Markha Valley Home Stay TrekDuraton : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Day 01: Drive Leh to Spituk and trek to Zingchen (1hrs. drive / 5 hrs. trek) After breakfast drive to Spituk bridge on Indus River behind the Spituk Monastery, 7 km from Leh town. Arrive at Spituk bridge and start your trek through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Arrive Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Overnight at local homestay in Zingchen village.
Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road, leaving village, you enter Hemis National Park for the preservation of Snow Leopard, Baharal, Marmot and Wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and the valley widens as you arrive at a junction point. On you left hill side you will see Rumbak and after other 1 hrs. walk you will reach Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight at local homestay in Yurute.
From Yurutse follow path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path the pass. There after cross Ganda La pass (4380m). Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 hrs of descent arrive in the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skiu. Overnight at local homestay in Skiu.
From Sku, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren land and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Overnight at local homestay in Markha village.
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight at local homestay in Hankar Village.
After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900m) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheeps, goats & yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400m high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb. Overnight stay at tents in Nimaling.
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100m). The trek to Kongmaru-La passes through narrow gorges. At the top of the pass, you can get the view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus valley to the north. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in Shang Sumdo Village.
After early morning breakfast walk along the stream down to Martselang village. From here drive to Leh via Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh en route visit Thiksey monastery and Shey monastery. Spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Leh.