9 Nights / 10 Days | Customizable Package
Climb the Kang Yatse summit, which is 6,400 meters tall and get mesmerized by the surrounding natural beauty. An experienced Ladakh tour guide will accompany you during this 9 Nights 10 Days Markha Valley Trek.
Rise early and transfer to the Delhi domestic airport for a flight to Leh, capital of Ladakh at 11,500 ft. The dramatic views of this high altitude desert are punctuated by sharp snowy peaks. Reach Leh & transfer to your hotel where you'll receive welcome tea. Rest till noon. It is important to rest on first few days at high altitude. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel we start driving from Leh to Shang sumdo. Enroute we visit Thiksay and Hemis monastery. Hemis is the biggest and richest monastery in Ladakh. After visiting the monastery we drive towards martselang our starting point where we will meet with the pony man and other crew. We start walking towards Shang Sumdo (3700m). Overnight in tented camp.
From Lartse the trek starts steep ascending up the Gongmaru La (5130 m) as the trail winds up steeply. When you are at the top of the Gongmarula, you will surely enjoy the beautiful views of the Shang Valley, Gang Arts the Karakoram Ranges, and the Markha Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. Then the descend down isn't so steep and the trail runs along the left side of the valley. And your camp will approach after an hour later the camp will be reach with the good views.
From the camp, start ascending up towards the base camp. The ascending is not tough and the camp is not too far and you are served hot lunch on your arrival. The base camp is in a small valley just before the peak. Day 4: Rest day at base camp and prepare for next day.
Today is very challenging day for us. We start climbing around 1 am in the morning and it took us around 8- 10 hours to reach on the summit of Kangyatse 6400m. The view from the summit is just awesome because of high altitude we cannot spend much time on top, we descends to the base camp 5300m and rest.
After breakfast, gently climb along the mountain trail, and then follow up the Gongmaru- La (5150mtrs). Long and steep descent down into the deep river gorge and follow the trail along the steep mountain till you walking till Chu-skurmo. One hour more to walk towards the camp at Shang Sumdo.
We start walking from base camp after our last breakfast on 5300 altitude. Climb Kongmarula and descends towards chukirmo village. Over night at chuskirmo.
Early in the morning at around 2:00 AM, we start ascending up to submit the peak. The ascending up is quite tough and a bit technical as you climb towards the top. Then as you reach the peak, you will surely enjoy the unimaginable views that surround the peak. You can see the deep Markha valley beneath, the Stok ranges, and the Zanskar ranges that become bold as they ran towards Rubsho. Then descend down is not so easy and one should follow the instructions of the guide to avoid problem. It would be better to come down to Nimaling on the same day.
After breakfast, gently climb along the mountain trail, and then follow up the Gongmaru- La (5150mtrs). Long and steep descent down into the deep river gorge and follow the trail along the steep mountain till you walking till Chu-skurmo. One hour more to walk towards the camp at Shang Sumdo. Last day of our trek starts with easy descends along the river and arrive at martselang where a car will be waiting for us to drive back to Leh after visiting Stok museum.
Post breakfast transfer to airport for further destination.
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Leh (3N) – Chang Ma (1N) - Mankorma (1N) – Base Camp (3N)
Leh (2N) – Tilad Sumda (1N) - Shingrak Kongma (1N) – Tibb (2N) - Neyrak (1N) – Tsomo (1N)
Leh (3N) – Yangthang (1N) - Hemis Shukpachen (1N) – Ang across Mebtak La (1N)
Leh (4N) – Alchi (2N)