Along the Himalayan Wilderness

Destinations Covered

Leh-Spituk - Zinchen-Yurutset- Gandala Pass- Skiu-Markha- Thachungtse-Nimaling -Kongmarula Pass
-Shang-Shang - Martselang - Leh


7 Nights/ 8 Days


DAY 1 - Leh-Spituk-Zingchen

Begin your tour
Welcome to Vardhman’s “Along the Himalayan WIlderness”!
You will be picked up from Leh airport/hotel and then directly drive to Spituk Trekking point from Leh, from there we start the trek till Zinchen which is about 4 to 5 hrs trek through the beautiful landscapes. On arrival check in at camp for an overnight stay.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 2 - Zinchen - Yurutse

(4/5 hrs trek)
After breakfast leave for Zinchen, an easy days trek. Trek through a narrow valley. At Rumbak enter a small valley. Camp just below the village.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 3 - Yurutse to Skiu via Gandala Pass

(5-6 hrs trek)
A gradual ascent followed by a steep climb gets one to the Ganda la (4900 M). From here views extend south to the Zanskar range and distant summits of the Himalayan range. This is followed by a long descent to Shingo village. From Shingo the trail heads into a narrow gorge leading towards Skiu. At Skiu there is a confluence of the rivers coming from Markha valley and Shingo.

Overnight at Camp

DAY 4 - Skiu to Markha

(6-7 hrs trek)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Markha (3550 M) after crossing Chaluk Village. Markha village has about 30 homes and from here you will enter the Markha Valley. Just east of the village there is a Markha Gompa on a hill. Reach and check into your camp for an overnight rest.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 5 -Markha- Thachungtse

Trek (6-7hrs walk)
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast walk past Markha towards Thochungtse. Several descents bring you close to a monastery. Further ahead the trail crosses a bridge and enters traditional villages of Humlung and Hankar. Get few minutes of cultural immersion as you talk to local people who you will find very friendly and hospitable. This culturally-stimulating journey progresses towards the destination. 5-6 hours of trekking finally concludes in Thochungtse. Check into your camp for an overnight rest.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 6 - Thachungtse- Nimaling

Today is basically the shortest day of the trek, so after late breakfast trek begins for Nimaling pasture, it will take hardly couple of hrs to reach at campsite. Nimaling is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh (4,700mtres), dominated by the gorgious peak Kangyatse (6,400mtres). After lunch one can visit the nomads living there with the animals (yaks, sheep’s and horses).

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 7 - Nimaling -Shang via Kongmarula Pass

After a leisurely breakfast start walking for the Kongmaru la (5,200mtres). To reach on the top it will take 2 to 3 hrs time. On reaching the top one can see the mindblowing view of Karakoram ranges and the valley of Leh and other villages. Start the descent down towards the gorges and keep walking on the left bank to Chumiktangmo. Arrive at Shang Sumdo and check into the camp for an overnight rest after 8 to 9 hrs walking.

Overnight at Camp.

DAY 8 - Shang- Martselang - Leh

Continuing your descent, pass some of the highest located houses in the valley before descending into another section of rocky gorge. Along the way pass through the village of Martsylang, it’s just about 3-4hrs walk. You will be picked up at Martselang and transferred to Leh airport to catch flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of your “Along the Himalayan WIlderness” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.


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