Fort road is a prime landmark in the city of Leh. Exact pick up point will be communicated to participants upon booking confirmation.
If you're looking for dramatic landscapes and a unique adventure, the Markha valley trek is the one for you. The trail takes you through enchanting villages with ochre mud houses and Tibetan Buddhist heritage, all located in the stark Ladakhi desert.
The ranges of mountains and plateaus in different shades of red, brown and purple are dotted with sporadic tufts of shrubbery, but the warmth of the Ladakh villages proves to be the highlight.
In many ways, Ladakh is a shock to the senses. Some of the villages feel like they've been forgotten by the rest of the world, and are as pure and untouched by technology as they were decades ago. The landscape too, is dramatically different from many mountain treks, with deep gorges, huge canyon walls, jagged peaks and earthy colours. The relief comes in the form of the lush green barley fields and high alpine meadows that you'll cross as you progress along the trail.
Ascend to an incredible 17000 feet with a climb that is challenging but not difficult | Interact with locals in quaint villages | Trek alongside the Markha river and the Zanskar river | Camp in locations so far from civilization that even the skies seem untouched
The first part of the trek is by road to the village of Chilling, where you cross the bridge over the Zanskar river. From here, the horses are loaded, and the group heads out into the wilderness. You'll witness the changing landscape as surreal jagged peaks rise up around you. At night, the team sets up camp at Skiu, where the deep blue of the skies serves as a perfect backdrop for all those constellations.
Camp in the Himalayan wilderness.
Sleep in clean and comfortable tents on triple sharing basis.
Lunch | Dinner
Refund and cancellation:
If you cancel 45 days before the trip begins, 30% of the trip cost will be charged
If you cancel 30 days before the trip begins, 50% of the trip cost will be charged
If you cancel less than 30 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, no amount shall be refunded.
Participants are advised to come a day earlier in order to acclimatize themselves perfectly.
The trip leader's decision is final.
Participants must respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.
In case you wish to have your personal pack carried on a horse/ porter, the extra cost is INR 1000 per pack and there is a 8 kg limit per pack. This must be communicated to the operator before the trek begins. Partial offloading of the pack is not allowed. If you decide during the trek to avail of the horse or personal porter services, separate charges will apply. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.