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LADAKH
8 Days

Suitable For

Serious trekkers who want to experience extremely cold temperatures.

Experience

Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.

Fitness

Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes

Max Altitude

5200M

Grade

Difficult

Duration

8 days

Trekking KMS

On request / person

+5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Leh airport to Leh airport | included transport

Pick up and centrally heated room included

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MARKHA VALLEY TREK

Overview

Trail Type

Train Service

No

Airport

Leh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee) Airport

Base Camp

Leh

Best Season

Winter Treks (November, December, January, February, March)

Snow

Jan & Feb

Services From

Leh Airport to Leh Airport | Included Transport

Meals

Veg

Stay

Hotels/Guest houses

Notes

How to reach

Back pack & rain cover
Day pack + rain cover
Walking stick
Water bottle/Hydration pack
Snacks
Personal Medical Kit

Treak Essentials

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1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary)
• Guest house (centrally heated room) (attached washroom) in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 8 (twin
sharing basis, triple in very rare case).
• Camping during the trek (Day4 to Day 7).
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• Day 4 breakfast to day 8 lunch.
3. Trek equipments:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes.
4. First aid:
• Medical kit.
• Stretcher.
• Oxygen cylinder.
5. Support:
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
• Leh to trekking point (Day 4).
• Trekking point to Leh (Day 8).
7. Hot water
• Hot water in buckets on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
• Running hot water in taps on Day 8
8. Sightseeing included in the cost (Hall of Fame, Shey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery).
9. Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for trek.
10. Porters to carry the central luggage.
11. Pickup and drop from airport.
12. Services from Leh and return.

Trek Terms

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· Altitude:- 3,500 m
· Check In to a hotel for the day
· Mandatory Trek Briefing at 5 pm 
· Requirements: ID proof and two photographs for Indian citizens. Foreigner: Copy of
passport and visa along with two photos.
· Post-Paid network and ATMs are available.
· Purchase/rent equipment for the trek if required from the many shops nearby. 
· Alcohol consumption and smoking strictly prohibited to help the body acclimatize.

Day 01- Starts with Arrival in Leh

· Start: 10 am. Local sightseeing day.
· Places to visit: Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis monasteries.
· Avoid River Rafting as it consumes a lot of energy. 
· Reach back to the hotel before nightfall.

Day 02- Acclimatisation starts at Leh

· Altitude: Chilling 3,200m, Gain 200m at Skiu 3,400m
· How to reach: Drive- 65 km, approx. 2-3 hours (From Leh to Chilling) 
· Trek: 4-5 hours (From Chilling to Skiu), approx. 9 km 
· Stay: Home Stay or Camping

Day 3:- Drive starts from Leh to Chilling and thereafter trek to Skiu

· Altitude:-Skui: 3,400m, Sara: 3,500m
· Trek duration: 3-4 hours, 10 km approx.
· Trail is flat and well demarcated. 
· Meditation caves 
· Chance to see the Blue sheep, mountain goats, etc. 
· Stay: Home Stay or Camping

Day 4:- Trek from Skui to Sara

· Altitude:- 3,700m
· Trek duration: 4-5 hours, approx. 10 km 

· Trail mostly flat with minor ascend 
· Tea at Chalak village 
· Enjoy river crossings 
· To visit: Monastery and palace at Markha 
· Stay: Home Stay or Camping

Day 5:- Trek from Sara to Markha

· Altitude:- 4,000m
· Trek duration:- 5-6 hours, approx. 11km 
· Tea: Umling village 
· Views: monastery, nature
· Enjoy first look of Mt. Kang Yatse at 6400m 
· Stay: in Home Stay or Camping

Day 06 – Markha to Hankar

· Altitude:- 4,700m
· Trek duration:- 3-4 hours, approx. 9 km
· Difficulty level: Easy 
· Enjoy Tigu lakes, also known as double lakes
· Stay: in Tents

Day 07 – Hankar to Nimaling

· Altitude:- Kongmaru 5,200m , Chokdo 3,700m
· Trek duration: 7-8 hours, 16 km
· Descent starts from KongmaruLa to Chokdo
· Difficulty level is quite high 
· Enjoy Amazing views of Indus Valley and Ladakh Range 
· Descent is steep and terrain rocky.
· Drive to Leh From, approx. 2 hrs
· Stay: Hotel

Day 08 – Nimaling to Chokdo via Kongmaru La drive to Leh

Itinerary

One of the most beautiful and mesmerizing treks you can go for in Ladakh could be the

MARKHA VALLEY TREK. Located between Zanskar and Ladakh, this trek takes you

through pristine mountains, cloud kissed cliffs, and sleepy villages tucked deep in. If you are

someone looking for an adventure right out of the pages of a novel, then Markha Valley Trek

is the one for you. As you trek along its wilderness, untouched by human civilization, you

may even catch the elusive snow leopard, the marmots and the Pika (a type of mountain

hare). The many ruins of castles and forts build into the mountainside will transpose you into

the era of knights and kings. 

The trek starts from Leh, dotted with Buddhist monuments, taking you up the Zanskar river

before reaching the village of Chilling. After having tea, coffee, and snacks from here to

ward off the cold, the trek further takes you across the river into Markha valley, where all fun

begins. For those of you who are spiritual, the monasteries and temples will help achieve

nirvana before you climb down, taking with you memories that would last a lifetime.

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