Markha Valley Trek

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Day 1:Leh - Spitok - Trek to Zingchan


Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Spituk (1 hr). Visit the Spituk Gompa, built about 500 years ago. Start the trek from here by crossing a bridge and walking south-west of the river Indus. The gorge section leads to the confluence of Indus and Zingchan. Camp near the village of Zingchan. Overnight in Tents.


Day 2:Zingchan - Yurutse via Rumbak


It's a gradual climb from Zingchan to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. From here we move along the Rumbak Nala towards Yurutse. At Yurutse village you will find fields of barley and potatoes. Overnight in the Tents.


Day 3:Yurutse - Skiu (3100 mts/10168 ft) via Ganda La


A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo. Overnight in the tents.


Day 4:Skiu - Markha


It is a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village Overnight in the tents.


Day 5:Markha - Thochuntse


From Markha the country changes and the warm, relatively heavily wooded sections of the lower Markha is left behind. One will be required to cross the river several times as there are no bridges here. Hankar, enroute, is the highest village in the Markha valley. Overnight in the tents.


Day 6:Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 mts/15416 ft)


Trek starts on a good path with several small inclines and a series of grassy ridges. There are a series of Mani walls (walls carved with Buddhist prayers) and chortens en route. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh and is dominated by the Kangyaze peak. Overnight in the tents.


Day 7: Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 mts/16892 ft) - SUMDO


Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M Kongmaru La, with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo. Overnight in the tents.


Day 8: Sumdo - Hemis (4 hrs trek) - Leh


Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Overnight in the hotel.


  • Transport Non AC Tavera For all days as per the itinerary.
  • Meal Plan : M.A.P (Breakfast and Dinner at all the Hotels)

  • Airfares, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, mineral water, telephone charges etc
  • Any Meals other than those mentioned above.
  • Extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage, any insurance, road Blocks etc.
  • Entrance Fees to Monuments & other Sight Seeing Point.
  • Garden entry fee.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • GST will be applicable on total amount, If Payment by Bank Transfer / Cheque / Credit Card.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
  • Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices included".
  • Monument Entrances, Rafting & Camel Safari Charges.
  • Transport Cost for Sight Seeing In Pahalgam i.e. Aru, Betaab valley & Chandanwari (At Your Own Cost) 1800 to 2000 per cab
  • Shikara Ride Rs 500 Upto 01 Hour
  • Gondola ride, Rs700 Per Person Upto First Phase And Rs 1600 Per Person Upto @nd Phase
  • Horse riding,Rafting,Photography etc. ( At Your Own Cost)
  • Helicopter Tickets Are Not Included
  • Guide Services(If Required, Rs.700/- Per Day)

Terms and Condition

  • Prices valid from 01st April 2016 to 31st March 2017.
  • 100% payment to be deposited before the trip starts.
  • Payment in Leh office should be Cash Only.
  • Final Confirmation will be provided on full payment.
  • Vehicle Provided as per mention tour plan (Point to Point Basis only)
  • No Refund or Compensation for any unused services / transportation in any circumstance.

Supplementary Other Charges net

  • Cultural Program Rs. 7000 per program.
  • River Rafting INR 2000 Per Person Phey : Nimoo (Indus) / Choksti : Nimoo (Zangskar) : 2 Hrs Approx.
  • River Rafting INR 2500 Per Person : Chilling : Nimoo (Zangskar River).
  • Professional Tourist Guide Rs. 2000/- Per Day.
  • Two Hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley at Sand Dunes: INR 300 (15 Mins) / INR 600 (30 Mins)
  • 1 Litre Packaged Water Bottle: INR 30 Per Bottle.

Cancellation Policy

  • 20% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days before the tour.
  • 35% cancellation charges if cancelled within a 20 days before the tour.
  • 50% cancellation charges if cancelled within a 10 days before the tour.
  • No refund for tour starting within 10 days of tour or after starting or middle of the tour.