Markha Valley Winter Trek

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25 Jan - 01 Feb 2020 | 15 Days

INR 62,750 + 5% GST

Highest Altitude: 4150 M

Difficulty: Demanding

Hiking and trekking to elevations exceeding 4000-5000 meters, away from vehicular access, over multiple days. Encompasses demanding whitewater with Class IV rapids.

Group Size: 8-16 persons

One of the most popular treks in Ladakh, the proximity to Leh brings a lot of people to this valley. As bustling as this valley is in summer, the winter completely transforms this valley into a quiet vacation into the heart of Ladakh as few people have ever seen it. 

Beautiful landscapes, good chances to spot some high altitude wildlife, moderate terrain, beautiful high altitude landscapes, wild yaks and a homestay experience all make this trek a bucket list item. 

A perfect mixture of adventure, culture and beauty.

Markha Valley Trek - Ladakh

DAYS 1-4

  • Day 1: Leh Airport – Hotel (3500 M)

Transfer to hotel. Relax and acclimatise. Visit Leh market in the evening.

  • Day 2: Leh (3500 M)

A day for acclimatization. Optional visit to the Leh palace and the Shey, Thikse and Hemis gompas. Last minute shopping in the Leh market.

  • Day 3: Leh – Chilling – Skiu (3400 M)

The trail goes through a flat and desolate plain along the river Indus and swings into the mountains along the pretty, willow-lined Zingchen gorge.

  • Day 4: Skiu – Markha (3700 M)

Today’s trail is not too strenuous, rising 300m over 22km, crossing the Markha river a couple times.There are a few ancient chortens along the trail, and a number of wolf pits used to trap wolves when they roam the valley during the winter months. Markha is a big village, complete with a derelict fort on the hillside and a small village monastery.

DAYS 5-8

  • Day 5: Markha Exploration (4150 M)

Walk up from the villager to Thachungtse and view the magnificent Kang Yatse (6400m). On the walk there are sights of some fascinating geological creations of large boulders balanced precariously on top of consolidated earth spikes. Continue down over a bridge to Thachungtse, a lovely valley to camp in. A popular place to spot herds of blue sheep slide up and down the steep cliffs with incredible agility. Walk back to Markha Village.

  • Day 6: Markha – Skiu (3400 M)

We retrace our steps to Skiu Village.

  • Day 7: Skiu – Chilling – Leh (3500 M)

Walk 2 hours to get to our waiting vehicles at Chilling.  Our cars take us to Leh. Wash up & spend the evening shopping in Leh.

  • Day 8: Leh Hotel – Leh Airport

Early morning transfer to Airport for Leh – Delhi flight. Trip Ends!

Inclusions:
  • All transfers as per the itinerary (Leh Airport to Leh Airport)
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
  • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • Porterage upto 15kg/person
  • Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
  • All common camping and trekking equipment
  • A guide for all monastery sightseeing Shey, Thikse, Hemis gompa
Exclusions:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
  • Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

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