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Lamayuru – Hemis (Trek) via Markha Valley


Trip duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days

  Best period: June to October 

Trip Cost

Starting From 748 USD


Hotel Envisaged

(Accommodation will be provided in the mentioned hotels / similar)

CITY NO OF NIGHTS Hotel/Guest house/camps Status
Leh 03 nights Shanti guest House/similar  
Trek 12 Night Camp  
TOTAL 15 Nights    

Lamayuru – Hemis (Trek) via Markha Valley

Tour Cost

NO OF PERSONS Using A Class Guest House/Camps
For 2 Paying persons 748 USD  
For 4 Paying Persons 678 USD
For 6 Paying Persons 609 USD
For 8 Paying Persons 581 USD
For 10 Paying Persons 540 USD
For 12 Paying Persons 526 USD
Single Room Supplement 45 USD per Single room

The Above cost includes

  • Assistance on arrival /departure
  • Permit Handling & Wildlife Charges for the visit the restricted areas.
  • English speaking local guide throughout the trek as per the itinerary.
  • All Monastery entrance fee.

Cost Does Not Include

  • Any personal, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses like table drinks, mineral water, tips, phone calls etc
  • Personal clothing including sleeping bags etc
  • Personal expenses - laundry, room service, phone calls, etc
  • Medical, Evacuation and Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Any other item not specified under cost includes

Note :
If there is any unprecedented hike in the cost of transport (including fuel surcharge) or accommodation it will also affect the cost.
We shall not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions or any foreseen circumstances. The additional cost incurred will be in addition to the cost.

Lamayuru – Hemis (Trek) via Markha Valley

Day 01 : Arrive in Leh
Full day rest for acclimatization. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, and areas adjacent to it eg. Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel/Guest House

Day 02 : Local sightseeing
Rest day for acclimatization. Overnight Hotel/ Guest house.

Day 03 :
LEH TO LAMAYURU (130 Km.) 7 hours. Leave Leh for Lamayuru; 125 Kms from Leh: Visit Alchi, Liker monastery on the way to Lamayuru. Arrive Lamayuru by afternoon and visit Lamayuru monastery. Overnight in Camp

Day 04 :
LAMAYURU TO WANLA. 4-5 hours. Start you trek after the breakfast via Pirkiting La (3700 mtrs.) from where you can have spectacular view of Zangskar Mountains and Konzske La. The steep descends leads you to first camp at Wanla a pretty village via Shellakung. Over night in Camp.

Day 05 :
WANLA TO HINJU 5-6 hours. Leave Wanla for Hinju after the breakfast the nice views of mountains and narrow gorges. The Hinju village comes with the prayer flags in the starting of village. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06 : 
HINJU TO SUMDA CHENMO 5-6 hours. Procced towards Sumda Chenmo via Konski La 4900 mtrs. From where you can have a view of back route fromPirkiti La. The Valley across the Kanski La has a few huts of shepherds from Hinju where they make butter and cheese.. Overnight in Camp.

Day 07 :
SUMDA CHENMO TO DUNDUNCHAN LA 5-6 hours. The trail leads to Dundunchan la Base along with Sumda chu .Arrive base of the pass after a good walk for 4-5 hours. Overnight in camp.

Day 08 :
DUNDUNCHAN LA BASE TO CHILLING 5-6 hours. Have a fantastic view from Dundunchan La (4700 mtrs) and trail Leads to Chilling village where the Zangskar River follows towards Nimo village. The chilling village is famous for metal works in Ladakh. Initially the people of Chilling were brought to Ladakh from Nepal Deldan Namgyal to built the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at Shey. After completion of statue they rewarded with Land at chilling and settled down here by king. Over night in Camp.

Day 09 :
CHILLING TO SKU 4-5 hours. Here you need to cross Zangskar River with a cable car with you Laugges as pony cannot cross with things. May be you have to change the ponies, as it is difficult to cross the river in mid summer.Reach Sku via Kaya Overnight in Camp .

Day 10 :
SKU TO MARKHA 7-8 hours. Sku is comparatively being on a lower altitude it is bit hot in Summer. Walk along the Markha River and then throne scrub. On The way passing through, you can have a wonderful view of back down valley. Markha makes beautiful by Kang- Yatse peak (6400 mtrs.) which over shadows the valley. Overnight in Camp.

Day 11 :
MARKHA TO THACHUNGTSE 5-6 hours. The trail splits as soon as you leave the village walk thorough a steep cliff. After double-crossing the river you can view a Gonpa up to the left. Arrive Thachungtse after a lovely walk through Umlung. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12 :
THACHUNGTSE TO NIMALING 4-5 hours. You can have beautiful views of Kangyatse after passing through several Mani walls. Arrive Nimaling after descends which is a pastureland for Markha villagers. Overnight in tent.

Day 13 :
NIMALING TO SHANG SUMDO 6-7 hours. Walk towards Shang Sumdo via Kongmaru La pass (5100 mtrs.), This the highest pass in this trek and good walk for around 7 hours. Arrive Shang Sumdo by evening. Overnight in Tent.

Day 14 :
SHANG SUMDO TO HEMIS 5 hours. Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh, camp at Hemis.

Day 15 :
LEH - Visit Hemis Monastey and then back to Leh by car before noon. overnight Hotel/Guest house in Leh

Day 16 :
Airport drop.

Tour Ends

Lamayuru – Hemis (Trek) via Markha Valley