Trek The Himalayas is a leading adventure company in India with a team of experienced and well equipped personnel. We have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions for decades spanning multiple regions in the Indian Himalayas. Our deep local knowledge and experience in the Himalayas ensure that our itineraries factor in the local sensibilities and ground realities. We are very grounded, and have grown over the years while learning from our mistakes and incorporating comments and suggestions of our valuable clients. Our experienced team of local guides and sherpas work overtime to ensure that we provide high quality experiences of exceptional value with no hidden costs. Whether you are the greenest of beginners or one of the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can cater to your needs.
Here is a list of our credentials
ISO 9001: 2008 certified company
Certified Member of ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Led by a team qualified with Basic Mountaineering Course and Advanced Mountaineering Course
Organising fixed departure treks across the Himalayas in Jammu & Kashmir, Himanchal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim
Organising expeditions at over 100 peaks across the Himalayas that are permitted by IMF
Trip Terms & Conditions
Cancellations prior to 07 days from the start of the Trek: Get a full refund (minus 5% trek cost). The money will be transferred to the same bank account from where the transaction was made.
Cancellations prior to 06 days from the start of the Trek: 100% full refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Cancellation on Start of Trek date: Get 20% refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
Cash Voucher Terms:
This is a non transferable voucher
The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
The Markha Valley trek is known for being a popular yet authentic trek, offering you a glimpse into the local life while displaying incredible scenery. With two choices of routes available, you have no excuse not to embark on this adventure.
The Markha Valley trek is not the most challenging technically, however it is essential to be in good physical shape in order to be able to enjoy the trek. You also have to keep in mind that you will only have access to basic necessities and will be most likely be camping every night, It is recommended that no matter your experience, you hire a guide or an agency to take you through the Valley, as this will bring you peace of mind and valuable knowledge about the area and its people. Finally, you will reach high altitudes so make sure that your insurance covers hiking/trekking over 3000m.
The Markha Valley Trek Ladakh spans 60-75 km distance depending on the routes taken and the places covered. You can travel to more places if you want to, increasing the distance needed to be covered. The standard itinerary states that you need around 4-6 days to complete the trek. You need to be mindful that heavy rains and extreme weather conditions may set you back a day or two. In that case, the total number of days to complete the trek will also increase.
Markha Valley is situated on the Himalayas at an elevation of over 5000m. It means you will not be able to travel here during winters and even early spring. The ideal time for Markha Valley Trek is from late spring to early autumn. May-September will be the best time to visit Markha Valley. However, summers tend to be very hot, and you won't find much shade anywhere in the way. Also, keep in mind that the occasional rains may make the trek difficult, especially the descent from Shang Sumodu. Therefore, the Markha Valley Trek best time would be the months of May, June, August, and September.
Markha Valley Trek may be difficult for many due to the high altitude and steep slopes that need to be braved on the way. The long walks of over 6-8 hours will also require a lot of strain and effort. The best way to ensure that the trek is slightly easy for you will be to train your body's general endurance beforehand. Also, staying at Leh for a few days will help your body get acclimatized to the weather and climate conditions. Trekking under the sun for hours will severely dehydrate you and make you weak. Make sure you drink plenty of glucose to avoid that.
The Markha Valley Trek Ladakh covers a distance of 60-75 km in total. The highest elevation that you would have to reach requires a continuous climb of 836m. There is also a very steep descent of about 1601m which will also need a lot of time to complete. The highest elevation of this trek is at 5260m at the Kongmaru La pass.
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