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Markha Valley

Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh. The Markha Valley trek is one the great classic trekking routes in Ladakh or `Little Tibet`.
Cross high passes like Ganda La and Gongmaru La. Camp at Nimaling, one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh. Pass small picturesque villages, climb through gorges, follow the Markha river and visit famous Hemis Monastery. Drive back to Leh following the Indus river along the Manali - Leh highway.

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

India

Starts At:

Delhi

Ends At:

Delhi

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi - Ladakh (Leh)
Day 03: Leh
Day 04: Leh - Thikse - Shey - Stok - Leh
Day 05: Leh - Gompa tour, Alchi Gompa and Likir Gompa
Day 06: Leh - Spituk - Zhingchen
Day 07: Zhingchen - Ganda La Basecamp
Day 08: Ganda La Basecamp - Ganda La - Skiu
Day 09: Skiu - Shalak - Markha
Day 10: Markha - Hankar
Day 11: Hankar - Nimaling
Day 12: Nimaling
Day 13: Nimaling - Gongmaru La - Chokdo - Shang Sumdo
Day 14: Shang Sumdo - Martselang - Hemis - Leh
Day 15: Leh                    
Day 16: Leh - Delhi
Day 17: Delhi, Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi - Ladakh (Leh)
Day 03: Leh
Day 04: Leh - Thikse - Shey - Stok - Leh
Day 05: Leh - Gompa tour, Alchi Gompa and Likir Gompa
Day 06: Leh - Spituk - Zhingchen
Day 07: Zhingchen - Ganda La Basecamp
Day 08: Ganda La Basecamp - Ganda La - Skiu
Day 09: Skiu - Shalak - Markha
Day 10: Markha - Hankar
Day 11: Hankar - Nimaling
Day 12: Nimaling
Day 13: Nimaling - Gongmaru La - Chokdo - Shang Sumdo
Day 14: Shang Sumdo - Martselang - Hemis - Leh
Day 15: Leh                    
Day 16: Leh - Delhi
Day 17: Delhi, Departure

Cost Include

  • Flight ticket Delhi - Leh
  • Flight ticket Leh - Delhi
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Delhi on twin sharing basis including breakfast
  • Accommodation in Leh (family guesthouse) on twin sharing basis
  • Member tent(s), dining tent
  • All necessary kitchen utensils 
  • 3 meals a day during trek
  • English speaking Ladakhi guide / cook 
  • Transportation luggage by horses / horseman
  • Camping fees and Hemis National Park fee

Cost Exclude

  • International flights to and from Delhi
  • India visa and vaccinations
  • Meals when not on trek
  • Tips, personal, travel insurances and other personal expenses
  • Any loss or extra cost arise due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations due to weather or technical problems, accidents, road blockage due to snow fall, landslide, political reasons.

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.