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Markha Valley Trek

Ladakh
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Duration

8 Day 7 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Markha Valley

Trek is moderate trek. It focuses on monasteries, monks, landscapes.It starts from Spituk bridge and trekking starts along Indus walking through desolate plane at the foot of the Stok mountain.

Tour Route
Leh / Spituk / Zingchen / Yurutse / Nimaling / Hemis / Leh

Markha Valley Trek

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Itinerary

Day 1

Leh – Spituk – Zingchen 5 hours
After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you'll leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Soon you reach Zingchen through a gorge, which provides you a sense of complete isolation. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.

Day 2

Zingchen to Yurutse 4-5 hours
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a simple road; leaving village, you enter Hemis park for the preservation of ounce , Baharal, marmot, wolf etc. rehearse a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight in Camp.

Day 3

Yurutse to Skyu 6-7 hrs.
From Yurutse follow the trail along the mountain side, then cross alittle valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Gandala pass (4380m). Then walk the long descent towards Shingo for two hrs which will cause the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight halt in tents.

Day 4

Sku to Markha 7-8 hrs
From Skyu, follow an honest path on the proper bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the proper bank of river then the barren plain and reach Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the Left Bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the top of the village there are good camp site near the river. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5

Markha to Thachungtse 5-6 hrs.
Right after breakfast you begin trekking within the morning to succeed in Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Thachungtse to Nimaling 4-5 hrs.
After breakfast start trekking to succeed in Nimaling. Nimaling (4900m) features a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400m high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a stunning mountain, but not a simple one to climb. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Nimaling to Shang Sumdo 6-7 hrs.
After breakfast start trekking to succeed in Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow gorges. From the highest of the pass, you'll have a view of Ladakh ranges and therefore the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is superb . Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Shang Sumdo to Hemis to Leh 6 hrs.
Walk along the stream right down to Hemis monastery, which is one among the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace cum museum.

Tour Ends

Included/Excluded

  • An experienced Trek leader who is a certified mountaineer
  • A supporting staff to help and guide you throughout your trek
  • Major trekking equipments of the best quality
  • Safety gear
  • First aid kit
  • Meals on scheduled time (Only Veg)
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any food item or other purchases made during the trek
  • Any food item or other purchases made during the drive
  • Mules or Porters to carry personal luggage and other items on trek

Durations

7 to 10 Days

Tour's Location

Ladakh

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