Trekking through Markha valley of Ladakh in India involves crossing over two high passes, Gandala (4980 m) and Gongmaru-la (5100 m)
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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar
Explore Zanskar Trek-Ladakh, Northern India. This Himalayan summer takes place in northern India’s Ladakh region, known as ‘Little Tibet.’ Zanskar lies south of the Indus valley and north of the Great Himalayan Range; its boundaries are loosely defined by the Stod’s drainage basin, Zanskar, Lungnak, Tsarap, and Kargyak rivers. Rich in traditional culture and breathtaking landscape, it remains a draw for trekkers who can put up with strenuous mountain days or long uncomfortable bus journeys to get to these isolated valleys.
Food and nutrition on the trek
We are pioneers in Wellness and gourmet trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete wellness adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.
Why Choose Us?
- Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
- Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
- Experience the lovely landscape and people
- Your food is prepared with superfood as ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our culinary and wellness factors.
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi, relax, and catch up on sleep.
Day 02 to 03: A long day’s drive in a comfortable vehicle takes us through the plains of the Himalayan foothills and middle ranges.
Day 04: After lunch, we take our vehicle to Keylong (3300 m) via the Rohtang Pass (4000 m)
Day 05: Leaving Keylong after breakfast, we head northwest into the Lahaul valley after crossing the 3978-m/13050-foot high Rohtang Pass.
Day 06: Palemo – Zanskar Sumdo – 3860 m/12660 feet, 5 – 6 hours
Day 07: Zanskar Sumdo – Chumik Nakpo – 4640 m/15219 feet, 5 hours
Day 08: Chumik Nakpo – Shingo La (5090 m/16,695 feet) to Lakhang – (4470 m/14662 feet), 6 hours
Day 09: Lakhang – Kargyak – 4050 m/13284 feet, 6 – 7 hours
Day 10: Kargyak – Teta 3950 m/12956 feet, 7 hours
Day 11: Teta – Purne – 3700 m/12136 feet, 2 hours
Day 12: Purne – Ichar – 3650 m/11972 feet, 4 hours
Day 13: Ichar – Mune (3900 m/12792 feet) to Shilla (3600 m/11808 feet), 5 hours
Day 14: Shilla – Karsha – 3600 m/11808 feet, 6 hours
Day 15: Karsha – Pishu – 3470 m/11382 feet, 5 hours
Day 16: Pishu – Hanumil – 3380 m/11,086 feet in 5 hours
Day 17: Hanumil – Parfi La (3950 m/12956 feet) to Snertse (3850 m/12628 feet), 6 hours
Day 18: Snertse – Hanuma La (4950 m/16236 feet) to Lingshed (4000 m/13120 feet), 6 hours
Day 19: Lingshed – Base of Sengge La – 4550 m/14924 feet, 6 -7 hours. The trail ascends towards the pass, and we visit the Skimpata and Gongma villages on the way. Camp at the base.
Day 20: Base Camp of Singge La, over the pass (5050 m/16564 feet) to Photoksar (4200 m/13776 feet), 6 hours
Day 21: Photoksar – Sirsir La (4850 m/15908 feet) to Hanupatta (3760 m/12332 feet), 6 hours
Day 22: Hanupatta – Wanla – 3250 m/10660 feet, 5- 6 hours
Day 23: Wanla – Lamayuru – 3420 m/ 11217 feet, 4 hours
Day 24: We drive to Leh- 3500 m/11480 feet and check into a hotel
Day 25: Free day for rest, massage, witness Ladakh festival if it is in September.
Day 26: Fly to Delhi and tour ends.
- ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
- All meals, as mentioned on the trip, as mentioned.
- Experienced regional leader or hire Raj
- Porters or pack animals on the trek
- Trek permit
- Park fees
- Staff insurance
- Non a/c transport
- Accommodation a mentioned in the program.
- Sightseeing as indicated
- International airfare and airport tax
- Hotel in Delhi. The cost of a hotel room in Delhi ranges from US$50 to a couple of hundred dollars, depending on the standard chosen.
- Internal airfare for Delhi / Leh / Delhi sector in economy class. The airfare can cost from US$60 to $500, perhaps even higher each way. July and August are the busiest months. It is best to book the flights in advance.
- Travel insurance
- Any extra activities & optional tours
- Riding horse during the trek
- Personal bills like drinks, bar & beverages, tips, telephone, laundry, any additional and optional trips than the above, etc.
- Anything which is not included in the includes section
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)
From 3 years old to some in their 70s, most of our clients 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 names.
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 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 will 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 Regular Visa Application Instructions. The applicant must bring the referral number and the required documents on the interview’s scheduled date.
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 offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travelers?
You are safe as long as you are respectful of the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
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The Benefits of using trekking poles.
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High altitude myths.
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For more articles, you can go to our blogs.