LADAKH – The Land Of Endless Discovery. Viewed from high above it’s surface Ladakh in Kashmir appears a vast monotony of three colours: the brown on earth, the white on the snow and the black shadows in the valleys. Strange, exciting, primitive, these valleys are incomparable in mountain scape, in the rugged beauty of their rocky escapements and the splendor of their snow covered peaks.
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Delhi – Leh, Markha Valley Trekking, Leh -Delhi, India
|The Ancient City Leh – Visit Ancient Buddhist Monasteries – Lunar Landscapes of Ladakh – Markha Valley Trekking – Wonders of New Delhi.|
|Dates||June – September|
Flight to Leh
Our flight to Leh is a spectacular journey over multiple Himalayan ranges. After you land, check into your hotel and rest. After lunch, we take a walking tour of Leh Bazaar, with trade routes loosely dated as far back as the third century. Leh is an ancient city set between mighty mountains and the Indus River. The rest of the day is for your leisure to acclimatize and rest. Overnight stay at Leh.
Sightseeing in Leh
After breakfast, you’ll start your tour of Leh and surrounding areas. Visit Gompa Soma (a monastery part of the Leh palace complex) and Moti Market, the old bazaar. Lunch together. After lunch, we’ll hop in a jeep and head to Saboo monastery, a bit outside of Leh. Spend the afternoon exploring the monastery, talking to resident monks, and local devotees. On way back to the town center, visit the Sankhar Gompa and the Shanti Stupa constructed by Japan as a symbol of international peace in 1991. Overnight stay at Leh.
Sightseeing in Leh
Leh - Stok (30 Min drive) - Foot of Stokla (4900m) 3hrs trek
Foot of Stokla - Stokla - Yurutse 6-7hrs trek
After breakfast prepare to leave this beautiful valley, and ascent up to Stokla (4900m) via a steep zigzag path which takes around 3 hours of continuous walking. After the pass descent into the summer pastures of Stok and follow the river, which comes from Stok – Kangri massif. Overnight Camp.
Yurutse - Gandala - Skiu 6-7hrs trek
This morning you will follow path along the mountainside, then cross a small valley and follow steep path crossing the Ganda Pass. Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 hours of descent, arrive in the valley of Markha and then after few hundred meters further will reach Skiu. Overnight camp.
Skiu - Markha 7hrs trek
Markha - Tchatchutse 6-7hrs trek
Tchatchutse - Nimaling (4700 M) 3hrs trek
Nimaling - Knogmarula (5150 M) - Shang 8hrs trek
Shang - Hemis (4hrs trek) - Leh (1½hr drive)
Leh - Delhi
Pickup and drop off Delhi airport
6 nights’ accommodation and breakfast.
7 nights trekking accommodation in tent, all food and guide and porters for 8 days.
Internal transfers by private car/jeep
Sightseeing in Delhi and Leh
Local English speaking guide for sightseeing in Delhi, Leh and trekking
Return airfares to India
Internal flights from Delhi to Leh return (Cost for internal flights will be available at the time of booking).
Visa on arrival costs
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Lunch & Dinner when not on trek
Tipping and personal expenses
Compulsory insurance of any kind