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Home » Ladakh Trekking Packages » Popular Markha Valley Treke

Ladakh Trekking Packages >> Popular Markha Valley Treke

Duration:11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination covered: Delhi-Leh-Spituk - Zinchen-Kandala Base - Shingo-Skiu - Markha-Thochungtse - Nimaling-Kongmaru La (Pass) - Shang Sumdo-Martselang - Leh-Delhi

Day 01: Delhi -Leh

Transfer to Delhi airport (at your own) to catch flight to Leh
Begin your tour
Arrive into Leh

Welcome to Vardhman's "Popular Markha Valley Trek"!
On arrival in Leh, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Full day rest to acclimatize yourself. Evening go for a brisk walk to stretch your body.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 02: Leh
Morning after breakfast proceed to visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar monastery and Leh palace.
Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) : Shanti Stupa/Japanese peace pagoda is build by a Japanese religious organization headed by Head monk Nakamura with the help from the organization and local people. It is situated at a hill top in Cahngspa village providing a bird eye view of the Leh town and the surrounding mountain peaks. Architecturally it has the Japanese touch with small clean rooms on the side for mediators and the main Japanese shrine at the entrance.
Sankar Gompa & Village : A relatively modern monastery, it is closely associated with the Spituk monastery and served as the residence of the late head priest-Kushak Bakula. A number of gold icons are to be found here.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 03: Leh -Spituk - Zinchen
Morning after breakfast drive by motor car for Spituk Trekking point, from there we start the trek till Zinchen which is about 4 to 5 hrs trek through the beautiful landscapes. On arrival check in at camp for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Camp

Day 04: Zinchen - Kandala Base
Early in the morning shortly after breakfast, start trekking from Zinchen towards Kandala base. Enroute, the trail meanders past pristine village of Rumbak. As you near Yurutse, you have to cross a bridge. You get to halt for lunch and thereafter head further towards Kandala Base where you will camp for the night.
Overnight: Camp

Day 05: Kandala Base - Shingo
Morning after early breakfast, start moving towards the top of the Kandala pass, which will hardly take 3 to 4 hrs to reach on top. Easy descent towards village Shingo that will take another couple of hrs. On arrival at Shingo check into your Camp for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Camp

Day O6: Shingo - Skiu
The trek that follows after breakfast is very pleasurable and involves easy trail. Amidst the breathtaking gorges and natural vistas set as perfect backdrops, walk for 3 to 4 hours. Finally, arrive at your campsite in Skiu for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Camp

Day 07: Skiu - Markha
The trek continues in the morning immediately after breakfast. The trail runs parallel to Markha River. Lush vegetation, stunning flora and fauna offers you awesome visual treat on the way. You halt for a while to lunch and thereafter head for your destination. 6-7 hours of trekking finally ends in Markha.
Overnight: Camp

Day 08: Markha - Thochungtse
Trek (6-7hrs walk)
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast walk past Markha towards Thochungtse. Several descents bring you close to a monastery. Further ahead the trail crosses a bridge and enters traditional villages of Humlung and Hankar. Get few minutes of cultural immersion as you talk to local people who you will find very friendly and hospitable. This culturally-stimulating journey progresses towards the destination. 5-6 hours of trekking finally concludes in Thochungtse. Check into your camp for an overnight rest.
Overnight: Camp

Day 09: Thochungtse - Nimaling
Today is basically the shortest day of the trek, so after late breakfast trek begins for Nimaling pasture, it will take hardly couple of hrs to reach at campsite. Nimaling is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh (4,700mtres), dominated by the gorgious peak Kangyatse (6,400mtres). After lunch one can visit the nomads living there with the animals (yaks, sheep's and horses).
Overnight: Camp

Day 10: Nimaling - Kongmaru La (Pass) - Shang Sumdo
After a leisurely breakfast start walking for the Kongmaru la (5,200mtres). To reach on the top it will take 2 to 3 hrs time. On reaching the top one can see the mindblowing view of Karakoram ranges and the valley of Leh and other villages. Start the descent down towards the gorges and keep walking on the left bank to Chumiktangmo. Arrive at Shang Sumdo and check into the camp for an overnight rest after 8 to 9 hrs walking.
Overnight: Camp

Day 11: Shang Sumdo - Martselang - Leh
Continuing your descent, pass some of the highest located houses in the valley before descending into another section of rocky gorge. Along the way pass through the village of Martsylang, it's just about 3-4hrs walk. You will be picked up at Martselang and drive back to Leh. Upon arrival check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12: Leh - Delhi
After breakfast you will transferred to the Leh airport to board the flight to Delhi with sweet and pleasant memories of your "Popular Markha Valley Trek" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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