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Suitable For

Serious trekkers who want to experience extremely cold temperatures

Experience

Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.

Fitness

Sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes

Max Altitude

6200

Grade

Difficult

Duration

11 days

Trekking KMS

44.3 KMS

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Kang Yatse II Peak Expedition

Overview

Trail Type

Train Service

no

Airport

Leh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee) Airport

Base Camp

Leh

Best Season

June to Sep

Snow

Nov to Feb

Services From

Leh Airport to Leh Airport | Included Transport

Meals

veg

Stay

Hotel/guesthouse

Notes

The only way to travel is to fly to Kushok Bakula Rimpochi Airport located in Leh. It is just 4 km away from the main city. The airport is well connected to Delhi and also receives flights from Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh and other general destinations in India. Even international travellers can fly directly from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi.

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1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary)
• Guest house (centrally heated room) (attached washroom) in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 8 (twin
sharing basis, triple in very rare case).
• Camping during the trek (Day4 to Day 7).
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• Day 4 breakfast to day 8 lunch.
3. Trek equipments:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes.
4. First aid:
• Medical kit.
• Stretcher.
• Oxygen cylinder.
5. Support:
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
• Leh to trekking point (Day 4).
• Trekking point to Leh (Day 8).
7. Hot water
• Hot water in buckets on Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
• Running hot water in taps on Day 8
8. Sightseeing included in the cost (Hall of Fame, Shey Monastery, Thiksey Monastery).
9. Facility of keeping extra luggage at Leh when leaving for trek.
10. Porters to carry the central luggage.
11. Pickup and drop from airport.
12. Services from Leh and return.

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Altitude:- 3,500 m/11,500 ft
Kang Yatse II Peak Expedition starts from Leh. You can reach Leh by flight or train. Leh is a high
altitude region and hence you should get acclimatized well. Your first day will be for rest and
shopping trekking gears. You can also take a leisure walk to explore Leh’s cultural treasures,
monasteries, palaces and temples. You will stay at the hotel.

Day 01- Arrival Leh

Your second day is also used to adapting your body to low temperatures of the region. Barring
adventures and splendid scenery, Leh is quite popular for ancient buildings. Explore the history of
Leh through the Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery and ThikseyGompa. You can also visit passes and
lakes like Nubra valley and Pangong lake. Make sure you do not strain to roam to places as you will
have to trek tomorrow. Avoid higher altitude places and take a relaxed walk.

Day 02- Acclimatisation at Leh

Altitude:- Chilling 3,200m/10,500ft, Skiu 3,400m/11,150ft
You can see the ocean of barren that is brownish yellow and stunning while you drive from Leh to
Chilling. Major monuments like Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Spituk Monastery can be seen. You will
be calmed by the silence of the Magnetic Hill that passes by. Don’t miss the colour changing rocks,
dry grasslands as you cross the confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers. Chilling is known for its Base
camp.
After a few hours of drive, you will start trekking to Skiu. The trek involves a steep ascent going via
Zingchen gorge. You will cross the river on a trolley at Kaya-Do place. Trekking for 4 to 5 hours will
take you to Skiu. It is located at the confluence of rivers Shgri Nala and Markha. The village consists
of about just 10 to 15 houses. They are good homestays and offer refreshing tea. Your overnight stay
will be at Skiu.

Day 03- Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu

Altitude:- Markha 3,700m/12,200ft
Today, you will witness the Markha valley as it overlaps with Kang Yatse. You will trek for about 20
kilometres and it will be the longest trek. You will first come across a village, Harding after hiking for
2 hours. Another 2-3 hours of the hike will take you to the Chalak village, beautifully situated
amongst the barley fields with mountains as the backdrop.
The next campsite is at Markha village that is 5-6km from Chalak village. Markha valley has around
30-40 houses. History enthusiasts can check out some ruins of a fort and an old monastery.

Day 04- Skui to Markha

Altitude:- Thachungtse 4,100m/13,400ft
It will be an easy trek today. The trail will show beautiful streams and Markha river often as a
refreshment. You will see Umlung village, a small village consisting of some houses and a monastery
on the route. Now, you will have the first look of Mt. Kang Yatse. The next quick break will be at
Hankar village. You can see the Tacha monastery. After a few hours, you can see the pastures of
Thochungtse. This is a beautiful campsite on grasslands.

Day 05- Markha to Thachungtse

Altitude:- Nimaling 4,700m/15,400ft
As you proceed trekking, the view of Kang Yatse keeps getting bigger. Now the trail will have a
gradual ascent of 700 meters that would take 3 to 4 hours trek. You can spot tiny Tigu lakes that
reflect the magnificent Kang Yatse peak.
The trails enter into a humungous plain of Nimling. Here, you can spot sheep, mountain goats, and
some rabbits grazing. Nimling will be your camping site.

Day 06 – Thachungtse to Nimaling

Altitude:- Base Camp 5,100m/16,700ft
Today you will trek less and rest more. Hence, enjoy natural beauty as much as you can. The first half
of the trek gives a stunning view of Kang Yatse. The second half of the trail is just a descend. After 2-
3 hours of easy trekking, you will reach the base camp. It is important for you to rest and get
acclimatized to the mountain climate.

Day 07 – Nimaling to Base Camp

It is yet another day for you to get used to high altitudes. This will be your training day. You will be
trained to use hiking equipment, walking in the snow using crampons, handling of ice axe, and other
key techniques mandatory for a summit attempt.
Keep your backpack light and pack it for the summit day. You will have early dinner early to wake up
midnight for the major climb.

Day 08 – Rest + training day

Altitude:- 6,250m/20,500ft
It is the day of the summit! You will start at midnight for the summit to be able to reach the top at 6
am for a beautiful sunrise. You will carry packed lunch, refreshments and enough water for this
challenging climb.
The trail starts with loose rocks, that make it difficult to secure the foot on the trail. Use a trekking
pole in such a scenario. The upward route will be mostly covered with snow. After a steep climb to
the top, you can witness a panoramic view of the Zanskar range, Karakoram peaks and peaks that
surround Kang Yatse. You could also spot K2 peak and Tibet mountains. The summit path is about 5
km. You must plan to return from the top by 1 pm. You will return to the base camp for rest after a
strenuous summit.

Day 09 – Summit (KANG YATSE II) and back to Base Camp

Altitude:- Kongmaru 5,200m/17,100ft, Chuskirmo 4,600m/15,000ft
This is a bonus day to get a pleasant sight of beautiful mountains once again. The terrain goes via the
highest Kongmaru La pass. Once you climb for 2 hours to Kongmaru La pass, you will be welcomed

by the Karakoram range and several other peaks. You will be mind-blown once you see the huge K2
Mountain. Proceeding further for 4 hours will bring you to Chuskirmo. The route has some steep
descent and a terrain full of rocks.

Day 10 – Base Camp to Chuskirmo via Kongmaru La

Altitude:- Chokdo 3,700m/12,100ft
It is the last day of your trek. You will see a drastic change in the trail through the scenery of Indus
valley and Ladakh range. You will reach Chokdo after 1 to 2 hours of walk. This is the last stopping
point of the trek. The satisfaction of reaching Kang Yatse 2 peak will ever stay in your mind. You can
also check out the Hemis monastery. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11 – Chuskirmo to Chokdo & drive to Leh

Itinerary

Kang Yatse 2 peak lies in the gorgeous Markha Valley, known for popular treks. As the trail goes

through Hemis National Park, you can easily spot some snow Leopards, argali and mountain deer.

Kang Yatse 2 is a preferred choice for aspiring trekkers considering its difficulty level.

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