Markha and Stok Kangri


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Posting on behalf of my husband.
He has 8 days in Leh (excluding the acclimatization days) and am planning to do Markha valley and Stok Kangri Summit treks in this duration. Plan is to travel light (no tent, sleeping bag, cooking) and will be dependent on homestays/tea houses on the way.
Need help on below:
1. Any feedback if this is possible in the duration of 8 days?
2. Does he need any permits for Markha Valley?
3. What mobile network work best in this region?
4. For Markha valley, halts are planned at below locations – would he get acco and is there a way to book in advance?
Sara – Hankar – Nimaling – Shang Sumdo
5. Can he get transportation from Shang Sumdo to Stok Village?
6. From Leh to Srinagar by bus; what time bus departs Leh and does it travel to Srinagar non-stop (I mean no halt at Kargil like it does on its way from Srinagar to Leh)

Also, he is looking for trek mate for this itinerary. Anyone travelling same time willing to join, please pm.