Markha Valley with Stok Khangri 11 Days

Experience climbing Stok Khangri along with Markha Valley Trek and enjoy the beauty of Markha Valley and the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains from the summit of Stok Khangri. The climbing is easy even for a trekker without any experience or mountaineering skills.

    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 to Chilling - Sku (3500 m) in 5 hours

After Breakfast drive to Chilling. We cross the Zanskar River with a trolley bridge turn wise to join the waiting team on the other side of the river.

Day 2 Skiu - Markha (3850 m) in 7 hours

The trail joins the Markha stream and will follow it for a few days. The day's trek is relatively easy, but it involves crisscrossing the stream at numerous points depending on the water level. Markha has a monastery and a fort for a local cultural sightseeing.

Day 3 Markha - Hankar (4000 m) in 4 hrs

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).

Day 04 Hankar - Nimaling (4650 m) in 4 hrs

Trek in the valley in direction of Zalung Karpo and Rupshu. We pass through Thagshungtse pasture and start our gradual ascent towards the wonderful high valleys of Ladakh.

Day 5 Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 m) - Chogdo (4000 m) in 7 hrs

Climb up to the summer pastures of Nimaling, used by the shepherds of Hankar and Markha, then follow the hedge to the top. The Kongmaru La pass commands a beautiful view of the Kang Yatze north face (6400 m), the Ladakh ranges and the Indus valley.

Day 6 Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Camp at 4350 m in 6 - 7 hrs

From now on, we will follow a new and rarely travelled route through the valleys to the east of our objective. Today, we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite.

Day 7 Camp at 4350 m - Shang La (4800 m) - Matho Phu (4350 m) in 6 hrs

Today, we will cross many spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond. We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place.

Day 8 Matho Phu - Mato La (4820 m) - Stok Kangri Base Camp (4700 m) in 5 hrs

At the pass, colourful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskari range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Jingchan River. We get great views towards the Stock summit and the Stock Kangri (6121m).

Day 9 Acclimatization day at Base Camp



Day 10 Summit day (Approx. 8-9 hours to base-camp)

Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes, and then leads to easy angled snow slopes, which require ice axe and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude, it will be strenuous. From the summit of Stok Kangri (6116m), we should see as far as the Karakoram, the Pamirs and Tibet. If it's warm enough we'll rest and recover some energy on top before descending to base-camp.

Day 11 Stok Kangri Base Camp - Leh (5 h walk to Stok)

All downhill and through wild gorge scenery. There should be time to visit Stok Palace and museum while we wait for our jeeps. Then an hour's drive across the Indus valley to the comforts of the guesthouse in Leh.

    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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