Kongmaru la Pass 5,100Mt
Markha Village and Kang Yatse Peak
Markha Valley breathing a beauty of its own adorned with small hamlet across the Markha river lies between Zanskar and Ladakh range. It is one of the most accessible and popular region of Ladakh among travellers. The valley is named after village Markha which is the biggest village in the entire valley. You can start your odyssey with Markha Valley either from Spituk or Stok village which are located at a drive of half hour from Leh. The trekking route traverses through breathtaking view of high mountain passes like Stokla, Gandala, and Kongamarula. The trail takes you through lush green villages, small oasis, river crossing and nomad houses surrounding with Yaks, horses and other domestic animals. The cool breeze, rustling prayer flags and mellow sound of prayers enrich your holistic and spiritual experience. People are very friendly, greeting you with Juley and welcoming your presence with a big smile that reflects the hospitality of Ladakhi people. While trekking, you come across villages namely- Shingo, Skyu, Markha, Hanker, Chakdo, Shang Sumdo. The rich history of Markha is also reflected by the remnants of important castle and meditation haven of centuries old that one come across. The view and location of such places is heavenly. Markha valley is a heaven for the every trekker and nature lover as it comprises of the all the adventure that refresh and rejuvenate life out of its boredom; leaving us with so much insight and knowledge which remain valuable throughout our life.
Early in the morning you are serve bed tea in the tent with morning wishes. After bed tea, you start packing up your things. Breakfast is served in the dining tent. After breakfast, you are ready for the day. Guide walks with you but before living make sure your bag contains all the important things you need during the day like Camera, sun cream, water bottle, lunch box etc. You carry a light backpack containing all these important things required during the day and the other things come of the horse back. At noon, you stop for lunch at a nice location, and have some rest. Trek continues, and the horseman and kitchen staff leads you on the way. Before your arrival at the camp, our team would be ready tent and tea, juice and light snacks to refresh your tiredness. After the arrival at campsite, you can enjoy your leisure in your own way. The dinner is served around 7 in the evening. Post dinner, our guide brief you about the next day and decides the timing for next day with your insights and suggestions.
The food menu in breakfast, lunch and dinner keep switching from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Ladakhi, Continental, and Italian.