Markha Valley Trek - 9 Days

Trip Fact

  • Destination: India
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Luxury Private Vehicle (Car/Van/Hiace)
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse/Teahouse
  • Group Size: 1-16 pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,130m

About Markha Valley Trek

Ladakh really is a "Little Tibet". Although Tibet is politically part of China today, Ladakh, like parts of Nepal, is situated on the Tibetan plateau. Ladakh has many Tibetan refugees who fled Tibet with the invasion from China. The daunting height of the Himalaya adds to its isolation, even today the main road routes to Ladakh remain closed for more than six months of each year. Until 1979, there were no regular civilian flights into Ladakh so from October to June the region was completely cut off.

Today, it is full of amazing sights - strange gompas perched on soaring hilltops, dwarfed by snow capped mountains, the barren shattered looking landscapes splashed with small, brilliant patches of green and ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls. But most of all it is notable for its delightful people - friendly as only Tibetans can be and immensely colorful.

Highlights

  • A classic summer trek in the dramatic Indian Himalaya
  • A week long trek crossing a pass of 5,216m/17,113ft
  • Accommodation in Guest House
  • All meals on the trip
  • Panoramic view of Markha Valley

Itinerary

Open All Days + Close All Days -
Day 01 : Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m)
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Leh
  • 3,500m
  • 1.30 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Leh
  • 3,500m
  • 5/6 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Skiu
  • 3,400m
  • 4/5 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Markha
  • 3,700m
  • 5/6 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Thachungtse
  • 4,150m
  • 5/6 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Nimaling
  • 4,720m
  • 3/4 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Shang Sumdo
  • 5,130m
  • 6/7 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Leh
  • 3,500m
  • 2/3 Hours
  • Breakfast
  • 1.30 Hours

What's included

  • Twin Share accommodation for 4 nights at Guest House in Leh
  • Twin Share accommodation for 4 nights at Guest House in Leh
  • All meals on the trip
  • Monastery Entry fees, Camping fees
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • White Magic Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • Mules for porterage of personal and group luggage
  • All Transport as per the itinerary above

What’s Excluded

  • Delhi-Leh-Delhi Airfare
  • Sleeping Bag & Items of personal clothing
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes, laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips for guides, cooks & muleteers
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control

Departures & Dates

Start Date End Date Status Price  
start date January 01, 2021 end date January 09, 2021 seat left Available price US$799

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Useful Information

What to Expect

Low temperatures & high altitudes are going to be our main concerns on this trip and we must be adequately prepared deal with them

Temperatures and Climate

Ladakh lies north of the Great Himalayan Range and is hence unaffected by the monsoon clouds which shed all the rain on hitting the Himalayas from the south. On the high plateau of Ladakh, the maximum daytime temperature low down in the valleys would be around 25°C, with night-time lows being around 15°C. At our highest camps, the night-time temperature could fall as low as minus 5°C. At high altitude, the sun has a very strong effect and it will feel hotter than the indicated temperatures. Ladakh usually has very stable weather from June to September. However mountains do generate their own weather systems and some rain or snowfall cannot be ruled out.