LEH – SHEY – THIKSEY –HEMIS – SPITUK – ZINGCHAN – YURUTSE – SKIU –GANDA LA - MARKHA – THOCHUNTSE – NIMALING – KONGMARU –SUNDO
11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Leh
Board the morning flight to reach Leh. Arrive at Leh - Leh the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Ladakh, one of the coldest deserts in the world is located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali, Built by the kings of Ladakh in 1553 the Leh Palace was once the world’s highest building. The primary attraction within the Leh city, Leh palace now only has the palace prayer room which lives up to the sense of former grandeur of Leh Palace.and transfer to hotel and take a complete rest. This relaxation is essential for becoming accustomed to the climate. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis (02 hrs)
Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Leh - Spituk (01 hr) – Trek to Zingchan
Today, early in the morning, we will leave for Spituk, which is an hour journey away. We shall explore Spituk Gompa, which is believed to be 500 years old. After visiting Spituk, we will begin our trek and passing a bridge and strolling southwest of Indus River, we will reach Zingchan Village. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 04: Zingchan - Yurutse via Rumbak
Post breakfast, we shall ascend to Rumbak from Zingchan. We shall trek along the Rumbak Nala via Yurutse Village, which has lush fields of potatoes and barley. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 05: Yurutse - Skiu via Ganda La
Our trek today will end at Skiu, which can be reached by crossing Reach Ganda La (4900 meters). The pass offers spectacular view of Zanskar Range and other far-flung peaks of Himalaya. From Ganda La is a long descent to the village of Shingo. The trail then leads to a gorge from Shingo Village, which is at a short distance from Skiu. At Skiu, we will witness the confluence of river from Markha Valley. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 06: Skiu - Markha (3800 mts/12464 ft)
An easy climb today from Skiu will lead us to Markha Valley. The trekking trail passes through several streams. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 07: Markha – Thochuntse
Our today's trek will be from Markha to Thochuntse. It is to be noted that at Markha, there is a change in landscape and from now onwards the view of heavily forested sections will not be witnessed rather barren and rugged landscape will follow. We shall be crossing river andl come across Hankar en route to Thochuntse. Hankar is the highest village in Markha Valley. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 08: Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 mts/15416 ft)
In the morning today, we will begin our trek to Nimaling. We will be crossing a number of gentle slopes and a chain of glassy ridges. There is a sequence of Mani Walls and chortens on the route. This is counted among the most stunning high valleys in Ladakh and is separated by Kangyatse Peak. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 09: Nimaling – Kongmaru La (5150 mts/16892 ft) – Sumdo
After the breakfast, we will cross to the north of Markha and shall ascend to Kongmaru La (5306 meters), which is the highest passes in the region. After taking a good view of the surrounding snowy peaks and Karakoram Range, we will trek down to the Martselang Valley leading Martselang Stream to the Sumdo Village. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 10: Sumdo - Hemis (4 hrs trek) – Leh
Our trek today will be from Sumdo Village to Martselang. At Martselang Valley, the trail broadens into the Indus Valley. We shall take the jeep waiting for us at Martselang Village. We will also be exploring Hemis Monastery and then drive to Leh via Thiksey and Shey Gompas. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Leh (Departure)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Leh airport for onward destination.