• Summary of Markha Valley Trek

    Max Altitude: 5150 Mts.
    Best Time: June - Sep
    Difficulty: Moderate

    Markha valley trek is the most popular trek among trekkers in ladakh. It is often considered as 'Little Tibet' by people because of its major attractions like beautiful Buddhist Monasteries, Mountain villages, Peaks and Pasture on the high altitudes. In winters, it remains alienated due to the heavy snow while in summers it becomes a cheerful place full of travelers and trekkers due to its attractions to Markha stream and beautiful towns of stok kangri. You being a trekker if lucky enough may find some species of blue sheep and Ibex on the slipping slopes filled with snow. This place often highlights the Buddhist culture in a very subtle way.

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    The Markha valley trek is considered as one of the most popular trek in entire Ladakh region. This trek provides a memorable journey towards the “Little Tibet” to glorify the place with major attractions of peaceful Buddhist monasteries, mountain villages, high altitude pastures of Nimaling and high altitude peak- Kangyatse. The area of Markha Valley remains alienated most of the time due to heavy snowfall specifically in winters. In summers, the panorama of this area brings the amazing attractions of the Markha stream, small blissful towns of the mustard areas of Stok Kangri, Matho and Zanskar to make the more oriented background of the trekking.

    The trekkers can often find the species of Blue Sheep and Ibex over the shaky slopes of the snow-bound hills and dry mountains.The trekking trails are often illustrated with chortens"(shrines) and "Mani"(prayer) walls to highlight the region's total absorption of the Buddhist culture. As the trekkers proceed towards the upper end of the Markha Valley, they will visualize the spectacular scenes of snow capped peaks before crossing the 5150m Kongmaru La (Pass) and descending to the famous Hemis Monastery to end the trek.

  • Complete Daywise Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Delhi
    Arrive Delhi and after meeting and assistance at the airport by our company representative transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 02: Delhi - Leh (Flight)

    Early morning transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh met our representative and transfer to pre booked hotel/Guest house for relax and acclimatisation. In the evening you may take a stroll to see the colourful Leh Market.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 03: Sightseeing of Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
    Today we will visit the three important monasteries of Leh, Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. Return to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 04: Leh - Spituk (drive) – Trek to Zingchan (3200 mts/10496 ft)
    Today after breakfast we drive to reach Spituk (1 hr). upon arrival we visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Later we start the trek by heading to south west of Indus river by crossing a bridge. The gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zingchan. Camp near the village of Zingchan.  Overnight: Tents.

    Day 05: Zingchan - Yurutse (3900 mts/12792 ft) via Rumbak
    It's a gradual climb from Zingchan to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. From here we move along the Rumbak Nala towards Yurutse. At Yurutse village you will find fields of barley and potatoes.
    Overnight: Tents.

    Day 06: Yurutse - Skiu (3100 mts/10168 ft) via Ganda La
    A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo.
    Overnight: Tents.

    Day 07: Skiu - Markha (3800 mts/12464 ft)
    It’s a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village. Overnight: Tents.

    Day 08: Markha - Thochuntse
    From Markha the country changes and the warm, relatively heavily wooded sections of the lower Markha is left behind. One will be required to cross the river several times as there are no bridges here. Hankar, enroute, is the highest village in the Markha valley. Overnight: Tents.

    Day 09: Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 mts/15416 ft)
    Trek starts on a good path with several small inclines and a series of grassy ridges. There are a series of Mani walls (walls carved with Buddhist prayers) and chortens en route. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh and is dominated by the Kangyaze peak.  Overnight: Tents.

    Day 10: Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 mts/16892 ft) - Sumdo
    Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M Kongmaru La, with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo.
    Overnight: Tents.

    Day 11: Sumdo - Hemis (4 hrs trek) - Leh
    Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 12: Leh - Delhi
    Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 13: Delhi Departure
    In time departure to Delhi airport to board the flight to your onward destination.

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