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Join-in Ladakh Markha Valley Trek 11-22 June 2019
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Duration: 12 Days

Trip Grade: three star

LADAKH : MARKHA VALLEY TREK

JOIN-IN DEPARTURE : 11th – 22nd June, 2019

 

12 days,11 nights Tour Highlights:

·       The white-washed city of Leh

·       Ancient Buddhist Monasteries

·       Markha Valley Trek

·       Lunar landscapes of Ladakh

 

INTRO : Experience Ladakh, the land of endless discovery. Viewed from high above, the surface of Ladakh appears to be a vast monotony of three colours: the brown of the earth, the white of the snow and the black shadows of the valleys. Strange, exciting, primitive – Ladakh is incomparable in its mountainscapes, in the rugged beauty of its rocky escapements and in the splendour of its snow covered peaks. 

 

This tour takes in the stunning capital city of Leh as well as the natural wonders of the breathtaking Markha Valley. This an incredible journey to “Little Tibet” where the amazing hills, dry mountains and lavish grazing meadows come together. A highlight is the discovery of Blue Sheep and Ibex which can be found grazing high up in the surrounds.

 

Enjoy visiting small villages and Buddhist shrines by day and spend your evenings under the starry night sky framed by impressive snow capped mountain peaks.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Flight to Leh, transfer to hotel, afternoon to explore around this amazing destination.

After lunch we take a walking tour of Leh Bazaar which dates as far back as the third century, this is an ancient white washed city set between mighty mountains and the Indus river. 

The rest of the day is at your leisure to acclimatise and rest.

Overnight: Guest house, Leh

 

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Leh

After breakfast, tour  Gompa Soma, Moti Market, the old bazaar. After lunch, continue to Saboo monastery, located just outside of Leh.

Spend the afternoon exploring the monastery, talking to resident monks, enroute back visit the Sankhar Gompa and the Shanti Stupa.

Overnight: Guest house, Leh

 

Day 3 : Sightseeing in Leh

Early morning visit the monasteries of Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries; an 1.30hours drive from Leh. Return to Leh, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight: Guest house, Leh

 

Day 4 : Trek to the foot of Stokla (3 hour trek)

Leave Leh early in the morning and travel by jeep to Stok, the starting point of your trek. Enjoy our first night at camp with a meal cooked by campfire as we gaze at the twinkling night sky.

Overnight: Camping, Stokla

 

Day 5 : Stokla - Yurutse (6-7hrs trek)

We leave the beautifull valley and ascent upto Stokla (4900m) anddescend to the luscious summer pastures of Stok.

Overnight: Camping, Yurutse

 

Day 6 : Yurutse - Gandala - Skiu (6-7hrs trek)

Today crosses the Ganda Pass, pass the village of Shingo and descend through this lunar landscape to the valley of Markha.

Overnight: Camping, Skiu

 

Day 7 : Skiu – Markha (7hrs trek)

An easier and scenic day trek along the right bank of the Markha river, pass Chaluk and arrive at Markha village camp a little ahead next to the river.

Overnight: Camping, Markha

 

Day 8 : Markha – Tchatchutse (6-7hrs trek)

Today trek to Humlung Monastery, pass village of Hankar highest inhabited in the Markha valley. After the village, the track crosses a broad valley before becoming narrower and higher to reach the camping location, Tchatchutse.

Overnight: Camping, Tchatchutse

 

Day 9 : Tchatchutse - Nimaling (3hrs trek)

Today’s cross a small lake, before crossing lush pastures and heading to Nimaling at 4700m one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh, dominated by views of the Kang Yaze. Look out for the many yaks grazing freely on the open plains.

Overnight: Camping, Nimaling

 

Day 10 : Nimaling - Knogmarula - Shang (8hrs trek)

The trek ascends towards Kongmarula at 5150m and descends to Chukirmo for a short rest stop. We continue on to the village of Shang, our beautiful campsite for the night. If time permits we will make a late afternoon walk to the monastery an hour away from the village.

Overnight: Camping, Shang

 

Day 11 : Shang - Hemis (4hrs trek) - Leh (1½hr drive)

The final day of your trek starts from the riverbed, and we will follow a gently rising trail towards Hemis, passing by a series of chortens on our way. Once there, we will visit Hemis Gompa, founded in the1630s. Hemis is one of the largest Gompas of Ladakh and is famous for its festival and is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as the second Buddha. We will arrive in Leh in time for some last minute shopping and a relaxing evening dinner.

Overnight: Guest house, Leh

 

Day 12 : Leh - Delhi

Check out from hotel and transfer to the airport. Tour arrangement ends.

 

Price Based on minimum 2 persons

COST: US$ 1430 per person twin share

 

Price Based on 4 persons

COST: US$ 1030 per person twin share

 

INCLUDES

·       4 nights’ accommodation and breakfasts in Leh

·       7 nights trekking accommodation in a tent, all food and a guide and porters for 8 days

·       Internal transfers by private car/jeep

·       Sightseeing tours in Leh

·       Entrance fees to all monuments

·       Local English speaking guide for the duration of trekking

 

EXCLUDES

·       Return airfares to India

·       Return internal flights from Delhi – Leh (cost for internal flights will be available at the time of booking)

·       Cost of Indian tourist visa (on arrival)

·       Lunch and dinner when not on the trek (unless otherwise specified)

·       Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs

·       Tipping and personal expenses

·       Compulsory insurance of any kind

 

ACCOMMODATION

·       Leh Munshi Continental 4 nights

·       Trekking Tents 7 nights

BOOK : this trek or set your own private departure, please contact our office

 

 

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