Markha Valley is the largest valley of the region. Of course, Leh is the start point of this trek, which is an added advantage to explore the Buddhists monuments in Leh. You will be astonished to traverse through the tiny hamlets as you gain altitude. Surprisingly, these villages host cafes or tea houses serving rejuvenating hot drinks when you are tired from the strenuous hike. One after another, Rumbak, Yurutse, Skui, Markha, Hankar, Nimaling settlements will revitalize you. Not only that most of the villages have preserved monasteries, ruined forts and temples. Amongst them, the Tacha monastery is an eye and heart catcher that lies between the mountains.
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Duration: 10 Nights - 11 Days
Day 01, Delhi – Leh:
Board the morning flight to reach Leh. Come at Leh & shifting to hotel/guest house & take a complete
rest. This relaxation is essential for becoming habituated to the climate. Overnight remain at the
Day 02, Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis:
Today, we shall go on a tourism trip of some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey
Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of
the greatest lovely structures in Ladakh & the famous Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order.
Overnight remain at the guest house.
Day 03, Leh - Spituk (drive) – Trek to Zingchan (3200 mts/10496 ft):
Today, early in the morning, we will leave for Spituk, which is an hour trip away. We shall discover Spituk
Gompa, which is believed to be 500 years old. After visiting Spituk, we will begin our trek & passing a
bridge & vagrant southwest of Indus River, we will reach Zingchan Village. Overnight remain in camp.
Day 04, Zingchan - Yurutse (3900 mts/12792 ft) via Rumbak:
Post breakfast, we shall ascend to Rumbak from Zingchan. We shall trek along the Rumbak Nala via
Yurutse Village, which has succulent fields of potatoes & barley. Overnight remain in the tents.
Day 05, Yurutse - Skiu (3100 mts/10168 ft) via Ganda La:
Our trek today will end at Skiu, which can be reached by carfax Reach Ganda La (4900 meters). The pass
offers the spectacular view of Zanskar Range and other far-flung peaks of Himalaya. From Ganda La is a
long descent to the village of Shingo. The trail then leads to a gorge from Shingo Village, which is at a
short distance from Skiu. At Skiu, we will witness the interflow of the river from Markha Valley.
Overnight remain in the tents.
Day 06, Skiu - Markha (3800 mts/12464 ft):
An easy ascend today from Skiu will guide us to Markha Valley. The trekking trail passes through several
streams. Overnight remain in the tents.
Day 07, Markha – Thochuntse:
Our today is trek will be from Markha to Thochuntse. It is to be prominent that at Markha, there is a
change in landscape & from currently onwards the sight of heavily forested sections will not be
witnessed rather barren & rugged landscape will follow. We shall be Crossing River and come across
Hankar en route to Thochuntse. Hankar is the utmost village in Markha Valley. Overnight remain in the
Day 08, Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 mts/15416 ft):
In the morning today, we will begin our trek to Nimaling. We will there is a sequence of Mani Walls and
chortens on the route.be intersection a number of gentle slopes & a chain of glassy ridges. This is
counted among the most spectacular high valleys in Ladakh & is separated by Kangyatse Peak. Overnight
remain in the tents.
Day 09, Nimaling – Kongmaru La (5150 mts/16892 ft) – Sumdo:
After breakfast, we will cross to the north of Markha and shall ascend to Kongmaru La (5306 meters),
which is the highest passes in the region. After taking a nice view of the surrounding snowy peaks &
Karakoram Range, we will trek down to the Martselang Valley prominent Martselang Stream to the
Sumdo Village. Overnight remain in the tents.
Day 10, Sumdo - Hemis (4 hrs trek) – Leh:
Today, our trek will be from Sumdo Village to Martselang. At Martselang Valley, the trail broadens into
the Indus Valley. We shall take the jeep waiting for us at Martselang Village. We will also be traveling
Hemis Monastery & then transact to Leh via Thiksey & Shey Gompas. Overnight remain in the hotel.
Day 11, Leh – Delhi:
Reach the airport in order to clasp flight to Delhi.