Places Covered : Delhi-Leh (3500 m)-Indus Valley-Zingchen (3550 m)-Yurutse (4100 m)-Ganda La (4900 m)-Skiu Gangma (3500 m)-Markha-Tachungtse-Nimaling (4700 m)-Kongmaru La (5150 m)-Shang.
Number of days: 12
Description Travel to Ladakh is like travel to paradise. The area is full of beautiful valleys and high mountains. Our program gives you the chance to experience the diversity of cultures in India. Improve your travel experience with the discovery of the richness of the Indus Valley and the Markha Valley, situated in south of Ladakh, and in north of Zanskar. In the Indus valley, you will discover the Buddhist and Tibetan cultures. You also will see many colorful paintings of Ladakhi life and the most prestigious monasteries of Ladakh. In addition, at Markha Valley, enjoy trekking in the beautiful desert landscapes and green oasis through some villages.
Arrival at Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, we welcome you with flowers in a traditional Indian way and without delay, we drive you to the luxury hotel for the night.
Delhi-Leh (1 h 30 by air-551 km)
In the morning we leave for Delhi airport and take the flight to Leh which was a capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh. Arrival in Leh, our team warmly welcomes you and drive you to the hotel. As it is an altitude of 3500 m, you need to get relaxed more. Overnight at hotel.
Indus Valley (3500 m)
We begin our discovery with a visit to the east of the Indus valley where we will visit “Tikse”, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat sect (Gelugpa), located at the top of the hill. We also visit other places such as Chimre and Hemis. Before the evening we return to Leh and spend the night in a guest house.
Leh-Zingchen (3550 m)-Yurutse (4100 m) (3/4 h by road )
After spending the night in the guest house, we go to Spituk by jeep to visit the monastery. We continue our journey and arrive at Zingchen where our team of mules wait for us. Here, our trek begins and our journey advances towards Yurutse the village. As our trip progresses to the village of Rumbak, we look at the valley getting narrow. Finally we arrive at Yurtuse and make camp.
Yurutse-Ganda La (4900 m)-Skiu Gangma (3500 m) 5/6 h trek
Continuing our trek, we cross a valley going through the steep zigzags up to a ledge and reach the Ganda La (4900 m). After the long climb, it is the time of the descent. We move towards the Markha valley and descend until Shingo. During this trek, we see the valley getting narrow. Before the end of the day, we arrive at the intended destination, the Skiu village. Camp.
Skiu-Markha (3900 m) 6/7 h trek
On the next day, we continue our trek and leave for the Markha village. We pass by the right of the Markha and on the way, our eyes enjoy the vue of the greenery. And we cross a desert plain to reach the Markha village. Camp.
Markha-Tachungtse (4150 m) 5/6 h trek
This is the day of visit to the monastery of Humlung and camp on the pastures of Tachungtse. For this, once again we take the road to the Markha valley and pass through the hamlet of Hankar. With the progression of our ascent, we see the valley getting narrow. Arrival at the pastures of Tachungtse, we camp.
Tachungtse-Nimaling (4700 m) 3 h trek
Today, our trek advances towards the beautiful pastures of Nimaling. This time, we trek on steep paths and improve our experience with the view of the enlargement of the valley. The pastures of Nimaling are overlooked by Kang Yatse (6400 m). Before the end of the day we come to the pastures of Nimaling. Camp.
Imaging (4700 m) 1 h by road – 2 h trek
The ninth day of our trip is free, either you relax or improve your experience of exploring by the discovery of the surroundings. If you want, you can go to the base camp which is 4 hour walk from Nimaling. Camp.
Nimaling (4700 m)-Kongmaru La (5150 m)-Shang (3800 m)-Leh 7/8 h trek + 2 h by road
The 10th day is very occupied. We take the long road through Kongmaru La (5150 m) and Shang (3800 m) to arrive at Leh. We climb and climb by the zig-zigs across the scree to Kongmaru La (5150 m). At the top, our eyes enjoy the beautiful view of the Kang Yatse, as well as the Zanskar and the Karakoram in the north. Then we start going down for a long time in beautiful gorges through several fords and a small valley. Finally we come to Shang where we take the car and travel to Leh. Arrival in Leh, we visit the Hemis Monastery. Overnight in guest house.
Leh (3500 m)
After breakfast, you are free to walk around Leh. Overnight in guest house.
Camp de base-Sommet du Hidden Peak (6000 M)-Camp de base (5150 m) 10/12 h
de marche sur glacier 551 km : Early in the morning we leave for the airport and take the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, you will be warmly welcomed and will be transferred to the hotel. Then the day is free. If you want, you can go to discover the city in private vehicle. Overnight at hotel.