© 2016 by NAMKHA JOURNEYS

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Morning flight Delhi-Leh – rest and acclimatization day 

 

Day 2: Visit of Leh valley (Stok, Matho, Shey)

Day 3: Visit of Leh valley (Thikse, Stakna, Hemis) 

Day 4: Visit of Sham valley (Phyang, Basgo, Alchi)

Day 5: Visit of Sham valley (Ridzong, Lamayuru, Mulbek)

Day 6: Return to Leh

Day 7: On trek - Stok to Stok La base (3 hours)

Day 8: On trek - Stok La base to Yurutse via the Stok La (6 hours)

Day 9: On trek - Yurutse to Skyu via the Ganda La (6/7 hours)

Day 10: On trek - Skyu to Markha (7/8 hours)

Day 11: Rest day in Markha

Day 12: On trek - Markha to Thachungtse (5/6 hours)

Day 13: On trek: Thachungtse to Nimaling (3 hours)

Day 14: On trek - Nimaling to Shang Sumdo via the Kongmaru La (6/7 hours) 

Day 15: On trek - Shang Sumdo to Hemis (4 hours)

 

Day 16: Drive to Leh and rest

Day 17: Morning flight to Delhi - exit

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~$2850

17 Days/16 Nights Trekking Tour (9 days on trek)

MARKHA VALLEY TREK - STOK TO HEMIS

17
days
DESCRIPTION:

Perhaps the most popular trek of Ladakh, the Markha Valley always dazzles its visitors. Stretching over a period of 9 days and crossing a total of 3 high altitude passes, the Markha valley trek is one of the most pleasant of the region. Going through such a varied landscape, from high altitude camps at the foot of some of the highest peaks in the world, to beautiful oasis-like villages with ancient monasteries towering above them, and green pasture lands with yaks dotting the landscape, this trek is often said to be the richest of Ladakh!


Before and after the trek, Namkha has also arranged a brief cultural tour of the Leh and Sham valleys. Highlights of this journey will include visiting the ancient temple complex of Alchi, getting lost in the fields of Markha mesmerized at the Khangyatse peak towering above, and taking a snap portrait of yourself with a big and hairy yak! 

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

With extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall blocking the majority of roads getting in and out of Ladakh during the Winter months, the only adequate season for this trek is the Summer. In between the months of June through September, all roads are open and the weather is warm with abundant sunshine. 

GRADE: MODERATE/DEMANDING
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 5100 mts/16732 ft
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 3

Stok La (4900 mts/16076 ft)

Ganda La (4900 mts/16076 ft)

Kongmaru La (5100 mts/16732 ft)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fees

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff

PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved hotels

All meals (except for dinners in Leh and Delhi)

All transport (including domestic airfare)

All Trekking equipment

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits