The Markha Valley Trek is one of the most diverse and attractive Himalayan Trek. It has gigantic rock pinnacles, beetling cliffs, slender defiles and prayer-flagged passes. On the southern skyline of Leh. The stunning Stok Kangri Peak is perfectly suited to someone seeking for the first Himalayan summit. This trek is easily accessible from Leh and offers a large diversity of landscapes.
Included: Accommodation: Camping in Tents.
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners, vegetarian food.
Transport: Private vehicle for the Pickup and transfer for trekking place with all road taxes and parking fees.
Guide: English speaking guide during Trek.
Others: Kitchen equipment, tent, table and mattresses, cook, helper, horses/porters for luggage. Not included: · Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
· No accommodation in Leh
· Sleeping bags
· Monument, Museum entrances, wild life fees etc.
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
· Go experience Ladakh – the far-flung peaceful eastern corner of the beautiful Jammu and Kashmir
· Trek India's most remote and sparsely populated region, a high-altitude desert cradled by the ranges of Karakoram and Great Himalaya
· Pass gigantic rock pinnacles, beetling cliffs, slender defiles and prayer-flagged passes on the southern skyline of Leh.
· Enjoy stunning Stok Kangri Peak, which is perfectly suited to someone seeking for the first Himalayan summit
Day 1: Leh - Chiling (3850 m) in 3 hours (car)
Today we drive you towards Srinagar and Kashmir to Nimmu, where the Zanskar River meets the Indus. You will follow the left bank of the Zanskar River through a gorge to Chilling. This village has gold smiths famous for local golden jewellery. (L, D)
Please make extra table lines if more days are needed!
Day 2: Chilling - Skiu (3500 m) in 5 hours
Today you will cross the Zanskar River by way of a box and cable bridge and meet our trekking team on the opposite riverbank. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Skiu - Markha (3850 m) in 7 hours
The trail joins the Markha River and will follow it for a few days. Today the trek is quite easy but numerous times, you will need to cross the river from left to right and back, this depending on the season and weather conditions. You will visit the Makha monastery and fort. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Markha - Hankar (4000 m) in 4 hours
Many monasteries are spread along our route today. After the Umlung monastery, the valley narrows and we stop to camp at the foot of Kang Yaste (6400 m). (B, L, D)
Day 5: Hankar - Nimaling (4650 m) in 4 hours
Today you will do trekking in valley in direction of the Zalung Karpo and the Rupshu. You will go through Thagshungtse pasture and start our gradual ascent towards the wonderful high valleys of Ladakh. (B, L, D)