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Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh

Tour Details

Duration of Trek:                             07 Days 

Best Period:                            June to September  

Highest Point:                          Kongmaru La (5,100m)

Focus:                                     Monasteries, Monks, People, Villages.

Highlight:                                 Markha Valley Trek, Monasteries and Landscape.

Physical Challenge:                Moderate

Departure & Return Location

Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport Leh (Check Leh Weather Forcast)

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodations in Tented Camp / Home Stay
  • Tour Guide
  • Trekking entrance fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses


  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

The Markha Valley Trek is one of Ladakh’s most famous trek, Its a beautiful landscape Trek into the Markha Valley where on the Trails you will follow the Markha river till half way. Its a moderate trek where you will reach at the height above 5200M Kongmaru Pass at Last day of your Trek. This is a trek for travellers who simply want to ‘be’ in the wilderness, to feel the power of the world’s highest mountain range without the commercialisation and crowds of the Himalayas. 

What is included in the Trek Cost
  • All transportation by Xylo or Scorpio.
  • Two men tent, Kitchen and dinning tents.
  • Kitchen tent with kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent
  • Stool, Table and mattresses.
  • Food veg and non-veg.
  • Cook, Helper and guide
  • Horses for Luggages
  • Trekking and wild life fees and camping charges
  • Goods and Services Charges

Day 1Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak 4-5 hours

After having breakfast  drive to  Zingchen and walk towards Rumbak through a straight forward road. Leaving Zingchen village, you enter Hemis national park – habitat of Snow leopard and mountain ungulates etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak village. Rumbak offers you an opportunity to stay in a village house with the family – a trend began in recent years under home stay system being promoted and supported govt. NGOs and travel agencies. You get to try different local food during your home stay experience.

Camp at Rumbak

Day 2Rumbak to Base Gandala Pass (4500 m)

After breakfast start trek to Ganda La Base Camp  follow the path along the mountains, and then cross a small valley to a zig zag steep path,it’s a area for spotting wildlife and high altitude birds..

Camp at Gandala Base Camp

Day 3Gandala Base to Syu (3500 m) via Gandala Pass (4380 m)

Trek across Ganda La pass (4380m)and after about two hours of descending walk you get to the beautiful valley of Markha. A few hundred meters further is the Kaya village, where you stay in a family house. Gandala Pass, via Shingo and enter the Markha Valley. Enjoy spectacular view of Zangskar Rage from the Pass.

Camp at Skyu.

Day 4Sku to Markha 7-8 hours

From Skyu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross the right bank of river then the barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter, walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Towards the end of the village there are good camp site near the river.

Overnight stay in tents.


Day 5Markha to Thachungtse 5-6 hours

Right after breakfast you start trekking in the morning to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village.  Overnight in the tents.

Day 6Thachungtse to Nimaling 4-5 hours

After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats and yaks graze during the summer months. Rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb.

Overnight in tents.

Day 7Nimaling to Shang Sumdo to Leh 6-7 Trek-6 Hrs Drive

After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru

la passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Arrive Shang and pickup by car and drive back to Leh.

   Tour Ends


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