Days : 11 Destination Covered: Leh | Chilling | Skiu | Markha | Thachungtse | Nimaling | Martsellang | Leh
Day 1: Arrive Leh; 3505 meters / 11567 feet
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
Day 4: Chilling – Skiu (3200m 05hrs)
After breakfast star trek crossing the Zanskar by way of a box and cable bridge, we meet our trek crew and our pack-ponies, who will have travelled to this meeting place, via the Markha valley, a day in advance of our arrival. After sorting out the loads for the ponies, we begin our first day of trekking along a narrow trail on the right bank of Zanskar gorge, to a point where the Markha River meets the Main valley. We climb to cross spur and can look southwards to where the impressive Zanskar gorge disappears around a corner. A red – painted collection of chortens on the far side of Zanskar and faint indication of a trail point to the existence of route into Zanskar. In face the only time it is practicable to follows the Zanska River southwards as far as Padum in Zanskar is in the depths of winter. When, for a few short weeks the frozen river allows reasonable progress through the gorge to be made but that is another story. At this point, we turn towards the southeast into the Markha valley and Continue until we reach the irrigated trees and fields of the hamlets of Skays and Skiu, where we camp for the night. The main trail into the Marks valley from the north, over the Ganda La, joins our route at this point. There is a small monastery in Skiu and a derelict fortress/monastery on the cliff above our riverside camp.
Day 5: Skiu – Markha (3800m 06-07hrs)
It’s a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village Overnight in camp.
Day 6: Markha to Thachungtse (4000m 5-6hrs)
Day 7: Thachungtse to Nimaling (4200m 4hrs)
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. Overnight in camp.
Day 8: Rest day at Nimaling
Rest day at Nimaling
Day 9: Nimaling –Chuskyurmo 4000m over Kongmaru-la 5200m (04hrs)
After breakfast, we will cross Kongmaru La, 5200m the highest pass on the trek. Here we have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The 2-hour descend is quite steep, but will gradually level as we enter Shang Gorge, with its strange and otherworldly rock formations. More river crossings bar our way before we arrive at the sour-spring of Chuskyurmo. Overnight in camp.
Day 10: Chuskyurmo to Martsellang via Shangsumdhoo 3800m, 03hrs
Pick-up at Martsellang and drive to Leh
Today Instead of hiking towards Shangsumdhoo you will travels through small hump and trek into Shang-Phu, Where the villagers of Shang Move with their Cattle for the summer Months. Pick-up at Martsellang and drive to Leh, Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 11: Depart Leh
Morning transfer to Leh Airport to connect onward flight.
|Leh||Grand Dragon / Zen Resort|
Minimum Paying Pax
Per person cost
|2 Pax||₹ 66,624|
|3 Pax||₹ 53,650|
|4 Pax||₹ 43,389|
|5 Pax||₹ 49,897|
|6 Pax||₹ 46,827|
|7 Pax||₹ 45,569|
|8 Pax||₹ 40,065|
|9 Pax||₹ 44,212|
|10 Pax||₹ 43,470|
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