ZINGCHEN TO CHOKDO (MARKHA VALLEY)

Trek duration:                  11 Days

Level of difficulty:             Moderate

Highest altitude (pass):      5130 mts

Min-max no. of pax:       2-6 people

One of the most popular treks in Ladakh – it is a perfect combination of beautiful trans-himalayan landscape with ladakhi villages. There are good chances to spot some high altitude wildlife as well as experience the life of nomadic families as they herd their yaks in these big and beautiful valleys. After couple of days of acclimatisation to high altitude in Leh you will set out to explore the heartland of the central Ladakh Valley. It involves crossing of high pass of Kongmaru La 5274 mts and walking on the banks of the Markha River crossing it a few times. Kang Yatse peak (6400m) at the head of this valley dominates the skyline as we get higher up the valley and the view towards Zanskar range from the Kongamaru La is simply are mesmerizing. 

BRIEF ITENERARY OF THE TREK

                 

 

Day 1 : Delhi to Leh

Day 2 : Leh to Sight seen

Day 3 : Drive to Zingchen and trek from Zingchen                  to Yurutse

Day 4 : Yurutse to Shingo via Gandala pass

Day 5 : Shingo to Sara

Day 6 : Sara to Markha

Day 7: Markha to Hankar

Day 8 : Hankar to Nimaling

Day 9 : Nimaling to Chokdo 

Day 10: Shang Sumdo to Hemis

Day 11: Leh to Delhi

TRIP AT A GLANCE:

  • 4 nights in guest house/hotel

  • camping during the trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Shang  village

  • ancient monasteries

  • Life in a Drok (highand)

  • Trek

  • Yaks and wildlife

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