Markha Valley Trek

Trekking
Location: Ladakh Duration: 05 June 15 - 14 June 15

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Markha Valley Trek Info

MARKHA VALLEY TREK

  • DURATION : 10 days
  • DIFFICULTY : Difficult

A trek known for its majestic beauty, snow leopards, its difficult terrain & passing through Gandala Pass (4900m), high pasture land of Nimaling, Kongmaru La pass (5100m), small villages and at the same time offering abundant treasure of natural beauty, mountains with different colors, shapes and sizes. This trek is today one the biggest attraction for the europeans.

Markha Valley Trek Batch Dates

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May to August

Markha Valley Trek Itinerary

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh.

 

  • Day 2: A Complete Day Of Visit To The Monasteries Around Leh (104 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)After breakfast drive to visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries, Stok Palace Museum & Sindhu Ghat. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight at Leh

 

  • Day 3: Leh To Spituk To Zingchen (5 Hrs)After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. From Spituk bridge starts the trekking along Indus River, walking through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar Highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Soon you arrive at Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Stay overnight in Camp at Zingchen.

 

  • Day 4: Zingchen To Yurutse (4-5 Hrs)Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis National Park for the preservation of Snow Leopard, Baharal, Marmot, Wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight in Camp

 

  • Day 5: Yurutse To Skyu (6-7 Hrs)From Yurutse follow the path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Gandala pass (4380m). Then walk the long descent towards Shingo for 2 hrs that will lead to the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight halt in tents.

 

  • Day 6: Skyu To Markha (7-8 Hrs)From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the end of the village there are good camp site near the river. Overnight stay in tents.

 

  • Day 7: Markha To Thachungtse (5-6 Hrs)Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Thachungtse via Hankar village. Overnight in tents.

 

  • Day 8: Thachungtse To Nimaling (4-5 HRS)After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheeps, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400 m high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb. Overnight in tents.

 

  • Day 9: Nimaling To Shang Sumdo (6-7 Hrs)After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in tents.

 

  • Day 10: Shang Sumdo To Leh (2 Hrs)drive  back to Leh. Spend the evening in Leh at your leisure. Overnight Leh.

Markha Valley Trek Cost

Costing will depend on the Batch size – Do call us on 7760666822

T&C's

50% advance while booking & 50% before 30 Days of travel

  • All bookings will carry
  • 25% cancellation charges from day 1
  • 50% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days
  • 75% cancellation charges if cancelled before 15 days
  • No refund if cancelled less than15 days

Disclaimer – Nature offers its own challenges from time to time. As Ladhak is an extremely challenging terrain it is possible to have minor/major changes to the designed plan. It is also possible that traveller will have to incur additional costs owing to the challenges arising out of the ground level challenges.

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FAQs

Fitness               What 2 Carry               Clothing               Medical Kit               Others

Fitness required for the Trek

Fitness

This is a difficult to Hard trek. This trek involves extensive incline walks with high altitude conditions. Speak to your trek leaders or read our blog on how to approach high altitude treks

Recommendations

  • 1 hour a day of Jogging in running tracks
  • Pranayama – 15 min a day
  • Stretching – 20 minutes a day

MUSCLES – A well stretched & healthy muscles make the trek that much more easier. Focus on Legs, Back, Neck & Shoulder. 20min of focused stretching activities for 45 days will help.  It determines the amount of movement your bones can make in any direction around joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.  Stretching improves your posture and helps to prevent low back pain.

Recommendations

  • Suryanamaskara – 10 to 15 Sets a day
  • Neck & Shoulder exercise
  • Lower back stretches
  • Hamstring & Quadriceps

Things to Carry

Things to Carry

Backpack (55 – 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Quechua Forclaz 60 is a good choice.

Trekking shoes – Ensure the shoes are well broken in before the trek.  Since this  trek includes walking on snow it is recommended to wear water proof shoes wiith thick woolen / military socks. Forclaz 600 and Woodland are good choices. More expensive shoes are not really the answer to cold. Wearing 2 layers of woollen socks is the trick.

Sun glasses – Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek, Curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass — they don’t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness. . People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:

  1. http://www.decathlon.in/accessories/sunglasses/cycling-and-running/huez-opticsg-800-optic/p-1223537
  2. If above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.

Must Have – Trek Accessories

  • Trekking pole is mandatory
  • Spoon, glass & Tiffin Box
  • Thermos water bottle – optional
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Must Have – Clothing

Must Have – Clothing

  • Thermals / Body Warmers – 1 No’s
  • Oversized Full TShirts with high neck  & Track Pants (light weight)  – 2 / 3 No’s
  • Sweater / Fleece – 1 No’s
  • Windcheaters – 1 No’s + Down Jacket – 1 No’s
  • Poncho + Rain Pant – 1No’s
  • Socks – 8 to 10 Pairs
  • Head Cap + Balaclave – 1 No’s each
  • Hand Gloves Inner 1no’s + Outer (waterproof) – 1 No’s

Must Have – Other accessories

  • Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind)
  • A Sanitary Paper
  • Woolen head-scarf or muffler
  • Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • Moisturizer

Must Have – Medical Kit

Must Have – Medical Kit

  • Crocin – 6 tablets
  • Avomine – 4 tablets
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets
  • Disprin – 6 tablets
  • Norflox – 6 tablets
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Digene – 6 tablets
  • Gauze cloth – 1 small role
  • Leukoplast – 1 small roll
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • ORS / Electoral – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov spray
  • Nebasulf/ Soframycine powder

Other Mandatory Instructions

Other Mandatory Instruction

  1. Medical Certificate – format will be provided post enrolment
  2. Declaration & Disclaimer Form – will be provided post enrolment
  3. Plastic Bottles are STRICTLY prohibited
  4. Recommended bag weight is 7 to 8 Kgs
  5. 1 Govt ID Card is mandatory
  6. Burn Boundaries follows STRICT No Smoking / Alcohol policy

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