Duration of Trek : 08 Days
Best Time : June to September.
Highest Point : Kongmaru La (5,100m).
Focus : Monasteries, Monks, People Villages. Highlight Markha Valley Trek, Monasteries and Landscape.
Physical Challenge : Moderate overall.
Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi
Arrive New Delhi International airport & transfer to hotel. Delhi - An international metropolis with excellent tourist spots, recreational facilities, and a history that goes back to antiquity. It offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Fly Delhi - Leh
Today transfer to Delhi airport for flight to Leh. Arrive & transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 03 : Drive Leh to Alchi (62kms)
After breakfast drive to Alchi enroute visit Basgo Palace & Liker monastery. Arrive Alchi & check in to Uley Ethnic Resort. Visit Alchi monastery and spend rest of the day exploring the Alchi village. Overnight stay in Alchi.
Day 04 : Drive Alchi - Leh
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru, later continue your drive to Leh. Evening arrive & check in. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 05 : Drive Leh - Spituk - Zingchen (5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. Arrive Spituk Bridge at Indus River and start your trek through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Arrive Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Overnight in Camp at Zingchen.
Day 06 : Zingchen - Yurutse (5 hours)
Drive Zingchen to Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal and the marmot and wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight stay in Camp.
Day 07 : Yurutse - Skyu (7 hrs)
From Yurutse follow path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Ganda La pass (4380m). Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 hrs of descent arrive in the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 08 : Sku - Markha (7 hours)
From Skiu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Good camp site beyond the Village and near river. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 09 : Markha - Thachungtse (5 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 10 : Thachungtse - Nimaling (5 hours)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats, yaks and graze during the summer months, rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb, Overnight stay in tents.
Day 11 : Nimaling - Shang Sumdo (6 hrs)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow Gorges. At the top of the pass, you can have view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus valley to the north is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12 : Shang Sumdo - Hemis - Leh (6 hours) Trek
Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh enroute visit Thiksey, Shey & Stok Museum Palace. Evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 13 : Leh to Delhi
Today transfer to Leh airport for flight to Delhi.