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And…Homestays while great at times are typically FULL of other trekkers. Kharnak trek (15 days): Begins like the Markha Valley trek but continues further south for another week. I have done quite a few single day stephen odzer treks in himalayas and sahaydris. Some of the more remote treks require special permits as they may go into sensitive border areas, but trekking agencies can easily take care of this for you within a day or two.
We booked our tour on the spot (i.e., after we arrived in Leh) so we did pay a deposit when we agreed to take his tour so that he could reserve the guide and make all the transport and other arrangements for us. I understand that it may feel strange to transfer money in advance, but I also know that from the tour operator's standpoint they need to protect themselves from people canceling (which does happen).
I heard about Sky High Trekking from a geologist friend that used them to support his time in the mountains for two full months this summer. I'm sorry to hear about your experience regarding the plastic water bottles and plastic waste on your Ladakh trek. You will see trekking agents everywhere in Leh.
Since my acclimatization was suspect, Stanzin suggested a modified Markha Valley trek with an easier initial phase. We will have only 6 days for the trek, so we are wondering about the best itinerary. As for hiring a guide independently, you can take a look above at our costs from last year for 2 people on the Markha Valley Trek.
Some treks will give you the option of either camping or homestays (staying with Ladakhi families in villages). Called the Mystic Force Foundation , the group held a fundraising walk last Sunday at Oleta River State Park which drew about 600 people and raised about $60,000.
Much of what we include in our How to Pack for a Trek article applies to trekking in Ladakh. You had helped us a lot with off-line questions to prepare for our recent Markha Valley trek. We don't want to discriminate, but we feel that you'll have a better experience with someone who is a Ladakhi guide because of the knowledge of local culture and language.
Our party consisted of two adults and two boys, ages 11 and 13. In the interest of saving time we flew into Leh from Delhi and decided to stay put in Leh for two days in order to acclimatize. Markha Valley Trek (6-7 days): This is the one that we chose because it combined hiking and landscapes with people and culture by incorporating homestays with families in villages along the way.
He is the son of Norman and Meriam Odzer of Deerfield Beach, Fla. I'm always reminded of the mantra don't drink the water,” but every night Samir would boil water and refill our water bottles with safe drinking water so that they were cold by morning and ready for another day.