Trek Dates

  • Leh to Leh: 6th July – 13th July 
  • Duration: 8 Days

Approx Temperatures

  • Day time: 10°C to 20°C
  • Morning/night: 5°C to 10°C

Trek Facts

  • Grade: Difficult
  • Altitude: 17,350 ft
  • High Passes, Villages, Wildlife

Trek Fee

  • Per person: ₹25, 000.00

Trek Itinerary

  • Arrive in Leh

  • Drive from leh to Chilling (1and half hour) and walk from chilling to Skyu village about 3 hours walk and night stay in Skyu village in homestay with local family.
  • Walk from Skyu to Markha village and over night stay in homestay.. En route there is an abundance of willow thickets and poplars where ancient mani walls and chortens line the trail and barren cliffs rise high above the valley.

    The trail continues through a series of willow and gorse thickets to a bridge over the Markha River. Trekking along the Markha River we get stunning views of the valley below. We will cross the river at and reach Markha (3800m). Markha is the largest village in the valley, consisting of around 20 houses, an old monastery and a ruined fort. 

  • Markha to Hankar or Thachungsay…The Markha valley trail continues passed old stone-mills, a ruined castle and the auspicious monastery of Techa, which is proudly perched upon a cliff that looms above Markha. The path  then intersects the river several times before cutting through the last hamlets  in the valley. After leaving the village of Umlung, we will be afforded our  first view of mighty Mt. Kang Yatse (6400m), which will stay in sight until we  cross Kongmaru La. After we break for lunch in the village of Hangkar (the last one in the valley), we will continue onward to the lovely green pasture of  Thachungste (4100m), where we will camp for the night.
  • Hankar to Nimaling…After breakfast we will follow a trail which leads us up to the beautiful plateau of Nimaling, where the people of the Markha Valley  bring their herds to graze during the summer months. At 4700m, Nimaling is the  highest camp (4600m) on the trek, giving us spectacular views of the huge peak  of Kang Yatse to the right.

  • 6 kms
  • 5 Hrs
  • Nimaling to Chokdo Village and night stay in Homestay.

    We  will cross Kongmaru La (17350 Feet), the highest pass on the trek, and from there we  will have a wonderful view of the Indus Valley and Ladakh Range. The descent is  quite steep, but will gradually level out as we enter Shang Gorge, with its fascinating  rock formations. More river crossings bar our way before we arrive at the sour-spring of Chuskurmo (used in traditional medicine by the Amchi doctors).

  • 5 Kms
  • 4 Hrs

Chokdo to Shang sumdo and drive to leh

  • Depart Leh

Terms & Conditions

1. Stay: Stay at Leh on the First day and last day of the trek is included in the trek fee at double/triple sharing.

2. Transport: Transport from Leh to Leh is included in the Trek Fee. Transport is arranged in Sumo kind of vehicles. A vehicle carries 5-7 people. Sometimes the number of people in a vehicle can be even 4 or 8. No service tax is applicable on transport cost. Roads & Journeys  only arranges the vehicle pick up and is not responsible for any issues during transport.

3. Pick-up: Participants are picked up from a common point which will be decided in Leh. 

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