Markha Valley trek has been, one of the most sought after holiday trek among whole range of trekkers from expert to naive, partly because it lies adjacent to the most favorite Valley of Ladakh and partly because at the culmination point where the valley ends lies the famous and the massive mountain Kangyatse with snow-capped peak touching the sky with glory.
The Markha River is a river in Ladakh, India. It is a tributary of the Zanskar River. The Markha Valley is one of the most popular trekking routes in Ladakh, accessible from Ganda La pass near Spituk in the west, which is usually the beginning point of the trek,and Gongmaru La pass near Hemis, where the trek usually ends On top of the valley you can find the Kang Yatze, a 6,400 m (21,000 ft) high mountain. The Markha River also passes to the south of the 6,153 m (20,182 feet) high Stok Kangri mountain.
Nomadic families herd their yaks in this valley. Many small monasteries exist, of which Tache gompa is the most important Buddhist monastery in the valley.
Highlights of the Markha Valley trek:
If we start the trek from Chilling the trek can be completed in 5 days.
Best season to trek would be from July to Sept.
It is the same route for the Kang Yatse peak expedition
The difficulty level is moderate. There is one high pass which is a bit strenuous, otherwise the whole route is very enjoyable.
The longer duration of the trek is for 9 days. Where one has to pass Ganda La pass.
It is one of the favorite treks of the westerners.
You would be traversing through several villages, typically small, 10-15 houses, such as Skiu,Rumbak,Markha,Hankar.
Markha Valley is located very near to Tibet, due to which tourists can feel the touch of Tibet culture in the life style of people living here
Day 1 - Arrive at Leh
Day 2 - Leh To Chilling Drive trek to Skiu (5-6hrs walk)
Day 3 - Skiu To Markha Trek
Day 4 - Markha To Thochungtse Trek
Day 5 - Thochungtse To Nimaling Trek
Day 6 - Nimaling To Shang Sumdo Trek
Day 7 - Leh departure
Fixed Departure Dates:
- 4th July 2107
|INCLUDED||Accommodation in non-ac rooms (Triple sharing)||Meals during trekking|
|Camping gear*||Activity point transfers|
|Permits and Road taxes||Transportation in non-ac vehicles|
|LAFL coordinator||Inner Line permits and Climbing permits|
|LAFL Service Charges||Cooking staff|
|Luggage Porterage on trek||Accommodation in tents|
|NOT INCLUDED||All beverages (including bottled mineral water)||Transport|
|Camera fees||Meals apart from those during the trek|
|All insurance||All tips|
|Phone and internet usage||Personal expenses|
|Personal medical requirements||All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section|
|Monument and Park Entrance Fees|
Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.