Kang Yatse II (6250m)
Ladakh | 12D/11N | 20,625 Ft.
July to September
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 312 Reviews4.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Kang Yatse II (6250m).
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.
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
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Leh and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Questions about the Trek
Whom is the trek for?
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.
How to reach the base camp?
By Air You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport. By Road You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route. By Rail Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
What is the best season for this trek?
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.
Minimum & Maximum temperature during the trek?
During daytimes, the temperature reads about 4-5 degrees, while it plummets to nearly -5 degrees in the night.
What things are needed to be carried?
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. For a complete list, download the checklist from the footer.