Grade

Moderate

Group Size

1-15 pax

Transportation

Private Car

Max Altitude

1,400m (4,600ft)

Activity

Sightseeing

$1,680

*All Price are in USD*

Ladakh Trek with Markha Valley: Trip Overview

Ladakh, which means “the land of Qualcomm”, is one of the most suitable areas for hiking in India. This is the Buddhist kingdom with Leh as capital. Most of this magical area lives behind Tibetan Buddhism, providing hikers with exciting, spectacular, challenging and diverse trails. Since hiking is not as developed as neighboring Nepal, hikers can experience a more tranquil and intact beauty and landscape.

The wild and arid valley of Marka is one of the most beautiful valleys of Ladakh. It is very close to Tibet and brings a feeling of Tibetan culture to hikers. Kangshan (6400 m) at the top of the mountain is one of the main attractions of this hike.

The trip starts in New Delhi. From here, you fly to Leh. There will be some tourist activities before the start of the walk. Visit the convents in Leh and its surroundings. The monastery of Hemis is a major attraction. Then drive to Zingchen and start walking. Once the trek begins, enjoy the distant views of northern India and stroll through the quieter landscapes. The two main challenges of this trek are Kanda La Pass and Kangamaru La Pass. They are located at 4,985 meters and 5,150 meters respectively. After walking through the beautiful valleys, pastures and plateaus, return to Leh.

Trip Highlight

  • Ladakh, elevated land, decorated with spectacular mountains and perfect temples
  • High Pass: Kanda La Pass and Kangamaru La Pass
  • The magical, charming and unspoilt Markha Valley.
  • Buddhist culture and monasteries, including the monastery of Hemis.
  • The beauty of the beautiful mountains of the Himalayas of India

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrival in Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02 –Fly to Leh (3,500 m). Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03 – Free Day for Acclimatization and Sightseeing in Leh. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 04 – Sightseeing in and around Leh by Tourist Vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 05 –Drive to Zingchen (3,400 m) and Trek to Yurutse (3,53 0m) – 5 to 6 Hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 06 –Trek to Skiu (3,400 m) via Kanda La Pass (4,985 m) – 6 to 7 Hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 07 –Trek to Markha (3,800 m) – 6 to 7 Hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 08 –Trek to Thachungtse (3,589 m) – 4 to 5 Hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 09 –Trek to Nimaling (4,700 m) – 3 to 4 Hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 10 –Trek to Shang Sumdo via Kangamaru La Pass (5,150 m) – 5-6 Hours. And Drive to Leh – 1 Hour. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 11 –Flight from Leh to Delhi Early in the Morning. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 12 –Flight Departure from Delhi to Next Destination.
  • Category
  • Location
  • Days
    12
  • Nights
    11
  • Group Size
    1-15 pax
  • Transportation
    Private Car
  • Max Altitude
    1,400m (4,600ft)
  • Activity
    Sightseeing
Day 1
Arrival in Delhi
Our representative at the airport will meet you at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Then you will travel to the hotel by bus. We will spend the night in a hotel in Delhi. No meals
Day 2
Fly to Leh (3,500 m) - 1 hour and 20 minutes
Today you have a flight to the national airport from Delhi to Leh. When your flight flies over the main Himalayas and enters the Tibetan plateau, there are spectacular performances right outside the window. Once you land, you can say. The air is fresh and fresh, the people are relaxed and friendly. You will hear Ladaki's greeting "Julay! Julay!" And drive to a comfortable hotel. It is very important to rest this afternoon. If you drink a lot of water, it will help you adapt to the environment. Do not drink water from any other source unless it is a sealed bottle! Once Leh (20,000 inhabitants) became the main trading point of the Silk Road of Asia, it is also one of the most exotic markets in Asia. The farm is surrounded by winding roads, walking through the stream and walking is fun. You will see that the Mani Wall consists of hundreds of stones, each with the motto "om mani padme hum". Explore the market in Leh at night. We will spend the night in a hotel in Leh. Breakfast included.
Day 3
Leh Freedom Day for Environment and Visit
After breakfast, guests can visit the 1000-year-old paintings of the Alchi Monastery, 68 km from Leh. On the way, visit the statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Likir Monastery, the Indus River and Sangam in the Zanskar River, the two main rivers of Ladakh, the Magnetic Mountain and the Military Hall of Fame. We will spend the night in a hotel in Leh. Breakfast included.
Day 4
Leh take a bus tour
On this day, after breakfast, head to Leh and some of the ancient monasteries that surround it. One of the monasteries is Shey Gompa. It is 17 km from Leh. It used to be the summer capital of King Ladakh. There are several Gompas and Stupas around this place. Deldyan Namgyal built the palace in the 17th century. The 12-meter-long Buddha statue of Sakyamuni in Dresthang Gompa is a famous attraction in Leh. Thiksey Gompa is located near Shey, 20 km from Leh. It is said that this monastery is one of the most incredible buildings in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa. Located about 45 km south of Leh, Hemis is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh. This monastery belongs to the Drukpa Order. Hemis was founded at the beginning of the 17th century. The monastery is in secret in a beautiful valley surrounded by streams in front of the large walls of Mani. Then he drove back to Leh. Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 5
Trip to Zingchen (3,400m) and Trek to Yurutse (3,530m) - 5 to 6 hours
In the morning, after breakfast, pack and drive to the village of Zingchen, about 20 km west of Leh. Arrive in Zingchen and meet the cavalry. From the first day, I walk to Yurutse. The trail from Zinchen has been going up along Rumbak Nala until you reach Rumbak, the largest village in the Zinchen valley. If the field is cultivated, you may have to divert the river several times to reach the Rumbak junction. Then follow the marked path on the left bank of Rumbak Nala, passing through arable land and scattered houses until you enter the valley that leads south. Follow the river until you reach Rumbak, where you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Stok Mountains. Take the right fork on the road and continue climbing gradually towards Yurutse, the villagers planted barley, potatoes and some green vegetables. There are some impressive purple and green rock formations near the village. Spend the night in the camp. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 6
Walk to Skiu (3,400m) through Kanda La Pass (4,985m) - 6 to 7 hours
Start tackling the Ganda La pass (4,985 meters) as soon as possible. Climbing the canal can be a bit tiring, so you have to travel slowly and without haste. From the top of the passage, there are many Tibetan prayer flags, and people can enjoy spectacular views of the Stok Kangri block and the surrounding valley. From here he fell to the small Xinxiang village. After lunch here, the path slowly descended towards the head of the town of Skiu, where many streams joined to form a stream. The shoulders of the broad grass in the upper valley narrowed sharply to the pleated waist of Sumdo, and there were few houses and fields at the junction of the Skiu Nala stream. From here, the river lashed a narrow and narrow canyon, crushed by willows and wild roses, and we jumped along the path from the riverbank to the shore to the village of Skiu, on the banks of the Lower Marka River. You enter the village in front of the imposing rock wall. As Skiu is only about 3,400 meters away, and the Markha valley is very narrow, the temperature here is higher. Spend the night in the camp. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 7
Walk to Markha (3,800 m) - 6 to 7 hours
Cross the river and walk to the village of Markha. This is the longest valley, and this is also the longest day for walks. On the way, you can see beautiful green spaces on terraces and small irrigation canals in the villages. At dusk, just as the evening shadows begin to surround the valley, it is worth strolling along the path where Skiu Nala and Markha are located, and visiting a small monastery. This was attended by an old nun who came to light the butter lamps on Chamba's altar every morning and night, the future Buddha. Spend the night in the camp. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 8
Walking to Thachungtse (3,589 m) - 4 to 5 hours
Walking from one of the most beautiful parts of the Markha Valley is very pleasant. Woody shrubs grow along the river and extend over several bridges. On this road, visit the village of Thinlespa and then the town of Hankar, from where we can enjoy the beauty of the Gyalpo-Ri peak. Spend the night in the camp. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 9
Trekking to Nimaling (4,700 m) - 3 to 4 hours
The trail gradually ascends into the narrow valley, passing through the smaller towns, which seem to be poorer in the lower areas. The Nimaling plain is a wide undulating meadow that descends to the base of the Kangding Peak crater (6440 m), which dominates the area. The small ponds and streams that flow in their pastures provide a lot of animals for summer pastures, such as yaks, sheep, goats, dzos and horses, not only from Markha but also from nearby villages. Himalayan marmots and white-tailed hares can be seen in many places, and it is not uncommon to find blue sheep or wolves from time to time. Spend the night in the camp. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 10
Walk along the Kangamaru La pass (5,150 m) to Chansudo (3,800 m) - 5 to 6 hours and drive to Leh - 1 hour
Cross the northern part of Markha and admire the wonderful view from the top and climb to the top of the pass of Kangmaru La Pass. The snow peaks in all directions, and on a clear day, you can see the giants of Karakorum, including K2, on the northwest horizon. The trail descended abruptly through the head of the Martselang Valley through Chyushkarmo Sulfur Springs, along the Martselang Creek in the villages of Sumdo and Shang-Sumdo, at the intersection of Shang Nala and Martselang. It will be picked up by the tourist vehicle. Leh is 55 km away. We will spend the night in a hotel in Leh. Includes breakfast and lunch.
Day 11
Early in the morning from Leh to Delhi.
In the morning, take a flight from Leh to Delhi. The flight takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The rest of the time is for you to rest and explore. Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 12
Flights from Delhi to the next destination
This trip is over today. Transfer to Leh airport and fly from Delhi to your next destination. If you want to prolong your trip, you can stay in Delhi and visit its main attractions. Or you can go to Rajasthan. Or you can make the classic golden triangle. Breakfast included.


Included
During your trek/tour what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:  
  • Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
  • Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  • English Speaking guide
  • All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
  • Official expense
  • Hotel picks up & drops off by a tourist vehicle.
 
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for hostess and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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