Ladakh: The Markha Valley

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  • Visit remote villages on a classic Himalayan trek
  • Explore colourful Buddhist monasteries in the Indus Valley
  • Discover multi-coloured rock formations of the Ladakh Range
  • Cross wild, barren mountain passes and trek through spectacular gorges
  • Visit Hankar and Kaya Women’s Eco-cafe’s – a community project for which Exodus won the ‘Giving Back’ Adventure Travel Award in 2017
  • Enjoy a sensational flight over the Himalaya




Day 1 Start Delhi.

Day 2 Fly to Leh (3500m); rest of the day free.

Day 3 Exploring in and around Leh, visiting the town, palace and monasteries at Shey and Thikse.

Day 4 Acclimatisation walk in Leh Valley; optional jeep drive to the Khardung La (which at 5602m, is the highest motorable road in the world).

Day 5 Short drive to Jinchen; trek to Rumbak.

Day 6 Pass Yurutse village to reach the base of the Ganda La.

Day 7 Cross the Ganda La (4970m) to Skiu in the Markha Valley.

Day 8 Follow the river to Markha (3750m).

Day 9 Trek to Thachungste, visiting Tache Gompa perched above us en route.

Day 10 Climb to the high plateau at Nimaling.

Day 11 Cross the Gongmaru La (5286m) with views of the Ladakh Range.

Day 12 Finish the trek near Hemis; visit the monastery and drive to Leh.

Day 13 Fly to Delhi.

Day 14 End Delhi.


  • 6 nights hotels, all en suite, 7 nights full-service camping
  • 7 days point-to-point walking
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and staff. Min age 18 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 5200m, average 3900m
  • Travel by jeep, on foot and 2 internal flights
  • Full porterage throughout the trek
  • 6 – 20 August 2023 led by Valerie Parkinson winner of Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2021
  • Countries visited: India


  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival and departure transfers


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations



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