Trekking Markha Valley

One of the most popular treks in the Ladakh region is the Markha Valley Trek that allures adventurists across the world. It is a trek that passes through places with different landscapes. The Markha Valley Trek when winds onto the Hemis National Park and Rumbak Valley, will give the opportunity to witness rare species of animals of the Himalayan belt and if you are fortunate enough you might encounter a Snow Leopard. Nonetheless the valley is the home of several species like the lynx, Ladakhi Urial (a type of goat), Arghali (great Tibetan sheep), Blue sheep, Red fox, Tibetan wolf, Dhole (wild dog), Marmot and Mountain hare. Moreover this trail in Ladakh region also offers birding opportunity. The Markha Valley Trek covers some remote human settlements like Rumbak village followed by Yurutse and Markha that leave the explorers mull over the rich indigenous culture of the Indo-Tibetans. One may also live get a chance to enjoy a home stay in one of these remote villages. Further the trekking trail in Ladakh region also lead your way up to the shrines like Lhatos and Mani before entering the Markha village. The journey winds and trails up to the Kongmaru La at 5100 meter, wherefrom one can capture the spectacular view of the hulking high Kang Yatze Peak and the Tibetan border.

Duration: Maximum - 21 Days
Trekking Season : June to October
Area : Ladakh Himalaya
Altitude : 5150 Mtrs


Day 01: Delhi

  • Upon arrival in Delhi International airport Kai representative will welcome, assist and provide transfer to respective hotel for immediate occupancy.

  • Day 02: Delhi - Leh (Fly)

  • Morning after early breakfast Kai representative will transfer from hotel to domestic airport to connect flight to Leh by 9W609 (0540/0655). Upon arrival in Leh Welcome in traditional Ladakhi style and transfer to hotel, rest of the day at leisure to acclimatize. Overnight at respective hotel.
  • Day 03: Leh

  • Morning after breakfast visit Phyang & Spituk Monasteries after visit return to the hotel for hot meals. Afternoon visit Leh Palace & Bazzar. Evening return to hotel for meals & overnight.

  • Day 04: Leh -Stock-Stock-la (Trek)

  • After breakfast drive to Stock upon arrival start trek to Stock-la en-route cross-river Rumback two to three times. Upon arrival in Stock-la meals & overnight in tented camp. On a clear day one gets nice commanding view of Stock- Kangri peak.

  • Day 05: Stock-la - Yurutse

  • After breakfast trek to Yurutse enroute cross Rumback river couple of times. Upon arrival in Yurutse meals & overnight in tented camp.

  • Day 06: Yurutse - Ghandala Pass - Shingo (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Shingo crossing Ghandala pass 4900 mts. Upon arrival at Shingo meals & overnight in tented camp.

  • Day 07 : Shingo - Skiu (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Skiu. Upon arrival in Skiu meals & overnight in tented camp. (Nice campsite).

  • Day 08 : Skiu - Markha (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Markha - good path on the bank of the Markha. Upon arrival in Chaluk walk towards Markha - a beautiful village, near the river. Upon arrival in Markha meals & overnight in tented camp.

  • Day 09 : Markha - Hankar (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Hankar - the path is sometime difficult in the riverbed. Upon arrival in Hankar check into your two men tented camp for meals and overnight.

  • Day 10 : Hankar - Nimaling (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Namaling - this is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh (4700m), dominated by the Kang Yaze (6400 m). Upon arrival in Namaling meals & overnight in tented camp.

  • Day 11 : In Nimaling

  • The day of rest & over night stay.

  • Day 12 : Nimaling - Kongmaru-la - Shang (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Kongmaru-la (5150 m) long climb along the mountainside. Upon arrival in Shang meals & overnight in tented camp.

  • Day 13 : Shang - Hemis - Leh (Trek)

  • After breakfast trek to Hemis - a good footpath through large blocks of rocks. Upon Arrival in Hemis treks ends, Vehicles will be awaiting to drive you back to Leh Enroute visiting Shey & Thiksey Monastery after visit continue drive to Leh, Upon arrival in Leh meals & overnight hotel.

  • Day 14 : Leh

  • Day at leisure in Leh (buffer day).

  • Day 15 : Leh - Tsemorari

  • After early breakfast drive to Tsemorari via Mahai Bridge (268Km/8hrs). Upon arrival check Into two men tented camp in Kurzok village 4100 mts. Evening at leisure. Overnight at two men tented camp.
  • Day 16 : Tsemorari

  • After breakfast walk around the lake and see the various species of birds & Visit Kurzok Gompa and village. Meals & overnight in two men tented camp.

  • Day 17 : Tsemorari - Rumtse

  • After early breakfast depart for Rumtse via Tsokhar (the salt lake) driving over Tanglang-La 5600 Meters second highest motorable pass in the world after Khardung-La-5990 meters, upon arrival check into two men tented camp for Meals and overnight.

  • Day 18 : Rumtse - Leh

  • After early morning breakfast depart for Leh, upon arrival check into hotel for Meals & overnight.

  • Day 19 : Leh - Delhi

  • Kai representative will assist & provide transfer to the airport in time to connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi assistance & transfer will be provide to the respective hotel.

  • Day 20 : Delhi

  • Morning depart for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi visiting India gate, Parliament house, President's house, Parliament Building, India gate, Jama Masjid & Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb. Return hotel in the evening for wash & Change and dinner, after meals Kai rep will provide transfer in time for your international fight back home.

  • Day 21 : Delhi - Back Home