Markha Valley Trek 8 Days

This Classic trek passing through Gandala Pass (4900m), small villages, high pasture land of Nimaling and Kongmaru La pass (5100m),remains one of most popular trekking route in Indian Himalaya with altitude exceeding 3000m to 6000m.

Markha valley is greatly dominated by Kangyatse (6400m) and its surrounding peaks.This trek offers an abundant treasure of natural beauty, mountains with different colours, shapes and size, numerous small villages along the trails and pastures.

    What's Included?

  • Accommodation in Guest House in Padum and Hotel in Kargil with all meals.
  • All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio.
  • Two men tent, Kitchen and dining tents.
  • Kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent.
  • Stool, Table and mattresses.
  • Food veg and non-veg.
  • Cook, helper and guide.
  • Horses for Luggages.
  • Monument entrances, wild life fees and camping charges.
  • Climbing permit to Stok Khangri and Equipments.
 
Please Note: A $150 supplement will be applied for single travelers.

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 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. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.

Day 2 - Zingchen to Yurutse 4 to 5 hours

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. Overnight in Camp.

Day 3 - Yurutse to Skyu 6-7 hours

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. Overnight halt in tents.

Day 4 - Sku to Markha 7-8 hours

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. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5 - Markha to Thachungtse 5-6 hours

Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight in tents.

Day 6 - Thachungtse to Nimaling 4-5 hours

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. Overnight in tents.

Day 7 - Nimaling to Shang Sumdo 6-7 hours

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. Overnight in tents.

Day 8 - Shang Sumdo to Hemis to Leh 6 hours

Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of 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.

    Exclusions

  • Any flight tickets and any Accommodation except Padum and Kargil.
  • No accommodation in Leh is included in Trekking Packages.
  • Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices Included".
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated).
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.


    Cancellation Policy

  • 10% cancellation charges if the trekking is cancelled within 30 days before the tour.
  • 20% cancellation charges if the tour and trek is cancelled within a one week before the tour.
  • No refund if the trek or tour is cancelled after starting or middle of the trek or tour.


    Note

  • Prices valid from 01 January 2013 to 30 December 2013.
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