Markha Valley Trekking Tour
Holiday Durations : 07 Nights - 08 Days
Holiday Destinations : Leh - Spituk - Zinchen - Kandala Base - Skiu - Markha - Thachungtse - Markha - Thachungtse - Martselang – Hemis - Leh
Holiday Cost : INR On Request per person on twin sharing basis.
Best Time : Early Jan to Feb End
Day 01 : LEH - SPITUK - ZINCHEN. (11200ft / 3400mts.)
Drive from Leh by Jeep to Spituk village. Visit Spituk Monastery. TREK STARTS. Trek to Zinchen, which is an easy walk, and have river crossing 3 times. Overnight in camps at Zinchen village. Trek time: 04 /5 Hrs.
Day 02 : ZINCHEN - KANDALA BASE. (13500ft / 4380Mts)
Start trekking for Kanda-La base, which is a little hard trek having river crossing few times. Stop for lunch at Rumbuck village. Overnight in the camps at the Base. Trek time: 6/7 hr.
Day 03 : KANDALA BASE - SKIU. (11200ft /3400Mts)
A walk along the mountainside up to the Kanda-La, which is situated at the height of 4850, Mts. Further an easy and decent walk towards Shingo village. After easy walk camp at Skiu. Visit the Skiu Monastery. Trek time: 5/6 Hrs.
Day 04 : SKIU - MARKHA.(12200ft.)
Today we have several river crossings but the trek is easy. Trek time: 7 Hrs. Evening explore the local village on a cup of tea with the locals. O/n Camp.
Day 05 : MARKHA - THACHUNGTSE. (12300ft / 3700Mts).
Enroute visit Hankar Yokma village & Umlung Monastery on a hill top, One can have very nice view from the monastery. Cross 2 times Markha river Trek time 5 hrs. Overnight at camp.
Day 06 : THACHUNGTSE - NIMALING. (15000ft / 4700Mts)
A bit beyond Thachungtse leave a broad valley on the riverside. The valley narrows and goes higher. The river is far to the left. Walk near a small lake, and cross pastures to Nimaling. This one of the most beautiful high valleys of Ladakh, which is on the height of 4700 Mts. On the right side stands the Kangyatse Peak 21000 Ft. Trek time: 5 – 6 Hrs. O/n Camp.
Day 07 : NIMALING – CHUSKURMO - SHANG SUMDO. (12100ft.)
Long climb along the mountainside then Zigzag up to the GONGMARU LA at the height of 5150 Mts. Several easy steam crossing. Trek time: 5Hrs. Overnight at Camp.
Day 08 : SHANG SUMDO – MARTSELANG – HEMIS - LEH. (12078 ft / 3660Mts).
Take the riverbed again, then a good footpath through large blocks. You reach the motorable trail pass a series of Chortens. Leave Martselang village on the right and follow a gentle rising trail to Hemis. Trek time: 5/6 Hrs. Trek Finish. Visit Hemis Monastery and drive back to Leh 01 Hr.