Kang Yatse II (6250m)
Ladakh | 12D/11N | 20,625 Ft.
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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.
Note: The above mentioned cost is for a group of 6 or more people.
- Accommodation during the trek
- All meals – Vegetarian
- Trekking Equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)
- Safety equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leaders
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges
- A Life Changing Experience
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- Service Taxes
- Backpack offloading charges
- Transportation to Base of the Trek
- Your Personal Expenses
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
- 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
Offloading Policy: The essence of trekking is incomplete without a backpack on your shoulders. Out of all the worldly weights, you can ever carry on your shoulders, the weight of a backpack will be the only one which makes you feel lighter. All that said, if because of some reason, you cannot carry your backpack, we got your back. You can choose to offload your bag. Offloading for half the trek is not an option. The charges for the same varies with every trek.
- 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.