6-day Markha valley trek - fixed departures




 360 € per person



This classic trek passes through remote villages tucked in verdant valleys surrounded by towering mountains. The high pass of Kongmaru La offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks. While staying in homestays, you will have the opportunity to discover the everyday life of the villagers and their unique Buddhist culture.



Markha valley trek from Chilling map




- Trek through some of Ladakh's most dramatic landscapes


- Explore picturesque villages in remote valleys


- Discover the everyday life of the villagers while staying in homestays


- Visit the Buddhist monasteries of the Indus valley



6-day Markha Valley trek from Chilling, Fixed Departures, Ladakh



Key information


- Trek duration: 6 days (from Leh to Leh)


- Trek difficulty level: moderate


- Maximum group size: 9 persons *


- Highest point: Kongmaru La pass at 5260m


- Highest night: Nimaling camp at 4841m


* all departures are confirmed, the trek will not be cancelled / rescheduled even if less people have booked



6-day Markha Valley trek from Chilling, Fixed Departures, Ladakh





Day 1: Leh to Chilling by car.
Chilling (3195m) - Skiu (3366m)
2-3 hrs, 6.9 km, +189m / -18m  |  Homestay  |  meals: L, D


Day 2: Skiu (3366m) - Markha (3760m)
6-7 hrs, 21.2 km, +451m / -57m  |  Homestay  |  meals: B, L, D


Day 3: Markha (3760m) - Hankar (4030m)
4-5 hrs, 11.2 km, +305m / -35m  |  Homestay  |  meals: B, L, D


Day 4: Hankar (4030m) - Nimaling (4841m)
5-6 hrs, 10.7 km, +836m / -25m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D


Day 5: Nimaling (4841m) - Kongmaru La (5260m) - Chogdo (3905m)
5-6 hrs, 12.1 km, +419m / -1355m  |  Homestay  |  meals: B, L, D


Day 6: Chogdo (3905m) - Shang Sumdo (3680m)
2 hrs, 4.9 km, +20m / -245m  |  meals: B, L
The car will pick you up from Shang Sumdo. Visit Hemis, Stakna, Thiksey and Shey monasteries.
Drive back to Leh.


Note: the number of walking hours stated includes lunch and photo stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.


Markha Valley trek from Chilling elevation profile, altitude gain loss



What's included


- Accommodation during the trek: 4 nights in a local house in a village (homestay) and 1 night in a fixed camp at Nimaling


- Meals (vegetarian): 5 breakfasts, 5 packed lunches, 1 lunch in a local restaurant, 5 dinners


- Experienced Ladakhi guide (English speaking) supported by assistant guides as the group size dictates


- Horses / porters for the transportation of the luggage, 1 bag of maximum 13 kg per person


- Transportation by car from Leh to Chilling and from Shang Sumdo to Leh


- Wildlife fee and entrance tickets to monasteries (Hemis, Stakna, Thiksey and Shey)



What's not included


- Travel insurance


- Hotel and meals in Leh


- Flights


- Sleeping bag and walking sticks


- Any deviation from the itinerary



6-day Markha Valley trek from Chilling, Fixed Departures, Ladakh





Trekking dates


21-June-2019 to 26-June-2019


02-July-2019 to 07-July-2019


12-July-2019 to 17-July-2019 (FULL)


18-July-2019 to 23-July-2019 (FULL)


25-July-2019 to 30-July-2019 (FULL)


01-August-2019 to 06-August-2019 (FULL)


07-August-2019 to 12-August-2019 (FULL)


14-August-2019 to 19-August-2019 (FULL)

Number of persons *






* maximum 3 persons or the number of places left. If you are a group of 4 persons or more contact us directly by email.





Note: you should spend 2 or 3 days at 3500m for altitude acclimatization before starting the trek.

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