Beyond the Markha Valley

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16369
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore trails linking whitewashed settlements and tiny monasteries to the vast pastures of Rupshu
  • Head off the beaten track to the Zalung Karpo La and remote Tibetan borderlands
  • Traverse passes fluttering with prayer flags that reflect the deep Buddhist heritage
  • Visit ancient monasteries and forts in the upper Indus Valley
  • Enjoy a fully supported trek staying in beautifully situated campsites
  • Experience traditional hospitality in our hotel in Leh
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The "Beyond The Markha Valley" tour starts from and ends in New Delhi. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 15 days taking you through Leh Ladakh, Hankar and Zalung La in India. "Beyond The Markha Valley" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Trek beyond the famous Markha Valley across the Zalung Karpo La to Rupshu. This is the finest introduction to trekking in Ladakh. The itinerary reflects over 30 years experience in Ladakh and in our constant search for upgrading treks our 'Beyond the Markha Valley' would be hard to beat. In essence we extend our classic trek from the Markha Valley, following established trails linking whitewashed settlements and tiny monasteries to the vast grazing pastures of Rupshu. Rupshu is the home of the Khampa, the original mountain nomads and is perfect for those looking for an unusual and remote trek. This is a stunning trek that explores the Ladakh heartland, where the flutter of prayer flags and the ancient mani walls reflect the deep seated Buddhist heritage and where views of the Zanskar Range stretch to the borderlands of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Day 1 : Join Delhi
  • Day 2 : Fly to Leh
  • Day 3-4 : In Leh
  • Day 5 : Leh to Zinchen and trek to Rumbak (1hr drive & 3hrs trek)
  • Day 6 : In Rumbak (acclimatisation walks)
  • Day 7 : Rumbak to camp below Ganda La (Walk approx. 3hrs)
  • Day 8 : Base Camp to Shogdo via Ganda La (Walk approx. 6hrs)
  • Day 9 : Shogdo to Narding (4-5 hrs)
  • Day 10 : Narding to Hankar via Markha(6-7 hrs)
  • Day 11 : Hanker to the base of the Zalung La (6 hrs)
  • Day 12 : Cross the Zalung La to Tsorka (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 13 : Trek to Dat settlement (walk approx. 7-8 hrs)
  • Day 14 : Drive to Leh via Hemis Monastery(drive 7-8 hrs)
  • Day 15 : Fly Leh to Delhi
  • Good quality accommodation in Delhi & Leh
  • 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 15
  • Private transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Group medical kit
  • All park entrances & permits
  • Mules to carry all personal and group baggage
  • Lunch & dinner in Delhi
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks on trek
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Flights Delhi/Leh/Delhi
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Our Beyond The Markha Valley trek exceeded our expectations by a country mile. Pre-trip organisation and information was excellent. The trek route was truly amazing. A mixture of superb scenery, suitable physical challenge,... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Our tour leader was exceptionally knowledgeable and brilliant.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 20 2018
5 - Excellent
The Markha Valley is a spectacular journey that has you constantly feeling in awe of the mountains, loved every day, could go back to the Himalayas in a heartbeat.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Beyond the Markha Valley tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 July 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Beyond the Markha Valley tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Beyond the Markha Valley tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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