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  • Always carry a Hand sanitizer, Face mask, Hand gloves and practice social distancing. Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible.
  • People aged above 60 years, pregnant women and children younger than 12 years old have been advised to stay home.
  • Participants will have to adhere to strict health protocols, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times and maintaining social distance.

Hospitality Precautions

  • All our Hotels/Homestays follow the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
  • All supplies and materials used for cooking are sanitised before being admitted into restaurant premises.
  • All materials provided by us for trekking use are sanitised thoroughly.
  • Our vehicles are disinfected after each use and before a trip begins.
  • Hotel and Vehicle accommodations are dependent on groups and individuals. Individual trekkers may request for separate rooms*. (*Prices may vary.)
Overview

Kang Yatse 2 are the lesser known twin peaks above 6000 meter in Ladakh region located at the end of the very famous Markha valley. Markha valley starts behind the Stok mountains range, which is almost parallel to the Indus Valley. Difficulty level is the same as compared to Stok Kangri which is a very popular 6000-meter peak in Ladakh. The views are fantastic and you will be immersed in the real Himalayan high peaks landscape. The valley has lush green fields, trees, shrubs and it is the home of many Gonpas and ruined forts.

The scenery in the valley is breathtaking. Absolutely stunning mountains, fields and villages unspoilt by mass tourism. Every day the scenery changes so you'll never get bored, even with the wilderness, you will enjoy homestays in a himalayan landscape, beautiful villages where you can discover the village life. People go for climbing mainly in Mid-June to September. There are two trekking routes one is from Chilling and trek through the Markha valley and another approach is from Shang Sumdoand, a steep climb up then crossing the Gongmaru La to reach Nimaling. People start climbing the peak at midnight and it takes about 8-10 hrs time depending upon your physical fitness to reach the summit.

 

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Trek Details

Duration: 10 Days (Leh to Leh)

Highest Altitudes: 6150 m

Difficulty Level: Challenging

Best Season: July, Aug, Sept, Oct

Terrain: Meadows, Rocky, Snow Fields, Glacier

Starts At: Leh & Ends At: Leh

Region: Ladakh – India

Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (11550ft).

Today it is very crucial that we take enough rest and acclimatize to the weather properly. You need to submit a copy of your ID and 2 photos and for foreigners a copy of passport and visa. At Leh only postpaid sim cards work well. In the evening we have Introduction and Briefing about the whole trip, also you can get to know each other well after the round of introduction. Overnight stay at Guest House

 

Day 2: Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day (11550 ft to 11880 ft).

Today you discover the highlights of Leh city. We adapt the program to your interests and desires and what you have seen before. There are sightseeing options like monasteries: Hemis, Shey Palace, Thiksey, Sangam, Shanti stupa etc. Also you can check your grears before going in the mountains. If you miss any trekking related things then you can buy it at Leh market because tonight you have to pack your rucksack as per your requirements.

 

Day 3: Leh to Skiu via Chilling, Distance 8km, Duration 4/5hrs, Altitude 11100 feet.

 After having breakfast, we will all go in a taxi or Jeep to Chilling which is just 60km away from Leh city which will take about 2/3 hrs time. We start our trek to Skiu, an easy walk today. The first part of the trail is quite steep which offers fantastic views of Leh valley but after that it's an easy walk. Total distance you will walk today is approx. 8km. On the way, you will be crossing the Indus river multiple times. After 5/6 to hours of moderate level hiking we reach our camp to Skiu which is situated at 11100ft. Skiu is a very small village where you can see only 8-10 houses, sometimes we use those houses for homestay. Overnight Stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening tea snacks

 

Day 4: Skiu to Markha, Distance 20km, Duration 8/9 hrs, Altitude 12150 feet.

Today you will be witnessing the beautiful Markha Valley which is the largest village in the valley. Walk is longer but not so steep, you will be enjoying and exploring the Markha Valley for quite a long time. You come across multiple rivers on the way and also there are cafes enroots, there are monasteries and palaces around the valley. Last 5km walk is quite steep and can be used to check your mental preparedness, you can see the Markha river going through with huge flow. In the late afternoon you will be reaching the campsite. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening tea snacks

 

Day 5: Markha to Thachungtse, Distance 14km, Duration 6/7 hrs. Altitude 13400 feet.

After having breakfast, we continue our trek towards Thachungtse camp. On the way you see Umling village which is the last village of the valley, once you reach Umling you will get the first view of Mt Kang Yatse (6400m), in the backdrop you can see snow-capped mountains range and blue sky with fluffy clouds. On the way, we cross the river multiple times. Today's walk is short and not too steep, you can click as many pictures as you want. You reach the camp in the afternoon, get some rest for a while then explore the surroundings in the evening. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening tea snacks

 

Day 6: Thachungtse to Basecamp via Nimaling, Distance 9km, Duration 5/6 hrs, Altitude 16700 feet.

Today we are heading towards Kang Yatse basecamp via Nimaling. Initial part is an easy walk till Nimaling. We get our glimpse of Mt Kang Yatse peak and Tighu Lake and many others on the way to our basecamp. The entire trail has incorporated many ridges so you feel the sudden change in scenery. Then we face a continuous zigzag ascent of 2 hours through loose rocks and glacial moraine. In the end we go downhill till basecamp. Overnight stay in tents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening tea snacks

 

Day 7: Acclimatization (Buffer Day) & Training Day (16700 feet).

