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Markha valley lies in Ladakh, also called "The Little Tibet"
or "The Moonland" because of its topography. The accessibility and
beauty of this trek has made it the most popular hiking and trekking routes
in recent years. The best period is from June to October.
Day 01 :: Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
02 :: Delhi/Chandigarh/Manali (Train/Coach)
Transfer to railway station for super fast train to Chandigarh 3 hrs.
Arrive Chandigarh, met upon arrival and drive straight to reach Manali (1920
M) by covering 338 kms. Arrive Manali and check into hotel for overnight
Day 03 :: Manali
Morning at leisure. Afternoon proceed for half day city tour. Overnight
stay in hotel.
Day 04 :: Manali/Jispa (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jispa (3142 M) 147 kms/6 - 7 hrs approx.)
via Rohtang pass (3980 M). Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Day 05 :: Jispa/Sarchu (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Sarchu (4253 M) (95 kms/4 hours approx.)
via baralachala (4892 M). Sarchu is inhabited by Himalayan Clan Gaddi and
few lonely soldiers at an army outpost. It is also the actual border between
Lahaul and Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
06 :: Sarchu/Leh (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive to Leh (3500 M) (233 kms/8 - 9 hrs approx.)
via Lachulangla (5065 M) and Tanglang La (5360 M) - the second highest pass
in the world with metalled road. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is
situated on the banks of the river Indus. Arrive and check into hotel for
Day 07 :: Leh
Morning free for independent activities. Afternoon sight-seeing of Spituk,
Phyang & Shankar Gompas. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 :: Leh to Spituk (starting point of trek)
After breakfast leave for Spituk village. After crossing Spituk bridge,
start trek to Zinchen. (Trek / 4 hrs approx). Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day 09 :: Zinchen - Yurutse (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx).
After breakfast leave for Zinchen with box lunch, an easy days trek. Dinner
an overnight in hotel.
Day 10 :: Yurutse - Skiu (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx).
After breakfast start trekking to reach Skiu via Gandala (4900 M) by
covering approx. 11 kms. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 11 :: Skiu - Markha (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Markha (3550 M) after
crossing Chaluk Village. Markha village has about 30 homes and from here you
will enter the Markha Valley. Just east of the village there is a Markha
Gompa on a hill. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 12 :: Markha - Tchatchutse (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar
village. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
13 :: Tchatchutse - Nimaling (trek / 5 - 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M)
has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep., goats, yaks and cowyak
crossbreeds graze during the summer months, rising to the south is 6400 M
high Kang Yaze (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to
climb, Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14 :: Nimaling - Shang (Trek / 7 - 8 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5150 M). The
trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow Gorges. At the top of the pass,
view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus valley to the north
is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Dinner and overnight stay
Day 15 :: Shang - Hemis (Trek / 4 hrs)
Morning after breakfast start your last leg of the trek to Martselang and
further to Hemis. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
16 :: Hemis - Leh
After breakfast visit Hemis monastery. Later drive back Hemis to Leh by
jeep. Overnight in hotel.
Day 17 :: Leh
After breakfast free at leisure. Afternoon visit Leh palace. Leh Gompa and
bazaar. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 18 :: Leh/Delhi (Flight)
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for Delhi on arrival
transfer to hotel.
Day 19 :: Delhi/Onward Destination
Full day sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Await transfer to
international airport for flight to onward destination.