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.
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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.
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.
Day warm up: visit West Indus valley and monasteries Phyang, Likir and Alchi. Overnight in guest house
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free day in Leh. Overnight in guest house.
Early morning flight Leh - Delhi. Installation at the hotel in the center of New Delhi. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
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.
Travel terms and conditions
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)
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