Markha Valley Trek, Leh, Ladak
Come and join Badger Adventures on a Journey, to a remote, untouched part of India.
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
|3||Delhi – Leh|
|5||Leh-Spituk-Rumbak (3870m) 3-4hrs walking|
|6||Rumbak-Yurtse 5-6 hrs walking|
|7||Yurtse – Skyu (3400m) via Ganda La Pass (4970m) 7-8 hrs walking|
|8||Skiu – Markha (3850m) 7-8 hrs walking|
|9||Markha – Thachangste (4300m) 7-8 hrs walking|
|10||Thachangste – Nimaling (4860m) 4-5 hrs walking|
|11||Nimaling – Kongmaru La (5626m)– Shang Sumdo (3810m) 9-10 hrs walking|
|12||Shang Sumdo-Hemis – Leh|
|13||Leh – Delhi|
|14||Delhi - 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.
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- Duration: 14 days
- Rating: Moderate/Tough
- No of people (min): 4
Markha Valley Trek Dates
2018 Markha Valley Trek Dates
- Saturday 16th Jun – Friday 29th Jun
- Saturday 18th Aug – Friday 31st Aug
2019 Markha Valley Trek Dates
- Saturday tba – Friday tba
- Saturday tba – Friday tba
Safety and Accreditation
Our ethos is to be environmentally and culturally conscious at all times. The standards, principles and responsibilities of all our instructors are to respect, protect and preserve our planet. We expect all our adventurers to abide to the same rules allowing us to take lifelong memories away with us but leaving only our footsteps behind.