Markha Valley Trek with Stok Kangri

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Day 1 :- Arrive – Delhi
On arrival at Delhi meet and assist with our local representative and transfer to hotel. In the evening visit local market of Delhi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 :- Delhi – Leh
In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer towards domestic airport to catch the flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leiusre. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 :- Leh
After breakfast visit Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries and stok Palace Museum. In the evening return to Leh. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 :- Leh – Chilling – Skiu(3500 meters in 5 hours approx)
In the morning after breakfast drive to chilling . Arrive Chilling and start trek and cross the Zanksar river with a trolly bridge turn wise to join the waiting team on the other side of the river. OVernight at Camps.

Day 5 :- Skiu – Markha((3850 meters in 7 hours approx)
The trail joins the Marka stream and will follow it for a few days. The day’s trek is relatively easy, but it involves crisscrossing the steam at numerous pints depending on the water level. Markha has a monastery and a fort for a local cultural sightseeing. Overnight at Camps.

Day 6 :- Markha – Hankar(4000 meters in 4 hours approx)
Many monasteries are spread along our route today. After the Umlung monastery,The valley narrow and we stopt o camp at the foot of Kang Yaste(6400 meters). Overnight at Camps.

Day 7 :- Hankar – Nimaling(4650 Meters in 4 hours approx)
Trek in the valley in direction of Zalung karpo and Rupshu. We pass through Thagshugtse pasture and start our gardual ascent towards the wonderful high valleys of Ladakh. Overnight at Camps.

Day 8 :- Nimaling – Kongmaru La(5150 meters)-Chogdo(4000 meters) 7 hours approx
climb up to the summer patures of Nimaling, used by the shpeherds of Hankar and Markha, then follow the hudge to the top. the Kongamaru La pass commands a beautiful view of the Kang Yatze north face(6400 meters) the Ladakh ranges and the Indus valley. Overnight at Camps.

Day 9 :- Chogdo-Gynuncho La(4600 meters) 6 to 7 hours approx
From now on, we will follow a new and rarely travelled route through the valleys to the east of our objective,Today we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gardual ascent to the Gyuncho La. We descent a few meters bellow to establish our campsite. Overnight at Camps.

Day 10 :- Gyuncho La- Shang La(4800 meters)-Matho Phu(4350 meters) 6 hours approx
Today, we will cross many sprus and minor passed with occasional views northwards towards the Indus valley and peaks beyond.We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place. Overnight at Camps.

Day 11 :- Summit Day( 8 to 9 hours approx)
Our route initially crosses scree and boulder slopes, and then leads to easy angled snow slopes, which requrie ice axe and crampons. The route is not difficult but at this altitude, it will be strenuos. From the summit of stok Kangri(6116 meters), we should see as far as the the Karakoram, the Pamirs and Tibet.If it’s warm enough we will rest and recvoer some enery on top before descending to our camps. Overnight at camps.

Day 12 :- Stok Kangri Base – Leh (5 hours walk to stok)
All downhill and through wild groge scenery. There should be time to visit stok Palace and museum while we wait for our jeeps. Then an hour drive across the Indus valley to comforts of the hotel in Leh.

Day 13 :- Leh – Departure
In the morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer towards airport to catch the flight for onwards destination.

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