Markha Valley Trek
Duration: 14 Days/13 Nights
Best Season: June till September
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru - Prinkitila - Wanla - Hinju - Konzkela - Sumda - Dundunchenla - Chilling - Skiu - Markha - Tchatchutse - Nimaling - Knogmarula - Shang - Hemis - Leh - Delhi
Degree of difficulty : ****
1-2 persons: 1260 USD per person
3-4 persons: 1190 USD per person
5-8 persons: 1120 USD per person
* Please check inclusion / exclusion section.
Fixed departure tour dates : 14th June, 6th July, 24th July, 15 august, 6th september 2006.
This two weeks tour to Ladakh takes you through Markha Valley which is one of the most visited trek route in Ladakh region. Its a must for every trekker comming to Ladkah and provide some of the best views of High Himalayan and Karakoram Ranges along with the greatest of the nomadic experiences in the Markha Valley area. One crosses the heights of upto 4500 mts on the high points and Markha Valley trek and the average altitude also remains above 3500 mts through the trek. Wanla, Konzekla give a grand panoramic view and makes this trek a paradise for all those want to be in the mountains for the obvious reason of being with the mother nature at its best.
The tour provides a great opportunity for a lover of culture and diversity when it takes you to Alchi, Lamayuru & Hemis monasteries which are also the oldest and the most beautifull monastries in Ladakh region apart from taking you around in and around Leh which is also the capitol of Ladakh. Popularly called as the moon land, The landscape around Lamayuru monastery is one of most spectacular things one could see on earth.
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi - Leh
Early morning connect flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization which is 3500 Mts above sea level. In the evening short work around the Leh bazaar Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru
128 Kms drive. 4/5 hrs Leave after breakfast and drive through the picturesque villages on the way visit Alchi monastery and by the late lunch you will arrive Lamayuru. Afternoon visit the most interesting monastery of Ladakh region known as Lamayuru monastery. Overnight in tents.
Day 3: Lamayuru - Prinkitila - Wanla
3/4 hrs trek Leaving after breakfast and descending towards the village, cross a stream gentle climb across the mountainside, then a little valley towards the Prinkitila 3750 Mtrs which is crossed after a short climb. Leave dowards down a narrow gorge to the village of Shilla. Cross a river on a bridge, then on the right bank to Wanla. Visit the monastery and overnight in tents.
Day 4: Wanla - Hinju
3/4 hrs trek Leave after breakfast and walk along the left bank of the Yapola for another 2/3 hours until reaching the village of Phenjila. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 5: Hinju - Konzkela - Sumda
5/6 hrs trek After breakfast leave from Hinju and and ascending to the main valley. Pas the last mountain pasture(house), then leave one or two valley on the left and clumb up the pass. The last third is steep. From the summit of the Konzkela (4950 Mtrs) long descend to pastures, then keep on the left bank along the mountainside. Several good campsites at the edge of the river. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 6: Sumda - Dundunchenla - Chilling
7/8 hrs trek Leave after breakfast and the path becomes more difficult to follow until reaching shelter formed by the rocks. Opposite these small houses, there is a bridge, cross it and start steep ascending towards Dundunchenla (4800 Mtrs) beautiful view can be seen from the pass. Immediately descend and you reach a house high up in the valley and from here the valley gets narrower and narrower until you reach Chilling. Which is famous for metals such as copper, tin,silver used for the making of ladles, tchang pots, tea pots etc. Dinner and overnight in tents
Day 7: Chilling - Skiu
8/9 hrs Trek Leave after early breakfast easy and gradual walking with ups and down and arrive in the valley of Markha and then after few hundred meters further will reach Skiu. Overnight in Tents.
Day 8: Skiu - Markha. 7 Hrs
Trek From Skiu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Good camp site beyond the village and near river. Overnight in Tents.
Day 9: Markha - Tchatchutse
6/7 Hrs. Trek Start trek towards the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the river bed and pass the monastery of Humlung. Then carry on trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar where there are several houses. The path improves and cross a broad valley on the right side. The valley becomes narrow and higher and cross bridges on to the left bank and then reaches Tchatchuste. Overnight in Tents.
Day 10: Tchatchutse - Nimaling (4700 M)
3 Hrs. Trek. Trek starts on good path and several small inclines. The river is rather far to the other side and walk near a small lake, then cross pasture to Nimaling. This is one of most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh dominated by the Kang Yaze. Trek ascent towards other side and gradually reach Nimaling. Overnight in Tents.
Day 11: Nimaling - Knogmarula (5150 M) - Shang. 8 Hrs
Trek Cross the Markha valley and follow long climb along the mountain side, then zig zag road leads towards Kongmarula. Follow steep descent into gorges and then keep walking on the left bank to Chukirmo. Thereafter crossing right and left bank and arrive Shang, a beautiful camp in groves and there is a monastery an hour away from the village. Overnight in tents.
Day 12: Shang - Hemis
4 Hrs. Trek - Leh 1 ½ Hrs. drive Trek starts from the riverbed, then follow a good path through large blocks and then go left bank. You reach a dusty trail suitable for motor vehicles and then pass a small house and series of Chortens. Leave Martsellang on the right and follow a gently rising trail towards Hemis. Visit Hemis monastery after that drive towards to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Tour ends here.
Day 13: Leh
Complete day for rest and visit around the local bazaar by foot. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14: Leh - Delhi
After early breakfast transfer in time to the airport to connect onwards destination flight.
Hotels likely to be used:
||Please choose from Category:
Budget Guest House, Standard Guest House, 3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, 5 Star
||“A” Category Hotels
||Spic-n-Span, Cho Palace, Lahrimo, Kanglachen, Pangong, Mogol International.
“Specific hotel accommodation” subjected to availabilities otherwise alternative hotel of same category shall be provided.
- Accommodation in “A” category hotel at Leh with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
- English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
- All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
- Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
- Trek on full board
- All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
- All trekking staff: Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
- Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
- Two way radio as per requirement
- Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
- First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
- Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.
- Accommodation in Delhi***
- Trekking shoes
- Sleeping bags
- Any climbing equipment
- Government Service tax 4.95% on package
- Medical and insurance of any kind.
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
- Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.
***Accommodation in Delhi is not calculated due to huge variation and difference in price and type of accommodation. We shall quote once we know of your choice.
For costs and other details please contact Mr. Sanjay/Sunil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Markha Valley Trek Reservation Form