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LADAKH & MARKHA VALLEY

FIXED DEPARTURE DATES
​(11 DAYS)
trip dates for 2019:
august 24 - september 3
(private trips available)

It is true. Some barren lands on this planet turn out to be the most outrageously gorgeous spectacles on earth.

We are going to venture into the best kept secrets in the trekking world - Ladakh and specifically the Markha Valley in the Indian Himalayas. This region has the same landscapes as Tibet, and has been dubbed as Little Tibet; but with less hassle in terms of permits etc. The plan is to do high altitude trekking. We will also visit the monasteries in the area and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the town of Leh. This is a special trip as you will be guided by our female local trekking guide jointly with our female trip leader via Peak Explorations as a way to empower women on both sides of the world! By joining this trip, you will be supporting the local Ladakhi women who work in the trekking tourism industry where men continue to dominate in the roles of guides and porters.

 

Note: This is a co-ed trip led by a team of Ladakhi women as guide and porters.
 

ITINERARY


DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LEH

You'll arrive in Leh in the morning and have free day to acclimatize.

Note: You will likely have to fly into Delhi the day before and then catch a morning flight to Leh the next day.  

DAY 2 - FREE DAY

With our Peak Explorations ambassador, walk around Leh and visit the nearby monasteries and local markets.

DAY 3 - MONASTERY TOUR IN SHAM VALLEY
This is an all day tour to visit the monasteries in Sham Valley.  There's plenty of nature, culture and spiritual experience to be had on this tour.


DAY 4 - 1st DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK
You will drive to the start of your trek at Jingchen (3380m) and end in Yurutse (4090m).  

DAY 5 - 2nd DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK
From Yurutse, you hike to Shingo (4150m). 

DAY 6 - 3rd DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK 
From Shingo, you will descend to Skiu (3350).


DAY 7 - 4th DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK
You'll begin to walk your way to Markha Valley from Skiu (3770m).  Enjoy the magnificent views of the valley along the way.

DAY 8 - 5th DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK

 Walk from Markha to Hankar (4240m).


DAY 9 - 6th DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK

Walk from Hankar to Nimaling (4740m)


DAY 10 - 7th DAY OF MARKHA VALLEY TREK

Last day of the trek as you descend from Nimaling to Chogdo (3600m) where your vehicle awaits to take you back to Leh.

DAY 11 - FLY HOME
The group will be transferred to Leh airport.

NOTE: The guide and his team reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary to accommodate the group, as needed.

 

Optional add on: Pangong Lake or Nubra Valley driving tour or Agra's Taj Mahal tour from Delhi.

Contact us for details.

TREK STYLE 

This is a STRENUOUS trek.  Recent hiking and/or backpacking experience is highly recommended.  You will need to prepare in terms of cardio workout and consult with your doctor prior to joining the trip given the high altitude reaching up to almost 5000 meters.  You will be required to familiarize yourself with the hazards and risks of high altitude trekking, sign a liability waiver and terms & conditions forms.  A medical certification from your doctor may be required if Peak Explorations deems it necessary prior to joining this trip.

PRICE: $1600

Deposit due upon booking: $600

 
Single supplement possible upon request. Extra fees apply    

Balance is due 30 days prior to the departure date.
 

DEPOSIT: $600 A non-refundable deposit is required to book. Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS and LIABILITY WAIVER before booking. Click on Book Now below to book.

INCLUSIONS: 
●National Park Fees. 
●Transport from Leh to starting point on mountain and return to Leh 
● All accommodations in Leh (with breakfasts) and on the trek via local guesthouses. 
●Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides. 
●Female porter service for client's personal belongings. 
●Rescue fees (required by the national Park) 
●All Meals on the mountain (3 meals a day) 
●Airport transfer (round-trip)
●Monastery day tour


EXCLUSIONS:
●Tips for Guides and porters 
●Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags, backpack to be carried by porters)

●Lunches and dinners in Leh
●Any personal expenses such as drinks and shopping for souvenirs.
●Extra activities 
●Visa fees & travel insurance. 
● International Flight tickets. 


FLIGHTS:
Clients must book their own flights and send a copy of their flight itinerary by e-mail to bgtrekker@peakexplorations.com no later than the trip balance due date.

TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED:
After making a deposit, you are required to obtain appropriate travel insurance through Travel Guard or other insurance of your choice that should cover at a minimum 100% of the trip cost (land & air), emergency medical and evacuation for high altitude trekking of up to 6000 meters.  Proof of travel insurance must be provided via electronic mail to bgtrekker@peakexplorations.com no later than the trip balance due date.  Failure to obtain travel insurance by the trip balance due date will result in cancellation and no refund of your trip deposit and/or applicable cancellation fees as noted in the Terms & Conditions.

VISA:

You are responsible for securing your visa for India.  Most citizens can obtain an e-visa online.  

TRIP NOTES:

Upon booking, you will receive trip notes that include the recommended gear list and  specific trek information.

meet your trip leader

Marinel