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Vaidehi Patel

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.

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Shridevi Dhawan

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.

Overview

About the Activity:

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!

Altitude: 5300m

Temperature Range: July: 25-30 Degrees (Daytime),  4-15 Degrees (evening)

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

    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.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Leh – Spituk – Zingchen (5 Hours by Road)

    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.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Zingchen to Ganda La Base

    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.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Ganda La Base – Ganda La (4,900m) – Skiu

    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.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Skiu to Markha

    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.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Markha to Thachungtse

    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.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Thachungtse to Nimaling (4,878m)

    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.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Nimaling - Kongamarula (5,200m) - Sumdo, Drive from Shang Sumdo to Leh

    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!

Stay

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  • Tents and Camps on sharing basis

Meal

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  • Veg
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  • Breakfast Included

Activity

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  • Trekking
  • 7
  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Camping, kitchen, dining, sleeping bags and carry mats
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  • Trek guides and instructors
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  • Cooks, camp helpers and horseman with horses to carry loads

Things To Carry

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  • Backpack 35- 40L or small day pack of 20L
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  • Trekking gears: shoes, warm gloves, socks, raincoat, jackets, hiking trousers and shirts
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  • Water bottles
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  • Flashlight with extra cells
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  • Suntan lotion and toiletries
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  • Sunglasses and camera (if necessary)
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  • Prescribed medication (if any)

Advisory

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  • Transport to and from Leh is not included in the package
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  • Accommodation at Leh is not included in the package
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes
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  • Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products are prohibited during this trek
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights
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  • Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites
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  • Pack your bags wisely as there is a weight limit of 10kg for the bags to be carried by the porters
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  • In case, the trek need to cancelled due to any reason, the same should be communicated to the authority in writings

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Vaidehi Patel

     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.

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    Story by Shridevi Dhawan

     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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    Story by Harinakshi Shah

     Rated : 4.0

    Markha valley trek is very much interesting and worthy to take. Do try it out.

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