Markha Valley, Ladakh is a classic and colourful trek, taking us on a varied route through remote villages; past cliff-top monasteries; and venturing through rocky gorges and canyons. We climb up to the high pastures of Nimaling, where during the short summer local wildlife take nourishment. A seldom used pass at 5350m provides a final challenge, and offers tremendous views extending as far as the Karakoram and Tibet.
We fly to Leh (3505m), where from a gardened hotel we embark upon our acclimatisation in an unhurried manner. From the village of Chilling we begin at a gentle pace, and there is ample time for everyone to acclimatise as we pass through the small villages and monasteries of the Markha valley, surrounded by expanses of barley fields. The valley narrows to a rocky canyon, which leads us to the high pastures of Nimaling, which are attended by the snowy slopes of Kang Yatse (6400m).
After two nights at Nimaling, where we have the chance to climb and enjoy an elevated viewpoint of the region, we head off on the normal trekking route. Gaining height slowly and steadily, we are soon standing on a pass at 5350m with the world at our feet! From here we embark on our descent.
One of the most varied and beautiful treks in the world. The Markha Valley Ladakh trek ventures high into the Himalayas, passes through wild gorges and high passes up to 5334 m . The trails are decorated by elaborate “chortens”(shrines) and “mani”(prayer) walls which further exemplify the region’s total immersion in Buddhist culture.
what clients say…
“The trek was fantastic. Have now been on three trips with High Places. All fantastically well organised…….staff have all been brilliant and groups a good size”
Ann Griffiths and Bob Lauder, Markha Valley.
What is included in the price?
- Accommodation (2 Nights: Delhi, 4 Nights: Leh, 7 Nights: Camping)
- Meals (All Trekking Full Board, Leh and Delhi Hotels on Bed & breakfast)
- Guide (English speaking local Leader)
- Domestic Flights (Delhi-Leh return flights)
What is not included in the price?
- Indian Visa Charges
- Tips for the local staff