Markha valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh, the Markha valley trek gives you the real feel of the stark landscape of Ladakh. The popularity of the trek comes from the landscape diversity the trail offers, from deep gorges and huge canyon walls to high alpine meadows where nomadic shepherds rear goats, sheep and yaks. There are multiple entry points into the Markha valley and over the years we have run most of them however itinerary below is the most popular one.
Participants arrive in Leh and spend the day acclimatizing in Leh. Evening can be spent travelling the local market.
The first part of the trek is by road to the village of Spituk. What follows is a long barren stretch before entering the lush Zingchen valley where the Rumbak river meets the Indus.
Trek Duration: 5 Hours
Today, you will enter the Hemis National Park. Once inside, look out for rare sightings of high altitude wildlife like snow leopard and blue sheep. A gradual climb will take you past a couple of villages before arriving at the camp.
Trek Duration: 4 Hours
The trail starts off with an ascent to Ganda La. A gradual descent and an easy walk will bring you to the camp at Skiu.
Trek Duration: 7 Hours
It's an easy walk today on the banks of the Markha river, crossing it at various points. The village of Markha is the largest in the valley.
Trek Duration: 8 Hours
Past old stone mills, mani walls, an old castle and a monastery the trail winds past the last villages of the Markha valley before branching out towards Thachungtse.
Trek Duration: 6 Hours
Today is the easiest day of the trek with a gradual ascent over the open meadows of Nimaling.
Trek Duration: 4 Hours
On the last day of the trek you will cross the highest pass of the trek as well. The descent on the other side is steeper but will level out once you enter the Shang gorge. From there it's an easy walk of a few hours to the village of Shang Sumdo from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to Leh.
Trek + Drive Duration: 7 hours
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