Winter Heritage Odyssey

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.

per adult from

$1,145

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Tea and coffee
    • Transportation during tour
    • 3 nights in 3-star hotel
    • 4 nights in authentic Ladakhi homestay
    • Guide
    • First aid
    What's excluded :
    • Air fare
    • Visa fee and Travel insurance
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

  • Day 1: Arrive in Leh

    Stop At: Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
    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.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3-star hotel in Leh

    Day 2: Leh town exploration

    Stop At: Shanti Stupa Road 500 steps from Changspa Road, Leh 194101 India
    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
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Leh Royal Palace, Leh India
    After visiting the Shanti Stupa, we will head to see the Leh Royal Palace and know about the kingdom that existed in Leh and the lifestyle of the royal Namgyal dynasty.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Leh Market, Main Bazaar Rd, Leh 194101 India
    Post sightseeing, the evening would be spent in the nice calm market of Leh town that has lovely cafes and book stores. We will spend some time here before we head back to the hotel
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Leh at a 3-start hotel

    Day 3: Travel to Skiu via Sumda Chun

    Stop At: Temple at Sumda Chun, Sumda Chun village, Leh India
    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a homestay in village Skiu

    Day 4: Heritage trail trek

    Stop At: Markha Valley, Leh 194101 India
    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 Suru to Markha Valley is an exploration journey to see lost heritage.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a homestay in Markha Village

    Day 5: Heritage exploration

    Stop At: Markha Valley, Leh 194101 India
    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 old palace are the places that make the valley rich in herirage.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a homestay in Markha Valley

    Day 6: Back to Skiu

    Stop At: Markha Valley, Leh 194101 India
    After the exploration of the hidden sites in Markha Valley, the trek begins to reach back to Skiu. After a long day of walk alongside a Markha River, the homestay in Skiu would be nothing less than a luxury.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a homestay in Skiu village

    Day 7: Back to Leh via Tsogsty

    Stop At: Leh, Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
    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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Leh Market, Main Bazaar Rd, Leh 194101 India
    After visiting a copper village, we will drive back to Leh and take a quick stop at another holy site - Pathar Sahib Gurudwara situated on Kargil-Leh highway. On arrival in Leh, the evening we will spend the evening in Leh market to buy some souvenirs and relax in one of those cafes. The tour ends the next day morning.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Leh in 3-star hotel
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Leh Airport, Leh India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/15/2019 - 11/2/2021
    Monday:08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Tuesday:08:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Wednesday:08:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Thursday:08:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Friday:08:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Saturday:08:00 AM - 09:30 PM
    Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by Mountain Homestays

Activity ID: V-188472P12

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