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Markha Valley Trek 8 Days trip from Leh

7 Night 8 Days
Tour Type:
Group size:
Minimum : 2 Persons


Duration: 7 Night 8 Days

Start and End Location: Leh

Food: Breakfast

Group size: Minimum 2 people


Total: 20475


Accompanied service

Transportation Breakfast Sightseeing Stay

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Day 01- Arrival Leh


  • Altitude:- 3,500 m/11,500 ft
  • Check in Hotel
  • Briefing about the trek at 5 pm (mandatory)
  • Bring a copy of ID proof and 2 photographs. foreigner, a copy of passport and visa
  • The network is available (only post-paid)
  • ATM is available
  • Can purchase or rent trekking equipment from Leh
  • Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
  • Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited
  • Stay in hotel


Day 02- Acclimatisation at Leh


  • Acclimatization and sightseeing in Leh
  • Visit monasteries: Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis
  • Visit of any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
  • Stay in hotel


Day 3:- Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu


  • Altitude: Chilling 3,200m/10,500ft, Skiu 3,400m/11,150ft
  • Drive:- 65 km, 2-3 hours (Leh to Chilling)
  • Drive through GurudwaraPathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus
  • Trek:- 9 km, 4-5 hours (Chilling to Skiu)
  • Accommodation in Home Stay/Camping


Day 4:- Skui to Sara


  • Altitude:-Skui: 3,400m/11,200, Sara: 3,500m/11,490ft
  • Trek 10 km, 3-4 hours
  • Very well marked a flat trail
  • Women café, tea houses at Nagding village
  • Spot meditation caves
  • Blue sheep, mountain goats, Makai bird etc. can be found
  • Accommodation in Home Stay/Camping


Day 5:- Sara to Markha


  • Altitude:-Markha 3,700m/12,200ft
  • Trek 10 km, 4-5 hours
  • Flat trail with minor ascend
  • Tea houses at Chalak village
  • Find mani stones and white stupas
  • 2-3 river crossing
  • Monastery and palace to visit at Markha
  • Accommodation in Home Stay/Camping


Day 06 – Markha to Hankar


  • Altitude:- Hankar 4,000m/13,100ft
  • Trek:- 11 km, 5-6 hours
  • Teahouse at Umling village
  • Last village of the valley
  • View of a beautiful monastery
  • The path will intersect the River a number of times
  • After Umlung, you will have the first look of Mt. Kang Yatse(6400m)
  • Packed lunch on the way
  • Accommodation in Home Stay/Camping


Day 07 – Hankar to Nimaling


  • Altitude:- Nimaling 4,700m/15,400ft
  • Trek:- 9 km, 3-4 hours
  • An easy trek
  • Amazing view of Mt. Kang Yatse
  • Amazing view of Tigu lakes (double lakes)
  • Packed lunch on the way
  • Accommodation in Tent


Day 08 – Nimaling to Chokdo via Kongmaru La drive to Leh


  • Altitude:- Kongmaru 5,200m/17,100ft, Chokdo 3,700m/12,100ft
  • Trek 16 km, 7-8 hours
  • Descent to Chokdo (Shang Valley) from KongmaruLa is little long
  • Highest Altitude pass crossing to the trek makes it a difficult day
  • Cross a stream terrain and then proceed to the north
  • It will take 2-3 hours of the hike for Kongmaru La Pass
  • Amazing view of Indus Valley and Ladakh Range
  • A steep descent and rocky terrain
  • From Chokdo drive to Leh (2 hours drive)
  • Packed lunch on the way
  • Accommodation in Hotel


Things to Carry

  1. Backpack & rain cover: (50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
  2. Day pack + rain cover: 20 – 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
  3. Walking stick: Advisable (At least one)
  4. Head torch: 1 Nos.
  5. Water bottle/Hydration pack: 2 bottles of one litre each
  6. People who use a hydration pack
    1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one litre
    Carry at least one thermos flask
    Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
  7. Personal Medical Kit: Consult your doctor
  8. T-shirts: 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
  9. Fleece T-shirts: 1 Nos.
  10. Fleece jacket: 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
  11. Down feather / Hollofil jacket: 1 Nos.
  12. Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant): 1 Pair
  13. Thermal inners (upper and lower): 1 Pair
  14. Trek pants: 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denim, capris)
  15. Poncho: 1 Nos.
  16. Personal Utilities
    Sunscreen cream
    Toilet Paper & wipes
    Lip balm
    Hand sanitizer
    Antibacterial powder
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Quick-dry towel
  17. Sun cap 1 Nos: (One that covers the neck as well)
  18. Woollen cap: 1 Nos.
  19. Balaclava: 1 Nos.
  20. Neck-gaiters: 1 Nos.
  21. Sunglasses
    Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
    People who wear spectacles-
    (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
    (B)- Photochromatic glasses.
  22. Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  23. Floaters/flip-flops: 1 Pair (Optional)
  24. Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  25. Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  26. Gaiters: 1 Pair (TTH team will notify you if required)
  27. Waterproof gloves: 1 Pair
  28. Fleece/woollen gloves: 1 Pair


  • Accommodation (Homestay during the Trek and Guest House in Leh)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment (Only Sleeping Bags)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek (as per Markha Valley trek itinerary)


  • Any Deviation from the Itinerary
  • Mineral Water and any beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity

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