Treks in Ladakh in the month of July

#1 Apr 12th, 2017, 17:18
Join Date:
Jun 2016
Location:
Not set
Posts:
14
  • abir choudhury is offline
#1
Hello guys,
I would be visiting J & K along with Ladakh in the month of July 2017, looking for suggestions for an 8-10 day trek which can be done solo with homestays if possible. I know there are a fair few treks that can be done but the information that I have found so far is somewhat lacking, hence the post. Thanks in advance for all and any suggestions.

Abir
#2 Apr 15th, 2017, 10:10
Join Date:
Sep 2010
Location:
New Delhi
Posts:
109
  • parthapratim is offline
#2
Abir,

a trek perfect for your requirement is Markha Valley Trek. This trek can be done completly on homestay/parachute tents. July is great time to do it. Also you do not need a guide if you have a map. The route is straight forward and lots of people will be trekking with you. You will make friends with other trekkers and can complete. I did route 1 last year. Bus is available from Leh to Chilling and shared taxi is there from Shang Sumdo to Leh. Alternatively you can take taxi to chiling.

Route 1: Chilling – Skiu – Markha – Hankar – Thochuntse – Nimaling – Shang Sumdo

Route 2: Spitok – Zinchen – Rumbak – Gandala – Shingo – Skiu – Markha – Hankar – Thochuntse – Nimaling – Shang Sumdo

Homestay accommodation at all places except Nimaling, Thochuntse, and Gandala base. Almost all villages have electricity (erratic) and satellite phones.

Distances and Time:

Spitok to Zinchen : 15 km (5 hours) Drivable road. Easy

Zinchen to Ganda La Base: 14 km (6 hrs) Moderate

Ganda La Base to Skiu: 24 kms (8 hrs) Difficult

Chilling to Skiu: 6 kms ( 2hrs) Easy

Skiu to Markha: 20 kms (7 hrs) Moderate

Markha to Thochuntse: 13 kms (5 hrs) Moderate

Thochuntse to Nimaling: 7 kms (3 hrs) Difficult

Nimaling to Shang Sumdo: 19 kms ( 7 hrs) Difficult

Cost: In 2016 all homestays charge Rs 1000 per person per night. This includes unlimited tea, dinner, breakfast and packed lunch. The parachute tent at Nimaling charge Rs 1200 for the same.
Keep Travelling and Exploring
Partha
#3 Apr 18th, 2017, 03:25
Join Date:
Jun 2016
Location:
Not set
Posts:
14
  • abir choudhury is offline
#3
Partha Bro, thanks a ton for all the detailed info. I myself was gravitating towards the markha valley trek. By the way, how is the food like at the homestays, I am a bit spoiled when it comes to food. Would you suggest carrying a sleeping bag? Any trekking permit, conservation area permit and such expenses I should know of before I go?
#4 Apr 21st, 2017, 18:20
Join Date:
Sep 2010
Location:
New Delhi
Posts:
109
  • parthapratim is offline
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by abir choudhury View Post Partha Bro, thanks a ton for all the detailed info. I myself was gravitating towards the markha valley trek. By the way, how is the food like at the homestays, I am a bit spoiled when it comes to food. Would you suggest carrying a sleeping bag? Any trekking permit, conservation area permit and such expenses I should know of before I go?
Abir, go ahead and do it.

Food is good (at least i like it. you get roti, sabji (cabbage), dal, soup, tea porridge, etc. do not expect any meat during the trek as it is not available. )

Sleeping bag is not necessery. i did with only a raincoat and camera last year.

Permit is not required. just pay the national park fees at the checkpost. i paid in the end. Homestay costs 1000 rs per day at all location and 1200 for nimaling. Check my pictures and story in my blog and you may be more inclined to do it.

Let me know if you have any doubt.
#5 Apr 22nd, 2017, 18:38
Join Date:
Jun 2016
Location:
Not set
Posts:
14
  • abir choudhury is offline
#5
Thanks for the info, going for this trek in July.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Uttarakhand treks in July Aug 27th, 2015 22:49 21 1678 Trekking and Mountaineering in India
Questions for treks in Ladakh Jun 8th, 2013 06:50 2 856 Ladakh & Zanskar
Best Treks in July? Any suggestions? Mar 22nd, 2007 13:37 0 1294 Trekking and Mountaineering in India
Ladakh treks Sep 14th, 2004 18:41 20 5098 Trekking and Mountaineering in India


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2017
Page Load Success