Markha Valley Trekking


Trek 01 : 04- July - 14 july

Trek 02 : 20 july- 30 july

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The Markha Valley is named after a tributary of the Zanskar that flows somewhere between the Stok and Zanskar mountain ranges. The Markha Valley Trekking is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the Ladakh Himalaya. After the initial period of acclimatization to high altitude in Leh you will set out to explore the heartland of the central Ladakh Valley. It involves crossing of the passes - Kongmaru La 5130 mts, Gandla 4875 mts and walking on the banks of the Markha River. The highlight of the trip is the camping at the base of the Kang-Yatse peak on the plains of Nimaling. A few days later the trek ends at the wonderful Hemis monastery, with its warm austerity welcoming you back to a gentler and familiar world.

Villages:Rumbak, yurutse, Skyu, Markha, Hankar, Tachungtse, shang sumdo

Season: June to October

Region : Ladakh Himalaya india

Highest Point: 5130 mts

Trekking Information on Lamayuru alchi Trek, Ladakh:

Trekking Routes: Leh - Spituk - zingchen - Skyu- yurutse- markha - Nimaling -Kongmaru La- shang sumdo

  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Inclusion
  • Gallery
  • Trip Details

Day -01 airport pickup

Day -2 Full day acclimatize
Day 03: Leh - Spituk - Zingchen 5 hours
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 04: Zingchen to Yurutse 4-5 hours
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 (4875 Mts). Overnight in Camp. 
Day 05: 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. There after 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 06: Sku 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 07: Markha to Thachungtse 5-6 hrs.
Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight in tents. 
Day 08: Thachungtse to Nimaling 4-5 hrs.
After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900m) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400m high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb. Overnight in tents. 
Day 09: Nimaling to Shang Sumdo 6-7 hrs.
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5130 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 Hemis to Leh 6 hrs.
Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace cum museum. 
Day 11 : Leh – Back to Destination. 
Early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Destination with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.


Fixed Departure cost - INR.26000

Inclusion and Exclusion

Cost Includes :

  • Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking and camping)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.
  • Local English speaking guide

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International Flights
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to monuments
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.

Trip Details


:- Ladakh


:- June-Oct.


:- Sustained