Markha Valley and Stok Kangri Trek
Territory: Ladakh Himalaya
Markha Valley Trek Duration: 16 days
Best season: July - September
Grade: Alpine - Challenging
Elevation: 6150 mts.
With regards to trekking in Ladakh area for experienced trekkers, they get the best one. The Markha Valley Trek alongside Stok Kangri is a standout amongst the most excellent and strenuous treks in the Ladakh belt that takes roughly couple of weeks to cover a whole extend from Chilling to Leh through Stok Village. The trail ascends from an elevation of 3500 meters to 6150 meters, which is the most noteworthy trekable summit in India, the Stok Kangri summit, and requires legitimate acclimatization. Going through the prolific and rich green Markha Valley disengaged by the Kang Yatse at 6400mts from east and Zanskar range from the south west the trail winds to Stok Kangri on the way soak ascensions, slender and rough tracks, ice sheets and changing climatic conditions. The Markha Valley alongside Stok Kangri Trek further digs into the indigenous society of the Indo-Tibetans abiding in the remote towns tucked at the elevated and soak edges. Markha Valley Trek
The real attractions on the Markha Valley alongside Stok Kangri Trek are the Hemis National Park that houses a portion of the uncommon types of Himalayan untamed life like the Snow panther, lynx, Ladakhi Urial (a kind of goat), Arghali (awesome Tibetan sheep), Blue sheep, Red fox, Tibetan wolf, Dhole (wild puppy), Marmot and Mountain bunny; Rumbuk Village; Ganda La wherefrom one can captivate the stunning perspective of the Stok Kangri summit and Zanskar ranges; and hallowed places like Lhatos and Mani towards Markha town. Further it proceeds with the trail onto a precarious ascension towards the Kongmaru La and along these lines steep drop to a lofty chasm. The excursion expands the changing scene from rich to infertile valleys and from a brilliant sunny day to a strange atmosphere. The hikers hit a few deterrents to come to the Stok Kangri summit wherefrom one can get a 360° perspective of the unrealistic snow topped crests. Mt. K2, which is the second most astounding top of the world, is obvious from the summit on an unmistakable blue sky. Regardless one can likewise charm the tops of Sasser Group and Zanskar range.Stok Kangri
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Meet our agent in the wake of achieving Delhi Airport. Exchange to the inn. Overnight stay in inn.
Day 02: Delhi to Leh (3500 mts/11480 ft) (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)
Get the flight for Leh in the morning. Achieve the guesthouse and take a complete day rest to get acclimatized. Overnight stay in guesthouse.
Day 03: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
This day is for going by neighborhood cloisters of this range. Shey Gompa situated close Leh was before the late spring castle of Ladakh lords. You can investigate loads of Stupas and Gompas around Shey Palace. Deldan Namgyal assembled this castle in seventeenth century.
Thiksey Gompa is found near Shey, at around 17 kms separation. The religious community is said to be a standout amongst the most superb in Ladakh and has a place with the Gelukspa request.
Hemis Monastery is arranged around 45 kms south of Leh and it is a standout amongst the most frequented and biggest cloisters in Ladakh. Hemis has a place with the Drukpa request and it was established in the mid seventeenth century. The feel is impeccable with the religious community supported in a lovely valley, bordered by streams and fronted by stretched Mani dividers. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 04: Leh - Chilling
We have now gotten to be acclimated and prepared to begin trekking. The brief prologue to the Tibetan Buddhist World of Ladakh taxi be investigated totally while trekking through Markha Valley. It is around 40 kilometers of drive along the track towards Srinagar and Kashmir to Nimmo. On the course, we will need to cross Indus on a b scaffold and afterward continue along the left bank of the stream Zanskar through the gorge to Chilling. Chilling is additionally an entryway into the Markha Valley. Our outdoors will be in Chilling and we will appreciate a simple evening.
Day 05: Chilling –Skiu
Cross Zanskar through box and link scaffold and we will meet the trek team and pack-horses. These pack-horses have come through Markha Valley ahead of time of one day. We will deal with the heaps for horses and begin the primary day of trekking along the thin trail on the right shore of Zanskar to the meeting purpose of Markha River and Main Valley.
We scramble to cross goad and can see southwards to where the forcing Zanskar gorge blurs around a corner. Right now, we will transform toward southeast into the Markha valley and proceed in suspicion of coming to the watered trees and turfs of the settlements of Skiu and Skays, where we will camp overnight. The key trail into the Markha Valley from the north, over the Ganda La, intersections our course right now. A little religious community in Skiu and a forsook stronghold/cloister on the precipice are there over our shore camp.
Day 06: Skiu - Markha
Intersection and re-crossing the Markha watercourse, we check a taxing day's stroll of around 7 hours to the 30 or 40 houses having a place with Markha Village (3800meters). The track goes through genuinely lavish vegetation at the riverside, as the upper valley-angles are unvaryingly cocoa and dry. We will run over scaffolds at a large portion of the all the more difficult intersection places. In transit course we pass a few more incapacitated religious communities, which are now and again very requesting to select, lifted on the valley sides. We will likewise witness various very much kept up chortens and petition dividers and no less than one great outline of wolf trap. All through the winter, snow panthers and wolves are an irritation in these elevated valleys, which get to be strong because of their yearning drop away to the villas and prey on local creatures. The indigenous type of wolf trap is a stone insertion with pendulous sides, into which is situated live or dead creatures snares. I case a wolf a bounced into the insertion to eat the goad, is unfit to escape and is stone to perish by the local people. We likewise pass a couple of disengaged house, one of which crown recognized as a peraq. Right on a slope toward the north of Markha there is a little Gompa. The neighborhood minister will be satisfied to demonstrate to you the ancient divider sketches and celebration covers which are encased inside this stunning old religious community - as far as anyone knows one of the primogenital in Ladakh. This trek from Skiu to Markha is as commendable a day's trekking as any of the treks in the Himalayas.
