India got the Great Himalaya sharing with China and Pakistan the Trek will take you the one of the most interesting trek of Leh & Ladakh Region of Kashmir and capturing the interesting sights and Peaks of Himalaya and Desert in Himalaya meeting Local Villagers of Leh Ladakh Region...
11 Days (Markha Trek Ladakh)
Destination Covered :
Delhi - Leh - Spituk - Trek to Zinchen - Base of Ganda-la - Skiu - Markha - Tchatchutse - Nimaling - Kongmaru la – Shang - Martsellang - Leh - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi-Leh
Arrive Leh, transfer to Guesthouse for overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure
Day 02 :
Morning half visit Phyang and Spituk monasteries by jeep.
It was founded in the 16th century by king Tashi Namgyal, for a Lama he had invited to establish the Digungpa order (branch of the Kagyupa order). A prayer pole marks the place from which one can see the monastery and signifies that, from this point on, criminals escape punishment.
It is the oldest Delgupta monastery in the Indus valley, dating from 15th Century. It is interesting to note that the Delgupta monks created the precedent of building monasteries on hilltops, rather than on valley floors. This follows the Tibetan notion that the higher the monastery sites, the closer it is to the Gods. There was certainly no political significance attached to its strategic sting at the time. Now days Spituk administers Shanker monastery in Leh and also the Stokh village monastery.
Day 03 : Leh-Spituk then trek to Zinchen ( 4/5 hrs trekking )
After breakfast for Spituk half-hour drive. Arrive Spituk need trekking staff. After loading all luggauge we will start trekking toward Zinchen which will take us approximate 4/5 hrs easy walk. Arrive Zinchen overnight in Camp.
Day 04 : Trek Zinchen – Base of Ganda-la ( 5/6 hrs )
After breakfast, we will continue the journey on the path leads away from the river. Climb gentely till we reach Rumbak. Pass the village, cross the river(bridge) and corss an escarpment. Go up the right bank, then the left bank, easy going. Arrive in Yurutse. Beautiful house. Continue the path along the mountainside, then cross a small valley and zigzag steeplu up to flate. Camp here for overnight stay..
Day 05 : Trek Base of Ganda-la – Ganda la – Skiu ( 3500 mt. 6/7 hrs )
On day 5 after breakfast we will continue path and zigzag steeply till we reach Ganda-la ( 4900 mt 2 hours from camp) then into splendid gorges. Several easy fords. Turn to the left (east) then a few hundred meter further to Skiu.
Day 06 : Trek Skiu – Markha (3880 mt. 6/7 hrs )
From Sliu, good path on the right bank of the Markha. A great deal of vegetation. Then on the left bank (bridge) cross a barren plain, go back onto the right bank (bridge) and arrive in Chaluk . Go to the river cross it and walk along the left bank. Another crossing, then short climb towards Markha.Beautiful village very good campsite beyond the houses, near the river.
Day 07 : Trek Markha – Tchatchutse ( 6 hrs )
Leave camp after breakfast, go up the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the riverbed. Pass the monastery of Humlung. Then, carry on along the right bank and arrive in Hankar. Several houses. The Path improves, a bit beyond Hankar, leave a broad valley on the right-hand side. The valley narrow and goes higher. Cross onto the left bank (bridge) to reach the pasture of Tchatchuse.
Day 08 : Trek Tchatchutse – Nimaling ( 4870 mt. 4 hrs )
After breakfast we will go to Nimaling. The path can be seen easily, several small inclines. The river is rather far to the left (gorge) walk near a small lake, then across pastures to Nimaling. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh ( 4700 mt ) dominate by the Kang Yaze ( 6400 mt )
Day 09 : Trek Nimaling – Kongmaru la – Shang ( 3830 mt. 7/8 hrs )
After early breakfast, cross the Markha(easy) Long along the mountainside, then some zigzagging up to the Kongmaru –a ( 5150 mt, 1 ½ Hrs ) Steep descent. Pass a campsite ( 4700 mt ) then reach a stream. Long descent into gorges with two stretches difficult for the horses. Several easy fords. Leave the gorges and keep walking on the left bank to Chukirmo. Then sometimes in the riverbed ( difficult ), right bank, and again on left bank, arrive in Shang. Beautiful camp in groves. Small gompa one hour away from the village.
Day 10 : Trek Shang – Martsellang then drive to Leh ( 3/4 hrs )
Take the riverbed again, then a good footpath through large blocks. Go back onto the left bank. You reach a dusty trail suitable for motor traffic. Pass a small house built to last and then a series of chortens. Arrive Martsellang from where we will take jeeps for Leh via Hemis monastery.
Day 11 : Leh- Delhi
Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.