6 Day 5 Night
We leave Leh to Chilling by jeep within the morning on the rugged barren field of Taru. on the way we see the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River, where we cross the bridge on the Indus and follow the Zanskar River on rough road for 2-3 hrs. Crossing the mighty Zanskar River is filled with thrill and excitement during a cable trolley. On the opposite side of the river, we’ll meet our pony man with the horses. After crossing the tiny pass, it’s a simple walk until Skiu.
Chilling- Skiu (3-4 hrs):
We leave Leh to Chilling by jeep within the morning on the rugged barren field of Taru. on the way we see the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River, where we cross the bridge on the Indus and follow the Zanskar River on rough road for 2-3 hrs. Crossing the mighty Zanskar River is filled with thrill and excitement during a cable trolley. On the opposite side of the river, we'll meet our pony man with the horses. After crossing the tiny pass, it's a simple walk until Skiu.
Skiu to Markha (7-8 hours):
Following the Markha River, we'll hike through a stunning valley on a reasonably level path. The trail crosses the river at various points, and passes winter settlements that contain Lhatos (religious shrines for local deities) and Mani walls (stones inscribed with Buddhist prayers). During high season , variety of tented teahouses are going to be open for refreshment. Once we cross the river for the ultimate time, we'll arrive in Markha, the most important village within the valley (consisting of around 20 houses, an old monastery and a ruined fort). Note: Water and sunscreen are essential, since the valley is sort of exposed.
Markha to Thachungtse (5-6 hours):
The Markha valley trail continues past old stone-mills, a ruined castle and therefore the auspicious monastery of Techa, which proudly perches upon a towering cliff that looms above Markha. it's well worth visiting, if we've the energy! the trail then intersects the river several times before cutting through the last hamlets within the valley. After leaving the village of Umlung, we'll be afforded our first view of mighty Kang Yatse (6400m), which can stay in view until we cross Kongmaru La. After we break for lunch within the village of Hangkar (the last within the valley), we'll press onward to the stunning green pasture of Thachungste, where we'll make camp.
Thachungtse to Nimaling (4 hours):
Today the trail will lead us up to the gorgeous plateau of Nimaling, where the people of the Markha Valley bring their herds to graze during the summer months. At 4700m, Nimaling is that the highest camp on the trek, giving us spectacular views of Kang Yatse to the proper , the Zangskar Range and therefore the Markha Valley below.
Nimaling to Shang Sumdo via Kongmaru La (7 hours):
After a hearty breakfast, we'll cross Kongmaru La (5200m), the very best expire the trek and from here we will witness an exquisite view of the encompassing mountains and valleys. The 2-hour descent is sort of steep, but will gradually level as we enter Shang Gorge, with its strange and otherworldly rock formations. More river crossings bar our way before we reach the sour-spring of Chuskurmo (used in traditional medicine by the Amchi doctors). After an opportunity , we'll traverse a few of villages before reaching Shang Sumdo, where we'll meet our taxi, and drive to Leh.
Shang Sumdo - Leh via Martselang
We will enjoy a pleasing 2-hour walk along a jeep road to Martselang, where the jeep will pick us up. On the thanks to Leh, it'll be possible to go to a number of the good monasteries of Ladakh like Thikse, Hemis and Shey.