July 2020 - 11 days
Sign up on your own or bring a friend - the team is made up of people from all over Hong Kong excited to get adventuring. We'll provide you with the training and support so you can go beyond your expectations. At our training events you’ll get to know each other, meet your leader, plan your itinerary and begin preparations for an adventure of a lifetime. So put the dates in your diary and sign up today. Looking forward to meeting you already!
The plan for this adventure is to venture into the stunning mountains of Ladakh, India and explore this intriguing region.
Landing in Leh, you will instantly feel the effects of being at almost 3000m above sea level. Take it easy for the first 2 days acclimatising and getting a feel for this ancient city.
The Markha Valley is a trekkers paradise. The group will trek from village to village staying in locally-owned teahouses. You'll be trekking for typically 6 hours per day gradually gaining altitude up to the famous Kongmaru La pass at 5200m. Crossing here will literally be the high point of your trip! While challenging, this is what makes it so much more rewarding and don't forget you'll be supported by our guiding team and porters!
After the trekking phase, we'll visit the Thiksey, Hemis and Shey monasteries for further insight to this regions culture.
Depart HK in evening. Transfer in New Delhi.
Domestic flight to Leh, Ladakh. Acclimatise. Overnight in hotel.
Sightseeing and acclimatisation in Leh. Overnight in hotel.
Markha Valley Trek: 6 day trek staying in teahouse and tents. Highest point - Kongmaru La Pass 5200m
Finish trekking. Visit Hemis, Thiksey and Shey Monasteries on return trip to Leh. Overnight in hotel.
Rest, celebration and shopping in Leh. Overnight in Leh
Depart Leh, India in morning. Arrive Hong Kong in evening.
Accommodation will be in comfortable guesthouses in Leh. During the trekking phase, you'll be in basic teahouses except for one night in a tent.
Food in this region is a mixture of curry, biryani, daal; simple in nature with rice, chapati and naan bread. During the trekking phase we will eat locally-bought food.
We will take private jeeps for long-distance travel and taxis from the airport.
At the first training the you will be given a reccommended kit list. The hiking kit required is similar to that needed for a day hike in HK winter time, with a few extras for the colder weather and a night of camping.
Cantonese and English.
The open expeditions are aimed at people aged 18+
We deliver a 2-day training tailor-made for this expedition focused on hiking fitness and what to expect. It is an essential part of their preparation but most importantly it is where you meet the leader and the team begins to form.
Minimum Fitness Requirements
At times expedition life can be physically and mentally tiring. We highly recommend that to fully enjoy the experience everybody undertakes some form of physical training in their own time. Horizon Line Expeditions are achievable by anyone with an good level of fitness and a positive attitude.
Our aim to be as inclusive as possible, so for participants that we feel do not have a sufficient base level of fitness we may create a training action plan to help. We will keep in touch to ensure they are on track to a healthier and expedition ready lifestyle.
Get in touch with any fitness, health, kit or training questions which remain unanswered.
Provisional Departure dates
18th July - 28th July 2019
Standard $13,100 HKD (excluding flights)
Team size: 5 - 10 pax
(N.b. If minimum numbers are not reached we may cancel the trip)
Travel Point Ltd, Licence #: 354032
Two professional English and Cantonese-speaking Horizon Line expedition leaders with full medical kit
2 days of training in HK
Group equipment- safety gear
All transport as outlined in the itinerary
All accommodation (i.e. guesthouse and tented) as outlined in the itinerary
All food (snacks and meals)
All activites and treks in final itinerary
Travel insurance (obligatory)
Flights to/from HK/destination country
Visa where needed
Personal equipment - kit list provided in Expedition Info Pack
Beverages and any costs of a personal nature
Travel to and from HK Airport