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Markha Valley Trek

Walking down the lanes into the roots of India and the Indus Valley Civilization

From Rs. 75000 To Rs. 35000/-
Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
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Markha Valley Trek - Package & Cost Details

Cost Terms:

  1. The above-mentioned cost is in the range of minimum to maximum per-person cost for this trek as per 2 - 12 people team. Package Inclusions as per this cost can be read on Cost Inclusions.
  2. Going by our standardized service, appropriate safety measures, quality equipment, and ecologically sustainable - small group commitment, a higher team size will lower the cost whereas a lower team size will significantly increase the cost.
  3. To get the group segmented cost for this trek, please email or contact us on Whatsapp.
  4. The actual per-person cost of the trek is subject to the actual team size joining the trek. If you make any customizations that drastically change the cost as mentioned here, then it will mandatorily have to be a private group only.
  5. If we have dates listed on our website and it is not marked as private, it means other people have booked this trek for that date and have opened it up for other members to join to lower the cost.
  6. You may join an existing open group or as well create your own group as per your convenient dates and choose to keep it private or open it up to lower the cost if other members join the same date.
  7. At any point, the team size cannot be more than 12 members unless there is a unique exception requested or agreed upon by all the team members.

Customized Private Group For Markha Valley Trek

Trekking is a very personal activity and is perhaps one of the very few activities that give you enough time to indulge with yourself or your beloved people, a group of special friends, or close family members. It helps you transform personal bonds to the next level as it brings out everyone's best and truest self. Trekking is most enjoyed when it is done in a small private group, personalized to serve your specific needs. The Himalayas are best experienced when there is silence and solitude around and when you are surrounded only by your best people. Your trek is most enjoyable when all the pain of arranging a smooth trek is taken care of by us, and you focus just on your trek and yourself. Most importantly, a small private trekking group is very flexible, personalized, and more enjoyable, is the safest, and follows the principles of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. We specialize in and are more popular for arranging Small Customized Private Trekking Groups to the Himalayas. Enquire For Customized Private Trek

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to the higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to higher local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals. 

Extra Cost For International Trekkers: Rs. 2000 per person.

Booking Process: Booking can only be done after multiple communitation via email / Whatsapp / Calls. After finalization, booking fees can be paid online or through direct bank transfers. International Trekkers can pay the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. The remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader.

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

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We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements


  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights of the trek cost from Leh to Leh
  • Accommodation In Leh: 3 night in a good quality hotel or homestay in Leh with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Accommodation On Trek: In local homestays or in Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals In Leh: Breakfast and Dinner Only.
  • Meals On Trek: All meals. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of local administrations
  • Transfers: Leh to Chilling, Shang Sumdo to Leh, for trekkers, equipment and crew members
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.




Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 12000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 5000, up to 11 Kgs



Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 1000
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200
  • Poncho: 200
  • Trek Pole: 200
  • Rucksack: 200
  • Waterproof Gloves: 200


  • Personal Travel and Climbing Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Lunch in Leh
  • Bottled Water or Any Other Drinks
  • Liason Officer Expenses For International Climbers (Fixed Fee of USD 500 + additional travel/food allowance to be shared by the group)
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion list

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.



Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 50% of the invoice amount will be charged as a cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slots is allowed as specified below.
  4. Transfer Of Slot to a Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from the Invoice date. It can be availed up to 20 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Slot to Friend/ Family For Same Batch: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 7 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters of any grade


Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Is The Best Time To Do The Markha Valley Trek ?

The best time to do the Markha Valley Trek is fro the mid-month of May till the mid of October. It can even be stretched a bit but the availability of water becomes a big concern. The winter here is very harsh but this trek can even be done in the winter months from November to April. However, it gets costly as we have to rely on porters and melt ice for water. Well, this trek will never disappoint you in terms of what it has to offer.

How Cold Is The Markha Valley Trek ?

While in the summer months from June till September, the temperature is quite comfortable ranging between 6 degrees Celius in the night to 20 degrees in the daytime. High camp of Nimaling can be a little colder. The winter here s very harsh and the temperature drops to -20 Degrees in nights while the daytime temperature remains around -8 Degrees.

What Varieties Of Flora And Fauna Can Be Seen On The Markha Valley Trek ?

The Markha Valley trek falls under the Hemis National Park which is the largest National Park in Ladakh and is home to the most elusive Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolves, Red Fox, Ibex, and Blue Sheeps. Many lucky trekkers were able to sight snow leopards on this trek route. In the winters, the leopards come to ower altitude making it easier to sight one, often mating or with their cubs./p>The trek route is also home to many shrubs of rare varieties, junipers and wild flowers.

How Are The Accommodations And Toilet Facility On The Markha Valley Trek ?

This trek has homestays in the village of Skiu, Markha and Hankar, and locals set up camp stays in Nimaling making it easier for solo travellers to do this trek. However, a local guide is mandatory for this trek in order to get permits.

On our trek we keep on our private tents with our own crew members to provide full support and a comfortable trek experience. We do mix homestay accommodation on a few nights as well in order to experience the local way of life and rich cultural exchange. Toilets in this trek are dry toilets.

What Are The Fitness Requirement Of The Markha Valley Trek ?

As with any other treks in Ladakh, this trek demands a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Each day on this trek involves long walks over an average altitude above 4000 meters. That's quite a bit demanding and requires good physical capacities. The highest altitude is 5130 meters and if the weather plays foul, it may get quite tricky to find a safe exit route.

Can Novice Trekkers Do The Markha Valley Trek ?

A beginner possessing good stamina and fitness can undertake this trek under the guidance of a superior support team who with their experience and knowledge helps make it easier for them. Proper advice and support is required with pre-trek preparations, packing, exercises, and grooming.

What Are The Risk Of AMS On The Markha Valley Trek ?

This trek gets serious in terms of managing high altitude and requires a good plan and routine to manage through it safely. A slow-paced itinerary, fit body, proper hydration, good warm food, and light mood is required to beat the threats of high altitude and AMS.

How Safe Is The Markha Valley Trek ?

In terms of terrain this trek is quite safe but what matters most is the altitude of this trek. The average altitude of this trek is above 4000 meters and we start this trek from Leh, which is at 3500 meters. Acclimatization is the key to success o this trek and for that, a well-planned itinerary, good meals, and guidance is required. Ethically we focus o natural acclimatization only and not medicated acclimatization. Our itinerary, meal plans, safety practices are all well aligned to make this a safe experience and till now we have faced no issues on all of treks with regards to altitude sickness.

Which Is The Nearest ATMs and Cash Points On The Markha Valley Trek ?

Leh is the capital city of Ladakh and has many ATMs and Western Union Money Collection Centers. Many of the shops and hotels even accept credit cards.

Is Mobile Network Available On The Markha Valley Trek ?

While in Leh good network coverage is available on Airtek, Jio, and BSNL. Only postpaid connections work here. Both domestic and International trekkers can buy a local sim card with their passport or voters ID card for domestic nationals.

On the trek, network is not available except for the Kongmaru La top. The villages of Skiu, Markha and Hankar has a satellite phone to be used in case of emergencies.

Is Internet Available On The Markha Valley Trek ?

Good internet connection is available in Leh. Internet will not be available on the trek.

What Are The Unique Religion And Cultural Beliefs Of The Markha Valley Trek ?

Ladakh is primarily a Buddhist majority destination which is house to some of the oldest monasteries in the World. It is even believed that Ladakh and Spiti valleys still retain the oldest and purest form of Tibetan Buddhism which actually cannot be found in modern-day Tibet due to genographic changes.

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