Markha Valley Trek, Leh, Ladak

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Markha Valley

The Markha Valley Trek Starts off in Leh, Ladakh and We spend a few days in Leh, acclimatizing whilst visiting local sights including some spectacular monasteries to get some insight into the local culture. We set out from the picturesque Spituk village on the banks of Indus, the boisterous silted river that flows through this region. Our efforts in climbing to the top of Ganda La (4,970m) are rewarded with truly breathtaking views across Zanskar and Stok ranges and the snow-capped Karakoram before the trail descends into the Markha Valley.

The route then follows the Markha River, passing through lush farmlands and traditional villages. The head of the valley is dominated by the glaciated Kang Yangtse peak (6,400m) rising high above the pastures of Nimaling.. to Kongmaru La (5,265m) marks the highest point of our trek with excellent views of Kang Yangtse, the distant Nun-Kun peaks and northwards to the shimmering peaks that mark the Tibetan border. After a day’s descent we return by road to Leh for some much deserved down-time before flying back to Delhi

Markha Valley Trek ItineraryPrice: £1795pp

DayTrek Description
1Depart Heathrow
2Arrive Delhi
3Delhi – Leh
5Leh-Spituk-Rumbak (3870m) 3-4hrs walking
6Rumbak-Yurtse 5-6 hrs walking
7Yurtse – Skyu (3400m) via Ganda La Pass (4970m) 7-8 hrs walking
8Skiu – Markha (3850m) 7-8 hrs walking
9Markha – Thachangste (4300m) 7-8 hrs walking
10Thachangste – Nimaling (4860m) 4-5 hrs walking
11Nimaling – Kongmaru La (5626m)– Shang Sumdo (3810m) 9-10 hrs walking
12Shang Sumdo-Hemis – Leh
13Leh – Delhi
14Delhi - UK

Included in price:

A Experienced Guide , Accommodation (hotels and tents when on trek),Transfers, Meals as outlined , Internal flights Del-Leh-Del.

Please note this DOES NOT INCLUDE International Flights, Meals on day 13 and 14, Tips for staff and porters, Personal Insurance.

Personal Insurance Information

Every precaution is taken in ensuring your safety whilst under taking one of our trips, however outdoor activities have a certain element of risk of injury or death which cannot be eliminated. You are required (as with any sporting activity) to cover yourself with adequate personal insurance to cover your personal belongings, cancellation insurance, hospitilisation and loss of earnings. If your trip with Badger Adventures is at altitude, then your policy should cover you for this.

By signing onto an activity or course, with Badger Adventures, you are stating that you are fully aware of these potential risks and accept them.

BMC, Venture Guard, Campbell and Irvine offer a good range of travel insurance covering adventurous challenge activities.

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Rating: Moderate/Tough
  • No of people (min): 4

Markha Valley Trek Dates

2019 Markha Valley Trek Dates
  • Saturday 15th Jun – Friday 28th Jun
  • Saturday 17th Aug – Friday 30th Aug
2020 Markha Valley Trek Dates
  • Saturday 13th Jun – Friday 26th Jun
  • Saturday 15th Aug – Friday 28th Aug

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