Kang Yatse II (6250m)
Ladakh | 12D/11N | 20,625 Ft.
July to September
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
Gracefully dominating the stunning Markha Valley in the Hemis National Park of Ladakh, Kang Yatse forms 2 summits, closely resembling the shape of a king’s throne. The western summit, Kang Yatse II, reigns at a staggering 6,250 m, and is the perfect alternative to the relatively crowded Stok Kangri summit. Ideal for those who wish to attempt their first 6000-er and stray a bit from the mainstream, the trek allows a breathtaking taste of mountaineering without overpowering you. A clear day will greet you with astounding views of the Zanskar and Nun Kun Ranges, and the mighty K2 peak amongst other neighboring beauties!
1. Mild technicalities that introduce you to mountaineering skills.
2. A less crowded alternative to Stok Kangri.
3. Ravishing panoramic views of the Zanskar Range and K2.
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Climbing Gear during Summit (Climbing shoes not included)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Expedition Permits and Forest Camping Charges (Only for Indians)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Food in Leh
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to and fro Leh from home city
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Day 1 Arrive at Leh
Day 2 Explore and acclimatise in Leh
Day 3 Drive from Leh to Chilling, and trek to Skiu (3,400 m)
Day 4 Trek from Skiu to Markha (3,700 m)
Day 5 Trek from Markha to Thochungtse (4,200 m)
Day 6 Trek from Thochungtse to Nimaling (4,720 m)
Day 7 Trek from Nimaling to Kang Yatse Base Camp (5,150 m)
Day 8 Rest & acclimatization day to gear up for the summit attempt
Day 9 Trek from Base Camp to the Summit (6,200 m), and descend back to Base Camp
Day 10 Buffer day in case of bad weather conditions
Day 11 Trek from Base Camp to Chuskirmo (4,140 m) via Kongmaru La (5,260 m)
Day 12 Trek from Chuskirmo to Shang Sumdo (3,730 m), and drive back to Leh
Kang Yatse II is a semi-technical peak that sits at a dizzying altitude of 6,250 meters. The challenging level of the trek combined with extreme high altitude demands rigorous physical fitness, endurance, and stamina, along with proper acclimatization. Only well-experienced trekkers who have scaled heights of at least 4,500 to 5,000 meters should undertake the trek.
You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport.
You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route.
Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
The best season to attempt this trek is from July to September when the snow level is comparatively lower than during other months of the year.
During daytimes, the temperature reads about 4-5 degrees, while it plummets to nearly -5 degrees in the night.
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.