Markha Valley Trek
12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Leh - Spituk - Zinchen - Rumbak -
Stok-la Base - Mankarmo - Lharsi - Mankarmo - Zoorlus - Matho - Leh - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi/Leh
Arrive Leh and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization.
Lunch, Dinner overnight hotel.
Day 02 : In Leh
Morning free. Afternoon excursion to Phyang Gompa. This Gompa is 20 kms
from Leh on the right side of Leh-Srinagar road. The beautiful statues and
Thankas are worth seeing. Also visit Spituk Gompa which lies on the right
side of Srinagar-Leh road about 6 kms short of Leh Proper. Some very interesting
Thankas are pride of this monastery. Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 03 : In Leh at leisure
Day 04 : Leh / Stok / Base of Stok-la
Drive to Stok via Choglamsar and start trekking towards base of Stok-la.
It is a gradual walk with a few kms of ascending path, which will be covered
in about 4 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents at Stock-la base.
Day 05 : Stok-la/ Rumbak
Trek to Rumbak over Stok-la (4800 Mts.). The trek upto Stok-la of about
3 kms is of steep ascend then it is a deep descent upto Rumbak. The total
distance of 12 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. Rumbak is a small shepherd
village with few houses. Dinner overnight in tents at Rumbak.
Day 06 : Rumbak / Ganda-la/Skiu (3380 Mts.)
Trek towards Skiu over Ganda-la (4930 Mts.). It is an ascending upto Ganda-la
top and then a descending path upto Shingo. A distance of 18 kms will be
covered in about 8 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents.
Day 07 : Skiu / Markha
Trek to Markha via Hermoger and Saser. An easy walk of about 15 kms will
be covered in about 6 hrs. Markha is main village at the height of about
4500 Mts. And has a school. Dinner overnight in tents.
Day 08 : Markha / Hankar
Trek upto Hankar via Omlung. A distance of about 12 kms of gradual walk
will be covered in about 6 hrs.
Dinner overnight in tents.
Day 09 : Hankar / Nimaling
Trek to Nimaling a gradual walk of about 12 kms will be covered in about
6 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents at Nimaling.
Day 10 : In Nimaling
Full day free to explore the surroundings. One can trek upto glacier of
Kangyatse peak (6030 Mts.), one needs permit from IMF to climb this peak.
Dinner overnight in tents at Nimaling.
Day 11 : Nimaling / Chugdo Over Kongmor-la
Trek over Kongmor-la (5200 Mts.) to Chugdo. First four to five kms are quite
steep and then a descend rightuptoChugdo. One feels fresh on reaching
the top of Kongmor-la after viewing the beautiful range of Mountain peaks
and forgetsthe tiredness of steep ascent. Dinner overnight in tents.
Day 12 : Chugdo / Hemis/Leh
Trek down to Hemis via Oza and Sumdo. A gradual walk of about 13 kms will
be covered in about 6 hrs. After visiting the Hemis monastery, drive back
to Leh. Dinner overnight hotel.
Day 13 : Leh / Delhi
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi.