Kang Yatse 2 10 Days & 9 Nights

Kang Yatse 2
Overview

Kang Yatse 2 Markha trek & 6000m trekking peak in Ladakh,

The Kang Yatse II 6240m or Kang Yatze located at the East end of the Markha valley region of Ladakh just above Nimaling plains. The Kang Yatse peak is most dominant peak in Markha valley. The lower western Peak of Kang Yatse II is easier (Alpine PD - Peu Difficile) and more frequently climbed. The main summit of Kang Yatse I required some technical ability. Dzo Jongo is delight of trekkers as it doesnt required any technical climbing. If you are seeking for first Himalayan 6000m peak and away from the crowd that you may see in Stok Kangri peak. This side of Markha remain calm most of the time.  

We start our excellent trek from Chilling after visiting ancient village of Alchi. Crossing Zanskar River and entering  into Markha valley. We trek along the Markha river enroute we pass through barley fields, beautiful villages, and experiencing daily life of Ladakh people. We climb to an open pasture of Nimaling, and climb gradually to the base camp. With a panoramic view finally ascending to the peak of Kang Yatse II. On a clear sky the view goes upto K2 and Karakorum range peaks. Finally we cross pass of kongmaru la and descend down to Shang pho. We visit great monastery of Hemis and to Leh.

OUTLINE  ITINERARY
Day 0  -  Arrive Leh 3600m, Allow 1-2 days for acclimatization
Day 1  -  8 July 2018, Drive Leh - Chilling, Trek  Skiu 3290m
Day 2  -  Trek Markha 3710m
Day 3  -  Trek  Hankar 3900m – Thachungtse 4200m
Day 4  -  Trek Base camp 5000m
Day 5  -  Acclimatize and preparation
Day 6  -  Ascend Kang Yatse II 6240m
Day 7  -  Trek Nimaling 4747m
Day 8  -  At Nimaling / Reserve day
Day 9  -  Trek Kongmaru La (5150m) - Chuskirmo
Day 10 - 17 July - Trek Shang Sumdo (3660m), Drive Leh.

DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
Day 0 Arrive Leh, allow 1 - 2 days for acclimatization
Arrive Leh and allow  1 - 2 days for acclimatization. Visit places in around Leh by your own.  

Day 1 Drive Leh - Chilling, Trek to Skiu (3290m)
Leaving Leh we drive to Chilling, where a bridge over the Zanskar River marks the starting point of today's route. After the loads were loaded onto the horses, you can loosely with only a small daypack ongoing running. It is necessary to overcome a first small pass (3400 m), before you reach the first large village in the Markha Valley with Skiu. 
 

Day 2 Trek to Markha (3710m), 6 -7 hrs.
Leaving Skiu today we will have long, easy and pleasant walk up the Markha valley. We hike along the Markha River and cross numerous adjoining stream. The trail passes through willows, poplar trees and sea buckthorn bushes. Passing by Chaluk, last river to be cross before Markha. Markha is a wonderful village which has charming campsite and deserted fort can be seen from camp, 

 

Day 3 Trek to Hankar (3900m) – Thachungtse (4200m), 5 hrs
Leaving Markha today you cross the river several times. We follow the clear path along the right bank and pass beneath the Humlung monastery. Few hours later arrival at high village of Hankar, continue on the track leaving the broad valley and turning towards narrow valley. As the trail goes higher and higher up the landscape presents spectacular scenes. Lastly crossing the bridge and continue to higher meadows of Thachungtse. 

 

Day 4 Trek to Base camp (5000m)
Today you will leave the main valley and climb quite steeply over barren valley sides and gravel plains. In the lower regions you can watch the big marmots and pikas nimble while sunbathing. Finally you reach the base camp, from which you have a spectacular view of the two peaks of Kang Yatse. 

 

Day 5 Acclimatize and Final prepration
Acclimatize and Final prepration 

 

Day 6 Ascend Kang Yatze II 6240m- back to base camp
The first summit calling. Leaving midnight early approach to the edge of Kang Yatze II. At the snowline crampons are applied and the rise follows. Enjoy the great view over the Markha Valley of the surrounding mountains.  Descent on the ascent route. 

 

Day 7 Trek to Nimaling 4700m via Dzo Zongo base
Descend to Nimaling via Dzo Zongo base camp and camp close to Doksa. During summer numbers of sheperds lives in small doksas looking after their sheep, yak, dzo, horse and goat 

 

Day 8 At Nimaling / Reserve day
At Nimaling / Reserve day

 

Day 9 Trek to Kongmaru La (5150m) - Chuskirmo
Today leaving Nimaling, continue on path where small stream to cross then gradual climb to the top of the highest pass of our trek, with its wonderful views from the top as far as eye goes to all directions. On a clear sky one can see Kangyatse, far across K2 and Karakoram Range and its peak rising above 7000m. Soon after crossing the pass steep and long descent to Chuskirmo. 

