Trekking in the Markha Valley : Ladakh Tour

11 days/ 10 nights
Destinations Covered
Delhi – Leh - Yurutse - Skiu via Ganda La -Markha - Thachungtse -Nimaling - Shang Sumdo -Hemis – Leh
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Summary :

Ladakh, a region in eastern India, lends itself well for trekking. It enjoys a dry and arid landscape that allows you to live an unforgettable experience during a trip to India. Indeed, Ladakh is one of those few destinations in the world that leaves lasting memories.One of the most coveted treks in the region are the Markha Valley. And for good reason, its landscapes are particularly varied. Discover all the natural wonders and cultural treasures of this famous valley with this 11-day India tour combining trekking and luxury stay. Knowing that the best time to do this is between May and September.

Markha Valley Trek is one of the most sought after trekking areas by the adventure seekers and trek enthusiasts in India. Located in the magical land of Ladakh, Markha Valley Trek offers a remarkable escapade in the barren beauty of Ladakh. Namaskar India Tour offers 11 days Markha Valley Trekking Tour in Ladakh combining trekking and luxury stay. Get experience unique Ladakhi culture and wildlife while trekking through the high passes

The alpine trek has been rated as moderate to difficult and passed through various landscapes and remote regions. It demands stamina, skills, and strength from the trekkers but gives them a chance to view the panoramic beauty of the Markha Valley which is one of the major attractions of the trek. 

Namaskar India has been organizing treks to Markha Valley for so long that even the remote villages of Ladakh do not feel so distant and remote to us. We offer a fully planned itinerary from your home to landing in Ladakh where you feel the climate and get acclimatized before heading out on the actual expedition. We have a network of best guesthouses which are more than waiting to welcome you into their native culture.

Markha Valley is one of the most alluring places in Ladakh the beauty of which is only complemented by the streams and greenery. The secluded ambience of the place lets you dive into inner peace and have an astonishing experience as a whole.

Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)

Namaskar! Welcome to India. Your tour begins with a welcome meeting with our representatives at Airport. After traditional welcome with garland at airport, transfer to Hotel. Delhi was Capital of the Mughal Empire in the seventeenth century, and today capital of a country with over a billion inhabitants, Delhi is clearly divided between the old and the new city. Later we leave for a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. In Old Delhi we will visit the largest mosque in India called Jama Masjid.The highlight of the tour is an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful streets of fabled shopping bazaar, Chandni Chowk (Silver Street).We drive past Red Fort citadel and reach Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi where nearby are located two museums dedicated to him too. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar,a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Well known for mughal architecture. Over night at Hotel

Day 02: Delhi - Leh

Very early in the morning, you will be transferred to Delhi airport to catch the flight to Leh. When you arrive 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 the city by walk along a path between fields and alleys. Stay overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Leh

In this morning after breakfast on 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 worship. Then you will visit the monastery of Hemis, the most famous gompa of Ladakh, before making a tour to the shey Palace complex, the residence of the kings of Ladakh until the 16th century. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Leh -  Yurutse (4050 m) - trek 5 h

Today morning after breakfast you will be transferred by taxi to Zingchen. The time has come in this budget India tour to start trekking. This is the ascent of Yurutse which peaks at more than 4000 m. Night at the camp.

Day 05: Yurutse - Skiu via Ganda La (4970 m) - trek about 8 h

After breakfast, you will make the ascent to Ganda La. This climb promises many beautiful panoramas. Those on the summits 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 your breakfast.To end the day, you will make a hike through an impressive gorge. This hike will take you to the village of Skiu which is home to an ancient monastery and the remains of an ancient castle. Overnight at Camp

Day 06: Skiu - Markha (trek about 7 to 8 h )

Morning breakfast at Camp. Adventure and hiking 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 here, a fairly flat trail takes you to winter settlements that are home to Lhatos and Mani walls, then the village of Markha. It is the largest village in the valley with about twenty dwellings, a ruined fort and an old monastery. Overnight at the camp.

Day 07: Markha - Thachungtse (4300 m) - trek 5 hours

Morning after breakfast we will explore Hanker Village , home to the Umlung Monastery. Perched on a hill, this one is difficult to access. This visit will therefore depend on your state of fatigue. Overnight at the camp.

Day 08: Thachungtse - Nimaling (4720 m) - Trek 4 hours

Morning post breakfast A trek with rather harsh conditions is scheduled for this 8th day of tour in India. But it allows access to a beautiful high plateau that gathers small lakes, then a vast plateau with large expanses. This is the Nimaling (5100 m) on the right side of which stands the vertiginous Kanyatse peak (6400 m). Overnight at the camp.

Day 09: Nimaling - Shang Sumdo (3800 m) via Kongmarula (5625 m) - Trek 8 at 9 hours

Morning after breakfast This day of your tour in India will be dedicated to the ascent of Shang Sumdo. The route will be via the Kongmarula Pass. On arrival check in a camp. Stay overnight at Camp

Day 10: Shang Sumdo - Hemis - Leh

After breakfast, you will leave for Leh in a jeep. Set up in a luxury hotel for a luxury trip to India. Afternoon free. Overnight at the luxury hotel.

Day 11: 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 company. Transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon you will visit the Presidential Palace, the Gate of India, Gandhi's Mausoleum and the Sikh Temple. You will end your trekking trip to India with a farewell dinner. Transfer to Delhi airport to catch the flight back to Home. End of our services.

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