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Ladakh Markha Valley Trek

13 Days

After a scenic flight over the Himalayas to Leh we spend several days at Buddhist monasteries for the necessary acclimatization with sightseeing. The trek starts from Spituk village and after crossing Ganda La we reach Marka Valley. We continue to the beautiful Nimaling Plains dominated by the impressive Kang Yatze Peak. From here we cross the Kongmaru La with great views to Zanskar in the south and the Karakoram range in the north. We descend the pass through a steep canyon with amazingly colored rocks and then return to Leh.

Ladakh, also known as Little Tibet, is one of the most remarkable regions of India. Although politically part of India, Ladakh is geographically and culturally an extension of western Tibet. Ladakh is a high and arid landscape with lush irrigated valleys surrounded by snow capped peaks. Leh the capital of Ladakh has long been a remote and fascinating outpost and important cross-roads for pilgrims and traders in the upper Indus Valley.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Leh (3,500m), Transfer to hotel – Afternoon free
Day 2: Visit to Shey, Thiksay and Hemis
Day 3: Drive to Zingchen and trek to Rumbak Sumdo (4100m) 3-4 hours
Day 4: Trek to Base Gandala Pass (4500m), 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek to Syu (3500m) via Gandala Pass (4900m), 7-8 hours
Day 6: Trek to Markha Valley (3700m), 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek to Thachungtsey (4150m), 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek to Nimaling (4720m), 4-5 hours
Day 9: Rest day and hiking around in Nimaling
Day 10: Trek to Shang Sumdo (3660m) over the Kongmaru La (5130m), 8-9 hours
Day 11: Drive to Leh (3500m) via Hemis Monastery 1 hours
Day 12: Free day in Leh (3500m)
Day 13: Transfer to airport for Leh-Delhi flight

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your requirement or if you would like to customize it, please do not hesitate to contact us. This itinerary can be customized according to your required time frame and budget limit.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Leh Airport pickup/drop off, on arrival/departure
  • All private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Standard accommodation in Leh with Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing tour of highlights including entrance fees
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with mules for porterage
  • Staff transportation costs - including meals, insurance, salary
  • Inner Line Permits, Toll Taxes, Red Cross Society fees
  • All government, local taxes, and official expense
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • Flight airfare
  • India Entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Leh
  • Extra night accommodation, Leh or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for trekking, tour. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.

Head Gears:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Sun Creams (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Travel Insurance and Flight tickets

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Ladakh Markha Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 5130 Meter
  • Mid-June - Mid-Sept
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 person

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