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8 days
Min Age : 12
Max People : 20

A journey to see century-old, untouched heritage located deep inside the mountain valleys of Ladakh

Why this experience is unique?

  • Hidden heritage sites
  • Trek for heritage exploration
  • Stay in authentic Ladakhi homestays
  • Visiting local artisans
Experience Details

Unlike any other outdoor experience, Markha Heritage Odyssey is not just about going on an offbeat track. But it would take travelers to places that are still untouched. These heritage sites are situated in the pockets of Markha Valley and the surrounding area and still hold very important cultural significance. Known only among locals, these places can be visited by travelers as well to see the real cultural practices and heritage in its most raw form.

Your Day by Day Journey
Arrive and explore the town: Day 1 and day 2
  • Arrive in Leh
  • Explore the town

Day 1Arrive in Leh

Once arrived at an altitude of 12000 ft in Leh, one is only expected to rest and keep drinking water. This day is dedicated to getting the travelers acclimatized so that they continue the journey with good fitness.

Day 2Leh town exploration

To get more used to with the high altitude, we will take go to a place where we can take a bit of a walk with a magnificent view of an entire Leh town. We will visit Shanti Stupa and spot Stok Kangri, Khardung La and a whole Leh town.

Exploration journey begins: Day 3 to day 5
  • Drive to first archaeologically popular site
  • Hike to explore hidden heritage
  • Visit the heritage sites situated in mountain valleys

Day 3Travel to Skiu via Sumda Chun

The monastery at Sumda Chun village is our first heritage place we will be visiting on this journey. Located at 12,700 ft, the monastery is one hidden heritage of Ladakh. The place is in its most original form and has unique statues. After visiting this first heritage site, we will head to the first homestay – Skiu village – of this experience.

Day 4Heritage trail trek

It is a long day of hiking experience that goes through several hidden heritage sites of Ladakh. The popular Markha Valley trek is offered in a unique way to explore the untouched spots and experience the real culture of Ladakh. The long trek of Skiu to Markha Valley is an exploration journey to see lost heritage.

Day 5Heritage exploration

After reaching deep inside the beautiful Markha Valley, the day is dedicated to exploring the several heritage sites and spots that have cultural and historic values. Techa Monastery, Markha Monastery, and the ruins of the old palace are the places that make the valley rich in heritage.

Return via Copper Artisans village - Day 6 and day 7
  • Drive back via copper artisans village
  • Stopover to see traditional artifacts and skills
  • Drive back to Leh

Day 6Back to Skiu

After the exploration of the hidden sites in Markha Valley, the trek begins to reach back to Skiu. After a long day of the walk alongside a Markha River, the homestay in Skiu would feel nothing less than a luxury.

Day 7Back to Leh via Tsogsty

After leaving Skiu, we will drive to a village that has its own unique identity. It is a village of copper artisans where the art of making copper artifacts is a traditional practice. A quick stopover at Tsogsty village will be another authentic experience.

Day 8Fly back

On the last day, the tour ends post breakfast in the hotel. One can fly back keep exploring the destination.


Price Includes

  • 7 nights in homestays
  • All meals included
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Air Fare
  • Visa fee and Travel insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
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