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Markha Valley with Stok Kangri – Indian Tour Operator
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Markha Valley with Stok Kangri

Markha Valley with Stok Kangri

Days : 17        Destination Covered: Leh | Chilling | Skiu | Markha | Nimaling | Gangpoche | Stok Kangri Base camp | Leh
The Markha valley is by far one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh and a popular destination due to the proximity of its whole circuit to Leh. A varied trek across high passes with tremendous views of the snow capped mountains, gorges, arid landscape dotted with villages with their colourful fields of mustard and barley and meetings with locals make this trip a trekker’s delight. However, on this particular itinerary, we do not take the standard route but begin from the little village of Chilling, the only village where metalwork is done in Ladakh. Spending a night here, we cross the Zanskar River by cable to meet with our horses on the other side which joins the popular route at Skiu. At the end after crossing the Kongmarula, we make a diversion into a lesser known but again another beautiful valley with high pastures and great views to Stok Base Camp and the ultimate highlight of our trip – the summit of Stok Kangri (6137m)

Day 1: Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet

Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh – 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. Lunch at the hotel. After Lunch drive to Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Overnight stay at the Hotel

Day 2: Leh

AM: Excursion Spituk

PM: Excursion to Sankar Gompa & Shanti Stupa :

Post breakfast we depart for AM Sightseeing tour to Spituk, This is one of the most important monastery in Ladakh , its belongs to Gelugspa or yellow head order, Monastery was founrde by Lama Lawang Lotus and King Dragspa Bumlde in 15th ce, One could visit various temple dedicated to different deities.

Later we drive back to hotel on time for lunch

Later in the afternoon, visit Sanker Gompa, which is towards the north of the Town, The monastery is only 130yrs old and is the seat for the head lama of Spitok Monastery.

Later visit Shanti Stupa, The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1992. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see spectacular view of Leh town and Indus valley. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 3: Drive to Chilling trek starting Point

Today we will drive to Phey the pointing point of your raft trip to Nimmu village, This trip is ideal for beginners you will get upto grade 2+. The trip will finish just after the confluence of the two rivers Zanskar and India. From here you will drive along the Zansker river to get to Chilling. You will be spending your night over here in mobile camp. Overnight stay at camp

Day 4: Trek Chilling to Skiu (3520m/11548ft) /04-05 hrs

After leaving the camp you will be hiking on a dot road along the Zansker river for 2km, from here you will be crossing the river on a trolley and trek over a small hump to trek to Skiu. Skiu is the lowest village during your trek; it is consist of two small villages Skiu and Kaya. Overnight stay at camp

Day 5: Trek Skiu to Markha (3800m/12467ft)/ 07-08 hrs

Following the Markha River, we will hike through the lovely valley on a fairly level path. The trail crosses the river at various points, and passes through winter settlements that contain Lhatos (religious shrines for local deities) and Mani walls (stones inscribed with Buddhist prayers). During peak season, a number of tented teahouses will be open, providing hearty refreshment. After cross the river for the last time, we will arrive in Markha, the largest village in the valley, consisting of around 20 houses, an old monastery and a ruined fort could be visit. Overnight stay at camp

Day 6: Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4200m/13779ft)/ 05-06 hrs

The Markha valley trail continues past old stone-mills, a ruined castle and the auspicious monastery of Techa, which is proudly perched on a towering cliff that looms above Markha, well worth visiting if we have the energy! 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 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 in the valley), we will press onward to the lovely green pasture of Thachungtse, where we will camp. Overnight stay at Camp

Day 7: Trek Thachungtse to Nimaling (4700m/15419ft) / 04 hrs

Today the trail will lead 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 on the trek, giving us spectacular views of Kang Yatse to the right, the Zangskar Range and the Markha Valley below

Day 8: Rest day at Nimaling (4700m/15419ft)

Today one could explore the plains of Nimaling also one could get a chance to hike upto 5800mtrs. Where one could get a view os Ladakh and Karakoram ranges,

Day 9: Trek Nimaling to Chuskirmo (4000m/13123ft) 06-07hrs

We climb to the top of Kongmaru La (5100m) which offers excellent views and descend to enter a narrow gorge to our Campsite at Chuskyurmo at 4000 metres

Day 10: Trek Chuskirmo to Shang Phu (4365/14320) 05-06hr

From Chuskyurmo, we turn into a tributary valley which leads to Gyuncho La at 4700 metres. Descending from the pass, we make camp at Shang Phu at an altitude of 4365 metres.

Day 11: Trek Shang Phu to Gangpoche (4435m/14550ft) 06-07hrs

Today we climb to cross the Shang La (4960m) and then descend to the Tokpo River and trek further downhill contouring around spurs and over a 4550m pass to our camping place at Gangpoche (4435m).

Day 12: Trek Gangpoche – Base camp of Stok Kangri.(49380m/16388ft) 07-08hrs

Again we have a steady climb in the morning, this time up to the Matho La (4965m) with views of Stok Kangri (6137m). Descend to camp near Shepherds huts at Zurlais (4544m). From here we will cross over small stream and climb on the hill side. Cross one more Shepherd camp to reach base camp.

Day 13: Trek base camp to Upper base camp (5535m/18159ft)

2 hrs Summit Day! We have an early start, leaving camp at 3am and if all goes well we should be at the top with the first rays of the sun. After soaking in the amazing panoramic views we descend to Base camp.

Day 14: Summit Day

Summit Day

Day 15: Summit day if weather does not permit

Summit day if weather does not permit

Day 16: Trek back to Stok village (3610m/11843ft) and Drive to Leh / 30 minutes drive

We descend to Stok Village at 3610m, tour Stok Palace Museum and drive to Leh. The walk is nearly all downhill taking 3 1/2 to 4 hrs through a dramatic canyon with amazing red sandstone formations

Day 17: Fly back

On time transfer to Leh Airport


Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis as per itinerary listed above or similar

Daily Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by Non Ac Vehicle

Environmental fee

Monastery entrances

English Speaking Guide

All Taxes

During Trek



All Meals


All taxes

English Speaking guide through-out the trek

All camping equipments such as sleeping tent, toilet tent, dining tent, sleeping bag, kitchen equipments etc

Pick-up and drop to trek start and from trek ending point

Stok Summit Fee

Utility for camping crew pick-up and drop

Leh Grand Dragon / Zen Resort
Minimum Paying Pax
Per person cost with
2 Pax ₹ 116,660 1 Car
3 Pax ₹ 99,199 1 Car
4 Pax ₹ 88,849 1 Car
5 Pax ₹ 84,249 2 Car
6 Pax ₹ 79,305 2 Car
7 Pax ₹ 76,950 2 Car
8 Pax ₹73,976 2 Car
9 Pax ₹ 72,710 3 Car
10 Pax ₹ 70,611 3 Car

*Above mentioned prices are subject to change please contact us to get up to date prices.*


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