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Ladakh: The Markha Valley - Exodus Travels
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14 days

Ladakh: The Markha Valley

Start and end in New Delhi
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33530
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Highlights

  • Explore Leh, the main city in the Ladakh region
  • Hike beneath the jagged peaks of the Himalayas
  • Summit Gongmaru La and enjoy views of Tibet
  • Visit magnificent Buddhist temples and monasteries

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Itinerary

Start and end in New Delhi! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Ladakh: The Markha Valley, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 4 other destinations in India. Ladakh: The Markha Valley includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Delhi.
  2. Day 2: Fly to Leh (3500m); rest of the day free.
  3. Day 3: Exploring in and around Leh, visiting the town, palace and monasteries at Shey and Thikse.
  4. Day 4: Acclimatisation walk in Leh Valley; optional jeep drive to the Khardung La (which at 5602m, is the highest motorable road in the world).
  5. Day 5: Short drive to Jinchen; trek to Rumbak.
  6. Day 6: Pass Yurutse village to reach the base of the Ganda La.
  7. Day 7: Cross the Ganda La (4970m) to Skiu in the Markha Valley.
  8. Day 8: Follow the river to Markha (3750m).
  9. Day 9: Trek to Thachungste, visiting Tache Gompa perched above us en route.
  10. Day 10: Climb to the high plateau at Nimaling.
  11. Day 11: Cross the Gongmaru La (5286m) with views of the high Ladakh Range.
  12. Day 12: Finish the trek near Hemis; visit the monastery and drive to Leh.
  13. Day 13: Fly to Delhi.
  14. Day 14: End Delhi.
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    · September 22nd, 2013
    This was a fantastic holiday. The mixture of culture; walking in stunning scenery with views of China & Tibet  and visits to the amazing Buddhist  monastries was fantastic. Our leader Valerie Parkinson was extremely knowledgeable about the local... Show more
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    · September 8th, 2013
    Stunning scenery in a very interesting part of India. Our group leader, Valerie, was fantastic and really helped make the holiday as good as it was.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Reaching 5,286 meters - very challenging, but very... Show more
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    · August 24th, 2013
    What a trip this is! Pure adventure and exhilaration each and every day. Mountain peaks, glacier rivers, hilltop monasteries. This was a very fortunate experience to be in a small part of the world where time simply does not matter. No internet, no... Show more
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    · August 21st, 2012
    This trek was through the most jaw dropping scenery! It was hard to take in the magnitude of the mountains, I felt privalaged to be able to do it.The trek itself was not too difficult but it was made tougher by the altitude and the heat at the start of... Show more
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  • A
    · August 8th, 2012
    Great trek combining awesome high-altitude mountain scenery (a must for any geology nuts!) with beautiful valleys and fascinating remote Ladakhi villages in green oases round the water courses. Camping at high altitudes (4500m+) looking out over... Show more
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    · August 7th, 2012
    Awesome landscape, fantatsic leader, great group - Loved every minute!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Gettin up the first pass, climbing a little further (optional) and then the long descent under bright blue skies into another world... Show more
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  • A
    · August 5th, 2012
    A great trek into a remote and beautiful area. Comfortable camping, with good and varied food. A marvellous leader and helpful and obliging staff.  I feel so fortunate that I have had the opportunity to go.What was the most inspirational moment of your... Show more
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  • A
    · September 13th, 2011
    Great trip if you like fantastic and imposing landscapes of never ending mountains. Amazing views of Stok Kangri and Kang Yaze mountains full of snow and glaciers during the trek - changing scenery and colours as you walk through the gorges - from blue... Show more
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    · September 13th, 2011
    Great trip if you like fantastic and imposing landscapes of never ending mountains. Amazing views of Stok Kangri and Kang Yaze mountains full of snow and glaciers during the trek - changing scenery and colours as you walk through the gorges - from blue... Show more
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  • A
    · September 12th, 2011
    A fantastic area and great walking with views changing all the time . The colours have to be seen to be believed . Be prepared to wade across rivers ( with plenty of support )Great support staff nothing too much trouble .What was the most inspirational... Show more
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Ladakh: The Markha Valley
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are they no departures outside of July and August?

    This tour is only offered in July and August because of the snowy weather conditions so the booking season is very short. Also, flights do not operate between Delhi and Leh in the winter so you would have the same experience if travelling at other times.

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    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

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    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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    • For any tour departing before July 5th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 5th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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