Ladakh, located in the eastern part of India, is well suited for trekking. It enjoys a dry and arid landscape that allows for an unforgettable experience during a trip to India. Indeed, Ladakh is one of those rare destinations in the world that leaves imperishable memories.
One of the most coveted treks in the region is the Markha Valley. And for good reason, its landscapes are particularly varied. Discover all the natural wonders and cultural treasures of this famous valley through this 11-day India tour combining trekking and luxury stay. Knowing that the best time to do this is between May and September.
Custom itinerary by your travel agency in India
Your French speaking agency in India will be at your disposal throughout this trekking tour in the Markha Valley.
During the trek
Here are some things you need to know during the trek of your trip to India.
Are included in the price of your tour in India:
- transfers from the camp and on arrival at the camp.
- equipment in tents such as mattresses and cooking utensils.
- entrance fees to monasteries, camel riding fees, camping fees and licensing fees.
- the guide, the food and the expenses of the cooks.
The price does not include:
- Personal expenses such as telephone, tips, drinks.
- Personal belongings including sleeping bag
- health insurance or repatriation insurance.
- international flights and airport taxes.
An agent from our local agency in India will be waiting for you and will welcome you at Delhi airport. He will also make sure of your transfer to your hotel. Night at the hotel.
Delhi - Leh (Internal flight)
Very early in the morning, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to catch the flight to Leh. At your destination, you will be greeted by a representative of our travel agency in India. Transfer to the hotel.
In the morning, we offer you the opportunity to rest at the hotel, time to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon you will visit the small monastery of Sankar famous for its delicate frescoes. The return to town will be on foot along a path between fields and alleys.
For this 3rd day of your tailor-made trip to India, you will continue to visit Leh. Early in the morning, you will go to Tiksey Monastery to attend a Buddhist cult. Then you will visit the monastery of Hemis, the most famous gompa of Ladakh, before making a tour to the palace complex of Shey, the residence of the kings of Ladakh until the 16th century. Night at the hotel.
Zingchen - Yurutse (4050 m) - trek 5 h
From Leh you will be transferred by taxi to Zingchen. The time has come in this budget India tour to start the trekking. This is the ascent of Yurutse which rises to more than 4000 m. Night at camp.
Yurutse - Skiu via Ganda La (4970 m) - trek about 8 h
After breakfast, you will climb to Ganda La. This climb promises many beautiful panoramas. Those on the peaks of Zanskar and Stok are not to be missed for an exceptional trip. After a short break, you go down to the village of Shingo where you will have breakfast.
To end the day, you will hike through an impressive gorge. This hike will take you to the village of Skiu which houses an old monastery and the remains of an ancient castle. The luxury camp where you will spend the night is also there.
Skiu - Markha (trek approximately 7 to 8 pm)
Adventure and trekking are still at the heart of this 6th day of your trip to India. You will walk along the Markha River which leads you to a beautiful valley. From there, a fairly flat path leads to winter settlements that house Lhatos and walls of Mani, then the village of Markha. It is the most important village in the valley with about twenty houses, a fort in ruins and an old monastery. Night at camp.
Markha - Thachungtse (4300 m) - trek 5 h
This journey through India passes through the village of Hankar, home to the Umlung Monastery. Perched on a hill, it is difficult to access. His visit will depend on your state of fatigue. Night at camp.
Thachungtse - Nimaling (4720 m) - Trek 4 hours
A trek with rather harsh conditions is scheduled for this 8th day of tour in India. But it gives access to a high plateau that includes small lakes, then a vast plateau with large expanses. This is the Nimaling (5100 m) on the right side of which stands the Kanyatse peak (6400 m). Night at camp.
Nimaling - Shang Sumdo (3800 m) via Kongmarula (5625 m) - Trek 8 to 9 h
This day of your customized tour in India will be dedicated to the ascent of Shang Sumdo. The path will be via the Kongmarula pass. After this effort, comfort in a luxury camp.
Shang Sumdo - Hemis - Leh
After breakfast, you will drive to Leh on a jeep. Check in a luxury hotel for a luxury trip to India. Free afternoon. Overnight at the luxury hotel.
Leh - Delhi - Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Leh Airport for a domestic flight to Delhi. Welcome to Delhi airport by a member of our travel agency in India. Transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the Presidential Palace, India Gate, Gandhi Mausoleum and Sikh Temple. You will end your journey of luxury and exception in India with a farewell dinner. Transfer to Delhi airport to catch the flight back to France. End of our services.