Markha Valley Trek (13 Days)

Ladakh is called as "Little Tibet", an ancient Kingdom enclosed by the chains of the Karakoram , the Himalayas and crossed by the Indus River. It is also known as the country of Moonland, its stark Landscape, and its bare-rocked deserts. Around the every village we can see the wall of stones (Mani) which are engrave with prayer. It is rich of numerous Monastery , decorated with historic arts of the Tibetan religion which represents the daily life's of Ladakihis. In several months Villages are completely isolated by the snow every year.

Trekking Days: -› (13)
Total Days: -› (13)
Min. Altitude: -› (3505m./11499ft.)
Max. Altitude: -› (4950m./16240ft.)
Walking Per Day: -› Approximately 5-7hrs
Route Nature: -› Camping [Fully Organized Trekking]
Difficulty: -› Hard
Season: -› Automn/Spring/Summer.

Trekking Program

Day 1. DELHI- LEH.
Arrival in Lhe. The capital city of Ladakh. (3505m) Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit Lhe palace and Tsemo Monastery. Good view of the Leh Bazar from the monastery. Night hotel stander in Leh.
Day 2. Visit the monastery of Shey, Thiksey and Camp de Choklamsar
After breakfast visit the monastery of THIKSEY 19 km from Leh. Situated on the top of a hill. Sacred shrines and many precious objects to be seen there. Visit the monastery of SHEY, situated at 16 km form Leh. Ancient royal palace. Shey was the castle of the first king of Ladakh, Lachen Palgyigon and of successive Dhamarajas. At the end of the day visit the Tibetan refugee camp of the CHOKLAMSAR. Night Hotel in Leh
Day 3. Visit the monastery of Shankar Stok and Pheyang.
After breakfast visit SHANKAR monastery, 20minut walk form Leh Bazar. Monastery is belong to monk Sakya pa. Many precious and golden object to be seen. Visit the palace of STOK, situated at 14km form Lhe. The monastery was built at the end of the village in about 1825 by king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. Ancient Thankas and Precious objects are to be seen in the small museum of Stok Palace. Afternoon visit the monastery of PHEYANG, situated at 17km west of Leh. Sacred shrines and various wall-paintings are to be seen which date form royal period. Night hotel in Leh.
Day 4. SPITUK trek to ZINGCHEN
Early in the morning departure in taxi to Spituk. Visit the monastery of Spituk. Then departure for ZINGCHEN. Camp site in the bank of river.(3410m) 5h.
Day 5. ZINGCHEN to Ganda La Base Camp
Departure form ZINGCHEN to GANDA LA base camp by passing Rumbak and Yurutse villages. (4200m)5h
Day 6. Ganda La Base Camp to Skyu.
Departure form Ganda La Base camp to SKYU(3300m), Crossing the pass of Ganda La (4970m). 2h of easy climb to Ganda La top and descent to Skyu village. Evening visit the 11th century old monastery of Skyu.6h
Day 7. Skyu to Markha
Departure form Skyu to MARKHA.(3710m) Continues walking in the bank of the river. Nice and green path. The day is quite longer. Evening visit the monastery of Markha.7h
Day 8. Markha to Thachungtse
Departure from Markha to THACHUNGTSE (4200M)6h by passing Hankar village with few houses.
Day 9. Thachungtse to Nimaling
Departure form Thachungtse to NIMALING (4700m) 3 1/2h camp site in the bank of the river. Nice view of Kang Yaze peak (6400m).
Day 10. Nimaling to Shang
Departure form Nimaling to Shang (3665m) 7h. After a long Zig-Zag climb crossing the pass of Kongmaru La (5150m) and steep descent upto 4700m. and reached Chukirom. We can see the natural source of lemon water. Continue to walk on the bank of river till Shang village.
Day 11. Sang to Hemis and Leh.
Departure for Hemis and Leh. After breakfast walk on the dusty trail until Martselang. And turn to right side of the village till Hemis. visit the monastery of HEMIS situated at 48 km from Lhe. Largest and the most famous monasteries of Ladakh and found about 350 years ago by Stagsang Raschen. After Drop to Leh. Same hotel.
Day 12. Leh
Free day in Leh.( hotel include)
Transfer to airport.

Price include:

Treks under tent:
All the treks in full board. All Camping suppilies( 2 men tent for trekkers, Tent for Kitchen and tiolet). all the transports (go/back on the places of trek and during the trek). Entrances fee of monuments and monasteries Accompanied by a professional guide, and Minimum 3 Horses, Donkey or Mules for 2 persons to carry your bags and equipments (maximum 25 kg for 2 persons). Meals are prepared by cook and kitchen boy. IN Leh: Welcome at the airport, transfer hotel/airport. Stander hotel in Manali, Kagril and Leh and. (near center of town) with breakfast, Trekking permit and special trek permits.

Treks under tent:
Trekking equipments, professional Guide, kitchen boy and porters. Lodging under tent, meals are prepared by cook.

Note: There is discount in the plane tickets of Delhi/Leh/Delhi for the people of below 25 years old. Thank you for indication of your age according to passport for the discount.

Price does not include:
Plane Leh/Delhi and Delhi form your country. Hotel in Delhi, Lunch and Dinner at Leh and Manali (except breakfast), drinks during all stay or trek, (except teas or coffee). Your insurance, Indian and all tax airports.

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