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Kongmaru La pass, Markha valley trek, Ladakh
Green fields, Markha valley trek, Ladakh

6-day Markha valley trek
Fixed departures

380 € 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 in Hemis National Park
- 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
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 trekking poles
- Any deviation from the itinerary
6-day Markha Valley trek from Chilling, Fixed Departures, Ladakh


Trekking dates

24-June-2020 to 29-June-2020
01-July-2020 to 06-July-2020
07-July-2020 to 12-July-2020
13-July-2020 to 18-July-2020
19-July-2020 to 24-July-2020
26-July-2020 to 31-July-2020
02-August-2020 to 07-August-2020
09-August-2020 to 14-August-2020
16-August-2020 to 21-August-2020
22-August-2020 to 27-August-2020
31-August-2020 to 05-September-2020
07-September-2020 to 12-September-2020
13-September-2020 to 18-September-2020

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.