10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi
If you love adventure, especially trekking then Markha Trekking Tour is the tour for you! It offers a chance to you to ascend the top of two very high passes Gandala La and Kongmaru La and lets you indulge in abundance of natural beauty from the summit. It also offers you an opportunity to witness the way of life of the region, the trails through remote gorges and unbridled grazing grounds.
Day 01:- New Delhi -Leh
Markha Valley Trekking Tour Package begins with arrival at New Delhi. Here Indian Horizons representative will receive you and help you plan the further journey towards Leh.
Upon arrival in Leh, You will be received from Leh Airport by one of our representatives and transferred towards Leh. Upon arrival by road, check into the pre-booked hotel. Enjoy rest of the day in leisure activities and for acclimatization.
Day 02:- Leh Sightseeing
After morning breakfast proceed towards Saboo Gompa around 8 Km from Leh and is one of the most visited monasteries. On your way back visit the SOS village (Choglamsar) an important destination for those who want to explore Tibetan culture. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies is also located here. it features a Tibetan Library, handicraft shop, a restaurant and a medical centre. Visitors can also visit the Leh Palace, Phyang Monastery, Spituk Monastery etc. After enjoying the whole day in beautiful surroundings return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Leh- Spituk- Zingchen
After enjoying morning breakfast proceed towards Spituk Bridge situated behind the Spituk Monastery. It is about 7 Km from Leh. From the bridge, start trekking along the Indus River as you walk through the Stok mountains. Slowly move towards Zingchen while enjoying the wilderness of Himalayas. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at camp.
Day 04:- Zingchen- Yurutse
Next morning after breakfast leave your camp at Zingchen and move on the straight road and proceed towards Hemis National Park ,a popular tourist attraction. It is home to Wolf, Snow leopard and Baharal Marmot . Later on, while walking on a slim path you will reach Rumbak, which is at an altitude of 12,470 ft. Observe a route moving further down ahead to Stock La from where you can climb the Stock Mountains, namely Stok Kangri. From Rumbak , take a diversion towards Yurutse which is below the Gandala Pass. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 05:- Yurutse- Skiu
Next day after enjoying delicious breakfast follow the mountain path from Yurutse, crossing a valley full of zig-zag routes. Once you cross the Gandala Pass, walk downwards to reach Shingo and then finally the Marka Valley which is very close to Skiu. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the camps.
Day 06:- Skiu- Markha
Next morning after breakfast leave the camp and walk on the right bank of Markha viewing its green and serene vegetation. After crossing, pass a barren land ,reach the Chaluk. Move further on the left side of the bank and finally reach the Markha Village. Set the camps near the river for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07:- Markha- Thochuntse
Next day after breakfast take a trail from the Markha village that takes you to upper Markha Valley. Visit the monastery and capture the beautiful visual in your camera. From here there is a gradual climb along the side of Markha River that brings you to Umlung. The trail goes on the ledge over the bank of the river and in two hours spot the summit of Kang Yissay on your right. Crossing couple of streams brings you to Tacha Monastery. Then climb further to reach Thochuntse through Hankar village. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Thochuntse camps.
Day 08:- Thochungtse - Nimaling
After breakfast begin your trek towards Nimaling . This place has green pastures during summers. Here you can spot thousands of sheep, goats and yaks grazing around. A long walk on a grassy meadow brings you to Nimaling. You see gushing streams on your left with a glacier behind the Kang Yatse and to the right is the Kang Yatse peak. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Nimaling camps.
Day 09:- Nimaling- Shang Sumdo
Next morning after breakfast start trekking towards Kongmaru La. It is marked by numerous Buddhist prayer flags. The trek offers you beautiful ranges of Ladakh and villages situated to the north of Indus Valley. Proceed towards Sukarmo. From Sukarmo to Sumdo it is a river bed walk. From Sumdo you get a motorable road to the highway which is about 8 km away. It takes about 2 hours to reach Leh from Sumdo. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the camps settled at Sumdo.
Day 10:-Sumdo to Hemis to Leh
Next day after breakfast start walking downwards to visit the Hemis monastery, one of the oldest and the richest monasteries in Ladakh. Later drive to Leh, on the way visiting Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace and museum. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the pre-booked hotel at Leh.
Day 11:- Leh – New Delhi
On the last day of Markha Valley Tour package ,check out from the hotel to proceed towards Leh Airport for the return journey to New Delhi.
With this, the adventurous, fun-filled and exciting Markha Valley Tour comes to an end with its beautiful and unforgettable memories.
Kang Yatse peak