• Dining and Kitchen tents

    The Markha valley is by far one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh and a popular destination due to the proximity of its whole circuit to Leh. A varied trek across high passes with tremendous views of the snow capped mountains, gorges, arid landscape dotted with villages with their colourful fields of mustard and barley and meetings with locals make this trip a trekker's delight. However, on this particular itinerary, we do not take the standard route but begin from the little village of Chilling, the only village where metalwork is done in Ladakh. Spending a night here, we cross the Zanskar River by cable to meet with our horses on the other side which joins the popular route at Skiu. At the end after crossing the Kongmarula, we make a diversion into a lesser known but again another beautiful valley with high pastures and great views to Stok Base Camp and the ultimate highlight of our trip - the summit of Stok Kangri (6137m).

  • Highlights
    Type Trekking
    Duration 21 days
    Best Time End of June to End of Aug
    Grade Moderate
    Max alt 6137m / 20135ft
    Max Camping alt 5535m / 18159ft
    Trekking & Camping, Climbing, Rivers and Stream crossings, Monasteries & Palace visit .
    Hemis monastery museum, Markha Valley, Local Interaction, Spectacular Scenery, Climb of Stok Kangri (6137m).
    Hotel envisage
    Delhi The Park / Metropolitan Nikko / Lebuba 5*
    Leh The Kaal / Noble House / Cho Palace / Silk route inn
  • Itinerary
    Day1: Arrival Delhi at Midnight/ Transfer to Hotel for wash & Change
    Day2: Fly to Leh / Afternoon Market walk, Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa Early morning flight to Leh (approximately 55 min).
    Day3: Excursion to Shey, Thiksey and Hemis.
    Day4: Drive to chilling (3200m/10498ft) 70km/ 03hrs drive.
    Day5: Trek Chilling to Skui (3344m/10971ft) 04hrs.
    Day6: Trek Skui to Markha (3760m/12040ft) 07-08hrs.
    Day7: Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4265m/13992ft) 06-07hrs.
    Day8: Trek Thachungtse to Nimaling (4900m/16076ft) 04-05hrs.
    Day9: Rest day at Nimaling (4900M/16076ft).
    Day10: Trek Nimaling to Chuskirmo (4000m/13123ft) 06-07hrs.
    Day11: Trek Chuskirmo to Shang Phu (4365/14320) 05-06hrs.
    Day12: Trek Shang Phu to Gangpoche (4435m/14550ft) 06-07hrs.
    Day13: Trek Gangpoche – Smankarmo (4380m/14370ft) 04-05hrs.
    Day14: Trek Smankarmo to base camp of Stok Kangri (4980m/16338ft) 03-04hrs.
    Day15: Trek base camp to Upper base camp (5535m/18159ft) 02 hrs
    Day16: Summit Day
    Day17: Summit day if weather does not permit
    Day18: Trek back to Stok village (3610m/11843ft) and Drive to Leh / 30 minutes drive
    Day19: Free day in Leh / Optional Tour to KTOP or Alchi Monastery
    Day20: Morning Fly Delhi / Delhi Sightseeing Optional tour can be arrange to visit Taj Mahal & Fatehpur
    Day21: Transfer to International Airport board flight to own destination
  • Cost
    Minimum Paying pax Per pax cost in USD Per pax Cost in EURO
    02-03 2458/- 1935/-
    04-06 1969/- 1551/-
    07-09 1554/- 1223/-
    10-12 1426/- 1122/-
    Single room Supplement 232/- 182/-
    Accommodation on twin sharing basis, Delhi accommodation with breakfast only, All meals during Leh, Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Private Non AC Innova / Scorpio / Tavera, All monastery entry fees, English Speaking Guide, All taxes.
    During Trekking
    Sherpa Cook (01), Assistants, Stok Summit fee, English speaking guide, All camping, trekking and wildlife fees, All meals, All camping equipment; such as tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattresses, sleeping bags, etc. All required kitchen equipment, Pony, Utility, Pick-up and drop from trek starting and ending point.
    Cost does not includes
    Airfares, Meals in Delhi, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, sightseeing in Delhi, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage.

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