There are regular flights from Delhi and Bombay to Leh's Rimpochee Airport (IXL).
Situated inside the Hemis National Park, the Markha Valley is a popular destination for avid trekkers. The route for this trek passes through the two mountain passes of Ganda La and Kongmaru La that are 16,800 feet high, offering unmatched views of the Himalayan ranges. You'll also hike through the villages like Yurutse, Skiu, Hankar, where time seems to have stood still. These charming villages are not larger than 40 or 50 houses, but you'll see the unique Tibetan Buddhist culture here.
This trek does not require any technical knowledge, so it is suitable for trekking beginners as well as experts. However, the altitude and the long hours of walking require you to be reasonably healthy and fit.
The Markha Valley is a unique and fascinating place, with the bare landscape dotted with small Buddhist monasteries and nomadic shepherds grazing flocks of yak. You'll be trekking along uneven trails that pass sparkling rivers, loud waterfalls and many other mini-adventures. One of the highlights is the stop at Nimaling, one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the world. You'll also find many vantage points from where you can photograph some of the highest peaks in the country, such as the 21,000 feet high Kang Yatze.
Climb up to altitudes as high as 17,800 feet to reach the Markha Valley. | Hike up to the Ganda La pass and Kongmaru La pass. | Visit Buddhist monasteries and experience the local culture.
You'll land in Leh and should head straight to your hotel. The rest of your team is waiting here for you, and you'll spend the day in the hotel. It is important that you spend the rest of today resting, so that you are fuly acclimatised by the time your Markha Valley trek begins. Make sure to take short easy walks, eat regular meals, and keep yourself hydrated. Overnight in Leh hotel.
Overnight at a hotel in Leh on twin occupancy.
You'll land in Leh today and will have to get to the hotel on your own. This will be the first of two days that you will spend at a hotel in Leh. You'll have twin-sharing rooms with attached washrooms in a standard hotel. Your meals for the day are not included in the booking cost, but you can spend extra to eat at the hotel or explore local restaurants in Leh.
No meals provided today
If you cancel 15 days or more before departure of the Markha Valley trek: 50% of the total cost will be refunded.
If you cancel 0-15 days before departure of the Markha Valley trek: No refund.
No show: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/tour guide during the Markha Valley trek.
Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during the trek.