Ladakh Trek with Markha Valley – 12 Days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.

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  • Country
  • Duration
    12 Days  
  • Level
  • Altitude
    5,150 m/16,892 ft  
  • Starts
  • Ends
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking  

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About Ladakh Trek with Markha Valley – 12 Days

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Ladakh, which signifies "place that is known for high passes", is one of the finest locales for trekking in India. It is Buddhist ex-kingdom with Leh as its capital. This mysterious locale generally occupied by individuals following Tibetan Buddhism offers trekkers thrilling, stupendous, testing and differing trails. Since trekking isn't as created as in neighboring nation Nepal, the trekkers get the opportunity to encounter more quiet and pristine excellence and scene. 

Markha Valley, wild and desolate, is a standout amongst the most lovely valleys in Ladakh. It is extremely close to Tibet, which gives trekkers the vibe of Tibetan culture. The valley with Mt Kang Yatze (6,400 m) on its best is one of the primary attractions of this trek. 

The trip begins from New Delhi. From here, you travel to Leh. Before trekking initiates, there will be some touring exercises. Visit religious communities in and around Leh. Hemis Cloister is a noteworthy fascination. At that point drive to Zingchen and begin trekking. Once trekking starts, appreciate the remote view of northern India and stroll in the to a great extent undisturbed scene. Two major difficulties for you in this trek are Kanda La Pass and Kangamaru La Pass. They lie at 4,985 m and at 5,150 m individually. Furthermore, subsequent to trekking through excellent valleys, fields and levels, touch base back at Leh.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 02: Travel to Leh (3,500 m). Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03: Free Day for Acclimatization and Touring in Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 04: Touring in and around Leh by Visitor Vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 05: Drive to Zingchen (3,400 m) and Trek to Yurutse (3,53 0m) – 5 to 6 Hours. Overnight at Rose Camp.

  • Day 06: Trek to Skiu (3,400 m) by means of Kanda La Pass (4,985 m) – 6 to 7 Hours. Overnight at Rose Camp.

  • Day 07: Trek to Markha (3,800 m) – 6 to 7 Hours. Overnight at Rose Camp.

  • Day 08: Trek to Thachungtse (3,589 m) – 4 to 5 Hours. Overnight at Rose Camp.

  • Day 09: Trek to Nimaling (4,700 m) – 3 to 4 Hours. Overnight at Rose Camp.

  • Day 10: Trek to Shang Sumdo by means of Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m) – 5-6 Hours. What's more, Drive to Leh – 60 minutes. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 11: Flight from Leh to Delhi At a young hour Toward the beginning of the day. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 12: Flight Takeoff from Delhi to Next Goal.

Trip Details

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Delhi

    Our air terminal delegate will get you at Indira Gandhi Universal Air terminal, Delhi. You will be then exchanged to the inn in a traveler vehicle.
    Overnight at a lodging in Delhi. No dinners included.

  • Day 02 - Fly to Leh (3,500 m) - 1 hour and 20 minutes

    Today you have an early morning exchange to the residential air terminal for your flight from Delhi to Leh. The staggering show is outside the window as your flight takes you over the principle Himalayan range and onto the Tibetan level. When you arrive you can differentiate. The air is clear and cool and individuals are casual and inviting. You'll hear the inviting Ladaki welcoming "Julay! Julay!" Exchange via auto to your agreeable inn.
    It is critical that you rest this evening. It will help in your acclimatization on the off chance that you drink a lot of water. Never drink water from some other source unless it is from a fixed container!
    When Leh (populace 20,000) was a principle exchanging point on the Asian silk course and a standout amongst the most fascinating bazaars of Asia. Homesteads are encompassed by stone-lined strolls that wind along little streams and are amusing to meander. You will see mani dividers made up of several stones each recorded with the mantra "om mani padme murmur." Investigate the market of Leh at night.
    Overnight at an inn in Leh. Breakfast included.

