FIXED GROUP DEPARTURES: Markha Valley Group Trek 2017

Markha Valley Trek, Monasteries and Landscape - 08 Days

✔ Trek Charges: INR 37,345 per person
Day 01: Leh Arrival in Leh. Full day at rest. O/N Leh.
Day 02: Leh – Local Shoe Trek. Morning after breakfast leave for Leh Local Shoe trek, visit to Shanti Stupa & Leh Fort. Evening Rest at Leisure. O/N Leh.
Day 03: Leh – Spituk – Zingchen (5 – 6 Hrs) 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 River walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Soon you arrive at Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. O/N Zingchen.
Day 04: Zingchen – Yurutse (4 – 5 hrs) Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal, marmot, wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. O/N Yurutse.
Day 05: Yurutse – Skyu (6 – 7 Hrs) From Yurutse follow the path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Gandala pass (4380m). Then walk the long descent towards Shingo for 2 hrs that will lead to the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. O/N Skyu.
Day 06: Sku – Markha (7 – 8 Hrs) From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the end of the village there are good camp site near the river. O/N Markha.
Day 07: Markha – Thachungtse (5 – 6 Hrs) Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. O/N Thachungtse.
Day 08: Thachungtse – Nimaling (4 – 5 Hrs) After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb. O/N Nimaling
Day 09: Nimaling – Shang Sumdo (6 – 7 Hrs) After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. O/N Shang Sumdo.
Day 10: Shang Sumdo – Hemis – Leh (6 – 7 Hrs) Walk along the stream down to Hemis, visit to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Leave for Leh back by drive. O/N Leh.
Day 11: Leh Morning depart for Leh Airport. Journey of beautiful Trek ends here.

Group Departure Dates: 2017


June 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9 & 16
Duration of Trek 08 Days 
Best Time June to September
Highest Point Kongmaru La (5,100m)
Focus Monasteries, Monks, People Villages
Highlight Markha Valley Trek, Monasteries and Landscape
Physical Challenge Moderate overall

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