 

Day 10 Trek to Shang Sumdo (3660m), Drive to Leh
We pass the small village of Chokdo and continue along the stream to village of Shang Sumdo. leaving Shang Sumdo, we say adieu to our horseman and drive to Leh. 

COST INCLUDES
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Leh to Leh.
ü  9 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.
ü  Climbing gear: rope, ice axe, harnesses, gaitors, crampons, climbing boots, carabineers, ascenders.
ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü  Support staff: Qualified climbing guide, cook & camp crew.
ü  Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.
ü  Goods and services tax.
ü  First aid medical kit.

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Drive Leh - Chilling, Trek to Skiu (3290m).

    Today your trek begins! Continue southwest to Chilling, where a bridge over the Zanskar River marks the starting point of today's route. After the loads were loaded onto the horses, you can loosely with only a small daypack ongoing running. It is necessary to overcome a first small pass (3400 m), before you reach the first large village in the Markha Valley with Skiu.

  • Day 2 Trek to Markha (3710m), 6 -7 hrs.

    Leaving Skiu today we will have long, easy and pleasant walk up the Markha valley. We hike along the Markha River and cross numerous adjoining stream. The trail passes through willows, poplar trees and sea buckthorn bushes. Passing by Chaluk, last river to be cross before Markha. Markha is a wonderful village which has charming campsite and deserted fort can be seen from camp,

  • Day 3 Trek to Hankar (3900m) – Thachungtse (4200m), 5 hrs

    Leaving Markha today you cross the river several times. We follow the clear path along the right bank and pass beneath the Humlung monastery. Few hours later arrival at high village of Hankar, continue on the track leaving the broad valley and turning towards narrow valley. As the trail goes higher and higher up the landscape presents spectacular scenes. Lastly crossing the bridge and continue to higher meadows of Thachungtse.

  • Day 4 Trek to Base camp (5000m)

    Today you will leave the main valley and climb quite steeply over barren valley sides and gravel plains. In the lower regions you can watch the big marmots and pikas nimble while sunbathing. Finally you reach the base camp, from which you have a spectacular view of the two peaks of Kang Yatse.

  • Day 5 Acclimatize and Final prepration

    Acclimatize and Final prepration

  • Day 6 Ascend Kang Yatze II 6240m- back to base camp

    The first summit calling. Leaving midnight early approach to the edge of Kang Yatze II. At the snowline crampons are applied and the rise follows. Enjoy the great view over the Markha Valley of the surrounding mountains.  Descent on the ascent route.

  • Day 7 Trek to Nimaling 4700m via Dzo Zongo base

    Descend to Nimaling via Dzo Zongo base camp and camp close to Doksa. During summer numbers of sheperds lives in small doksas looking after their sheep, yak, dzo, horse and goat

  • Day 8 At Nimaling / Reserve day

    At Nimaling / Reserve day

  • Day 9 Trek to Kongmaru La (5150m) - Chuskirmo

    Today leaving Nimaling, continue on path where small stream to cross then gradual climb to the top of the highest pass of our trek, with its wonderful views from the top as far as eye goes to all directions. On a clear sky one can see Kangyatse, far across K2 and Karakoram Range and its peak rising above 7000m. Soon after crossing the pass steep and long descent to Chuskirmo.

  • Day 10 Trek to Shang Sumdo (3660m), Drive to Leh.

    We pass the small village of Chokdo and continue along the stream to village of Shang Sumdo. leaving Shang Sumdo, we say adieu to our horseman and drive to Leh.

Inclusions

Cost includes
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Leh to Leh.
ü  9 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.
ü  Climbing gear: rope, ice axe, harnesses, gaitors, crampons, climbing boots, carabineers, ascenders.
ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü  Support staff: Qualified climbing guide, cook & camp crew.
ü  Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.
ü  Goods and services tax.
ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

Cost excludes
×     Domestic flight Delhi - Leh, Leh airport pickup on request.

×     Hotel in Leh and Delhi. Room reservation on request and also Delhi airport transfer on request.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.


Tour info    


TRIP FACTS
Activity - Trekking & mountaineering
Region -
 Markha, Ladakh, India 
Difficulty Level - Strenuous
Max Altitude - 6240m
Max sleeping altitude - 5000 m
Lowest trek altitude - 3290 m
Trip Length - 13/14 days Delhi to Delhi
10 days Leh to Leh 

10 days trekking
9 nights campinig
Best time - Mid June to mid Oct

HIGHLIGHT
Ladakh trekking peak
Pre summit superb acclimatization
Spectacular Markha valley
Hemis national park
View of Ladakh & Karakorum range


DATES
8 July to 17 July 2018

PRICE
Rupees 71,650
USD 1,140

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