Day 07: Markha - Hangkar
We will keep moving above Markha Village and trekking eastwards, profound into the Markha valley, to Hangkar, which is a decent outdoors spot. All through today's 4 to 5 hour walk we will cross more wonderful religious communities, some relinquished and some unharmed, an affirmation to the way that this valley was some time ago more vigorously populated than it is at present. Covered away between the two villas which frame Hangkar Village, at high on a stone strewn goad is another essential forsaken religious community. This high valley makes visitors see little crowds of blue sheep (Bharal), which frequently come directly down to the stream to brush.
Day 08: Hangkar - Nimaling
In the wake of leaving Hangkar, there is a decent perspective of a breathtaking snow crest at the leader of the valley. This top is Kang Yatze, a 6400-meter tall mountain having a backup top at around 6100 meter which is extremely in advance and frequently scaled as a trekking peak its own particular right. Crossing another all around kept up wolf pit we go through the Markha watercourse on the last scaffold that we will witness and begin sheer rise while in transit to the high fields surely understood as Nimaling, This day we will rise from around 4000 meters to a camp situated at 4600 meters and we will sense the impacts of height. The scenery opens out as we explore around toward the north of Kang Yatze and journey out for the pass which we will need to cross with a specific end goal to come back to the Indus Valley.
Day 09: Nimaling - Kongmaru la
We transverse up to the Kongmaru la (5100 meters) on a very much checked trail, which confounds crosswise over rock for the last 250-meter to achieve the pass. It is a 2 hours rising. From the pass, we will go over the vistas of Eastern Karakoram Range. The southern scene is made perfect by Kang Yatze exhibiting pleasingly hitched rock developments, braces and columns, some of them having momentous hues. The main outdoors place is at Chuskirma, where there are two or three stone-hovels and few unpleasant fields.
Day 10: Kongmaru La - Martselang
We will proceed with our decay trail, crossing two or three forcing house, the most extreme in the valley. At that point we will pass another segment of rock-strewn gorge. The canyon opens out a little as we achieve near the grand settlement of Sumdo and soon a short time later we achieve a jeep street that is over the span of being developed into the valley. A while later, we will tail this for 60 minutes until we can see the houses and foliage of Martselang, which is situated on the fundamental Indus valley street. We pick to skirt over the valley on a train from here, which will take us after around 60 minutes, through scores of striking chortens, to the tributary valley underneath the Hemis Monastery, At this spot, there is a decent outdoors spot in a field of expansive vegetation. On the off chance that you are not tired of Gompas then you can return to Hemis.
Day 11: Martselang - Stok Village
We exchange by jeep to Stok town in the morning. This town lies instantly at the south of Leh. We will discover is an illustrious royal residence in Stok Village, where the as of late delegated youthful Ladakhi Ruler lives. Additionally, there is likewise little historical center containing religious ancient rarities and customary dress having a place with the lofty group. There is a great opportunity to scout the royal residence and religious community at Stok before the lunchtime. After lunch, we will start our stroll into Stok Kangri with a simple trek of 2 hours. At near the Indus valley, we are in a high and wild range went to just by trekking bunches and by the indigenous individuals who spend a percentage of the late spring months in curious towns of stone-cottages. From these towns they tend their groups of sheep and goats.
Day 12: Stok Village – Stok Kangri BC
On this day, we will do a trek taking couple of hours up to the base camp range of Stok Kangri. It is an exceptionally amicable campground on a verdant territory close to bunches of Mel-water streams. We can appreciate the perspective over the camp toward the evening. The region over the camp offers stunning perspectives of adjoining tops like Gulap Kangri, Stok Kangri, Parcha Kangri and some more.
Day 13: Stok Kangri BC
It is the day for taking rest and acclimatization to verify that the gathering is feeling all set to complete the move of Stok Kangri. It takes the half-four rising up to the go at 5000 meters over our campground, maybe taking the climbing equipment that can be amassed at the go in planning for the next day's rising.
Day 14 and Day 15: We have booked two days for the move, to endeavor to give every individual a possibility.
This is the day for rising up to the crest. We will begin strictly when guaranteeing that they is no possibility like poor climate, and so on. As indicated by the wellness of the group, we will either go for a one-day scaling from our base camp, or settle on to organize a high camp, from where we can make the jump on the following day. A great part of the rising includes strolling transversely through scree and rough slopes, which are prone to be unadorned of snow when of our journey; if not there has been unseasonal snowfall. A definitive part of the rising will involve the utilization of crampons and ice-hatchet on the snow-inclines up to roughly 35 degrees. Be that as it may, this is not an actually difficult rising, at a height of more than 6000 meters showing tops in Tibet at the north-east and an elevated perspective of the Indus valley, there is sure request of good physical wellness. In the event that we achieve to climb the top on the principal day itself, there might be an opportunity to go for one of the other simple tops over the base camp.
Day 16: Stok Kangri BC - Stok Village - Leh
We will plunge straightforwardly from our base camp to the upper degrees of Stok Village, with its knolls of grain and buckwheat. The jeeps at Stok will take us back to Hotel in Leh.
Day 17: Leh - Delhi
Achieve the airplane terminal for the wonderful flight over the terrific chain of Himalayas keeping in mind the end goal to achieve Delhi.
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