Markha Valley Trek


Leh - Chilling - Skiu - Thachungtse- Nimaling - Chuskurmo - Shang - Leh

Tour Key Points

  • Region
    Leh and Ladakh
  • State
    Jammu and Kashmir
  • Grade
    Moderate to Difficult
  • Max. Altitude
    17220 feet
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  • Value for money
  • Accommodation & facilities
  • Food
  • Location
  • Quality of activity

Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley is the biggest valley of the area. Obviously, Leh is the initial point of this trek, which is an additional advantage to explore the Buddhists landmarks in Leh. You will be overwhelmed to cross through the modest villages as you climb on heights. Surprisingly, these towns have bistros or tea houses serving reviving hot beverages when you are drained from the strenuous climb. In a steady progression, Rumbak, Yurutse, Skui, Markha, Hankar, Nimaling settlements will rejuvenate you. Not just that the greater part of the towns have protected religious communities, demolished forts and temples. With Markha Valley trek one finds a good pace dried area of strong Kashmir. The secretive ride of 10 days, displaying lavish green to yellow desolate scenes, going close by Indus stream will be bourne at the top of the priority list for the lifetime.

The trek takes you on a delightful excursion in the place where there is shuddering bright flags, mane walls, high passes, natural wildlife, and strange shear ravines. Not to overlook the bona fide towns you stroll past, carrying you closer to the Ladakhi culture. The beautiful rock arrangements found on the path, alongside the perspectives on Stok and Zanskar mountains frequently leave individuals speechless. The best time to do Markha Valley trek is between the long periods of June and September. It is a difficult trek, with heaps of stream intersections, soak risings, and plummets from two high spends and taxing day walk and is suggested for experienced trekkers. Apparatus up for a wonderful and socially rich experience, and let the peacefulness of the Markha Valley's scenes take out stress out of your life.

  • Itinerary
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  1. Day 01 Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet

    Our representative will assist you at Kushok Bakula airport Leh - 3500m above sea level. Drive to hotel. Have your breakfast at the hotel. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. After Lunch visit Shanti Stupa, Later in the evening stroll around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

  2. Day 02 Leh Excursion to Matho, Stakna & Stok palace

    Post breakfast we would start our journey to few more interesting monasteries of Leh and start with Matho, lies 26 Kms south-east of Leh on the opposite bank of the Indus river. Stakna is a little religious community, involving the private loft, all recently enhanced in great Tibetan style, a Du-khang and the rooms of priests and chaperons. In the wake of covering over two cloisters we drive back to Leh and visit Stok Palace in transit, Stok lies south of leh on the contrary side of the burn Tsangspo River. The manor was based on a slope toward the finish of town in about the year 1825 by ruler Tsespal Tondup Namgyal, back to hotel for overnight stay.

  3. Day 03 Tour of Hemis, Thiksey, Shey monastery 3 Idiots School Campus & Sindhu Darshan Ghat

    Post breakfast, we will drive towards Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with imposing perspectives of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer royal residence of the King of Ladakh. 3 Idiots School Campus Sindhu Darshan visit. Return back to the hotel at Leh for Dinner & stay overnight.

  4. Day 04 Chilling - Skiu (3100 mts/10168 ft)

    After breakfast drive till chilling and start trek form here the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo. Stay overnight at Homestay.

  5. Day 05 Trek Skiu to Markha (3800m/12467ft)/ 07-08 hrs

    Following the Markha River, we will climb through the stunning valley on a genuinely level way. The path crosses the stream at different focuses, and goes through winter settlements that contain Lhatos (holy temples for nearby divinities) and Mani dividers (stones engraved with Buddhist supplications). During top season, various rose teahouses will be open, giving healthy refreshment. After cross the waterway once and for all, we will show up in Markha, the biggest town in the valley, comprising of around 20 houses, an old religious community and a destroyed stronghold could be visit. Stay overnight at Homestay.

  6. Day 06 Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4200m/13779ft)/ 05-06 hrs

    The Markha valley trail proceeds past old stone-mills, a ruined mansion and the auspicious monastery of Techa, which is proudly perched on a towering cliff that looms above Markha, well worth visiting if we have the energy vitality! The way at that point meets the waterway a few times before slicing through the last villas in the valley. Subsequent to leaving the town of Umlung , we will be managed our first perspective on Kang-Yatse (6400m), which will remain in sight until we cross Kongmaru La. After we stop for lunch in the village of Hangkar (the last in the valley), we will press onward to the lovely green pasture of Thachungtse, where we will camp. Overnight stay at Camp.

  7. Day 07 Thachungtse- Nimaling (Approx 6-7 Hrs)

    The final push, beginning by afternoon lunch, will be both physically and mentally challenging. Be that as it may, once on the summit (6200m), the encompassing sensational view of Tibet, and the Zanskar and forceful Karakoram runs, the entirety of our desensitizing agonies will soften away in a warm gleam of accomplishment! After spending an hour on top of the world, we will descend to Base Camp, where we will while away the afternoon, relaxing and praising each other on a job well done.
    Note: If you choose to scale the primary summit (6400 m), you will need to be experienced and solid steady and well prepared, as you must traverse a very difficult and technically challenging ridge.

  8. Day 08 Trek Nimaling to Chuskurmo via Kongmarula(5200m/17060ft),05 hrs

    Post breakfast, we will cross Kongmaru La, the highest pass on the trek. Here we have a superb view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The 2-hour descend is quite steep, but will gradually level as we enter Shang Gorge, with its strange and differently beautiful rock formations. More waterway intersections bar our way before we show up at the sharp spring of Chuskurmo (utilized in conventional medication by the Amchi specialists).

  9. Day 09 Chuskurmo to Shang to Leh

    After breakfast around 3-4 hours trek stroll down towards shangsumdo, here we will end our trek with memorable collections and time to good bye to trekking staff. Vehicle will be there for get us and drive to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh.

  10. Day 10 Depart

    On time drop at airport for your ahead excursion.

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