  • Day 03 - Free Day for Acclimatization and Sightseeing in Leh

    After breakfast, take a journey to visit the 1000 year old compositions of Alchi Religious community 68 km from Leh. On the way visit the immense statue of Maitreya Buddha at Likir religious community, Sangam of Indus and Zanskar streams which are the two noteworthy waterways in Ladakh, Attractive Slope and Military Corridor of Distinction.
    Overnight at an inn in Leh. Breakfast included.

  • Day 04 - Sightseeing in and around Leh By Tourist Vehicle

    On this day, after breakfast, go on a touring trek to some old religious communities in and around Leh. One such religious community is Shey Gompa. It is found 17 kilometers from Leh. It was at one time the mid year capital of Ladakh lords. Around this place are arranged a few Gompas and Stupas. Deldyan Namgyal constructed this royal residence in seventeenth century. 12 meters in length Shakyamuni Buddha representation situated inside the Dresthang Gompa is the unmistakable fascination of Leh. Situated close Shey, Thiksey Gompa is at the separation of 20 kilometers from Leh. This religious community is said to be a standout amongst the most dazzling structures in Ladakh and it has a place with Gelukspa arrange. Situated at around 45 kilometers south of Leh, Hemis is a standout amongst the most prevalent and biggest cloisters in Ladakh. This religious community has a place with Drukpa Request. Hemis was established in mid seventeenth century. The religious community covert in dazzling valley is encompassed by streams and fronted by substantial Mani Dividers. Later drive back to Leh.
    Overnight at an inn. Breakfast included.

  • Day 05 - Drive to Zingchen (3,400 m) and Trek to Yurutse (3,530m) – 5 to 6 hours

    Toward the beginning of the day after early breakfast, pack up and take a drive to Zingchen town approx 20 km west of Leh. Land at Zingchen and meet the horsemen. Start the primary day trek to Yurutse. The trail from Zinchen rises steadily the distance along the Rumbak Nala until the point when you achieve Rumbak, the biggest town in the Zinchen Valley. In the event that the fields are developed, you may need to passage the waterway a couple of times up to Rumbak intersection. At that point take after the very much checked trail on the left bank of the Rumbak Nala, passing developed fields and scattered houses until the point when you enter a side valley prompting the south. Additionally trek on along the stream until the point that you achieve Rumbak where you can see the snowcapped pinnacles of the Stok Mountains. Here take the correct fork of the stream and proceed with a steady rise towards Yurutse, where the villagers develop grain, potatoes and some green vegetables. Close to the town are some amazing purple and green shake developments.
    Overnight at a rose camp. Breakfast, lunch and supper included.

  • Day 06 - Trek to Skiu (3,400 m) via Kanda La Pass (4,985 m) - 6 to 7 hours

    Make a promising start to climb the Ganda La Pass (4,985 m). The move to the pass will be bit tiring, so you should trek gradually without surging. From the highest point of the pass which is specked with numerous Tibetan petition banners, one can appreciate a marvelous perspective of Stok Kangri massif and encompassing valley. From here plunge to the modest town of Shingo. Have your lunch here, later the trail drops consistently to the leader of the Skiu Town, where various rivulets join to shape a little stream. The wide verdant shoulders of the upper valley limit strongly to the squeezed midriff at Sumdo, with its few houses and fields at the intersection of a little stream with the Skiu Nala. From here the waterway swoops extravagantly down a tight, limit glut, gagged with willow and wild roses, and we take after the trail as it jumps from bank to bank the distance to the town of Skiu on the banks of the Lower Markha. You enter the town stood up to by transcending rock faces. Since Skiu is just at around 3,400 m and the Markha Valley is very restricted, the temperature is higher here.
    Overnight at a rose camp. Breakfast, lunch and supper included.

  • Day 07 - Trek to Markha (3,800 m) – 6 to 7 hours

    Cross the waterway and trek up to the Markha town. It is the longest valley and this will likewise be the longest trek day. An excellent desert spring terraced green fields and little water system trenches can be found in the towns on the way. At sunset similarly as the night shadows conceal the valley, it merits strolling along the trail where the Skiu Nala meets the Markha to visit a little religious community. This is looked after by an old sister, who comes each morning and night to light the margarine lights at the sacrificial table of Chamba – the Future Buddha.
    Overnight at a rose camp. Breakfast, lunch and supper included.

