Markha Valley offers a delightful route through constantly changing scenery offering an interesting trek as well as ideal preparation and acclimatisation for the ascent of Dzo Jongo (6096m). Led by a qualified mountain guides, this Ladakh trekking experience is supplemented by the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, sky high passes, atmospheric landscapes that characterise this unforgettable journey.
A classic and colourful trek from the High Places portfolio. We have combined this trek in the Markha Valley with an unusual finish, crossing a high and rarely used pass at 5349m. Nearby is Dzo Jongo – a rarely climbed yet accessible peak at 6096m – overlooking the plain of Nimaling. If fitness levels and weather allow, we will tackle the snow slopes, and take an easy ridge to the summit.
In the warm-up to the trek, we commence from a gardened hotel in a relaxed manner. The walking starts gently from the village of Chilling, at which point there is ample time to acclimatise as we pass through the small settlements and monasteries of the Markha valley. These are surrounded by scenic barley fields. The valley narrows to a rocky canyon, leading us to the high pastures of Nimaling. Sheep, goats and yaks graze here at over 4800m during the short summer.
From our elevated camp, we follow easy-angled snow slopes and a fine ridge, to reach the summit of Dzo Jongo, where we are routinely rewarded with views extending as far as K2 and the Karakoram, the Pamirs and Tibet – a justifiably memorable day.
It is the client’s responsibility to obtain their visas before the intended date of departure.
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what clients say…
“Just a big thank you to everyone who made this trip such a success. The trek was fantastic.”
Ann Griffiths and Bob Lauder, Markha Valley & Dzo Jongo
What is included in the price?
- Accommodation (2 Nights Delhi, 4 Nights in Leh and 9 Nights Camping)
- Meals (All Meals during treks. Delhi and Leh Hotel B - Breakfast)
- Guide (English speaking local Leader)
- Transfers (All transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary)
- Domestic Flights (Delhi - Leh return flights)
What is not included in the price?
- Indian Visa Charges
- Tips for the local staff