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Ladakh : Markha Valley Trek (Trip Code: LM)

Ladakh Valley
Trip Level
Trip Length 13 Days
From $1865

13 DAYS in India

  • 7 days moderate to strenuous hiking on uneven terrain at medium to high elevation (maximum 5,150m)

  • 6 nights camping

  • 6 nights hotel

Ladakh situated at the western end of the Tibetan plateau and is often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. It is still one of the best places to experience the unique culture of the high Himalaya.

The Markha Valley is by far one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh and a popular destination due to its proximity of its whole circuit to Leh. A varied trek across high passes with tremendous views of the snow capped mountains, gorges, arid landscape dotted with villages with their colorful fields of mustard and barley. These attractions make this trip a trekker’s delight to see its countryside as well as meeting with the locals and getting a good cultural insight.

 

GRADE C (Moderate to Strenuous) :
This trek is for the more serious hill walker. It involves walking at medium to high elevation so a higher level of physical fitness and stamina is required.

Itinerary

Free day in Delhi

Fly to Leh (3,521m)

Acclimatising day. Day hike to Leh Palace and Shankar village

Drive to Spituk and trek to Yurutse (4,150 m) along the bank of Indus River

Cross Granda La pass (4,850 m) and trek to Skiu

Trek to Markha village

Trek to Thachungtse via Hanker village and to Nimaling

Trek to Sumdo crossing Kongmaru La pass (5,150m)

Hike to Hemis Monastery (3,505 m) and drive to Leh visiting Thiksey and Shey en route.

Free day in Delhi. Late evening transfer to airport for homeward bound flight

COST INCLUDES

  • Expert Leader
  • All airport transfers in Delhi and Leh
  • All hotel accommodations on Bed and Breakfast basis: 3 nights Hotel Claridges (5 Star Deluxe Hotel) in Delhi
  • All hotel accommodations on Full Board basis: 3 nights Hotel Kanglachen in Leh
  • Walking tour and sightseeing as per itinerary with entrance fees
  • Transfer from Leh to trek start point and transfer from trek end point to Leh
  • 7 days trek with all meals, camping equipment, sherpa / cook staff, porters / pack animals

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • India visa feeMedical immunizations
  • International airfares (hotel accommodation en route if any)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunches and dinners in Delhi (3 lunches & 3 dinners)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Emergency evacuation by helicopter or other means in case of illness, accident, etc. which Client’s insurance should cover
  • Personal expenses such as sodas / soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, laundry etc.
  • Tips to Leader and all Support staff

Trip Dates (13 days in India start Monday end Saturday)

2017
LM 030717 03 jul – 15 jul
LM 310717 31 jul – 12 aug
LM 210817 21 aug – 02 sep

2018
LM 020718 02 jul – 14 jul
LM 300718 30 jul – 11 aug
LM 200818 20 aug – 01 sep

 

LAND & INTERNAL AIR COST (in twin sharing basis)

Land Cost
US $ 1865 (10 to 16 members)
US $ 2270 (6 to 9 members)
US $ 3005 (3 to 5 members)

Airfare
US $ 660 (Delhi – Leh – Delhi)
(Airfare subject to change)

Single Supplement
US $ 625

Equipment List:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Down jackets
  • Duffle bags
  • Ttrekking sticks etc..

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