Markha Trek

The Markha Trek is the most frequently visited trek in Ladakh for many reasons. Endangered and rare Himalayan wildlife, high passes and remote Buddhist villages that are still linked to the outside world only by trails. You will get glimpses of traditional, Ladakhi village life and be met by hospitability and friendliness along the way, before entering into the rough wilderness that surrounds the two high passes on the trek.

Day 01

Skiu (3400m) - Markha (3800m (Trek 6/7hrs)

Brace yourself for a long and moderate hike till the charming Markha Village. Cross several streams along the way. Reach the hamlet that is a trove in the middle of this cold and arid desert. The place is laced with green fields, willow trees and a deserted palace. Camp beside a gurgling stream.

Day 02

Rumbak - Ganda La Base 4500 m (3-4 hours)

From Rumbak it’s a short walk to our next camp, but very important one in terms of acclimatization, as we will camp very high tonight and cross the high pass the next day. So, we will not hurry and take our time to reach the camp at the Base of Ganda La. After a short walk from the camp, we will come to the village of Yuruche, inhabited by only 1 family. From our campsite, there are spectacular views of Stok Kangri and the whole Stok range.

From our campsite, there are spectacular views of Stok Kangri and the whole Stok range.

Day 03

Overnight will be spent in camps.

Day 04

Markha (3800m) – Thochuntse (4150m, Trek /4-5hrs)

Today lap up fetching views all around and come across many stream and river crossings. Make way through settlements and grazing ground. Take in the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak (6400m) when walking towards Hankar. We will select a great camping ground and set tent there.

Day 05

Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 06

Thochuntse (4150m) - Nimaling (4700 m) (Trek/ 4hrs)

Wallow in a short walk to arrive at the Nimalaing campsite. The place is a beguiling one with wide open valley with unbridled grazing grounds, and the backdrop of Kangyatze Peak. Do note that there is constant wind blowing in the area making situation slightly uncomfortable. If you wish, you can also avail of a side trip today towards the base camp of Kangyatse.

Day 07

Overnight will be spent in tents.

Day 08

Nimaling (4700m) - Kongmaru La (5150m) - Sumdo (3800m) - Leh 3500m (Trek 7hrs) (Drive 2hrs)

Dig into an early breakfast and take on a steep climb to reach the top of the highest pass on the trail - Kongmaru La (5200m). Take in the great sights of Nun Kun in the West and Saser Kangri to the North. Cherish some moments here before climbing down to Sukarmo, from where your trail is a flat walk along the river till you come to the road head at Sumdo. From here, hop on to a vehicle to drive back to Leh.

Day 09

Overnight will be spent at a hotel.

Day 10

Departure from Leh

What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour:

• Road transportation from Leh to Leh by car.
• Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.
• All meals (day 1 lunch to day 18 lunch)
• All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress. Kitchen, dining and toilet tent
• Permits and entrance fees.
• Good English speaking guide, cooks and porters, mules.

What is NOT included in the tour:

• Accommodation and Meals in Leh.
• Personal Insurance.
• All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.
• Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.200 per day.

What makes this tour special

• Two high passes above 5000m
• Markha Valley
• Heightest Camping Nimaling at 4700m
• Interaction with locals an insight into their lifestyle
• Highest point 5200m

What makes this tour special

• 50% advance payment confirms your booking.
• We will transport all your belongings for you so that you only have to carry your daypack with camera, water bottle, and jacket.
• We serve three meals a day including snacks and drinks. We provide a variety of tasty healthy food including Indian, Chinese and Western meals with lots of vegetables and fruit.

Address :

The Mall Road, Keylong, L&S., Himachal Pradesh, India