine trekking around and sightseeing at the Buddhist monasteries regarding the initial Ladakh capital of Leh, the trekkers stride across the Ganda La into the Markha Valley, where the existence has adapted diffident for centuries. Leisurely being victorious on a bank track, our topmost base camp is at 4700 meters on the Nimaling meadow, in the monarchy of the icy leopard and magnetizing Lammergeyer. This Markha Valley Trek has huge stunning peaks, thin taints, beetling cliffs of mountain and prayer-bannered surpasses. The visions are stunning and towards the conclusion of this Markha Valley trek tourist will be capable to observe the icy capped Himalayas of Tibet and the Karakorum series of mounts.

Markha Valley Trekking along the Markha River through "Little Tibet", one of the world's highest inhabited plateaus, you take in fabulous views of the Great Himalayas, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. You will cross two high pass at elevations up to 17,400 ft. Trails wind past willow groves, alongside patches of wild roses and through pastel canyons decorated with multi-hued prayer flags undulating in the breeze. This trekking will be a lifetime experience for you. While trekking you will get the opportunity to meet nomadic families of Ladakh Pa, visits to a small monastery where butter lamps are lit morning and evening by an elderly nun leave indelible impressions of our journey through this gloriously illuminated landscape.

Trip Itinerary of Markha Valley Trek

Day 01: Arrive - Leh 
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. 

Day 02: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17'Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17'Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls / overnight at teahouse lodges 

Day 03: Leh - Spitok (drive) - Trek to Zinchen (3200 M)
Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and 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. Camp near the village of Zinchen / overnight in Tented Camp

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 / overnight in Tented Camp

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 / overnight in Tented Camp

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 Markha Valley Trekking deserted fort and a small village / overnight in Tented Camp

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 Tented Camp

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 Tented Camp

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 tented Camp 

Day 10: Sumdo - Hemis - 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
Afternoon transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we as assist you to check in at our Hotel. 

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