Markha Valle

Visit : Leh - Stok - Yurutse - Gandala - Skiu - Markha - Tchatchutse - Nimaling - Knogmarula - Shang - Hemis

Day-1: Leh

Today on arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted transfer to hotel. Balance day for acclimatization. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day - 2: Leh Sightseeing

This morning after breakfast half day tour of Spituk on a hilltop above the Indus River, 8 km from Leh and the same was built in 15th century and Phyang monastery. In time back to hotel for hot lunch. In the afternoon visit to Shanker Gompa, King's Palace and Leh mosque on foot. Overnight at Hotel.

Day - 3: Leh Stok - Stokla

Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reaches at Stok. On arrival visit the Gompa and museum where the last king of Ladakh died in 1974. Then it time to start trek from Stok, after passing off Stok village and following left bank of the river for two hours, climb gently leaving a small pass on the left, continue onto a small valley, It is the foot of Stokla. Overnight in Tents.

Day - 4: Stokla - Yurutse

After by passing this beautiful valley, ascent upto Stokla 4900 Mtrs. by very steep zigzag, difficult footpath, by now it is 3 Hrs. Now steep descent to summer pastures of Stok and follow the river which comes from Stok Kangri massif. Dinner and overnight in Tents.

Day - 5: Yurutse - Gandala - Skiu

Yurutse follow path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Gandala. Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 Hrs. descent arrive in the valley of Markha and then after few hundred meters further will reach Skiu. Dinner and overnight in Tents.

Day - 6: Skiu - Markha

From Skiu, follow a good path on the Right Bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross Right Bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Camping beyond the village and near river. Dinner and overnight in Tents.

Day - 7: Markha - Tchatchutse

Start trek towards the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the river bed and pass the monastery of Humlung. Then carry on trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar where there are several houses. The paths improves and cross a broad valley on the right side. The valley becomes narrow and higher and cross bridges on to the left bank and then reaches Tchatchuste. Overnight in Tents.

Day - 8: Tchatchutse - Nimaling

Trek starts on good path and several small inclines. The river is rather far to the other side and walk near a small lake, then cross pasture to Nimaling. This is one of most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh dominated by the Kang Yaze. Trek ascent towards other side and gradually reach Nimaling. Overnight in Tents.

Day - 9: Nimaling - Knogmarula - Shang

Cross the Markha valley and follow long climb along the mountainside, then zig zag road leads towards Kongmarula. Follow steep descent into gorges and then keep walking on the left bank to Chukirmo. Thereafter crossing right and left bank and arrive Shang, a beautiful camp in groves and there is a monastery an hour away from the village. Overnight in tents.

Day - 10: Shang - Hemis

Trek starts from the riverbed, then follow a good path through large blocks and then go left bank. You reach a dusty trail suitable for motor vehicles and then pass a small house and series of Chortens. Leave Martsellang on the right and follow a gently rising trail towards Hemis. Visit Hemis monastery after that drive towards to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Tour ends here.

Day - 11: Leh

Free time till departure. Then in time proceed to airport to board flight for Delhi.