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Markha Trek Ladakh 2017


Package Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights

Pacakge Validity : N.A.

Destination Covered : Leh - West Ladakh - Markha Trek - Pangong - Leh

Package Cost : On Request


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Tour Itinerary :

Day 1: Fly from Delhi to Leh to Saspol

Welcome by Lynx Expedition team. Complete day rest for Acclimatization at Saspol Village, lower village in Ladakh area. on the way you can see confluence of indus and zanskar River. O/N Home-stay. Saspol (denmo house)

Day 2: Visit Alchi Monastery, Saspol Cave and Explore Saspol Village, trek around Village

Visit Alchi Monastery and Cave Saspol Monastery. Renowned as the oldest Buddhist learning centre in Ladakh, Alchi Monastery is located 70 km from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir in north India on the bank of Indus River. ... The foundation of the monastery was laid by Tibetan translator Rinchen Zangpo in the middle of 12th century. O/N Home-stay Saspol (denmo house)

Day 3: Drive from Saspol to Spituk and trek to Zingchan Village (Trek)

An early start is imperative for the Markha Valley Trek as there is no shade along the south banks of the Indus River until you enter the Zinchen Gorge. We will depart for Spituk by jeeps. In Spituk our team will be waiting for us with horses to carry our trekking equipment. The trek will begin along an old kucchha(un-metalled) road into a barren & dried region of Leh Ladakh with wild roses along the trail. After trekking through the parched land we will enter the lush Zingchen Valley, where the Rumbak River flows into the mighty Indus. Further into the valley lies our campsite, in the two-house hamlet of Zingchen (meaning ‘big field’). O/N Camp s

Day 4: Trek from Zingchen to Ganda La Base.(Trek)

Today we will enter in the Hemis National Park and if we are fortunate you will get a rare sighting of a Ladakhi Ural or Arghali and other wildlife. Hemis National park is home to the lynx, Ladakhi Ural (a type of goat), Arghali (great Tibetan sheep), Bharal (blue sheep), red fox, Snowlepard, Tibetan wolf, dhole (wild dog), marmot and mountain hare etc.(link) . After paying the entrance fee, we will climb gradually through a beautiful gorge before reaching the valley leading to the village of Rumbak. At Rumbak we will stop for tea at tea house made of a parachute run by women from the same village. After a cup of warm tea we will continue past the house of Yuruche before reaching our camp at the base of Ganda La (4545m). From our campsite there are spectacular views of Stok Kangri and the whole Stok range. O/N Camp

Day 5: Trek from Ganda La base to Skiu via Ganda La

A big day and if this is your first pass crossing in the Himalaya you will be impressed.From the Ganda La there are views north to the Ladakh Range while to the south the rugged folds of the Zanskar Range extend to the snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya.

After a few stretching exercises and breakfast, we will begin a 2-hour ascent towards Ganda La (4900m). The ubiquitous chorten and Tibetan prayer flags mark the top of the pass, where one may see Blue sheep, Marmots and Arghali roaming the hills around us. Views of the lofty Zanskar Range and the distant Himalaya Range are great as well. After a short rest, we will make a gradual descent to Shingo and break for lunch. We will finish the day by hiking for 2-hours through a spectacular gorge before making camp at Skiu (3300m). There are ruins of an old monastery and a castle which makes a perfect setting for a photography session with deep blue skies and barren landscape of Leh Ladakh in the background. O/N Camp




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