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October 8, 2015

Ladakh Trekking- Markha Valley

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Trekking along the Markha River through \”Little Tibet,\” one of the world\’s highest inhabited plateaus, we take in spectacular views of the Great Himalayan, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. We\’ll cross two high passes at elevations up to 17,400\’. Trails wind past willow groves, alongside patches of wild roses and through pastel canyons festooned with multi-hued prayer flags undulating in the breeze. The opportunity to meet nomadic families as they herd their yaks and a visit to a small monastery where butter lamps are lit morning and evening by an elderly nun leave indelible impressions of our journey through this gloriously illuminated landscape.

Experience of a traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture undisturbed by the Cultural Revolution Ancient, yet active monasteries where monks go about their daily lives, and beautiful artwork enhances rustic interiors Trekking through one of the most remote areas of the Greater Himalaya in a landscape of plunging canyons and verdant river bottoms.

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day Activities
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi around midnight.
Day 2-4: Fly to Leh / Explore 3500m
Day 5 : Drive to Spituk Monastery / Begin trek Camp at Jingchen.3400m

Markha Valley Trek Ladakh, Northern India. Himalayan summer trekking in northern India’s Ladakh province, known as “Little Tibet”.

Trekking along the Markha River through “Little Tibet,” one of the world’s highest inhabited plateaus, we take in spectacular views of the Great Himalayan, Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. We’ll cross two high passes at elevations up to 17,400′. Trails wind past willow groves, alongside patches of wild roses and through pastel canyons festooned with multi-hued prayer flags undulating in the breeze. The opportunity to meet nomadic families as they herd their yaks and a visit to a small monastery where butter lamps are lit morning and evening by an elderly nun leave indelible impressions of our journey through this gloriously illuminated landscape.

Experience of a traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture undisturbed by the Cultural Revolution Ancient, yet active monasteries where monks go about their daily lives, and beautiful artwork enhances rustic interiors Trekking through one of the most remote areas of the Greater Himalaya in a landscape of plunging canyons and verdant river bottoms.

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day Activities
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi around midnight.
Day 2-4: Fly to Leh / Explore 3500m
Day 5 : Drive to Spituk Monastery / Begin trek Camp at Jingchen.3400m
Day 6 : Trek to Ganda-la Base. 4650m
Day 7: Trek to Shingo Via Ganda-la Pass 4890m. 4150m
Day 8 : Trek to Pentse. 3500m
Day 9 : Trek to Markha. 3700m
Day 10 : Trek to Tachungtse. 4200m
Day 11 : Trek to Nimaling .4700m
Day 12 : Trek to Chuskirmo Via Gonmaru-la pass 5100m. 4100m
Day 13 : Trek to Martselang / Visit Hemis Monastery & Return to Leh.
Day 14 : Leh
Day 15 : Fly to Delhi. Tou Ends.
Optional tour add on. You can book an optional tour of Taj Mahal or The Golden Triangle tour of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Delhi. Please email us if you want to book the optional tour.

Trip Cost US$2000 5% Discount for Top Travel Members

Includes:-

  • ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
  • All meals throughout the tour
  • Experienced regional leader and pack animals on the trek
  • Trek permit
  • Park fees
  • Staff insurance
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing as indicated.

Trip Cost Does Not Include:-

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transfers outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (buy insurance)
  • Tips(suggested amount; US$50 per week)and items of a personal nature.
  • Domestic flight Leh-Delhi- Leh (Book early for cheaper airfare).
Additional Info
Country: India
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