FAQ - Markha Valley trek, Ladakh
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FAQ - MARKHA VALLEY TREK


There are three ways to reach Ladakh- a) you can take flight from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Indigo and Go Airlines. b) You can take road journeys either from Manali or Srinagar. It takes 2 day journey (474 kilometers) from Manali to Leh via Keylong with a night stopover in Sarchu. On the other hand, Srinagar to Leh will take 2 days (434 kilometers) with a night halt at Kargil. All the roads remain open from May to October.

Some common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing. The best way to acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours, keep yourself well hydrated and  eat well. Even then it depends from person to person as to how long it takes to acclimatize before trekking in the Himalayas.

Anyone with an enthusiasm for the outdoors, different cultures and overseas travel and is prepared to be open minded and flexible. Our trips are fun and informal and attended by a wide range of people. We offer a range of trips which are all graded for difficulty to help you choose your holiday, if you would like advice please get in contact us at info@ufoadventuretravel.com. You will always enjoy your trekking holiday in Ladakh better if you have a good level of fitness. Running, cardio vascular exercises or playing sports always helps

We provide clean, hygienic and tasty food during treks and climbs. Below items will give you an idea with regards to the meals:
 
Breakfast:
Porridge, Cornflakes, Muesli, Bread, Apricot Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Pan-Cake, Omelette, Tea and Coffee.
 
Lunch
(You will have Packed Lunch while trekking mostly)
Sandwiches, Boiled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Chocolate Bars, Biscuits,etc.

Tea Time
 Instant Noodles,Popcorn, Pakoda, Tea & Coffee with Biscuits

Dinner
Soup, Rice, Curry (Veg. Mushroom, Paneer, & Dal) Noodles (Thukpa & Chowmien) Momos, Pasta, etc. and deserts.

Please Note: All of the above items are served different on different days, and the items are subjected to the availability in the market. Meals can be customized according to clients and private groups.

Ladakh has a wide array of treks and climbs of different grades. Treks with multiple high altitude passes, average camping altitude and remoteness determine the toughness of the trek.

Easy treks
Markha valley trek
Sham Valley trek
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Moderate Treks

Challenging treks

Stok Kangri(6150m) is the highest walking peak in India and draws a lot of climbers due to its height and non technicality. Kang Yatse II (6250m), Mentok Kangri II(6210m), Golep Kangri (6000m) and Nun (7135mts) Kun (7085mts) are other famous mountaineering peaks. Mail info@ufoadventuretravel.com for more details.

  • Trekking boots/Thermal socks
  • Down Feather Jacket/ Fleece/Thermals
  • Water bottles
  • Sleeping bag/Liner
  • Wind/rain proof jacket
  • Gloves/ Head torch/
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Water purification – pills, drops, filter etc.
  • Personal trail medications, etc
Please contact us for gear list for specific trek or climb.

If we have to organize a trek near Leh, the transportation cost and carriage cost is less expensive. Markha Valley trek is more accessible from Leh than the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek, therefore it will be cheaper than it. Horses to carry your luggage also play an important component to trek cost. Ultimately though, it is the services that the client or the groups require and want i.e accommodation, food, experiences, etc that will determine your trek or adventure cost.  

 There are various price points in Ladakh for accommodations. From homestay/guesthouses to boutique hotels to luxury hotels and camps, travelers can pick and choose according to the budget. We usually choose  A class and luxury hotels with their facilities and services comparable to any 3-4 star hotel. Hotels in Ladakh are designed with traditional architecture of the region and feature oversized rooms equipped with modern amenities. 

You will be camping higher than 3500m on this trek, therefore it is important that you acclimatize well before the trek. You will also be crossing two high passes of Ganda La (4900m) and Kongmoru La (5200m) during the holiday. This trek is suitable for most hill walkers and generally involves trekking at moderate altitude, on good paths and tracks. It is a great introductory trek in the high Himalayas for anyone looking for the same. Our professional guides will guide you all the way and will provide you the information and tips you need for the trek. There is fair bit of walking to be done every day, and we would encourage you to do a bit of walking/running and breathing exercises to enjoy this trek. A fair level of fitness will be required and help you enjoy the holiday more.