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The Markha Valley Trek is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the world. It ventures high into the Himalayas crossing two passes over 15,000 ft (4575 m) as it circles from the edges of the Indus Valley, down into parts of Zanskar, and passes through terrain that changes from incredibly narrow valleys to wide-open vast expanses! It is made all the more interesting by the ancient form of Buddhism that flourishes in the many monasteries that dot the landscape perched high atop hills. The trails are decorated by elaborate "chortens"(shrines) and "mani"(prayer) walls thatfurther exemplify the region"s total immersion in Buddhist culture. As we trek to the upper end of the Markha Valley we are rewarded with spectacular views of jagged snow capped peaks before crossing the 5150m Kongmaru La (Pass) and descending to the famous Hemis Monastery, where we end our trek. There are also a few days to explore the fascinating town of Leh and raft the Indus River. Max Altitude: 5150 M
Day 1: Delhi To Manali
Depart form Delhi To Manali
Day 2: Manali
Morning at leisure. Afternoon proceed for half day city tour. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3: Manali/Jispa (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jispa (3142 M) 147 kms/6 - 7 hrs approx.) via Rohtang pass (3980 M). Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: Jispa/Sarchu (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Sarchu (4253 M) (95 kms/4 hours approx.) via baralachala (4892 M). Sarchu is inhabited by Himalayan Clan Gaddi and few lonely soldiers at an army outpost. It is also the actual border between Lahaul and Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Day 5: Sarchu/Leh (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh (3500 M) (233 kms/8 - 9 hrs approx.) via Lachulangla (5065 M) and Tanglang La (5360 M) - the second highest pass in the world with metalled road. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is situated on the banks of the river Indus. Arrive and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Leh
Morning free for independent activities. Afternoon sight-seeing of Spituk, Phyang & Shankar Gompas. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 7: Leh to Spituk (starting point of trek)
After breakfast leave for Spituk village. After crossing Spituk bridge, start trek to Zinchen. (Trek / 4 hrs approx). Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 8: Zinchen - Yurutse (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx).
After breakfast leave for Zinchen with box lunch, an easy days trek. Dinner an overnight in hotel.
Day 9: Yurutse - Skiu (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx).
After breakfast start trekking to reach Skiu via Gandala (4900 M) by covering approx. 11 kms. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 10: Skiu - Markha (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Markha (3550 M) after crossing Chaluk Village. Markha village has about 30 homes and from here you will enter the Markha Valley. Just east of the village there is a Markha Gompa on a hill. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 11: Markha - Tchatchutse (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Tchatchutse - Nimaling (trek / 5 - 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep., goats, yaks and cowyak crossbreeds graze during the summer months, rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yaze (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb, Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 13: Nimaling - Shang (Trek / 7 - 8 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5150 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow Gorges. At the top of the pass, view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus valley to the north is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14: Shang - Hemis (Trek / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast start your last leg of the trek to Martselang and further to Hemis. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 15: Hemis - Leh
After breakfast visit Hemis monastery. Later drive back Hemis to Leh by jeep. Overnight in hotel.
Day 16: Leh
After breakfast free at leisure. Afternoon visit Leh palace. Leh Gompa and bazaar. Back to Home