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Markha Valley Trek

One of the most popular treks in Ladakh. And this trek is a perfect combination of beautiful trans-Himalayan landscape with Ladakhi villages. Well, you will have good chances to spot some high altitude wildlife as well as experience the life of nomadic families as they herd their yaks in these big and beautiful valleys. And after couple of days of acclimatization to high altitude in Leh, you will set out to explore the heartland of central Ladakh valley. In fact, it involves crossing of high passes like Stok La (4848m), Kongmaru La (5274m), Gandla (4878m) and walking on the banks of the Markha River. Kang Yatse Peak (6400m) can be approached from this route as the base camp is on the plains of Nimaling. 
Well, Coldfeet Adventure Nepal is one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal which has been successfully conducting various trekking and tours packages in the best-known destinations of Nepal, India and Tibet. We welcome you for this wonderful Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh, India. We guarantee your satisfaction in the trip.
Outlined Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
  • Day 02: Fly from Delhi to Leh (3500m)
  • Day 03: Acclimatization day at Leh (3500m)
  • Day 04: Drive from Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Skiu to Markha (3700m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)
  • Day 07: Trek from Thachungtse to Nimaling (4720m)
  • Day 08: Trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo (3660m) over the Kongmaru La (5130m)
  • Day 09: Drive Shang Sumdo to Leh
  • Day 10: Fly from Leh to Delhi
  • Day 11: Final Departure from Delhi
  • Details Itinerary
  • Cost Details
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Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
After arriving at Delhi airport, we will meet you on the airport and transfer you to the hotel. 
Day 02: Fly from Delhi to Leh (3500m)
Today, fly from Delhi to Leh. And after arriving at Leh airport, we transfer to hotel.  Then, relax and acclimatize. In the remaining time, we will visit Leh market in the evening. We will stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Acclimatization day at Leh (3500m)
Today will be our acclimatization day. We will visit Leh palace, the Shey/Thikse gompas. We will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Drive from Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400m)
Today, our trail passes through a flat and desolate plain along the river Indus and swings into the mountains along the pretty, willow-lined Zingchan gorge. We will stay overnight at camp.
Day 05: Trek from Skiu to Markha (3700m)
Today, we trek to Markha. And the trail to Markha is not too strenuous rising about 300m across 22 kilometers, crossing the Markha River a couple of times. Well, Markha is a substantial village complete with a derelict fort on the hillside and a small village monastery. We will stay overnight at the camp.
Day 06: Trek from Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)
Today, we will start our trek from Markha to Thachungtse. On the way, we will pass through Kang Yatse (6400m) which is a magnificent snow-clad mountain and commands the views for the next two days. And it’s a popular place to spot herds of blue sheep slide up and down the steep cliffs with incredible agility. We will stay overnight at the camp.
Day 07: Trek from Thachungtse to Nimaling (4720m)
Today, we have to pass through several mani (stones with prayer inscriptions) walls and suddenly come across a small lake. The view is wonderful from here—both of Kang Yatse whose bulk gets reflected in the still waters of the lake and also of the Markha valley which we are now well above. We will stay overnight at camp. 
Day 08: Trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo (3660m) over the Kongmaru La (5130m)
Today, as we climb the last short but steep slope to the top there are good views over the Zanskar range and of the vertical ice walls on the north face of Kang Yatse. The trail eases out to reach the river bed at Shang Sumdo. We will stay overnight at camp.
Day 09: Drive Shang Sumdo to Leh
Today, we get into vehicles to go to Hemis monastery or continue directly to Leh. In the afternoon, we take our free time to stroll the market of Leh. We will stay overnight at the hotel at Leh.
Day 10: Fly from Leh to Delhi
T Today, we will transfer to the airport and catch our early morning flight to Delhi. In the spare time, we can visit the famous Hindu Temple Akshardham, Red Ford and Laxminarayan Temple as well as old part of the town like Chandni Chowk. Overnight, we will stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 11: Final Departure from Delhi
Today, you will fly for your own destination from Delhi. 
Cost Includes:
• All transfers from arrival on Day 01
• Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Delhi for 2 nights on bed & breakfast basis
• Accommodation in A-category hotel in Leh for 3 nights on bed & breakfast
• All Leh sightseeing
• All road travel in non AC Innova or SUV / AC services in Delhi
• All meals except at Delhi and Lhe hotels
• All camping and trekking arrangements - tented accommodation on twin sharing basis on the trek, camp staff, cooks, trip leader and local guide
• Permit for the trek
• Porterage of 20kgs of personal equipment
. Monastery fees

Cost Excludes:
• Expenses of personal nature, items on personal checklist, telephone calls, alcohol, any changes in tour plan due to unforeseen circumstances etc.

(Up to 5600./18372ft.)
# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
Optional Items
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet

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