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The Markha Valley

Ladakh - Zanskar

This trip lets us appreciate the splendour of the Indus and Markha Valley, situated south of Ladakh and north of Zanskar.

The Indus valley is the main axis cutting through Ladakh. In the villages on either side we see the daily life of Ladakhis unfolding in its entirety, strongly influenced by both Buddhism and Tibet. The most prestigious of Ladakh's monasteries are found here in this valley.

In the wide Markha valley your eyes are constantly drawn to the snow-capped peaks above. The scenery alternates between magnificent desert landscapes and green oases, home to the colourful inhabitants. We pass numerous villages throughout the trek.

Duration
13 days
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Arrival in Delhi
Day 1
Arrival in Delhi

Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel in central Delhi (or close to the airport according to the time of arrival). Overnight at hotel.


Flight Delhi - Leh - Nimmu (3500 m)
Day 2
Flight Delhi - Leh - Nimmu (3500 m)

Very early in the morning, you fly to Leh passing over the high Himalayas. You directly to the peaceful village of Nimmu about thirty kilometres from Leh. You acclimate smoothly enjoying stunning views of the mountains. Overnight in guest house.


Indus Valley (3500 m)
Day 3
Indus Valley (3500 m)

Day warm up: visit West Indus valley and monasteries Phyang, Likir and Alchi. Overnight in guest house


Day walk around Nimmu
Day 4
Day walk around Nimmu

Morning departure for 4/5 H trek until Upper Basgo, where you have lunch in a delightful setting, along a stream. Back in the afternoon to Nimmu House. Possibility to do a guided tour of the village of Nimmu instead of trekking. Night in guest house.


Nimmu – Chilling (3200 m) (2H road) - Skyu (3500m)
Day 5
Nimmu – Chilling (3200 m) (2H road) - Skyu (3500m)

3h road

TREK. Departure by jeep to Chilling. We find the mule team and begin our trek to the village of Yurutse. The valley narrows as we climb towards the village of Rumbak. We soon reach Skyu. Camp.


Skyu - Markha (3900 m)
Day 6
Skyu - Markha (3900 m)

6-7 hour walk

TREK. You will trek the trail along the Markha to a high desert plain, which will take you to the picturesque village of Markha. Camp.


Markha - Tachungtse (4150 m)
Day 7
Markha - Tachungtse (4150 m)

5/6 h walk

TREK. We will go up the Markha and visit the monastery of Humlung before joining the Hankar hamlet. The valley narrows and soon gains altitude. Camp at the pastures of Tachungtse.


Tachuntse - Nimaling (4700 m)
Day 8
Tachuntse - Nimaling (4700 m)

3 h walk

TREK. We borrow some steep paths, while the valley widens. Soon we reach the beautiful pastures of Nimaling dominated by Yatse Kang (6400 m). Camp overnight.


Nimaling - Chuskurmo (3950m) via Kongmaru La
Day 9
Nimaling - Chuskurmo (3950m) via Kongmaru La

6h walk

TREK long ascent Kongmaru La (5150 m) where the view is splendid on the Zanskar range. We descend to Chuskurmo where we set up camp.


Chuskurmo - Shang (3660 m) - Leh via Hemis
Day 10
Chuskurmo - Shang (3660 m) - Leh via Hemis

3 h + 1h walk away

TREK We descend to a small valley widens approach Shang. Arrival at Shang, transfer by car to visit Leh and Hemis Monastery. Overnight in guest house.


Leh (3500 m)
Day 11
Leh (3500 m)

Free day in Leh. Overnight in guest house.


Leh - Delhi
Day 12
Leh - Delhi

Early morning flight Leh - Delhi. Installation at the hotel in the center of New Delhi. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.


Delhi - International Airport
Day 13
Delhi - International Airport

Free day in Delhi, in case of delay on the flight Delhi / Leh (mainly due to weather conditions). Transfer to the international airport in the evening.


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Travel terms and conditions

Price includes

  • From $ 1470 / person based on 4 participants
  • From $ 1730 / person based on 2 participants

PRICE FOR GROUP DEPARTURES

From $1270 per person based on 4 participants (Departure guaranteed from 1 traveler. The price is guaranteed from 4 travelers. The Tour Leader is offered from 6 participants)

  • Airport pick-up and briefing
  • Transfers and transportation as per the program in private vehicle with English speaking driver (price includes its housing and meals)
  • The flight Delhi – Leh
  • Delhi (daily prices are subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
  • The assistance of a local team team : English speaking Ladakhi guide, cook (and cooking helpers for large groups), muleteers
  • The transport of collective and individual equipment: pack animals carry the group and individual equipment for camping and cooking
  • Accommodation: in a hotel in Delhi, a guest house in Leh, a boutique hotel in Nimmu and camping during the trek (3 man tents for 2 people)
  • Meals : Full board only during the trek, except main meals in Delhi and Leh, so you can choose your own selection of restaurants and menus (we will give you a booklet ‘Our Recommendations’, upon arrival in Delhi)
  • Group pharmacy
  • The services of an english speaking guide during the entire trip

Price does not include

Details

  • Starting from £1361 per person based on 2 travellers
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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