Duration : 16 Nights/ 17 Days
popular in Ladakh, this trek traverses mountain passes
to isolated villages
and monastic settlements in the fantastically lit lunar
landscape of the Markha Valley. The trail climbs past
ancient monasteries to the pastel alpine meadows of
Nimaling in the shadow of Kangyatze Peak. From here we
ascend to the Kongmaru La (5,150 meters, the highest
point on the trek) with its impressive views of the
Karakorums and K2. The trail ends at Hemis where we
spend the night and visit the monastery. We meet our
vehicles in the morning for the ride back to Leh.
Arrival in Delhi, flight to Leh.
Day 2: Tour of Leh city, including the
seventeenth century Palace and Gompa.
Day 3: Tour of Spitok and Phyang gompas.
Day 4: Tour of Shey and Matho gompas and Stok
palace, the home of Ladakhi royalty.
Day 5: Tour of Tikse and Hemis gompas, two the
wealthiest and most influential institutions in
Ladakh. Camp at Hemis.
Day 6: Trek from Hemis to the village of Chogdo.
Day 7: Trek to Kongmaru La base camp.
Day 8: Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 9: Trek over Kongmaru La (5150 metres) to the
plain of Nimaling, a vast high altitude pasture.
Day 10: Trek through the tiny settlements of
Hankar and Umlung to the valley's largest village,
Day 11: Trek to the lovely oasis at Tunespa.
Day 12: Trek to the village of Skiu, with its
Day 13: Trek to Zanskar river. Take the pulley
bridge across before boarding the rafts on the Zanskar
river. Ride the river to its confluence with the Indus
at Nimu, then board jeeps for the trip to Alchi.
Overnight at Alchi village.
Day 14: In Alchi, we tour the remarkably well
preserved 11th -century gompa and the famed frescoes
within. In the afternoon, we return by jeep to Leh.
Day 15: Rest day in Leh.
Day 16: Morning flight to Delhi. Check into hotel
there. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Transfer to Airport for flight to
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