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About the Destination:
One of the most popular trekking route in Ladakh, Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley trek is a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Walking on the banks of beautiful Markha River, you get to explore an amazing diversity of landscape from the rugged terrains to holistic grasslands. The flora and fauna you will encounter along the way will be awe inspiring. At last, when you reach the majestic Kang Yatse peak, the beauty of place will hold you spell-bound!
In the course of your visit you’ll also come across many nomadic tribes and get to experience the simplicity of life in Ladakhi villages. Away from the hustle-bustle of hectic city life, a trek to Markha Valley is journey where you re-connect and be one with nature.
About the Activity:
Explore the splendour of Markha valley and the rugged beauty of Kang Yantse peak in this package. Go on a date with adventure with the Markha Valley Trek. The beauty of this valley will enthral your senses, the stunning views will leave you speechless and the whole experience will help you bonding up with the nature.
Climb up steep slopes, cross over valleys and plateaus, and explore the wildlife in the atmosphere of untouched natural beauty. In this one trip you’ll get to experience the village life of Leh and Markha, visit old forts and peaceful monasteries, spend your days and nights in the lap of nature, explore the wildlife of the area, stay in overnight camps and much more!
Maximum Altitude: 5,130m
Temperature Range: Day: 25-30 Degrees, Night: 04-15 Degrees
Leh Market, Local Sightseeing
Arriving at the Leh Airport, get transferred to the hotel. After checking-in, spend the day relaxing and getting acclimatised to the high altitude climate. Spend your evening exploring the Leh markets and other local attractions.
Leh Palace, Shey & Thikse Monasteries
Spend the day getting mesmerised by the beauty of Leh! Visit the Leh Palace, find peace in Shey and Thikse monasteries, explore the town and enjoy all it has to offer. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the hotel.
First Day of Trekking, Zingchan Gorge, Indus River
Start your day with a healthy breakfast before driving off to Chilling. Upon reaching Chilling, the first phase of trekking begins. Trail through the desolate plains along the Indus River and trek up through mountainous terrain along the beautiful, willow-lined Zingchan gorge. Upon reaching Skiu, settle down in the campsite and spend overnight.
Zigzag Terrains, Markha Village, Local Life
After a light breakfast you’ll embark on a trek from Skiu to Markha. Although 3,700m, the hike is not very tiring and trails through zigzag terrains over the pristine Markha River a couple of times; the views all through the trail are gorgeous. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and visit a small monastery; overnight stay in camps.
Kang Yatse, Blue Sheep, Grazing Meadows
After breakfast in the camp, embark on a steep climb and passing through grazing meadows, reach Thachungtse; on the way, spot some the blue sheep. Starting from here, the Kang Yatse (6400m), an awe-inspiring, snow-clad, rugged mountain will be your trek companion for the next two days. Arriving in Thachungtse, get into the camps and retire for the night.
Scenic Lake, Prayer Stones
Trekking today, you will reach Nimaling, which is located 4,700m above the sea level and is the highest camp on the trek. On the way, you will be passing through a horizon laced with stones that has prayer inscriptions and stunning lake; overnight stay in Nimaling.
Today you hit the last leg of the trek as you climb up the steep slopes and pass the Kongmaru La Pass; the highest in this trek. Enjoy the most amazing ice wall views towards the north of Kang Yatse Peak and end the day on a delightful note followed by an overnight stay.
Visit Hemis Monastery, Local Markets
After the morning meal, you will be driven towards Leh with an optional visit to Hemis Monastery. Arriving in Leh, check-in into a hotel and spend the evening exploring the local markets; dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Tour Ends Here
Following an early morning breakfast, get transferred to the Leh Airport, from where you can board a flight to Delhi.
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