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Markha Valley Trek Highlights

  • Get amused with the unexplored beauty of Hemis National Park and also the highest passes Gandala La and Kongmaru La
  • Enjoy the sightseeing in Leh that will help you know the culture and Buddhist traditions prevailing in the town
  • Capture the astounding views of Nimaling, surrounded by ponds and stream that will soothe your soul
  • Witness the Greenfields, willow trees, and quaint villages that can be seen as you reach the altitude of 16,830ft
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Markha Valley Trek Overview


Have an incredible trekking experience in the arid and cold desert region of Ladakh and the Zanskar Ranges. This popular trek is known as a tea-house trek as it immerses you in the local culture of Ladakh. Explore the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks while on this adventure. See the Hemis National Park, the Gandala La, and Kongmaru La attractions while trekking through the Markha Valley. With waist-deep river crossings, you can reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures, adding to the allure of the trek. What's more, Markha Valley is easily accessible from Leh, making it a perfect adventure for all trekkers, including beginners.

Quick Facts About Markha Valley Trek:

Duration: 9D/8N

Markha valley trek altitude:17100ft

Markha valley trek Difficulty level: Difficult

Trek distance: 75kms

Temperature: During the day: 20°C - 30°C and During the night 0°C - 10°C

Best Time To Travel: July to Mid September

Airport : Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

Basecamp: Leh

Atm: The last ATM where the travelers can withdraw cash is at Leh

Start point / End Point: Leh

About the Markha Valley Trek:

  • Explore the unique Markha Valley Trek, a trekking experience in the Ladakh region of India that offers breathtaking views of rugged mountains, vibrant landscapes, and ancient monasteries.
  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, the trek can be completed in 9 days and starts from the village of Chilling, following the Markha River and crossing several high-altitude passes.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life as you trek through remote villages along the trail.
  • Spot a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, ibex, and marmots, and marvel at the stunning views of Kangyatse Peak, standing at an altitude of 6,400 meters.
  • Pass through several Buddhist monasteries that provide a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage.
  • Disconnect from the world and connect with nature on this low-risk trek that does not involve technical climbing or steep descents.
  • Have a great adventure suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families looking to explore the rugged beauty of Ladakh.
  • Experience a unique combination of adventure, nature, and culture on the Markha Valley Trek, making it a must-try for any adventure seeker. 


  • Accommodation- Camping/Home stay during the trek. Guest house in Leh on Day 1, day 2, and day 8 as per the itinerary.
  • Meals- All meals while on trek ( Veg ) Starting from Day 3 breakfast.
  • Trek equipment- Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils, and crampon (if required).
  • Safety Equipment- First aid medical kits, stretcher & oxygen cylinder.
  • Guide- Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook, and Support staff.
  • Staff- Mules to carry the central luggage.
  • Permits- Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)Permits & camping fee (if any) for Indian National
  • Transport- from Leh guest house to Zinchen and return from Sumdo to Leh as per the itinerary.

How to reach Leh:

By Air:

The easiest way to get to Leh is to fly in, Leh is accessible by air from all major Indian airports. If you do fly in, you should rest in Leh for at least a day in order to acclimatize to the altitude (11,560 ft). 

By Road:

The more adventurous but time-consuming way to get to Leh is by taking the road, either from Manali or from Srinagar. The Manali-Leh route is arguably more scenic than the Srinagar-Leh route, though it is also higher. Buses, as well as shared taxis, run on both Manali- Leh and Srinagar-Leh routes. 

Traveling by the HRTC bus is the cheapest way to get to Leh from Manali. It takes two days and costs about Rs. 800, halting at Keylong for the night. Keylong is a nice town in itself and it would be a good idea to stay there for a day. A slightly more expensive but convenient option is the HPTDC run deluxe bus which stops at tourist locations along the way. It costs around Rs. 3000, which includes tented accommodation and food at Keylong.


  • Airport transfers from Leh airport to the guest house Can be availed at an extra cost.
  • Any kind of personal expense is not included in the package


Available dates:

July : 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

August : 7, 14, 21, 28

September : 4, 11

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Markha Valley Trek Itinerary
Day Highlights: Arrival at Leh
Day at Leh
Leh - Zingchen (3400m) - Yurutse (4150m) (Trek/4hrs)
Yurutse (4150m) - Ganda La (4800m) - Skiu (3400m) (Trek 7/8hrs)
Skiu (3400m) - Markha (3800m (Trek 6/7hrs)
Markha (3800m) – Thochuntse (4150m, Trek /4-5hrs)
Thochuntse (4150m) - Nimaling (4700 m) (Trek/ 4hrs)
Nimaling (4700m) - Kongmaru La (5150m) - Sumdo (3800m) - Leh 3500m (Trek 7hrs) (Drive 2hrs)
Departure from Leh

Markha Valley Trek Package Options

Markha Valley Trek Leh - Leh

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Markha Valley Trek Leh - Leh


Standard rooms in a family-run guesthouse in Leh on single/double occupancy and high-quality camping arrangements


All meals while on the trek


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.


Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)Permits & camping fee (if any) for Indian National


2 guides for the group of maximum of 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members


Trekking & Camping

Must Know Before You Go for Markha Valley Trek

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Back pack (50-60l)
Extra pair of socks
Toilet paper & wipes
Walking stick
Water bottle
Backpack with waterproof linings
Fleece jackets and thermals
Hiking shoes
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Mosquito & insect repellent
Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf
Warm clothes

Markha Valley Trek Map

Starting Point
Leh map
Leh, Himachal Pradesh 175035, India

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