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Ladakh Markha Valley Trek - 11 Days

Markha Valley Trek is one of the fabulous trekking in the Ladakh region of India. In this trek, the visitors pass through places with various landscapes. Before entering the Markha village this trek will lead your way up to the Shrines such as Lhatos and Mani. The journey winds and trails up to the Kongmaru La at 5100 meter. Fom Kongmaru one can capture the spectacular view of the hulking high Kang Yatze Peak and the Tibetan border. The traditional Markha Valley Trek commences from Spituk and heads up to Ganda La en route Zingchen and thereafter to Skiu, which is an isolated village and houses an old monastery and ruins of an old castle that was once a rest stop for the Royal family on their way to Srinagar. Ultimately, from Skiu, the tracks lead to Markha and thereby to Shang Sumdo through Kongmaru La.

Valley Situated in this place provides the golden chance to view the wide rare species of animals of the Mountain belts and birdings. Snow Leopard also can be viewed if we are well fortunate. Moreover the valley is regarded as the home of several species like the lynx, Ladakhi Urial (a type of goat), Arghali (great Tibetan sheep), Blue sheep, Red fox, Tibetan wolf, Dhole (wild dog), Marmot and Mountain hare. The Markha Valley Trek covers some remote human settlements like Rumbak village followed by Yurutse and Markha that leave the explorers mull over the rich indigenous culture of the Indo-Tibetans. Good homestay chance can be got in this remote village.


All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Delhi to Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

Board the morning flight to reach Leh. Arrive at Leh and transfer to hotel, guest house and take a complete rest. This relaxation is essential for becoming accustomed to the climate. Overnight stay at the hotel/guesthouse.

Day 2
Day 02: Leh to Shey Monastery to Thiksey Monastery to Hemis Monastery.

Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 3
Day 03: Leh to Spituk (drive). Trek to Zingchan (3200 m.) 10496 ft).

Today, early in the morning, we will leave for Spituk, which is an hour journey away. We shall explore Spituk Gompa, which is believed to be 500 years old. After visiting Spituk, we will begin our trek and passing a bridge and strolling southwest of Indus River, we will reach Zingchan Village. Overnight stay in camp

Day 4
Day 04: Zingchan to Yurutse (3900 m.) 12792 ft) via Rumbak.

Post breakfast, we shall ascend to Rumbak from Zingchan. We shall trek along the Rumbak Nala via Yurutse Village, which has lush fields of potatoes and barley. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 5
Day 05: Yurutse - Skiu (3100 m.) 10168 ft) via Ganda La

Our trek today will end at Skiu, which can be reached by crossing Reach Ganda La (4900 meters). The pass offers spectacular view of Zanskar Range and other far-flung peaks of Himalaya. From Ganda La is a long descent to the village of Shingo. The trail then leads to a gorge from Shingo Village, which is at a short distance from Skiu. At Skiu, we will witness the confluence of river from Markha Valley. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 6
Day 06: Skiu to Markha (3800 m.) 12464 ft).

An easy climb today from Skiu will lead us to Markha Valley. The trekking trail passes through several streams. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 7
Day 07: Markha to Thochuntse.

Our today’s trek will be from Markha to Thochuntse. It is to be noted that at Markha, there is a change in landscape and from now onwards the view of heavily forested sections will not be witnessed rather barren and rugged landscape will follow. We shall be crossing river andl come across Hankar en route to Thochuntse. Hankar is the highest village in Markha Valley. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 8
Day 08: Thochuntse to Nimaling (4700 m.)15416 ft)

In the morning today, we will begin our trek to Nimaling. We will be crossing a number of gentle slopes and a chain of glassy ridges. There is a sequence of Mani Walls and chortens on the route. This is counted among the most stunning high valleys in Ladakh and is separated by Kangyatse Peak. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 9
Day 09: Nimaling to Kongmaru La (5150 m.)16892 ft) Sumdo.

After the breakfast, we will cross to the north of Markha and shall ascend to Kongmaru La (5306 meters), which is the highest passes in the region. After taking a good view of the surrounding snowy peaks and Karakoram range, we will trek down to the Martselang Valley leading Martselang Stream to the Sumdo Village. Overnight stay in the tented.

Day 10
Day 10: Sumdo to Hemis (4 hours) Leh.

Our trek today will be from Sumdo Village to Martselang. At Martselang Valley, the trail broadens into the Indus Valley. We shall take the jeep waiting for us at Martselang Village. We will also be exploring Hemis Monastery and then drive to Leh via Thiksey and Shey Gompas. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 11
Day 11: Leh to Delhi.

Reach the airport in order to catch flight to Delhi.

Cost Includes

  • Leh Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
  • All accommodation in guesthouses-hotels and camps as per the itinerary.
  • Certified expedition leader, assistant guides and support staff.
  • Necessary all permit, fee.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, including tea, coffee, hot water, desert and seasonal fresh fruits) during the camping trek.
  • An experienced English speaking guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen helper and porters, their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
  • Camping equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
  • Cosy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • First Aid Medical Kit box.

Cost Excludes

  • india visa fee
  • Your international airfare.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.

Frequently asked Questions.

Is Ladakh safe for tourists?

Contrary to the media hype, Ladakh is pretty safe and secure. Even during the Chinese incursion, the touristy areas of Leh and Ladakh were far away from where a Chinese platoon had set up camp. … Being one of the safest parts in India, feel free to travel to Ladakh and fall head-over-heels in love with it.

What is Ladakh famous for?

Ladakh is famous for its picturesque beauty, unique culture, Buddhist monasteries and exciting adventure spots.

Which month is best to visit Leh Ladakh?

Season (Month) Wise Best Time and Way to Visit Leh (Ladakh) 1. April to Mid-May
Mid May to July. During this time, only the Srinagar-Leh highway opens up and thus, this is just not the right occasion to visit. August to Mid-September. …
Mid-September to Mid-October.

Is Leh and Ladakh same?

Leh is a town in Leh district in the Ladakh region of northern India. It was also the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace in Tibet.

Does Leh have snow?

Leh Ladakh in December – January – February – March
only a few brave and bold tourists are around even though the roads to Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso Lake over Khardung La Pass and Chang La Pass respectively are kept open all around the year barring few days of heavy snowfall.

Is Ladakh Indian?

Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. … Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture.

Is there oxygen problem in Ladakh?

They complain of vomiting, dizziness, less amount of oxygen, etc. These problems do not allow them to enjoy to the fullest. Some people can deal with them easily while others really suffer because of them. Sickness during Ladakh trip is pretty common if one flies or drives to such a higher altitude directly.

Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.
Woolen caps, hats
Hiking boots
Trekking socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Fleece jackets
Down jackets
Cotton T-shirts
Lightweight gloves
Woolen caps, hats
Sleeping bag
First-aid kit
Toilet papers
Body lotions
Sanitary napkins, tampons
Cotton towel
Hand sanitizers

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

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