Ladakh Markha Valley Treks
08 Nights / 09 Days
Markha Valley Trek (9 Days)
Best Time :- June to October
Highest point :- Kongmaru la (5135metres)
Highlight :- People,Village,Wildlife and high Passes.
Physical Challenge :- Moderate
Description: This trek has been, one of the most favorite trek among
trekkers for a long time because of Beautiful Valley of Markha, small
villages, shepherds camps and passes are main feature of this trek. The trek
begins from Chilling village passing through Gandala Pass, which takes you
across Markha valley. At last it crosses Kongmaru Pass and finishes
wonderful trek at the famous Hemis monastery.
Day 01 : Leh
On arrival at airport pick up and transfer to the hotel. Full day free and
rest for complete day for acclimatization. In the evening visit to visit to
Shanti Stupa, Leh palace & Market. Stay overnight in Leh.
Day 02 : Acclimatization day in and around Leh
After Breakfast visit to leh Sightseeing, Magnetic Hill, Sangam, Shanti
Stupa, Leh Palace after leh local market.
Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 3 : Drive from leh to Chilling (1and half hour) Stay in
Walk from chilling to
Skyu village about 3 hours walk and night stay in Skyu village in homestay
with local family.
Day 4 : Walk from Skyu
to Markha village
route there is an abundance of willow thickets and poplars where ancient
mani walls and chortens line the trail and barren cliffs rise high above the
Overnight stay in Homestay.
The trail continues through a series of willow and gorse thickets to a
bridge over the Markha River. Trekking along the Markha River we get
stunning views of the valley below. We will cross the river at and reach
Markha (3800m). Markha is the largest village in the valley, consisting of
around 20 houses, an old monastery and a ruined fort.
Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4265m) – Stayed in Thachungtse in Tent.
The Markha valley trail continues passed old stone-mills, a ruined castle
and the auspicious monastery of Techa, which is proudly perched upon a cliff
that looms above Markha. The path then intersects the river several times
before cutting through the last hamlets in the valley. After leaving the
village of Umlung, we will be afforded our first view of mighty Mt. Kang
Yatse (6400m), which will stay in sight until we cross Kongmaru La. After we
break for lunch in the village of Hangkar (the last one in the valley), we
will continue onward to the lovely green pasture of Thachungste (4100m),
Overnight stay in Tent.
Day 6 : Trek Thachungtse to Nimaling (4720m) – Stay in Homestay
breakfast we will follow a trail which leads us up to the beautiful plateau
of Nimaling, where the people of the Markha Valley bring their herds to
graze during the summer months. At 4700m, Nimaling is the highest camp
(4600m) on the trek, giving us spectacular views of the huge peak of Kang
Yatse to the right.
Day 7: Trek Nimaling to Chogdo over the Kongmaru La (5130m)
Kongmaru La is the highest point of the trek. Enjoyed a lot with light
snowfall. Reached Chogdo in afternoon and enjoyed homestay with delicious
Day 8 : Trek to Chogdo
and drive to Leh – 2 hrs drive to Leh
We will cross Kongmaru La (5200m), the highest pass on the trek, and from
there we will have a wonderful view of the Indus Valley and Ladakh Range.
The descent is quite steep, but will gradually level out as we enter Shang
Gorge, with its fascinating rock formations. More river crossings bar our
way before we arrive at the sour-spring of Chuskurmo (used in traditional
medicine by the Amchi doctors).
Day 9 Leh Airport Drop
After Breakfast drop to the Airport.
Tour Cost : The
price for this trek
2 Person : INR RS . - 21,500 per pax
For Minimum 4 Person : INR RS . - 18,500 per pax
For Minimum 5-6 Person : INR RS . - 16,500 per pax
Home stay for 4
nights during trek
1 Night stay in Tent
3 Nights stay in Hotel Leh.
Taxi to Drop at trek Starting point
Taxi to pick up from Trek finishing point.
Sleeping bag and mat will provide the home stay people.
All transport airport to airport. XILO OR TOYATA INNOVA CAR
Trekking chit & wildlife fee includes
Any personal activity charge
Airfare, Train Tickets