Our day will start after having breakfast. We will issue technical equipment to everyone and there will be individual checking of equipment. Our trek leader will give you training on how to use the technical equipment. Also, there will be important planning and briefing about summit day. We sleep early after dinner. Before going to sleep you have to make sure that all your equipment is ready for the next day.

 

Day 8: Basecamp to Summit, Distance 10km, Duration 11/12hrs, Altitude 20400 feet.

 Summit Day! We will start at night. Today is a long climb, so you have to be fit physically as well as mentally. The ascent to Kang Yatse 2 becomes steeper and rougher as we cross several moraines. From basecamp to first rest point is steep and it will take around 40 to 50 mins. Before the summit you have to cross one glacier which has found crevasses. It's really a good and amazing experience. From there you have to trek for almost 5-6 hours to reach the summit. The route will take you through multiple glaciers and steep slopes until you reach the top. After reaching the top you will realize that all the pain was worth taking to be where you are! At the top you will see a 360-degree view of Karakoram peaks, Zanskar range etc. The descent is equally long and tiring. Come back to the base camp and retire for the day. Overnight stay in tents.

 

Day 9: Basecamp to Nimaling

 Very short walk today. For your comfort, we have kept this day as a spare. We can use it as per the weather situations.

 

Day 10: Nimaling to Leh

Today after breakfast we trek down to Chokdo village. A cab will be waiting for us at Stok village. Start back to Leh by cab, check in to the hotel and retire for the day. (Next day morning checkout from Hotel)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Thanks for the great teamwork! Trip ends here with beautiful memories!!!

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing etc
  • Tented Accommodation 
  • Guest house accomodation in Leh (3 days on sharing basis)
  • All meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits (Foreign national need to pay extra on spot)
  • Basic First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader (2),Support staff, Helpers
  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tent and Sleeping bags and Carry mats.
  • Local route guide
  • Necessary technical equipement

 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during transit
  • Mules or Porter to carry personal luggage during trek.
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide.
  • Snow boots
  • Insurance

 

Things to carry
  • Ruck Sack: Compulsory to carry strong and steady rucksack, Between 55 to 60 Litre
  • Ruck sack cover: Protect your things from quick rain or snowfall
  • Day Pack: Optional, carry only if you are planning to offload your bigger bag. If you are offloading your bigger backpack, then you have to carry your personal valuable things, water bottles, pack lunch, raincoat/poncho etc.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality, rubber soul shoes with ankle support is advisable. Please make sure that shoes are well used before trek.
  • Note: Sports shoes are not recommended but you can carry as additional back up shoes.
  • T-shirts: As per your need, carry at least one quick dry type, avoid too bright/dark colours T-shirts. Cotton T-shirts avoid especially while walking. Full sleeves T-shirts are recommended.
  • Track Pants: As per your need, one synthetic quick dry type track pant is highly recommended.
  • Warm Jacket: Highly recommended one thick fleece jacket/ Down feather jacket is must to carry. You can use this when you cool down at camp.
  • Windproof Jacket/ Windcheater: We advise you to carry one as it resists wind chill/snowfall and quick burst of light rain.
  • Thermal Wear: You can use this once you reach the campsite. Thermal will keep your body warm especially during harsh winter temperatures.
  • Towel: One medium sized light weight towel quick dry type            
  • Raincoat/ Poncho: Raincoats/ ponchos are water-resistant to protect the body from rain.
  • Woollen Cap / Balaclava: Mandatory to carry woollen cap or balaclava to protect from cold.
  • Sun cap / Hat: To protect you from direct sunlight
  • Undergarments: As per your need.
  • Socks: Hiking socks have the ability to wick moisture and keep feet dry. Full length socks are advisable.
  • Hand Gloves: Compulsory to carry, few gloves are constructed of water resistant or waterproof material that keep your fingers dry.
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole: Trekking pole provide useful literal stability on rough terrain and give balance while descending  while also reducing pressure on knee.
  • Water Bottle/ Hydration pack: Compulsory to carry, please do not carry packaged drinking water bottles.
  • Sunglasses: Compulsory to carry. It is protecting from snow blindness. Person who use spectacle need to carry custom make powered sunglasses.
  • Head Torch / Torch: It is mandatory to carry with extra batteries. Head torch is advisable to keep your hands free while walking.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: Optional, advisable to carry sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+ and more)
  • Chapstick/ Cold cream: Optional, as per your need
  • Toilet Kit: Must carry, Personal toilet kit (toilet paper)
  • Sandals / Slippers: Optional, to walk around camp
  • Small Lunch Box & Tea mug: Compulsory, sometimes we give pack lunch so you can carry pack lunch items in it (one small leak proof lunch box is the best one), also carry one tea mug/glass
  • Dry Fruits / Energy Bars: We provide healthy adequate food on trip. Some do feel very less energetic compared to others, so you carry energy bars, dry fruits etc.
  • Repairs Kit: Must, one small repair kit which includes safety pins, needle, thread and string
  • Personal Medical Kit: Must carry small basic first aid. If you are taking any specific medicine from your doctor please inform us in advance. There will be a basic first kit will be available throughout the trek. Our Instructor has done a first aid course.
  • Camera: Optional, to capture your lifetime memories.
Number of Days
10 to 15
Difficulty Level
Advanced
Activities
Trekking, Camping, Adventure Activities
For Whom
For Groups