markha-valley-trek

Base: Leh / Ladakh

Duration: 15 – 17 Days

Maximum Elivation: 5030 m

Grade: Moderate / Tough

Day 01: Delhi – Chandigarh

Drive to Chandigarh. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight.

Day 02: Chandigarh – Manali

Morning drive to Manali to reach by afternoon. Check in hotel. Overnight.

Day 03: Manali – Jispa

Drive to Leh. Enroute overnight at jispa.

Day 04: Jispa – Leh

Morning after breakfast drive to Leh to reach by late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Leh

Rest Day at Leh ( Stay in Hotel )

Day 06: Drive Leh – Spitok- Rumbak (Trek time 6 – 7 hrs)

Spitok monastery is one of the most importance as being one of the oldest from 15th centuary.A gradual walk through village Jingchan 3600m to Rumbak 3750m.

Day 07: Rumbak-Yurutse (trek time 4 -5 hrs)

Spectacular view of Stok Range from Yurutse 4150m.

Day 08: Ganda La-Markha Valley ( trek time 6-7 hr)

Gandal La 4920m requires steady ascent and slow pace. Scenic view of Zhanskar Range. Through village Kaya 3650 it is gradual walk to Skiu 3700m.

Day 09: Rest Day at Skiu

Day 10: Skiu-Markha (Trek Time 7-8 hrs)

Trail crosses the river Markha several times. There are army bridges so no problem in crossing river although in past it was a big problem and people have to trek kms. for finding proper place to cross safely. Markha village at 3850m is gradual walk through typical Ladakh trail.

Day 11: Markha-Nimaling ( trek time: 7 – 8 hrs)

Nimaling at 4650m is steady ascending and descending. Nimaling Plateau is green pasture where you can see permanent encampment of shepherds. This is a place which further provides excess to deep hidden valleys.

Day 12: Nimaling-Chogdo via kangmaru La (trek time 6 hrs)

This is not as strenuous as it looks. Stady ascent to La 5030m will require 2 hrs. at most. From there you can see scenic view of Nimaling Plateau which seems like a land out of dreams as this is only green pasture among brown and gray land of rocks and scree. Chogdo at 4050m is gradual but long descent.

Day 13: Chogdo-Hemis (trek time 4-5 hrs)

Walking besides stream, this is gradual walk to world famous monastery of Hemis which is said to be having links with Christ and Guru Nanak Dev, a Saint/Guru of Sikhs.

Day 14: Hemis – Manali

Drive to Manali for overnight.

Day 15: Manali – Chandigarh – Delhi

Morning drive back to Chandigarh to board flight/ train for Delhi to end the tour.