A rather sought-after trek in the Ladakh region, Markha Valley does not disappoint. It spills the chance to ascend the top of two very high passes, Gandala La (4800 m) & Kongmaru La (5150 m) and lets you feast your eyes on stunning sights from the summit. You also come across the charming Markha Village that is a trove in this cold semi-arid terrain of Ladakh. Other delights include witnessing the way of life of the region, crossing several streams and rivers and enjoying a trail through remote gorges and unbridled grazing grounds.
Your initial two days will be spent for acclimatisation as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead. In the meanwhile unravel monasteries, museum, fort, the local market place and Leh Palace. Cross over Ganda La (4800 m) and arrive at the winsome Markha Village that is laced with green fields and willow trees and has barren mountains in the backdrop. Other thrills include camping beside a gurgling stream, getting the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak and more. Till the final day, there is something to revel in every step of the way.
Duration of the Tour: 8N/9D
Temperature Range: The temperature varies from 22 – 30 degree, 2 to 8 degree, 20 – 27 degree, 4 to 6 degree, 10 – 20 degree and – 5 degree
Meal Types: Importance is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly.
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Day 01: Arrive at Leh (3500m)
Day 02: Leh Sightseeing and Acclimatisation
Day 03: Drive from Leh to Zingchen (3400m), Trek from Zingchen to Yurutse (4150m) (Trek/4hrs)
Day 04: Trek from Yurutse (4150m) to Ganda La (4800m) to Skiu (3400m) (Trek 7/8hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Skiu (3400m) to Markha (3800m (Trek 6/7hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Markha (3800m) to Thochuntse (4150m, Trek /4-5hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Thochuntse (4150m) to Nimaling (4700 m) (Trek/ 4hrs)
Day 08: Trek from Nimaling (4700m) to Kongmaru La (5150m) to Sumdo (3800m), Drive from Sumdo to Leh 3500m (Trek 7hrs) (Drive 2hrs)
Day 09: Departure from Leh
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