15 Nights/ 16 Days Marka valley Trek with Stok Kangri Climb starstarstar

Marka Valley Homestay trek by Footprints Adventure, Leh, Ladakh, 194101, India

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Day 01: Arrive Leh check in local ladakhi homestay/guest house accomodation and rest for altitude recovery

Day 02: Geeting ready for the trek and around leh old town for a short acclamatazation walk. Overnight in homestay/Guest house

Day 3: Chilling - Skiu
Time: 2-3 hrs
Distance: 6.9 km
Elevation gain / loss: +189m / -18m
After crossing the Zanskar river, the trail leads to the beautiful Markha valley homestay is available in Skiu

Day 4: Skiu - Markha
Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 21.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +451m / -57m
the trek from Skiu to Markha follows the river and passes through small villages he village of Markha consists of around 20 households, it is the biggest village in the valley spend some time visiting the ancient gompa and the ruined fort above the village homestay can be arranged in Markha

Day 5: Markha - Hankar
Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 11.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +305m / -35m
the trail follows the river visit the small but impressive cliff-side monastery of Techa located a few kilometers before Umlung village if you want to experience village life, you can stay in homestay in Hankar

Day 6: Hankar - Nimaling
Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 10.7 km
Elevation gain / loss: +836m / -25m
continue your trek to the plateau of Nimaling which is the summer pasture for the livestock of Markha valley from Nimaling, you can hike to the base of Kang Yatse glacier in a few hours

Day 7: Nimaling - Kongmaru La - Chogdo
Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 12.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +425m / -1362m
cross the Kongmaru La which offers excellent views of Kang Yatse and Karakoram peaks
from the pass, it’s a steep and long descent towards the Shang gorge. There are several river crossings before reaching the village homestay possibility in Chogdo

Day 8: Chogdo - Gyuncho La - Shang Phu
Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 10.0 km
Elevation gain / loss: +793m / -324m
he trail heads toward west into a tributary valley gradual climb to the Gyuncho La before reaching Shang Phu

Day 9: Shang Phu - Shang La - Gangpoche
Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 11.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +563m / -509m
cross the Shang La, descend to the Tokpo river and follow it until Gangpoche

Day 10: Gangpoche - Matho La - Mankarmo
Time: 4 hrs
Distance: 8.0 km
Elevation gain / loss: +416m / -464m
cross the Matho La from where you will have a nice view of Stok Kangri descend into the valley and walk to the shepherd settlement at Mankarmo

Day 11: Mankarmo - Base Camp
Time: 3 hrs
Distance: 3.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +589m / -0m
rom Mankarmo the trail ascends the valley and you will have a clear view of Stok Kangri you may need to cross the river a couple of times before reaching the base camp

Day 12: Rest day and time for final preparations

Day 13: Base Camp - Stok Kangri Summit - Base Camp
Time: 8-11 hrs
Distance: 9.1 km
Elevation gain / loss: +1184m / -1184m
the climb to the summit starts very early before dawn. It takes a few hours to reach the glacier. Keep going up on the steep path until you reach the ridge leading to the summit. The view from the summit is spectacular; you can see the snow-topped peaks of the Himalayas, Karakoram and Zanskar ranges. On a clear day, you can also see K2 in the distance

Day 14: Base Camp - Stok
Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 12.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -1366m
walk through the valley of multi-coloured rocks before reaching Stok village

Day 15: last day in Leh

Day 16: departure delhi

Room types

$30.90 (Rs2,200.00)
Homestay Trekking 01 person (With All Meals)

How to Book?

How to Book?
01: Select the date you want to start in the Check-in date field 
02: Check the number of participants (member) in the Number of room field 
03: Check extra options service while booking, like transportation (drop & pick up), porter, guide and other needful add on services, while trekking .
Extras during trekking: 
There will be a wildlife fee of Rs 20 per person per day on Marka valley trek, if you visit a monastery in villages or along the way, might charge  an entrance fee of Rs.20 to Rs30

Why Book with Us: You’re booking with a local booking office located in Ladakh itself (no middle man commission) means your benefiting the local community directly to encourage using more locally produced good and generate direct income from the visitors to the village households.  Thus they are (the village community) more personal, eco-conscious and respect wild life to attract more guests.

Our Guide:
Our guides are natives who know the trail and how to use those, acquainted with flora and fauna. Will guide you and teach the local way of life, means more interaction with the local community along the trekking trail. Will take care of you at utmost for safety, and comfort.

What to expect ?


  • Arrival and deaprture transfer
  • Transportation drop to the trekking point
  • Accommodation in local ladakhi guest house or homestay
  • Home-stay Trekking accommodation in local village house/tent with all meals inlcusive
  • All meals (Breakfast pack Lunch & Dinner)
  • Boiled drinking water refill at homestay
  • WIldlife fee
  • Trekking fee


  • Pick up transportation (Please ad as an extras service in the extra option field )
  • porter (to carry your extra luggage /Camera bag or any other personal equipment, if you need a porter add as an extra service in EXTRA OPTION FIELD.
  •  ANY SORT OF drinks alcoholic or non, tips, professinal camera fee and other extra expenses due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstance which are beyond control*

What to expect on home-stay trekking
Meals: you will be served with tea and local cookies on your arrival. Your dinner will be served on your preferred time (mostly by 7 to 8 PM). Let them know your meal timing & specification an hour in advance .   
02: Breakfast will be served with tea coffee, eggs local Jam & breads from 7Am to 9AM.
Night Out: You will be provided with clean bed cover and blanket at all home stays, If you like to use your own, we suggest you to take along your own Sleeping bag.

