Trip Overview

The Markha Valley Trek is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the world. It ventures high into the Himalayas crossing passes over 16000 ft (5000 m) as it circles from the edges of the Indus Valley, down into parts of Zanskar, and passes through terrain that changes from incredibly narrow valleys to wide-open vast expanses! It is made all the more interesting by the ancient form of Buddhism that flourishes in the many monasteries that dot the landscape perched high atop hills. The trails are decorated by elaborate “chortens”(shrines) and “mani”(prayer) walls, which further exemplify the region’s total immersion in Buddhist culture. As we trek to the upper end of the Markha Valley we are rewarded with spectacular views of jagged snow capped peaks before crossing the 16830 ft (5130 m) Gongmaru Pass or Kongmaru La and descending to the famous Hemis Monastery, where we end our trek. There are chances to see Himalayan Animals & Birds on this trek as it lies in Hemis National Park. (Snow Leopard, Himalayan Red Fox, Himalayan Wolf, Lynx, Blue Sheeps, Yaks, Himalayan Hare & Marmots.

  • DURATION:08 Night & 09 days
  • GRADE:Moderate
  • MAX ALTITUDE:5130 M / 16830 FT
  • BEST TIME:Mid June – Mid September
  • TEMPERATURE:0 - 25 Degree Celsius

Trip Inclusions

Accommodation in Village Homestay & Village Camps while trekking with all Meals.
Accommodation in Guesthouse in Leh with Breakfast & Dinner only.
   Trekking Guide.
Transport from Leh to trekking points and return and Airport Pick ups & Drops.
First Aid / Medical Kit.
09 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 8 Dinner

Trip Date & Price

Day Trip Status DATES: 2021 - 2022
Day 01 Arrive LEH, transfer to Guest House. Day rest for acclimatization. O/n Guest House. 15th June – 23rd June
Day 02 AT LEH. Post breakfast walk in Leh town to visit the Leh Palace, Tsemo, Sankar Gompa & Old Town. Evening hike up to the Shanti Stupa to view the sun set. O/n Guest House. 22nd June – 30th June
Day 03 LEH - CHILLING (10600FT) - SKIU (10800 FT) / 2 Hrs Drive & 3 – 4 Hrs Trek. Post early breakfast we drive to Chilling. WE START THE TREK. O/n Village Homestay. 29th June – 07th July
Day 04 SKIU - MARKHA (7HR TREK (12200FT). O/n Village Homestay. 06th July – 14th July
Day 05 MARKHA - HANKAR (6/7HRS TREK 14000FT). O/n Village Homestay. 13th July – 21st July
Day 06 HANKAR - NIMALING. (15000ft / 4700Mts). O/n Fixed Village Camp. 20th July – 28th July
Day 07 NIMALING – CHUSKURMO – CHAKDO. (12100ft.) O/n Village Homestay. 27th July – 04th Aug
Day 08 CHAKDO – MARTSELANG – LEH. (12078 ft / 3660Mts). 03rd Aug – 11th Aug
Day 09 Transfer to the Airport to board the flight back home. 10th Aug – 18th Aug
17th Aug – 25th Aug
24th Aug – 01st September
31st Aug – 08th September
07th September – 15th September
14th September – 22nd September
21st September – 29th September


PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDES:


Sleeping bags.
Airfares.
Medical expenses and insurance of any kind.
Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the program, any extra running will be chargeable.
All the arrangements for the tour are preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra.
Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.
Entrance Tickets if any.

GEAR LIST

Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr
Walking stick
Head torch 
Water bottle 2 bottles of one litre.
Hydration pack 
Thermos flask
Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit - Consult your doctor
T-shirts - 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts
Fleece jacket - woollen sweater
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)
Thermal inners (upper and lower)
Trek full warm pants 
Poncho 
Sunscreen cream
Moisturiser
Toilet Paper & wipes
Lip balm
Sun cap
Woolen cap
Balaclava
Neck-gaiters
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
  No Contact Lenses.
Hand sanitizer
Antibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Quick dry towel
Trekking shoes - Waterproof, high ankle with good grip
Floaters / flip-flops / Sandals
Cotton socks - 5 Pairs 
Woollen socks - 3 Pairs
Gaiters - 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves - 1 Pair
Woollen gloves - 1 Pair

CANCELLATION CHARGES:


Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek. Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek. Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek. Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek. Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.