Since 1974, when Ladakh first became accessible to foreign visitors, this high and arid region has captured the imagination of adventure travelers. This itinerary between Ladakh and Zanskar offers a large diversity of landscapes, from the jagged Kongmaru La pass (5000m) to the green oasis of the Markha valley with breath-taking views of the Karakorum snow-capped peaks. Many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, add color to this otherwise quite barren environment, and provide the chance to meet the Ladakhi peasants in the simplicity of their daily life. Markha will be an opportunity to visit the old monastery, famous for its paintings.
DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH:-
Upon arrival at Leh Airport Kushok Bakula Rinpochey you will met our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize as Leh at an altitude of 11500 feet.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02: LEH(EXCURSION TO MONASTERIES):-
Post Breakfast we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery of Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery ,an impressive monastery complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village , Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03: SHAM VALLEY TOUR UP TO ALCHI:-
After breakfast drive towards west of Leh visiting Hall Of Fame,Spituk Gompa further drive to Magnetic Hill(Defines Gravity),Sangam(Confluence of Zanskar & India River).Later we visit to Alchi monastery, it is one of the ancient monastery of Ladakh.The Gompa at Alchi is renowned for its massive Buddha statues, lavish wood-carvings and houses the only example of Kashmir-style wall paintings in the area. There are also many chortens around the village. Back to Leh. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 04: DAY HIKING(ACCLIMATIZATION):-
Today after the breakfast we go for a day hiking in purpose of Acclimatization. Visit Shanti Stupa(Peace Pagoda) build by Japanese Buddhism in 1982 in purpose of spread peace & harmony in the valley. Later we visit Sankar gompa.200 year old Shankar monastery, which contains a plethora of impressive images, wall paintings and sculptures, including a huge statue of Aloketesvara-with 1000 arms & heads,Namgyla palace and Leh Palace. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 05: DRIVE FROM LEH TO ZINCHEN & TREK TO YURUTSE VIA RUMBAK 5 Hrs:-
Leave Leh early morning by Jeeps and reach Zinchen. It’s a gradual climb from Zinchen to Rumbak. From here one gets fabulous views of the snow capped Stok Mountains. From here we move along the Rumbak Nala towards Yurutse. At Yurutse village you will find fields of barley and potatoes. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 06: YURUTSU TO SKUE VIA GANDA LA 6-7 Hrs:-
A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skue. At Skue there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 07: SKUE TO MARKHA 7-8 Hrs:-
It’s a very pleasant hike, up the Markha valley today with the trail crossing numerous streams. Markha is a quaint village with a deserted fort and a small village Overnight in Tents.
DAY 08: MARKHA TO THOCHUNG TSE 5-6 Hrs:-
From Markha the country changes and the warm, relatively heavily wooded sections of the lower Markha is left behind. One will be required to cross the river several times as there are no bridges here. Hankar, en route, is the highest village in the Markha valley. Overnight in Tents.
DAY 09: THOCHUNG TSE TO NIMALING 4-5 Hrs:-
After breakfast, you begin your trek journey to reach Nimaling (4900m). This place has a green pasture where during summers; you can spot thousands of sheep, goats and yaks grazing. Towards the south is Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak) (6400m). Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 10: NIMALING TO SHANG SUMDO VIA KINGMARU LA 6-7 Hrs:-
Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M Kongmaru La, with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo. Overnight in tents.
DAY 11: SHANG SUMDO TO HEMIS & DRIVE BACK TO LEH 4 Hrs :-
Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeep. Drive to Leh. Overnight in a hotel.
DAY 12: LEISURE DAY:-
Today we will have a leisure day at Leh.After breakfast walk to Old town and shopping in Leh market. Overnight in a hotel.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE LEH (FLY OUT):-
Tour concludes. Travel To Himalaya thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward journey towards home.
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