Stok Kangri via Markha Valley

The Markha valley is by far most one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh and a popular destination due to its proximit to Leh. A varied trek across high passes with tremendous views of the snow capped mountains, gorges, arid landscape dotted with villages with their colorful fields of mustard and barley. We begin from the little village of Chilling (for better acclimatization). Spending a night here, we cross the Zanskar River by cable to meet with our horse on the other side meeting up with the popular route at Skiu. At the end after crossing the Kongmarula, we again make a diversion into a lesser known but again another beautiful valley with high pastures and great views to Stok Base Camp and the ultimate highlight of our trip – the summit of Stok Kangri (6137m).

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning landscape
  • Markha Valley
  • Local interaction
  • High passes
  • Panoramic views from passes
  • Climb of Stok Kangri

Price $2200 per/person

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Leh
Transfer to hotel and rest for acclimatization.
 
Day 2
Sightseeing of Stakna / Thiksey /Shey
 
Day 3
Acclimatisation walk.
 
Day 4
Drive to Chilling – Trek to Skiu (3344m)
 
Day 5
Trek to Markha Village (3760m)
 
Day 6
Trek Thachungtse( 4265m)
 
Day 7
Trek to Nimaling( 4860m)
 
Day 8
Cross Kongmaru La (5290m) trek to Chuskyurmo at 4155 metres.
 
Day 9
Trek to ShangPhu( 4365m)
 
Day 10
Trek to Gangpoche (4435m)
 
Day 11
Trek to Smankarmo( 4380m)
 
Day 12
Trek to basecamp area for StokKangri ( Yarlas – 4980m)
 
Day 13
Rest day – practice glacier walking
 
Day 14
Summit Stok Kangri. Return to Base camp
 
Day 15
End at Stok (3610m). Drive to Leh
 
Day 16
Fly to Delhi