Yamunotri Enclave, Face 3, Dehradun
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Yamunotri Enclave, Face 3, Dehradun
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Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley Trek




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About Markha Valley Trek:

An arid bloodless wasteland trekking vicinity that gives the satisfactory views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges has admirers worldwide. It is additionally recognised as a tea-house trek, as it is stuffed with the neighborhood tradition of Ladakh. Witness the 21000 toes Kang Yissay and 20086 toes Stok Kangri peaks additionally whilst embarking on this trek.

Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising points of interest one receives whilst taking the Markha Valley trek route. Another aspect that makes this trek a laugh is the waist-deep river crossing which helps us to go the Markha River to attain the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures. Markha Valley is in very shut proximity to Leh which makes it greater available for trekkers.


Trek Plan

Day 1

Day Highlights: Arrival at Leh
  • Meet at Leh and check in to the hotel. This day is reserved for relaxation and acclimatization as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead.
  • Overnight will be spent in the hotel.

Day 2

Day at Leh
  • Spend one more day at Leh. Unravel the ancient monasteries, palaces, and museums that the place is famous for.
  • Visit Shey and Thiksey Gompa and also Stok Gompa. Being in the same destination will assist in getting acclimatized well for high altitude.
  • Towards the evening, enjoy a hike to Leh palace.
  • The remaining evening will be spent at leisure.
  • Overnight will be spent in a hotel.

Day 3

Leh - Zingchen (3400m) - Yurutse (4150m) (Trek/4hrs)
  • Today; on the first day of the Markha Valley trekking, indulge in an early breakfast and drive through Spikut Village to reach Zingchen.
  • This is where your hike of short stage and moderate gradient begins.
  • Enjoy the trail through Rumbak Village to reach Yurutse and come across several stream crossings.
  • Pass the village before setting up camp.
  • The site is a winsome one with barley fields all around.

Day 4

Yurutse (4150m) - Ganda La (4800m) - Skiu (3400m) (Trek 7/8hrs)

  • This balmy day, in the initial stretch of the trek, ascend to Ganda La (4900 m).
  • Expect a steep climb and strong winds towards the latter half.
  • From the pass, enjoy views of valleys on both sides, the Zanskar range, and some distant summits of the Himalayan range.
  • Commence descending to Shingo Village, after which, the trail makes its way into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu, where a confluence of the rivers come from Markha Valley and Shingo.
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 5

Skiu (3400m) - Markha (3800m (Trek 6/7hrs)
  • Brace yourself for a long and moderate hike to the charming Markha Village, cross several streams along the way.
  • Reach the hamlet that is a trove in the middle of this cold and arid desert.
  • The place is laced with green fields, willow trees, and a deserted palace.
  • Camp beside a gurgling stream.
  • Overnight will be spent in camps.

Day 6

Markha (3800m) – Thochuntse (4150m, Trek /4-5hrs)
  • Today lap up fetching views all around and come across many streams and river crossings. Make way through settlements and grazing ground.
  • Take in the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak (6400m) when walking towards Hankar.
  • We will select a great camping ground and set a tent there.
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 7

Thochuntse (4150m) - Nimaling (4700 m) (Trek/ 4hrs)
  • Wallow in a short walk to arrive at the Nimalaing campsite.
  • The place is a beguiling one with a wide-open valley with unbridled grazing grounds and the backdrop of Kangyatze Peak.
  • Do note that there is a constant wind blowing in the area making the situation slightly uncomfortable.
  • If you wish, you can also avail of a side trip today towards the base camp of Kangyatse.
  • Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 8

Nimaling (4700m) - Kongmaru La (5150m) - Sumdo (3800m) - Leh 3500m (Trek 7hrs) (Drive 2hrs)
  • Dig into an early breakfast and take on a steep climb to reach the top of the highest pass on the trail - Kongmaru La (5200m).
  • Take in the great sights of Nun Kun in the West and Saser Kangri to the North.
  • Cherish some moments here before climbing down to Sukarmo, from where your trail is a flat walk along the river till you come to the road head at Sumdo.
  • From here, hop on to a vehicle to drive back to Leh.
  • Overnight will be spent at a hotel.

Day 9

Departure from Leh
  • The charm and allurement of the Markha Valley trekking end here as you go ahead with your onward journey or stay back in Ladakh.

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