MARKHA VALLEY & MT KANGYATSE

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PROGRAME

Day 1 :Leh –  - Stok –  CHANGMACHEN (Base of Stok La )(25 km drive -4 hr trek).

Today we drive 16 km from Leh & visit Shey, the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Shakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. After that we drive few kilometres & cross the bridge over the mighty River Indus to reach Stok. We visit Stok Palace, the Royal residence of the King of Stok & the Museum that has a rich collection of ancient Ladakhi artefacts including old Thangkas, precious stones, arms & armoury, the Queen’s necklace & the crown of the King of Ladakh among others. After early lunch at Stok we start trekking towards the Base of Stok La. It is a gradual walk with a few kilometres of ascending path, which will be covered in about 4 hr. Overnight Camp at Stok

Day 2: Base of Cross Stok La – Stok La (4800 m) – Rumbak (12 km trek -6 hr).

Today we trek to Rumbak over Stok La (4800 m). The 3 km trek upto Stok La is steep ascent & then it is a steep descent upto Rumbak. The total distance of 12 kms will be covered in about 6 hr. Rumbak is a small shepherd village with few houses. Overnight Camp at Rumbak

Day 3: Rumbak – Gand La (4930 m) – Skiu (3380 m) (18 km trek -8 hr).

Today is a long day & after early breakfast we trek towards Skiu over Gand La (4930 m). It is a climb upto Gand La top & then a descending path upto Shingo & from there we reach Skiu (3380 m). A distance of 18 km will be covered in about 8 hr. Overnight Camp at Skiu

Day 4: Skiu – Markha (4500 m) (16 km trek -6 hr).

Today we trek to Markha via Hermoger & Sase. An easy walk of about 15 km will be covered in about 6 hr. Markha (4500 m) is the main village at the height of about 4500 m & it also has a school. Overnight Camp at Markha.

Day 5: Markha – Hankar (12 km trek -6 hr).

Today we trek upto Hankar via Omlung. A distance of about 12 km of gradual walk will be covered in about 6 hr. Overnight Camp at Hankar

Day 6: Hankar – Nyimaling (12 km trek -6 hr).

Today we trek to Nyimaling, a gradual walk of about 12 km will be covered in about 6 hr. Overnight Camp at Nyimaling

Day 7: Nyimaling (Rest Day).

Today the day is free to explore the surroundings. One can trek upto the glacier of Kangyatse peak (6030 m), Overnight Camp at Nyimaling

Day 8: Nimaling – Advance Base camp of Kangyatse 5 hours walk.

Day 9: Advance Base camp – Summit and Back to Base camp 9 to 10 hours walk

Day 10: Base camp _ Nimaling 3 hours walk.

Day 11: Here we have one spare day for reserve if there problem with the weather and some others.

Day 12: Nyimaling – Kongmor La (5200 m) – Chugdo.

Today we start our steep ascent of 4 to 5 km to Kongmor La (5200 m). On reaching the top one forgets the tiredness of the steep climb after viewing the beautiful range of Mountain peaks & feels refreshed. From the Pass we descend all the way to Chugdo. Overnight Camp at Chugdo

Day 13: Chugdo – Hemis – Thiksey – Leh (13 km trek -6 hr).

Today we trek down to Hemis via Oza & Sumdo. A gradual walk of about 13 kms will be covered in about 6 hr. We visit the famous Hemis Monastery, founded in the year 1630 by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal. Hemis is one of the largest & richest monasteries of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in July -August has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha & responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world.

From here we drive to Thiksey Monastery, which falls on the way to Leh. Thiksey Monastery (Gompa) is an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Finally we drive back to Leh.