Markha Valley Winter Trek,
26 January 2020

Difficulty: Medium

An arid cold desert trekking area which offers the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges you will see the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks while you embark on this trek. Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising attractions one gets while taking Markha Valley trek route.

26 Jan: Day 1

  • Arrival in Leh by 8:00 AM (from Delhi). This day is free to rest which is essential to acclimatise to the altitude, especially for those flying in to Leh.
  • Those choosing to drive can aim to reach the accommodation by lunch time.

27 Jan: Day 02

  • We’ll spend the day exploring the sights of Leh. The group will be headed by a local guide.
  • Evening free to explore by yourself.

28 Jan: Day 03

  • After breakfast, we’ll drive to the starting point of the trek. You will ascend to Ganda La (4900 m). Expect a steep climb and strong winds towards the latter half. From the pass, enjoy views of valleys on both side, Zanskar range and some distant summits of the Himalayan range. Commence descending to Shingo Village, after which, the trail makes its way into a narrow gorge leading towards Skue, where a confluence of the rivers come from Markha Valley and Shingo.
  • Overnight in homestay.

29 Jan: Day 04

  • Brace yourself for a long and moderate hike till the charming Markha Village. Cross several streams along the way. Reach the hamlet that is a trove in the middle of this cold and arid desert. The place is laced with green fields, willow trees and a deserted palace.
  • Overnight in homestay.

30 Jan: Day 05

  • We start thr return leg of our trek and head to Skue today.
  • Overnight in homestay.

31 Jan: Day 06

  • Today lap up fetching views all around and come across many stream and river crossings. Make way through settlements and grazing ground. Take in the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak (6400m) when walking towards Hanker.
  • Overnight in homestay.

1 Feb: Day 07

  • From Skue to Leh today. The trek will be for about 6 hours.
  • Overnight in Leh.

2 Feb: Day 08

  • Departure day after breakfast.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in private room in a hostel in Leh
  • Accommodation in homestays during trek (3-4 in a room)
  • All meals (from lunch on Day 01 – breakfast on Day 08)
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Car for sightseeing on Day 02
  • Guide from Day 02 – Day 07
  • 5% GST
  • Travel cost to and from Leh
  • Snacks, beverages, etc.
  • Laundry, shopping and expenses of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing other than mentioned
  • Walking poles and other trek accessories
  • 75% advance to book, 25% 3 weeks prior to departure
  • Read our Cancellation Rules 
  • Credit Card and Debit Card transactions will entail an extra 2% charge
  • USD costs do not include bank charges which will have to be borne by the guest
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