- Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days
- Maximum Altitude – 5100 m/ 17000 ft
- Grade – Moderate.
- Best Season – May to October
- Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
- Food – On trek – All meals included
- Distance – 72 KM.
A wonderful introductory trip to the remote and magical Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh. This superb trek, begins at Stok, passes through beautiful mountain villages; colorful Buddhist monasteries, and the high altitude pastures of Nimaling (home to the legendary snow leopard and Himalayan blue sheep) – from which the views of the Kanz Yatze Peak are magnificent.
What is included in the tour
- Transport required in the trek
- Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide from Himalaya Destination
- Skilled Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit.
- Forest Permits and camping charges.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
- Food to/from the trail head.
- Food in hotel/guesthouse won’t be included i.e for 1st and last day
Fix Departure tariff 17,999/- excluding GST of 5%
Tariff For Customized Group Per Person
17,999/- (above 15 Participant)
20,500/- (11 – 15 Participants)
22,000/- (8 – 10 Participants)
27,500/- (4 – 7 Participants)
35,000/- (2 – 3 Participants)
9th june, 11th august,13th september, 14th october 2018
Day 1: Reporting Leh. (11000ft)
Reporting – Acclimatization – Orientation & Briefing of the trek – Trek Preparation & window shopping
(Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)
Day 02: Stok- Rumbak (6 to 7hrs. Trek) after an early breakfast, we make the long steep ascent to Stok-La (4900 m). As this is our first major trekking day and is quite strenuous, we recommend that you walk at a steady pace in order to establish an even rhythm. The challenging day’s walk is rewarded by the amazing rock formations on the approach to the pass and also by the stunning views of the Indus Valley and distant mountain ranges from the top of Stok La. From Stok La, we descend into the picturesque and agriculturally rich valley of Rumba, with its beautifully decorated houses, monasteries and schools. Camp overnight in tents.
Day 03: Rumbak – Shingo (6 hrs. Trek) early morning start. The trail to Shingo goes via Yurutse and over the Ganda-La (4900 m). Along the way, you will have beautiful views of the Zanskar and Karakorum ranges. Long, but easy descent to Shingo, where we set up camp for the night.
Day 04: Shingo -Skiu (2 – 3hrs. Trek) A fairly easy walk, in the shade of trees and bushes, along a deep gorge. The trail crosses the stream several times before arriving in Skiu. We camp for the night in a beautiful spot on the banks of the river, overlooking a derelict fortress on the cliff. Afternoon free to explore the village. Overnight in tents.
Day 05: Skiu – Markha (7 hrs. Trek). A long day’s walk, crossing back and forward over the Markha Stream, to Markha village (3800 m). There are bridges at many of the more difficult crossing places. The lush vegetation along the river-side is in stark contrast to the dry and barren upper valley slopes. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Markha-Tchatchutse (6 hrs. trek). The trail continues above Markha village, taking us eastwards, deeper into the Markha valley to our camp-site at Tchatchutse. Along the way, we pass some impressive monasteries, some ruined and some intact. In this area we are likely to see small herds of blue sheep (bharal) which often come right down to the river to graze. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Tchatchutse-Nimaling : (6 hrs.) Today’s walk brings us to the head of the valley, which offers good views of the prominent peak of Kang Yatze (6,400 m) Crossing the Markha stream on the last bridge, we start a steeper climb towards the high plains, known as Nimaling. As well as blue sheep, golden marmots and large hares, Nimaling is also home to an impressive range of birds of prey, including lammergiers and golden eagles.
Day 08: Nimaling-Kongmaru La-Shang sumdo (7 hrs.) Early morning trek to Kongmaru-La (5100 m).
The trail from the pass offers fabulous views to the north of the hills of eastern Karakoram and China. On our way down, we walk along a narrow gorge and by afternoon, arrive in Shang, our stopping place for the rest, at shang the jeep waiting for you, than we drive towards to Hemis via Martsylang.
Day 09: Shang-Hemis-Leh: Continuing our descent, we pass some of the highest located houses in the valley before descending into another section of rocky gorge. Along the way we pass through the village of Martsylang, before arriving in Hemis for lunchtime. This village, nestled in a gorge, is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. After lunch and rest, explore Hemis Monastery, the biggest and wealthiest in Ladakh.
Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.