Markha Trekking 11 Days / 10 Nights

Destinations Covered: Leh - Shey - Thiskey - Hemis - Spitok - Yurutse

Region: Ladakh
Best Time: June till September.
Grade: Moderate:
Average Altitude : 3500 Mts – 5200 Mts.

Markha Trekking – Leh Ladakh Tour Package

Day 01: Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)
Take the morning flight for Leh from Delhi. On arrival at Leh met our representative and transfer to pre booked hotel/Guest house for relax and acclimatization. This is necessary for getting acclimatized at high altitude. Evening one can visit the color full market of Leh. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Leh - Monasteries - Shankar Gompa
After breakfast visit various monasteries around Leh, like Shankar Gompa, it is a monastery of yellow sect of the Buddhism, it houses the image of Chanaric and various tankas also visit Shanti Stupa and Leh palace and Leh Bazaar, the palace is worth a visit overlooking the Leh town. Afternoon Free & easy.. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Leh - Spitok (drive) - Trek to Zingchan (3200 mts/10496 ft)
Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Spituk (1 hr). Visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Start the trek from here by crossing a bridge and walking south-west of the river Indus. The gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zingchan. Camp near the village of Zingchan. Overnight in Tents.
Day 04: 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 in the Tents.
Day 05: 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 in the tents.
Day 06: 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 in the tents.
Day 07: 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 in the tents.
Day 08: 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 in the tents.
Day 09: 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 in the tents.
Day 10: 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 in the hotel.
Day 11: Leh - Delhi
Transfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transfer to international airport to catch your onward flight by airport coach.

 

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