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Kang Yatse 2 13 Days & 12 Nights A 6000m trekking peak in Ladakh, superb Markha trek and Indus valley tour

Kang Yatse 2
  • Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights
price Per Person: 1,195
price Per Person
Booking Amount: 300
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Trip Route : Skiu - Markha - Thachungtse - base camp - Nimaling - Chuskirmo - Leh -
Activities
Trekking & HikingClimbing & Mountaineering
Overview

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.

TRIP FACTS 
Region: Markha valley, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to strenuous
Max Altitude - 6240m
Trip Length - 13 or 14 days Delhi to Delhi, 10 days Leh to Leh.
Activity - Trekking and Mountaineering, 10 days of Trek and 9 nights of Camp.
Best time - June end to July, Aug, Sept to Mid Oct 

OUTLINE  TREK ITINERARY - KANG YATSE II
Day 1 -  8 July 2018 - Delhi - Leh flight. Airport pick up and check in to hotel.
Day 2 -  Leh 3600m
Day 3 -  Drive Leh - Chilling, Trek  Skiu 3290m
Day 4 -  Trek Markha 3710m
Day 5 -  Trek  Hankar 3900m – Thachungtse 4200m
Day 6 -  Trek Base camp 5000m
Day 7 -  Acclimatize and preparation
Day 8 -  Ascend Kang Yatse II 6240m
Day 9 -  Trek Nimaling 4747m
Day 10 -  At Nimaling / Reserve day
Day 11 -  Trek Kongmaru La (5150m) - Chuskirmo
Day 12 - 19 July - Trek Shang Sumdo (3660m), Drive Leh.
Day 13 -  20 July 2018 - Depart Delhi or proceed your  travel plan


TRIP DOSSIER
Day 1 Delhi - Leh flight. Airport pick up and check in to hotel
Delhi - Leh flight. Airport pick up and check in to hotel. 

 

Day 2 Leh 3600m
Today after breakfast, visit Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Matho, Stok palace. Full day sight-seeing

 

Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 Acclimatize and Final prepration
Acclimatize and Final prepration 

 

Day 8 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 9 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 10 At Nimaling / Reserve day
At Nimaling / Reserve day

 

Day 11 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 12 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. 

 

Day 13 Depart Delhi or proceed your travel plan
Depart Delhi or proceed your travel plan  

 

PRICE INCLUDES
·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.  Leh airport transfer, Leh sightseeing.
·         Hotel accommodation in Leh (Room + Breakfast)
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
·         Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
·         Qualified & trained well English speakiing trekking guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
·         Goods and services tax.

 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Delhi - Leh flight. Airport pick up and check in to hotel.

    Delhi - Leh flight. Airport pick up and check in to hotel. 

  • Day 2 Leh 3600m

    Today after breakfast, visit Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Matho, Stok palace. Full day sight-seeing

  • Day 3 Drive Leh - Chilling, Trek to Skiu (3290m).
    Skiu

    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 4 Trek to Markha (3710m), 6 -7 hrs.
    Markha

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

    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 6 Trek to Base camp (5000m)
    base camp

    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 7 Acclimatize and Final prepration
    base camp

    Acclimatize and Final prepration

  • Day 8 Ascend Kang Yatze II 6240m- back to base camp
    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 9 Trek to Nimaling 4700m via Dzo Zongo base
    Nimaling

    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 10 At Nimaling / Reserve day
    Nimaling

    At Nimaling / Reserve day

  • Day 11 Trek to Kongmaru La (5150m) - Chuskirmo
    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 12 Trek to Shang Sumdo (3660m), Drive to Leh.
    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.

  • Day 13 Depart Delhi or proceed your travel plan

    Depart Delhi or proceed your travel plan

Inclusions

PRICE INCLUDES
·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.  Leh airport transfer, Leh sightseeing.
·         Hotel accommodation in Leh (Room + Breakfast)
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
·         Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
·         Qualified & trained well English speakiing trekking guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
·         Goods and services tax.

Exclusions

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES
·         Domestic flight.  Delhi - Leh, Leh - Delhi ( Delhi airport transfer on request)
·         Hotel in Delhi and rest of hotel in Leh.
·         Travel insurance.
·         Soft or hard drinks.

·         Equipment rentals (Can rent at Leh all trekking and mountaineering gear)
·         Personal tip 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.

Route Map of Markha valley and Kang Yatse II - Ladakh Trekking Peaks
Trekking Gear Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

 

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,

Foot wear :-

  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

 

Accessories :-

 

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

 

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.