Markha Valley Trekking

markha-valley-trek-indiaMarkha Valley Trekking Apart from the high profile historical cities, India has unique Himalayan destination Ladak, open up since 1974 for Adventure travelers. The region abounds with snow-capped peaks to century old monasteries and peaceful ambience. One of the world’s highest inhabited plateaus known as Little Tibet, Ladak offers the most varied and beautiful trekking and climbing on the trans- Himalayas. The high Himalayan inspirational culture, ruined fort and gompas are one can yet to be experience. The mountain views and dramatic formation of land are simply spectacular. Flying into Leh, the ancient capital of Ladak, we have few days acclimatization and exploration day of surrounding monasteries before commence the trek.

Markha Valley Trekking, the heart of Ladakh, known as little Tibet and land of Lamas, remote and rugged land, is situated deep in the Himalaya has captured the imagination of adventure trekkers. Dramatic ruined Buddhist monasteries mark the sheer craggy skyline above intimate villages of green field – a magical place of carved Mani (prayers) walls and white chortens (Shrines) against richly colored rock of startling reds and vivid greens. After the sensational flight to Leh and exploration of the historical monasteries in the historical Indus valley with the simultaneous acclimatization, we start our trek to the Markha valley, where the way of life has almost unchanged over the centuries. Trekking route ventures high into the Himalayas crossing high passes the Ganda La (4850m) and Kopngmaru La (5100m) and traversing landscape that ventures from incredibly narrow valleys to the wide valley of Nimaling pasture. You may well spot Himalayan blue sheep, Ibex scrambling over the rocky slopes beneath the superb mountain scenery of Stok, Matho, Kang Yatze and Zanskar ranges. As you trek to the upper part of the Markha valley you are rewarded with spectacular views of snow capped peaks of Karakoram including K2 and Tibetan plateau.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi airport pickup O/n at hotel
Day 02 : Fly to Leh afternoon visit Leh bazaar O/n at hotel
Day 03 : Full day sightseeing tour (royal palace, Shanti stupa etc) O/n at hotel
Day 04 : Acclimatization visits to Shey and Thiksey and come back to Leh
Day 05 : Drive to Chiling and trek start
Day 06 : Trek to Markha valley camp
Day 07 : Trek to Markha village
Day 08 : Trek to Tchutchse
Day 09 : Trek to Nimling
Day 10 : Exploration rest day
Day 11 : Trek to Chodgo
Day 12 : Trek to Shang Sundo
Day 13 : Trek to Hemis Gompa and drive to Leh
Day 14 : Phyang Monastery in Phyang valley
Day 15 : Fly to Delhi O/n at hotel
Day 16 : Sightseeing tour in Delhi
Day 17 : Deparutre