Geographic Tours- commenced & established in the year of 1999 by young fellows of Ladakh, with a strong vision of making Ladakh amongst the top tourist hubs in every niche and corner of the world.
We, at Geographic Tours, believe in the contentment of the travelers and take care of their traveling desires too. Along with the travelling, we tend to take precautions to keep the nature clean and green thus following the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan mission. We provide both inbound as well as outbound tourism. Our travel agency specialises in many adventuring activities. The list includes Trekking, Mountaineering Expedition, Motor bike Safaris, Special Tour packages, River Rafting, Wildlife Exploration and what not. Geographic Tours has gained experience all these 20 years in the field of tourism at different places within India and the adjoining areas too. Be it the region of Ladakh, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, Rajashthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand , Geographic Tours has excelled in their field in all the above regions.
Geographic Tours happens to be among the well- known traveling companions within the Himalayas. We cherish the moments spend with our tourists and to make them gleeful as they leave is what we aim at. We not only make the voyagers happy and gay but also take necessary care towards the experienced youth of Ladakh thus making them a part of us.
Ladakh is known for its beauty which includes the charming valleys, the lush green meadows within the Himalayas and the generosity of the locals are what our captivating region is all about. The culture and traditions in Ladakh are distinguished from those in rest of the Indian States. The unique art and the preaching of Buddhist monks makes it a lot like the rituals in Tibet. The migration of Tibetan has made this place a whole different place to visit. The traditional dance form and music of Ladakh includes Shenai and Drums. The popular sports in which the people of Ladakh excel are Archery and Polo. Even the way of living in this landscape is quite simple yet magnificent due to the difference of culture induced from the Tibet and a little of neighboring district Kashmir.
Come and explore the Himalayas with US, as we stand beside you through thick and thin while traveling.
‘We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.’
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A. Booking Terms
If the date of booking is before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), then an advance, which is typically 25% of the total booking value including any applicable taxes is payable at the time of booking. The balance amount is payable before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date). If a customer fails to make the balance payment before the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), his / her booking shall stand cancelled.
If the date of booking is after the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), then the total booking value including any applicable taxes, is payable at the time of booking.
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On making the full payment for a particular booking made through the reccytravel.com website, the customer shall earn Reccy Points equal to 5% of the trip value (excluding any taxes payable). Reccy Points earned can be redeemed towards making payment for any subsequent booking made through the reccytravel website.
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If you book a trip for INR 10,000, including 5% GST, total payable will be INR 10,500.
After you make the full payment for this booking, on the start date of this trip you shall receive 5% of the trip value as Reccy Points, in this case 500 Reccy Points will get deposited as your loyalty point balance.
On your next booking, let’s assume the trip value is INR 15,000, and total payable including 5% GST is INR 15,750. Your Reccy Point balance of 500 shall be applied at a 1:1 ratio to reduce your total payable for this trip booking by INR 500. Hence, you actual payable for this trip booking shall be INR 15,250, with a reduction of INR 500.
Not only that, you will again earn Reccy Points on the amount you paid for this trip, net of taxes and Reccy Points redeemed. In this example, on your second booking you will earn 725 Reccy Points (5% of INR 14,500), which will reduce your payable amount in the subsequent booking.
Of course Reccy guarantees the best price on every product listed on its website, hence your loyalty point benefit comes on top of the best prices you get for all your adventure and outdoor booking needs.
C. Group Discounts
Reccy offers discounts for large groups, typically comprising 6 persons or more. Please contact your Reccy relationship manager to know more.
D. Cancellation Policy
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), the amount paid by the customer for that booking shall be refunded to the customer, net of a 5% transaction charge, within 7 days of the customer notifying Reccy in writing, regarding his / her decision to cancel.
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, before the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), but after the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), provided the customer has paid the total booking value of the trip including any applicable taxes before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), Reccy shall issue to the customer a voucher equivalent to the amount paid by the customer related to that booking. The voucher can be used by the customer for making any purchase in reccytravel.com or any affiliate site, within 12 months of the voucher issuance date. No voucher shall be issued if the customer has not paid the total booking value of the trip including any applicable taxes before the midnight of the 8th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date) or earlier.
In the event a customer cancels his / her booking, for any reason, after the midnight of the 4th day prior to the trip start date (to be calculated excluding the trip start date), no amount shall be payable, and no voucher shall be issued to the customer.
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Itineraries shown are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. The operators reserve the right to change expedition / trek / package 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 the operator or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. The operator 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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