  • Day 08 - Trek to Thachungtse (3,589 m) – 4 to 5 hours

    An extremely charming stroll up one of the loveliest areas of the Markha valley. Woody shrubs develop thickly along the waterway, which is traversed by a few scaffolds over which the trail walks to Thinlespa town and further to Hankar town from where we get a decent perspective of Gyalpo-Ri crest.
    Overnight at a rose camp. Breakfast, lunch and supper included.

  • Day 09 - Trek to Nimaling (4,700 m) – 3 to 4 hours

    The trail climbs consistently up the restricted valley, past towns littler and apparently poorer than those in the lower regions. The Nimaling plain is an expansive undulating knoll, inclining upwards to the base of the ice-clad Kang Yatse crest (6,440 m) which commands the zone. Nimaling with modest lakes and rivulets streaming everywhere on its knolls gives pasturage in the late spring to a surprising number of creatures, for example, yaks, sheep, goats, dzos and steeds, from the Markha, as well as from towns all around. Himalayan marmots and white-followed rabbits are found in bounty and it isn't abnormal to recognize the intermittent blue sheep or wolf.
    Overnight at a rose camp. Breakfast, lunch and supper included.

  • Day 10 - Trek to Shang Sumdo (3,800 m) via Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m) – 5 to 6 hours And Drive to Leh – 1 hour

    Intersection toward the north of the Markha, move to the highest point of the Kangmaru La Go with its great perspectives from the best. Snow crests toward each path and on a sunny morning the monsters of the Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western skyline. The trail drops steeply to the leader of the Martselang valley past the sulfur springs of Chyushkarmo, and takes after the Martselang stream to the town of Sumdo or Shang-Sumdo, at the conversion of the Shang Nala and the Martselang. You will be gotten by vacationer vehicle. A 55-km drive to Leh.
    Overnight at a lodging in Leh. Breakfast and lunch included.

  • Day 11 - Flight from Leh to Delhi Early in the Morning

    At a young hour early in the day, take a flight from Leh to Delhi. The flight takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Whatever remains of the day is for you to lay and investigate without anyone else.
    Overnight at an inn. Breakfast included.

  • Day 12 - Flight Departure from Delhi to Next Destination

    The trek closes today. Exchange to the airplane terminal in Leh and after that fly from Delhi to your next goal.
    On the off chance that you need to broaden your trek, at that point you can remain in Delhi and visit its real attractions. Or on the other hand you can go to Rajasthan. Or on the other hand you can do the exemplary Brilliant Triangle.
    Breakfast included.

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off on a tourist vehicle in Delhi and Leh

  • Twin-sharing accommodation in A-class standard hotel in Leh (4 nights only) and in 3-star hotel in Delhi (2 nights only)

  • Breakfast on non-trekking days and all three meals on trekking days

  • Two-person 4-season alpine tents during the trek (5 nights only)

  • All ground transportation for sightseeing and transfers by tourist vehicle

  • An experienced and qualified English-speaking local Ladakhi trekking guide

  • Complete trek arrangements with a very good cook, helpers, nice comfortable 2-men alpine trekking tents, comfortable mattresses, tables/stools, toilet tents, kitchen cum dining tent (Members will have to bring their own personal 4-season sleeping bags.)

  • Mules/horses for carrying member luggage and camping equipment’s (Luggage allowance is max 8-10 kg per person.)

  • Camping fee en-route and monastery entrances

  • Hemis High Altitude National Park entrance fee

  • All applicable taxes

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Lunch and dinner during non-trekking days in Delhi and Leh (Depending upon your spending habit, USD 10-20 per day is enough.)

  • International airfare, and Delhi-Leh-Delhi domestic airfare (Approx. USD 300 to 400 per person; fares are indicative only)

  • Travel insurance that covers rescue and evacuation (Compulsory)

  • Extra costs for transfers and hotel stay due to flight cancellation

  • Any other sightseeing activity which is not mentioned in the itinerary

  • India entry visa fees

  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks

  • Personal trekking equipment (See the Equipment tab)

  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the Cost Includes section


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