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Trekking in Markha Valley 8 DaysExplore rural villages of Ladakh

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Trekking in Markha Valley 8 DaysExplore rural villages of Ladakh

From Spituk to Hemis

Trekking in Markha Valley has become very popular for good reason: The landscapes are varied; the trail passes through villages and isolated oasis dominated by the snowy peaks of Yatse Kang (6400 m) and Stok Kangri (6121m).While trekking in Markha valley, you will enjoy spectacular views of Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. Its multicolour hue and the hidden civilization maintain the rich culture of theLadakh. In spite of arid landscapes we come across the willow groves, bushes of wild roses and green meadows. Shepherd with their flocks can be seen in the plateau. There are chances to encounter the wild lives such as blue sheep and Ibex. After crossing the highest pass of the trek (5150 m) enroute you will visit some of famous monasteries ( Hemis- Thiksey and shey ) lied along Indus Valley.


Day 1: Leh – Zinchen (3400m), 5 hour trek; Trek 1

Day 2: Zingchen – Ganda La base (4500m), 5 hours trek; Trek 2

Day 3: Yurutse – Skiu (3400 m) by Ganda-la (4800 m), 6 hours trek; Trek 3

Day 4: Skiu – Markha (3710 m), 7 hours trek; Trek 4

Day 5: Markha – Tchatchutse (3750 m), 6 hours trek; Trek 5

Day 6: Tchatchutse – Nimaling (4700 m), 5 hours trek; Trek 6

Day 7: Nimaling – Shang, by Konmarula (5150 m), 8 hours trek; Trek 7

Day 8: Shang — Hemis – Leh, 60 km


Day 1: Leh – Zinchen (3400m), 5 hour trek; Trek 1

Drive early morning till Spituk , where you will meet the team of the trek. We will complete the load distribution and the first day of hiking begins here. Following the bank of the Indus River to the west, we will cross a large tray on the shadow of Stok Mountain range, then enter the gorge which  is a part of the Hemis National Park. In late afternoon arrive at Zingchen, we camp near a small oasis; overnight at the camp.

Day 2: Zingchen – Ganda La base (4500m), 5 hours trek; Trek 2

Follow the gorge and cross the river many times through the multi-coloured rocks and willow trees. Continue to Yurtse and visit a family to know their life style (according to availability), after meeting the family, move upwards to the foot path of progressive cervical Gandala camp.

Day 3: Yurutse – Skiu (3400 m) by Ganda-la (4800 m), 6 hours trek; Trek 3

We see beautiful scenery of Yurutse along the mountain. Crossing a small valley is followed by a zigzag climb to the plateau. We continue for nearly three hours down the mountain till the pass, Ganda La. A long descent to Shingo easily leads us in a splendid fashion. After descending for about two hours, we arrive in the Markha valley where we use the beautiful land of Skiu for camping.

Day 4: Skiu – Markha (3710 m), 7 hours trek; Trek 4

The day starts on the right bank of Markha: nice trail with lots of vegetation. Several successive crossings from left bank to right bank happen in Chaluk (little houses); new traverses that flow before it, reaches after a short steep climb the beautiful village of Markha. We set up camp near the river.

Day 5: Markha – Tchatchutse (3750 m), 6 hours trek; Trek 5

The trek goes on the right bank of the main valley; the trail may be difficult by the riverbed. Before reaching the village of Hankar, we visit the monastery of Humlung, along the river. A little beyond Hankar, we turn from a wide valley on our right. We take a narrow valley that requires us to cross a bridge until the left bank to reach the pasture Tchatchutse.

Day 6: Tchatchutse – Nimaling (4700 m), 5 hours trek; Trek 6

The trail climbs gradually; the river is rather far to the left (parade). We continue near a small lake, then cross the pastures Nimaling. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh dominated by Yatse Kang (6400 m). Many roads leading to the summit are rather difficult.

Day 7: Nimaling – Shang, by Konmarula (5150 m), 8 hours trek; Trek 7

A zigzag ascends of about two hours to the pass Konmaru, which offers panoramic views of the valley on the remote Zanskar range. Then we continue with a steep descent in a zigzag across the Konmaru. The trail crosses the beautiful bed of the river and continues with a descent difficult for the horses. After several river crossings, arrive at Shang; beautiful camp in groves. You can visit a small gompa outside the village.

Day 8: Shang — Hemis – Leh, 60 km

Following the river again, you win a trek after a series of Chortens. Let Martselang right and follow the trail to Hemis. Visit the monasteries: Hemis ,Thiksey and Shey; transfer to the Leh. End of service.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Price for less than 4 persons :

Cost Per Person- €475 for 2 person Group
Cost Per Person- €410 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport from Leh to beginning of trek and from the End of trek to leh
  • All meals ( Breakfast-Lunch – Snacks -dinner Lunch always pack )
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport of baggage by pony or mule
  • Twin sharing spacious tent, foam mattress, Dining tents from 4 person onward and Toilet tent
  • Kitchen team with all necessary items
  • Common medical box

Cost Exclude

  • Hotel and meals in Leh
  • Sleeping bag, camping chair
  • Beverages except boiled water
  • Medical evacuation
  • Monument fees
  • Still and video camera fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Refund to any unused services and no show at the meeting point



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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

40 days or more before departure:

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee of 30% per persons.

20 to 30 days before departure:

The agency will charge the 50% of total tour amount as registration fee .

Less than 20 days before departure:

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges:

This is mandatory for all clients travelling on any tour/ trek or independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected, the loss of baggage, medical expenses, helicopter (air or ground) rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment of the itinerary.