Markha Valley Trek



  1. Transfers by Non A/C Tempo Traveller/SUV.

  2. Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis. (Tents & Homestay)

  3. 3 Times Meal.

  4. Ladakh Border Permit, Wild life Fee etc.

  5. Expedition Tour Guide.

  6. Applicable Hotel or similar as mentioned below.


  1. Accommodation in Leh.

  2. Any Kind of Extra Meals / Drinks / Mineral water Ordered.

  3. Tips, Porters, Phone Calls, Camera / Video Shoot entry

  4. Any sort of Personal equipments like Boots, Crampons, Axe, etc required for the Expedition.

  5. Any Kind of Loss / Misplaced / Theft on personal belongings.

  6. Any Kind of Cost which not mentioned above.

  7. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and road block and / or any factors beyond our control.

  8. Extra recreational activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

  9. Ladakh Border Permit, Wild life Fee etc.

 Tour Route

Leh / Spituk/ Yurutse / Shingo/ Sara/ Markha/ Thachungtse/ Nimaling/ Chu Skyurmo/ Shang Sumdo/ Leh



Trek Overview.

Markha Valley trek is one of the most beautiful and famous treks in the Himalayas that has been attracting trekkers from all over the world. This trek lies in the Hemis High Altitude National Park, famous for Snow Leopards, Blue Sheep, Marmots, Golden Eagles and various other Himalayan mammals. Apart from wild life, its Passes, valleys and villages are amazingly beautiful. You also get the opportunity to meet locals and witness their way of life.

Day 1: Leh- Spituk – Jhingchen Drive (1 Hour)

Jhingchen to Yurutse (Trek 4-5 hrs).

Jhingchen Village is the starting point of the trek, the trail follows a narrow gorge until it opens up near Rumbak village. We trek further upto Yurutse or Gandala base.

Day 2: Yurutse to Shingo (Trek 6-7 hrs).

After breakfast follow the trail along the mountain side and start ascent towards Ganda La pass (4900m) and descent towards Shingo village.

Day 3: Shingo to Sara (7-8 hrs).

Today we it’s the have any ascents/passes. This stretch of walk can be very hot on a sunny day. From Skyu Village, follow the Markha river up streams, till we arrive in Sara Village.

Day 4: Sara to Markha (3 hrs).

After two long days of trekking, today we have a short day .The trail continues upstream along the Markha stream(River). Markha is the largest village in the valley, consisting of around 20 households. Just before reaching Markha, we have to cross the river a couple of times. Visit Markha monastery.


Day 5: Markha to Thachungtse (5-6 hrs).

Again cross the river a couple of times. We reach Hankar Village, it’s the last village of this valley. From here we slowly gain altitude and later camp at Thachungtse.

Day 6:Thachungtse to Nimaling (4-5 hrs).

Today the trail ascent towards Nimaling 4700m, which is the highest and coldest camp on the trek, giving us spectacular views of Kang Yatse Peak. Nimaling is a pastureland/grazing ground for the livestock of the valley. Perhaps, it’s the most beautiful camp site of this trek.

Day 7: Nimaling to Chhu Skyurmo (6-7 hrs).

After breakfast start ascent towards Kongmaru La (5200m) the highest pass on the trek.You have the opportunity to capture beautiful pictures of Kangyatse Peak(6,400 m). The descend is steep and proceed to Chhu Skyurmo, where we will camp for last night of trek.

Day 8: Chhu Skyurmo to Shang Sumdo (Trek 2-3 hrs).

The last day of trek is very easy, walk down along the stream and finish the trek at Shang Sumdo Village and drive back to leh.(1 hour).


Terms & Conditions:
1.    50% payment to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation & balance 30 days before tour starts.
2.    Our Company holds no responsibility for road blocks or flight cancelled or any unforeseen situation happen on tour.

Terms & Conditions for cancellation:

•    25% cancellation charges if cancelled 30 days before the tour departure date.
•    40% cancellation charges if cancelled 20 days before the tour departure date.
•    60% cancellation charges if cancelled 15 days before the tour departure date.
•    No cancellation refund if cancelled between 15 days to departure date.

•    No refund for Tour starting within 10 days of tour, or for after start or middle of the tour.  

Payment Terms:
•    50% Advance Payment to confirm the tour
•    Balance 50% 30 days before tour start date.


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UT Ladakh, India, 194101

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