Markha valley trekking itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi drive to Leh. Overnight at Leh.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Leh drive to Stok. Overnight at Tents.
Day 06: Stok trek to Stok La. Overnight at Tents.
Day 07: Stokla trek to Rumbak. Overnight at Tents.
Day 08: Rumbak trek to Shingo. Overnight at Tents.
Day 09: Shingo trek to Skiu. Overnight at Tents.
Day 10: Skiu trek o Shalak. Overnight at Tents.
Day 11: Shalak trek to Markha. Overnight at Tents.
Day 12: Markha trek to Thachunght. Overnight at Tents.
Day 13: Thachunght trek to Nimaling. Overnight at Tents.
Day 14: Nimaling trek to Sumdo. Overnight at Tents.
Day 15: Sumdo trek to Martselang. Overnight at Tents.
Day 16: Martselang trek to Hemis-Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: In Le: Day at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to connect your flight to Delhi. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 19: In Delhi, Full day at leisure for personal activities. Overnight at Delhi
Day 20: Morning after breakfast full day excursion to Agra. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 21: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Arrive Delhi: On arrival our airport representative will transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 02: In Delhi: Eco Trip Nepal representative would be there in the lobby to update you with the full day sightseeing of Delhi. The sightseeing is a mixture of historical monuments along with some architectural grandeur like Lotus Temple. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Optional activities Eco Trip Nepal would organize for you in Delhi.
a) Light and Sound Show b) Traditional Indian Dinner
Day 03: Delhi - Leh: After breakfast transfer to the airport to board flight for Leh. On arrival Eco Trip Nepal representative would be meet you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Leh.
Day 04: In Leh: Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Leh with Eco Trip Nepal guide, which offers a number of sightseeing options for the visitors. A historic town that served as the royal capital of the Old Kingdom, it is dominated by the nine-storey palace built by King Singge Namgyal in the grand tradition of Tibetan architecture, which is said to have inspired the famous Potala in Lhasa built about half a century later.
Day 05: Leh - Stok: Morning after breakfast drive to Stok to start your trek. Overnight at Tents.
Day 06: Stok - Stok La: Morning after breakfast proceed trekking towards base of Stok-la. It is a gradual walk with a few kms of ascending path, which will be covered in about 4 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents at Stock-la base.
Day 07: Stokla - Rumbak: Morning after breakfast trek to Rumbak over Stok-la (4800 Mts.). The trek upto Stok-la of about 3 Kms is of steep ascend then it is a deep descent up to Rumbak. The total distance of 12 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. Rumbak is a small shepherd village with few houses. Dinner and overnight in tents at Rumbak.
Day 08: Rumbak - Shingo: Morning after breakfast a steep climb of about 2 hrs to Kandala Pass (16,200 ft) and descend steeply to camp near the village of Shingo. Overnight at Tents.
Day 09: Shingo - Skiu: Morning after breakfast trek to Skiu (3250-3500 mts), which is a pleasant downhill walk through a narrow valley and dense shrubs, near the river en-route visiting skiu gompa (buddhist shrines). Overnight at Tents.
Day 10: Skiu - Shalak: Morning after breakfast an easy trek of 5 hrs along the bank of river Markha takes you to Shalak. Enroute see beautiful lines of Chortens. Overnight at Tents.
Day 11: Shalak - Markha: It is fairly long day with about 6 hrs Easy trek to Markha. Markha is a Big village of about 30 Houses & Interesting Monastery. (12,600 ft). Overnight at Tents.
Day 12: Markha - Thachunght: An Easy Trek of about 4 Hrs to Thachunght. Overnight at Tents.
Day 13: Thachunght - Nimaling: The first two hours are easy followed by 4-5 Hrs ascending route to reach Nimaling. Overnight at Tents.
Day 14: Nimaling - Sumdo: A short but steep climb of about one and a half hour from our camp takes us over the Kangmaru pass (17,000ft) , after which we descend for about six more hours to the village of sumdo. Visit the Shang Gompa. Overnight at Tents.
Day 15: Sumdo - Martselang: An Easy walk of about 2 hrs to Martselang. Pm at Leisure. Overnight at Tents.
Day 16: Martselang - Hemis - Leh: An easy Walk of about 2 Hrs to Hemis & visit Monastery. Pm Drive to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: In Le: Day at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Leh - Delhi: After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to connect your flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be met by the Eco Trip Nepal representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Day 19: In Delhi: Full day at leisure for personal activities. Overnight at Delhi
Day 20: Delhi - Agra - Delhi: Morning after breakfast full day excursion to Agra. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 21: Delhi / Onward Destination: Morning after breakfast free time to explore Delhi. In time transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.
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What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org