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Two days of the Markha Valley trekking was spent for acclimatisation. Although, it is really boring, it was very crucial for a hale and healthy trek ah...
This is supposedly a rather sought-after trek in the Ladakh region. Gandala La (4800 m) & Kongmaru La (5150 m) are the two peaks that you will cross du...
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Visit the dream land of Ladakh – a virgin land untouched by urbanisation! Pack your bags and set upon a trek that will acquaint you with the most beautiful landscapes Mother Nature has in store for you. This trek will give the most exotic views and the largest variety of trails to follow.
During the course of this trek, you will be witness to deep gorges, alpine grasslands and canyon walls. Make your way up to passes like the Kongmaru La and Ganda La at an altitude of 5,200m and 4,900m respectively. Get familiar with the lifestyle of the locals and have a thrilling time crossing the Markha River.
A very popular trek among adventurers, this is your best opportunity to scale great heights and feel on top of the world, literally!
Temperature Range: July: 25-30 Degrees (Daytime), 4-15 Degrees (evening)
Leisure day in Leh
Following your arrival in leh, check-in into your pre decided hotel and get refreshed; the rest of the will be spent at leisure.
Drive from Leh, Rumbak River
Today the first leg of your trek will be a drive from Leh to the Spituk village, the home to the famous Spituk Monastry. Continue on your journey along a lengthy barren stretch that will take you to an entirely different landscape in Zingchen. At the point where Rumbak River meets the Indus at Zingchen, it forms a deep lush green valley, which will captivate you for sure; overnight at Zingchen.
4 hours Trek, Hemis National Park, Village Tours
Today will be first day of the trek. Embark on an enthralling hike to the Hemis National Park, which is the home to some of the exotic and endangered wildlife species life snow leopard and blue sheep. The only national park in the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the Zanskar Range and the Indus River. Continuing with the climb through some of the local villages, you will finally arrive at the Ganda La basecamp; overnight stay in the camp.
7 Hours Trek, Ganda La Pass
Following today’s breakfast at the camp, start with an exhilarating trek to the Ganda La Pass. Located around 23km south-west of Leh and at an altitude of 4,900m, it is one of the highest passes in the country. Arriving at the pass, enjoy the magical views of the Himalayan Range and start descending down to Skiu; overnight stay will be in Skiu.
8 Hours Trek, Markha Village, River Crossing
Today’s trek will take you along the Markha River and comprises of easier gradients. While crossing the river at various points, do not forget to enjoy its stunning beauty! Trekking for around 8 hours, as you advent towards the Markha Village, get refreshed and spend the rest of the day at total leisure; overnight stay in the village.
6 Hours Trek, Village Life
Waking up today morning, feast on a delicious breakfast and begin trailing through the rough and rocky terrains of Markha Village till you reach Thachungtse. Though the trails are uneven, there won’t be any dearth of scenic delights through the trek. Arriving at Thachungtse, make yourself comfortable in the campsite; overnight stay in the camp.
4 Hours Trek, Alpine Meadows
Today will be the easiest day of your trek. A short descent to Nimaling will be completed in a matter of about 4 hours. Walk across open green alpine meadows and get overwhelmed with the celestial beauty around. Trek for the day concludes with your arrival in Nimaling; overnight stay in Nimaling camp.
Highest Pass, Arrival in Leh, Tour Ends Here
The last day of the trek, you will be trekking to the beautiful valley of Kongamarula, the highest point of the entire trek. Located at a height of 5,200m, the Kongamarula Pass is an ideal place to witness and enjoy the panoramic views of the vicinity. Post this, start descending down to the Shang George and continue trekking down till you reach Shang Sumdo Village, from where, you will be driven back to Leh. With your arrival in Leh, this amazing trek comes to an end!
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Rated : 5.0
Two days of the Markha Valley trekking was spent for acclimatisation. Although, it is really boring, it was very crucial for a hale and healthy trek ahead. In this particular time, we visited unravel monasteries, the museum, some forts, and the local market place. We also got to visit the Leh Palace, which was gigantic. After this we crossed over Ganda La which was 4800 m and arrived at the beautiful Markha Village. This village is super green and lively. While all these seem serene and romantic, the thrilling part of our trek included camping beside a rippling stream, the trek itself, we getting the astonishing view of Kangyatze Peak. Each day was unique and fun in its own way.
Rated : 4.0
This is supposedly a rather sought-after trek in the Ladakh region. Gandala La (4800 m) & Kongmaru La (5150 m) are the two peaks that you will cross during this trek, and the relief with this trek is that these are a feast to our eyes as there stunning sights from the peak.
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