Trekking through Markha valley of Ladakh in India involves crossing over two high passes, Gandala (4980 m) and Gongmaru-la (5100 m)
Summer Trekking in Northern India
Experience a traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture undisturbed by the Cultural Revolution. Visit active monasteries where monks go about their daily lives, and beautiful artwork enhances rustic interiors. Trek through one of the most remote areas of the Greater Himalaya in a landscape of plunging canyons and verdant river bottoms.
Day 01 to 02: Arrive in Delhi around midnight. Enjoy an extra day to relax and get rid of the jet lag.
Day 03 to 04: Fly to Leh and explore (3500 m)
Day 05 to 06: Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La (5600 m). Enjoy various activities such as walks, visiting monasteries, and a Bactrian camel ride.
Day 07: Drive back to Leh
Day 08: Drive to Rumtse on the Leh-Manali highway; camp (4130 m)
Day 09: Trek to Kyamar (4383 m), 5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Tisaling (4800 m) via Kyamar-la (4870 m) and Mandalchan-la (4996 m), 7 hours
Day 11: Trek to Pangunagu (Tso Kar 4398 m) via Shibuk-la (5016 m), 6-7 hours
Day 12: Trek to Nuruchan (4500 m), 5 hours
Day 13: Trek to Rachungkaru (4668 m) Via Horlamkongka-la pass (4900 m)
Day 14: Trek Gyamalhoma (4895 m) via Kyamur-la (5125 m), 6-7 hours
Day 15 to 17: Trek to Korzok village by lake Tso Moriri (4500 m) via Yalangyugu-la (5100 m)
Day 18: Fly back to Delhi, tour ends
- ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
- All meals throughout the tour
- Experienced regional leader or hire Raj
- Pack animals or porters on the trek
- Trek permit
- Park fees
- Staff insurance
- Sightseeing as indicated
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transfers outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (you must buy insurance)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)
- Domestic flight Leh – Delhi – Leh (book early for cheaper airfare)
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a visa?
All foreign nationals who want to enter India need to possess a valid international travel document such as a passport with a valid visa that is obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. All visa applicants are requested to apply for the Indian visa online by filling the online application form.
The duly signed hard copy of the completed application form is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission or Post. The instructions to fill the form and appointment scheduling can be seen at the Instructions for Regular Visa Application. The applicant is required to bring the referral number and the required documents on the scheduled date of the interview.
The status of the visa application can be checked on the link for Visa Enquiry. The applicants are also requested to visit the website of the Indian Mission for detailed information about the Indian visa.
What should I bring on a trek?
Being adequately equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.