Toilet: in All home stay, there is only local dry toilet facilities available, you will find WC at some places only on Sham trek, hence we suggest you to take along your own stock of toilet paper and other sanitary needs.
Drinking Water:  You will be provided boiled water for drinking purposes, even-though we suggest you to carry your own water purifier pills (iodine) or other purification equipment, and always refill your bottle in the morning for rest of the day hike.
Pack Lunch:  Lunch will be provided as a packed lunch every morning before, you begin your day hike.  Other beverages like cold drinks beer or extra tea coffee are available on extra payment in most of the home-stays.  
shared accommodation on all trekking night in local home-stay/ Tented accommodation in Nimalaing
All meals


Gear to bring or hire

Gear list and personal items to bring along: ( Climbing equipments like ice axe crampons and rope can be hired in Leh)

Sleeping bag (optional)
ice axe
rope (20 m meters)
Pair of good Hiking shoes and floater/sandal for water crossings and in-house use
Pair UV protected sunglass
SPF 30to50 sun lotion
Water purifier equipment or pills
Personal medicine
Extra socks
Warm jacket
Sun Head /p-cap
Rain jacket
Warm pullover
Cargo paints /shorts
Torch with extra batteries
Trail mix or cookies/dry fruits  (can be purchased in Leh)
Multi purpose small knife (carry with your check-in baggage while on Air travel)
A solar charger if you need to charge your battery constantly

Terms & Conditions

Dear guests
We want you to enjoy a trek with us, so before you book we set out a few points of information to avoid any disappointment.
 We ask for a deposit of 10% per cent of the trek cost to guarantee a booking. The balance of 90% percent is payable in full, no later than the date of starting.
1/Read up on it before you book a trek. You may want to look at indiamike.com, which has posts on Ladakh in the J & K section, both from Indians and India-loving foreigners and provides contrasting perspectives.
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is at best debilitating and at worst fatal, far too many people suffer from it on a trek despite it being almost entirely avoidable. Please read about it before you come, a useful website is http://www.altitudemedicine.org/  -  American biased but accurate, it contains all you need to know.
If you look at this website please absorb the advice about Diamox (check with your Doctor) and hydration.
 A safe rate of ascent can be summarised as sleeping for 3 nights at 3500 metres then ascending to 4000 on day 4, 4400 on day five and no more than 4700 on day 6. If you plan to sleep higher than this, take an extra day at 4700. Slower will be better, faster and some of you will definitely get sick. As this may mean abandoning the holiday of a lifetime.......
2/ Please remember that whilst you don't need to be paratrooper fit to enjoy a trek in Ladakh, you do need to be fit. This can be difficult for some of you who are chained to a desk for your working day but you have to do it.  (Hats off to those bravehearts who go jogging in the early morning Delhi smog.) If you are unfit you will not manage to finish. Go to the gym, work out at home etc etc
 3/ Buy decent boots, they don't have to be expensive but trainers don't grip well enough on trails. Don't even think of chappals. Believe us, some people do.....
 4/ Buy or hire decent clothing, waterproofs, sun hat, plenty to keep you warm at night, it can drop below freezing on some campsites. Don't underestimate the cold if you come from the South.
 5/ The Himalaya is the Abode of the Gods. This means that They, not you or us are in charge. If They send rain or snow the trek may be curtailed - rivers get too high, snow blocks the pass etc. We cannot refund in these circumstances if we have to turn back.[1] 
 6/ We always trek at a proper rate of acclimatisation, in order to keep you safe. This may mean that some days are short and you may want to speed up and go further; if the guide says no then this will be because it is not safe to do so. We will not compromise on this, so don't ask.
 7/ We cannot refund monies if the Client or one of their party has to return because of illness or unwillingness. Sometimes it happens that one person wants to go home, that will mean that horseman, carrying a tent, cooking materials and the client's bag may have to go with them. Often this will not be practical for our team to be split and the trek will have to be abandoned by everyone
Our guides and horsemen have to be paid and have given up other work to do this, supplies have to be paid for. The same goes for bad weather conditions that force detours or cancellation. We cannot give money back in these situations, so please think carefully before making that decision. Sometimes, in case of illness, especially AMS, your guide will insist on delay or return, please respect that decision. All of that said, most of our treks go smoothly and you will in fact have the holiday of a lifetime!



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Here's a list of some of the great things you can purchase while making a booking at this property.

I/We would like to add a pickup vehicle to pick up from end point of trek (Max 06-person in 01-SUV jeep)

Transportation pick up from trekking point

$42.13 (Rs3,000.00) ( Per booking )

Helper to carry extra luggage beside your day pack

Porter assistance to carry extra luggage beside your day pack

$9.83 (Rs700.00) ( Per day )

Trekking guide from day 3 to day 14

For all homestay trekking a trekking guide is must

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