Markha Valley Trek
Ladakh remains one of the best places to experience the unique culture of the high Himalaya. This is probably the most iconic trek in Ladakh. We enter the Markha Valley via the spectacular gorge from Jinchen to Rumbak. Over the Ganda La pass awaits more dramatic scenery stretching down to the Markha River. As we follow this river through the villages of the Markha Valley we discover a landscape where lofty peaks of the Stok, Matho and Zanskar Ranges tower above the picturesque Ladakhi villages and verdant valleys below. From the highest pass, the Gongmaru La (5200m), we enjoy incredible views extending as far as Tibet, before descending to Hemis, Ladakh’s largest and most famous monastery.
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking Equipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksDomestic flightsEntry visaHotelInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrive in Leh 3,500 m.
Day 2: Visit Shey and Tikse Monasteries
Day 3: Acclimatization walk
Day 4: Rumbak Sumdo 3,879 m.
Day 5: Base of the Ganda La 4,539 m.
Day 6: Cross the Ganda La 4,970 m. to Skiu 3,362 m.
Day 7: Markha 3,753 m.
Day 8: Thachungste 4,251 m.
Day 9: Nimaling 4,854 m.
Day 10: Cross the Gongmaru La 5,286 m.
Day 11: Visit Hemis Monastery, drive back to Leh.
Day 12: Departure day