Markha valley trek
The Markha Valley Trek is one of the most common treks in Ladakh. There are impressive sights and beautiful rock formations, ancient villages, snowy mountains, and delightful Buddhist Gompas. The Markha Valley trek is by no means an easy one, there are two passes of 4900 m or higher to be negotiated, coupled with the possibility of snowfall in the upper reaches, even if the passes are trekable.
The trek brings you on a beautiful journey through the land of vivid prayer flags, mane walls, high passes, rare wildlife, and uncommon shearing canyons. Not to mention the real villages you’re walking past, taking you back to the world of Ladakhi culture. The vibrant rock formations that have been discovered on the road, along with the views of the Stok and Zanskar mountains, often leave people in awe. The best time to go on a Markha Valley trek is between June and September. It is a difficult trek consisting of stream crossings, rough ascents and descents from two high passes, and a long day of walking, and is intended for seasoned trekkers. Live a scenic and culturally rich trip, and let the serenity of the ecosystems of the Markha Valley pull tension out of your life. Scroll to the end for all details about Markha Valley Trek.
- High Quality Camping Arrangements
- Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
- First Aid / Medical kit
- Charges of 2 guides (for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members)
- All meals while on trek7
- Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment
- Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)Permits & camping fee (if any) for Indian National
- First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
- Service Tax
- Transportation from Leh (start) to Leh (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose ‘Including Transport’ while booking the package).
- Tempo Traveller / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Scorpio or similar vehicle.
Things To Carry
- Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
- Water resistant Trekking Pants
- Windproof/water resistant jacket, Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
- Thermal inner wear
- Woollen cap, Inner fleece gloves, Outer water proof gloves
- Thick woollen socks and regular socks
- Scarf/muffler (optional)
- Comfortable waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick sole, Camp shoes
- Raincoat / Poncho
- Small light weight towel
- Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
- Cap / floppy, Sun glasses
- Sturdy walking stick /Trekking pole
- Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
- Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- Personal medication
- Personal toiletries
- Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
- Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
- Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products are prohibited during this trek.
- Avoid trekking during the nights.
- Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek.
- Do not litter in the local sites or campsites.