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Ladakh Markha Valley Trek

10 Days

Ladakh Markha Valley Trek

With your arrival at the airport begins with a historical sightseeing tour of Leh city and leaving the Leh Valley behind, the journey continues with a scenic drive to Chilling.

Marka Valley Trek is one of the most fascinating trek in Ladakh. The trek takes you on a scenic journey past colorful prayer flags, mane walls, high passes, exotic wildlife, and unusual Qatar canyons. You will also be mesmerized by the colorful rock formations along the trail, views of Stok and Zanskar mountains along with glimpses of Ladakhi culture.

The best time to trek Marka Valley is between June and September. This is a moderate trek, but there are several stream crossings, steep climb, and descent from Kongmaru La (5,260m) pass. Is slightly harder than leisure and involves difficult days. Therefore, Get ready for a beautiful and culturally rich experience, and melt away the stress of your life with the serenity of the landscape of Marka Valley trek. It is a perfect combination of beautiful transhimalayan landscape with Ladakhi villages. There are good chances to spot some high altitude wildlife.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Leh airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Explore the royal palace of Old Kingdom
Day 3: Drive Leh-Chilling and trek to Sku (3366m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Markha (3760m) from Sku 6 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Hankar (4030) from Markha 5 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Nimaling (4841m) from Hankar 6 hrs
Day 7: Nimaling to Shangsumdo (3680m) via Kongmarula (5260m) 6-7 hrs
Day 8: Shangsumdo to Hemis & Drive to Leh 5 hrs
Day 9: Free day, explore Shey – Thiksey monastery
Day 10: Drop at the airport for the final departure

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Trip Info

We would like to provide some information that will help you with each of your considerations. Please read below for the more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary above price is a guideline standard and camping style pattern which AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions advises you. This trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price above the shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation camping style services for the clear understanding of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Leh, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost is also affected by the number of employees‒ guides and mules.
  • Please feel free to contact AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions for any information about in your selected package.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Leh Airport. Please look at your name placard when exiting the arrivals hall. Your trek leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel in Leh. Welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey.

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Leh, which offers a number of sightseeing options for the visitors. A historic town that served as the royal capital of the Old Kingdom, it is dominated by the nine-storey palace built by King Singge Namgyal in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture, which is said to have inspired the famous Potala in Lhasa built about half.

From Leh to Chelling bridge by private jeep 65km takes around two and half hours to get there. Now the road is open upto Sku but tourist carrying vehicles are not permitted to go beyond the bridge to avoid disturbance for wild life as this valley is recognised as the home of many wild life species. So you have to start your trekking from Chelling bridge.

To avoid the heat of the day, it is recommended to start the trek early. Sometimes cross the river in Marka Valley. The village, the largest in the Marka Valley, has more than 50 families. There are two camps in the village, one in front of the village and the other by the river.

After walking some time from camping site Markha, you reach at the temple belong to Hemis monestery name Yensa on rock hill. Similarly the next place to reach is Umlung, comprise of some families and the camp site is end of the village with beautiful grassland with running chill water of Kangyatse peak.

After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4841m) has clear pastures where thousands of sheep, goats, yaks graze in the summer months, 6400m Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak) rising to the south, a beautiful sight.

After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4841m) has clean pastures where thousands of sheep, goats, goats graze during the summer months, stay in a tent with a beautiful view of Kang Yatse (Nimaling peak) at 6400m.

After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5260m). The trek to Kongmaru La passes through narrow gorges. At the top of the pass, you cross the pass with a great view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus Valley to the north and continue to Sangsumdu.

Today on a relaxing day explore the most Tibetan Buddhist monasteries near Leh. Visit the Shey and Thiksey Monasteries, they are culturally important sites and return to your hotel.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We will drop you off at the airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • We will provide pick-up and drop services from Leh Airport or Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Our representative of company will be welcoming for you on arrival in Leh Airport or Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport with your name's placard so you can easily find our person.
  • According to the above trekking package schedule, we will arrange four nights hotel accommodations in Leh.
  • Transportation from Leh to Chilling and Shangsumdo to Leh for members and associated staff as per itinerary above.
  • Our company provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • Our company provide full support camping crew with 1 professional cook and kitchen staffs during the trekking period.
  • Our company provided your accommodation during the trekking will be tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travellers with a foam mattress. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and more for your comfort.
  • Our company if in case of a single by default, will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost.
  • As with most trekking trails, day pack-lunch is midway between the start and end of the day's trek while Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee are served at the camp where you have your overnight stay.
  • Our company provides nutritious, clean and fresh (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee, Fruitcocktail, Deserts and fresh fruits boiled water all services for during the trekking's.
  • Where the Homestay. Apart from Camping trekking, company Will provide you with a lovely homestay to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Our company allow up to 15kg of personal trekking equipment per person during the trekking period carried by mule.
  • As Ladakh Markha Valley is at the Markha Valley protected and restricted area territory, the our company by provide you a permit of Markha Valley protected area permit (PAP) and restricted area permit (RAP). Those are protected area and restricted Area.
  • The Inner Line permit issued by the DC government office of Leh is required to enter of Markha Valley, which is at the our our company provide you a (ILP) permit too.
  • Our company provides wages, clinical, equipment, and insurance for all elaborate Homestay and camping trekking staffs.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • The above offer price includes our official charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Leh. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Ladakhis culture and tradition.

Cost Exclusion

  • Leh is a city in the Indian Union territory of Ladakh. It is the largest city and the joint capital of Ladakh. and since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Leh, you will have to arrange meals.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Ladakh.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and India's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Therefore; your staffs will expect the tips according to the international system in the camping or homestay package for your information.

Equipment List

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

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Ladakh Markha Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • 9 nights, 10 days
  • Challenging
  • 5260m/17,250ft.
  • Mid-June - Mid-Sept
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Leh, Ladakh
  • Fully Camping
  • Min 2 - Max 12

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