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Internationale groepsreis Ladakh: The Markha Valley

A classic trek in the Indian Himalaya; fertile valleys, high passes and Ladakhi villages
14 dagen vanaf € 1.905,- (excl. vlucht)

Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners are included. All meals except for main meals in Delhi and Leh are included; please allow about GBP70 (approx. USD115) for these. Whilst camping, the staff will bring a hot drink (usually tea) to your tent each morning. Breakfasts typically include cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge. Lunch on trek is usually served as a picnic en route (except on shorter days when it is in camp). Lunch and dinner typically include soup to start, followed by a variety of hot dishes (both local and western) such as potatoes/chips, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dhal and paneer (cottage cheese). Please note that although some meals will include meat, it is not as readily available whilst camping. During the trek the camp staff will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well.
    • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners are included. All meals except for main meals in Delhi and Leh are included; please allow about GBP70 (approx. USD115) for these. Whilst camping, the staff will bring a hot drink (usually tea) to your tent each morning. Breakfasts typically include cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge. Lunch on trek is usually served as a picnic en route (except on shorter days when it is in camp). Lunch and dinner typically include soup to start, followed by a variety of hot dishes (both local and western) such as potatoes/chips, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dhal and paneer (cottage cheese). Please note that although some meals will include meat, it is not as readily available whilst camping. During the trek the camp staff will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well.

    Activities

    • Accom: camping
    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Adult group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • Festival departures
    • Trek: point-to-point
    • Walking & Trekking
    • Wilderness
    • Small Adult Group
    • Food

      • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners are included. All meals except for main meals in Delhi and Leh are included; please allow about GBP70 (approx. USD115) for these. Whilst camping, the staff will bring a hot drink (usually tea) to your tent each morning. When you reach camp in the afternoon tea and biscuits will be served. At breakfast, dinner and in the afternoons, there is a choice of hot drinks. Breakfasts typically include cereal, toast and jam, eggs and porridge. Lunch on trek is usually served as a picnic en route (except on shorter days when it is in camp). Lunch and dinner typically include soup to start, followed by a variety of hot dishes (both local and western) such as potatoes/chips, vegetables, curry, pasta, rice, dhal and paneer (cottage cheese). At dinner time a dessert such as tinned fruit and custard, fritters or cake is also be served.  Please note that although some meals will include meat, it is not as readily available whilst camping. *Drinking Water* Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Ladakh. In Leh there is a shop called Dzomsa which sells safe drinking water. Your leader will show you where this is on your first day in Leh. During the trek the cooks will collect and boil drinking water from the mountain streams and fill up your water bottles for you, but you may need to collect water during the day and may wish to use your own water purification treatment as well. We also suggest that you may like to bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat any non-boiled water. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions). SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Using a SteriPEN means you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – and you can keep it for future trips.

      Activities

      • Point-to-point
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      14 dagen vanaf € 1.905,-

Route 14 daagse rondreis Ladakh: The Markha Valley

Ladakh remains one of the best places to experience the unique culture of the High Himalaya. As our trek follows the Markha River, we discover a landscape where lofty peaks of the Stok, Matho and Zanskar Ranges tower above picturesque Ladakhi villages and verdant valleys below. From the highest pass, the Gongmaru La (5200m), we enjoy incredible views extending as far as Tibet, before descending to Hemis, Ladakh’s largest and most famous monastery.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Delhi.
  2. Dag 2 - Fly to Leh (3500m); rest of the day free.
  3. Dag 3 - Exploring in and around Leh, visiting the town, palace and monasteries at Shey and Thikse.
  4. Dag 4 - Acclimatisation walk in Leh Valley; optional jeep drive to the Khardung La (which at 5602m, is the highest motorable road in the world).
  5. Dag 5 - Short drive to Jinchen; trek to Rumbak.
  6. Dag 6 - Pass Yurutse village to reach the base of the Ganda La.
  7. Dag 7 - Cross the Ganda La (4970m) to Skiu in the Markha Valley.
  8. Dag 8 - Follow the river to Markha (3750m).
  9. Dag 9 - Trek to Thachungste, visiting Tache Gompa perched above us en route.
  10. Dag 10 - Climb to the high plateau at Nimaling.
  11. Dag 11 - Cross the Gongmaru La (5286m) with views of the high Ladakh Range.
  12. Dag 12 - Finish the trek near Hemis; visit the monastery and drive to Leh.
  13. Dag 13 - Fly to Delhi.
  14. Dag 14 - End Delhi.
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