MARKHA VALLEY TREK + STOK KANGRI CLIMB 6153M – LADAKH

Day 1 – Thursday 22nd August

Trip to Delhi

 

Day 2 – Friday 23rd

Arrival to Leh (3570m) – Acclimatization – Visit to the Bazaar/Stupa/Royal Palace – Night in Guest House

 

Day 3 – Saturday 24th

Leh (3570m) – Lamedura Monastery – Leh (3570m) – Night in Guest House

 

Day 4 – Sunday 25th

Short hike and cultural visits around Leh – Informational briefing and final preparatory arrangements – Night in Guest House

 

Day 5 – Monday 26th

Transfer (1h30) to Hemis (3678m) – Hemis Monastery visit - Martselang (3408m) – Shang Sumdo (3680m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 3-4h (10.7km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 283m / - 281m

 

Day 6 – Tuesday 27th

Shang Sumdo (3680m) - Chogdo y Chuskurmo – Lartse (4594m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 5-6h (11km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 914m / - 0m

 

Day 7 – Wednesday 28th

Kongmaru La Pass (5260m), spectacular views to Kang Yatse and Karakorum mountains – Nimaling (4841m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 5-6h  (7km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 686m / - 500m

 

Day 8 - Thursday 29th

Nimaling (4841m) – Nimaling High Plateau, vue to Kang Yatse (6400m) – Optional approach to Kang Yatse Glacier – Hankar (4030m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 3-4h (10.7km)

Elevation gain / loss:+ 30m / - 836m

 

Day 9 – Friday 30th

Hankar (4030m) – Techa Monastery visit, close to Umlung – Markha (3760m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 4h (11.2km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 40m / - 300m

 

Day 10 – Saturday 31st

Markha (3760m) – Skiu – Monastery and Fortress ruins visit - Shingo (4150m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 6-7h (25.2km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 850m / - 451m

 

Day 11 – Sunday 1st September

Shingo (4150m) – Ganda La Pass (4900m) – Rumbag (3870m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 6-7h (15km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 800m / - 200m

 

Day 12 – Monday 2nd

Rumbag (3870m) – Stok La Pass – Mankarmo (4380m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 7-8h (13km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 1000m / - 500m

 

Day 13 – Tuesday 3rd

Mankarmo (4380m) – Stok Kangri amazing clear view – Base Camp (4969m) – Night in tents

Duration: 3h  (4km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 589m / - 0m

 

Day 14 – Wednesday 4th

Base Camp (4969m) – Stok Kangri Glacier – Ridge – Stok Kangri summit (6153m) – Base Camp (4969m) – Night in tents

Duration: 9-11h (9km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 1184m / - 1184m

 

Day 15 – Thursday 5th

Reserve day – Night in tents at Base Camp (4969m)

 

Day 16 – Friday 6th

Base Camp (4969m) – Stok (3604m) – Transfer to Leh (3570m) – Night in Guest House

Duration: 3-4h (12.4km)

Elevation gain / loss: + 0m / - 1366m

 

Day 17 – Saturday 7th

Trip back

Included:

  • Guest house accommodation and breakfast during days 22nd, 23rd, 24th August and 6th September.
  • Guest House half-board accommodation from August 25th to September 2nd
  • Tents accommodation during our stay at Stok Kangri Base Camp on September 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  • Meals during the trekking days
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • TUC Mountain Guide for every 10 people.
  • TUC Second Guide in case of a larger group (over 10 people).
  • Local mountain guide
  • Local Guide assistants in variable number, depending on the size of the group.
  • Private transfer from Leh to the starting point of the route and back to Leh.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Transport of 20 kg weight per person during the trekking
  • IMF rate of $50 pp for foreigners
  • Accident insurance (basic)

 

Not included:

  • Meals or drinks during the stay in Leh.
  • Any personal expense.
  • Any expense caused by not being able to follow the group.
  • Expenses caused by possible sudden program variations.
  • Abroad health and travel insurance (recommended).
  • Air tickets.
  • Guides and assistants gratuities.
  • Laundry expenses, telephone calls or Internet access.
  • Transfers during the stay in Leh.
  • Visits entrance tickets during the stay in Leh.
  • Individual mountain clothing and equipment
  • Any element not expressly mentioned in the "Included" section.

 

General Information:

  • Above 10 participants, there will be a second Spanish guide who will give greater support and flexibility to the group.
  • Each participant must have the Mountaineering Federation License at date and valid for a trekking in India.
  • Hiking entails dangers. Each participant in this journey assumes his responsibility individually.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather and snow conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  • The registration deadline is May 3rd, 2019
  • To sign in you must fill out the form on our site and make a first payment of 40% of the total price. We will provide our bank details via email.
  • 30l Backpack
  • Winter sleeping bag (Comfort temperature 0º-5º)
  • Telescopic hiking poles
  • Light hike boots or appropriate trail running shoes

 

  • Cramponable mountaineering boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness

 

  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Down jacket or Primaloft (light)
  • Polartec
  • Thermal shirts
  • Long hike pants + spare
  • Short pants

 

  • Goggles
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Light hiking gloves
  • Cold Temperature Gloves
  • Medium thickness socks + spares

 

  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Cream 50+
  • Lip Balm 50+

 

  • Headlight (batteries)
  • First aid kit + toilet bag
  • Notebook (optional)

 

  • Mobile
  • Chargers
  • Camera
  • ID/Passport
  • Cash (provide foreign currency)

For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

 

Trekking

 

  • Technical Level
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  • 1 - Beginner. No previous experience in the mountains, just some walks on flat terrain and a well-marked path.
  • 2 - Intermediate. Occasional hiker, with experience in one-day routes. Hikes in different terrains, where it may be necessary to cross a stone quarry, a snowdrift or an easy climb.
  • 3 - High. Frequent hiker who walks and climbs in the mountains every weekend. Experienced in routes of several days spending the nights in mountain huts or camping in tents. Used to walk in rough terrain, rocks, steep slopes and snowdrifts. Good agility in unstable terrain (gravel, quarries). 
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  • Fitness Level
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  • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
  • 3 - Able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

Next Dates :

August 22nd to September the 7

Description

Ladakh or the "land of the mountain passes" is an amazing region in the North of India, surrounded by the Karakorum on its north side and by the great Himalayas on its south. It borders Tibet, Pakistan and the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The Ladakhi population maintains strong ties to the Tibetan culture in its ethnicity, clothing, cuisine, language, etc. The region preserves some of the most important Buddhist Monasteries in India.

We embark on a 12-day adventure through the remote valley of Markha, one of the most representative of Ladakh, small villages and whitewashed monasteries (gompas) covering the fertile valley is among others its signature. In these days of complete connection with nature, we will cross mountain passes above 5000 meters, high nomads grasslands (home of yaks) and will be soaked in the Ladakhi Tibetan culture once we get to know the kind local people. The highlight of the program will be the ascent to Stok Kangri, a 6153m peak in the heart of the Hemis National Park. It doesn’t required great technical expertise but from its summit the extraordinary Indo’s Valley will be at our feet and will distinguish the K2 and the Great Himalayas on the horizon.

Levels

Fitness
2
Technical
1

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