Kang Yatse 2 Trek

Challenge Yourself, Discover Your Potential: Kang Yatse 2 Trek

KANG YATSE 2 TREK

Challenge Yourself, Discover Your Potential: Kang Yatse 2 Trek

Base Camp

Leh

Region

Ladakh

Trek Grade

Difficult Challenging

Trek Distance

74 Kms

Trek Duration

10 Days

Highest Altitude

6,250 m

Best Season

July to September

Pick & Drop Point

Leh

Nearest Airport

Leh

Railway Station

NA

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₹ 50,500

₹ 48,500

+5% GST

Region

Ladakh

Base Camp

Leh

Trek Grade

Difficult Challenging

Trek Distance

74 Kms

Trek Duration

10 Days

Highest Altitude

6,250 m

Best Season

July to September

Pick & Drop Point

Leh

Nearest Airport

Leh

Contact Us

₹ 50,500

₹ 48,500
+5% GST

ABOUT KANG YATSE II

Kang Yatse II, standing tall at an impressive altitude of 6,250 meters, is a majestic peak located in the Markha Valley of the Ladakh region in northern India. This stunning peak is part of the Kang Yatse massif, which comprises two distinct summits – Kang Yatse I and Kang Yatse II. While Kang Yatse I is slightly higher, it is Kang Yatse II that attracts adventurers seeking a challenging yet rewarding mountaineering experience.

  

The ascent of Kang Yatse II offers trekkers and mountaineers a thrilling opportunity to test their endurance, technical skills, and resilience in a remote and breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan environment. The trekking route to Kang Yatse II typically begins from the picturesque village of Skiu, situated along the Markha River, and follows a trail that winds through verdant valleys, barren landscapes, and high-altitude passes.

As trekkers make their way towards the base camp of Kang Yatse II, they are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and traditional Ladakhi villages dotted along the trail. Along the route, trekkers may encounter local shepherds grazing their livestock, Buddhist monasteries perched on rocky cliffs, and rare wildlife such as marmots and Himalayan blue sheep.

Upon reaching the base camp, situated at an altitude of approximately 5,100 meters, trekkers are greeted with a stunning backdrop of towering peaks and vast glaciers. The base camp serves as a launching point for the summit bid, providing trekkers with a place to rest, acclimatize, and prepare for the challenging ascent ahead.

The climb to the summit of Kang Yatse II is both physically demanding and technically challenging, requiring mountaineers to navigate steep slopes, rocky terrain, and potentially icy conditions.

Depending on weather conditions and route variations, climbers may encounter sections that require the use of ropes, crampons, and other mountaineering equipment.

As climbers ascend higher towards the summit, they are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Stok Kangri, the highest peak in the Stok Range. The final push to the summit of Kang Yatse II is exhilarating, with climbers overcoming fatigue and altitude-related challenges to reach the pinnacle of this majestic peak.

Standing atop Kang Yatse II, climbers are treated to a sense of accomplishment unlike any other, with sweeping vistas stretching as far as the eye can see and a profound connection to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. After soaking in the views and capturing memorable photos, climbers carefully descend back to the base camp, where they can rest, recuperate, and reflect on their remarkable achievement.

In conclusion, Kang Yatse II offers adventurers an unforgettable mountaineering experience in the heart of the Himalayas, combining breathtaking landscapes, technical challenges, and the thrill of reaching a lofty summit. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer seeking a new challenge or an adventurous trekker looking to push your limits, Kang Yatse II promises an expedition filled with excitement, beauty, and personal triumph.

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FAQs

Kang Yatse is located in the Markha Valley of the Ladakh region in northern India, within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kang Yatse II stands at an impressive altitude of 6,250 meters (20,505 feet) above sea level.

Climbing Kang Yatse II is considered challenging, requiring good physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and acclimatization to high altitude.

The duration of the Kang Yatse II trek typically ranges from 10 to 12 days, including acclimatization, trekking, and summit attempts.

The reserve day is used in case the summit climb is not attempted on the scheduled day or for a second summit attempt if needed due to weather conditions or other factors.

While previous trekking experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that participants have prior trekking experience at high altitude and are physically prepared for the challenges of the trek.

Participants should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance to undertake the Kang Yatse II trek, as it involves long hours of trekking at high altitude.

Yes, permits are required for trekking and climbing in the Ladakh region. These permits can be obtained through authorized trekking agencies or the local tourism department.

While climbing any mountain involves inherent risks, Kang Yatse II is generally considered safe when proper precautions are taken, including acclimatization, following the guidance of experienced guides, and using appropriate gear.

The total trekking distance for Kang Yatse II varies depending on the route taken but typically covers approximately 70-80 kilometers round trip.

The main risks include altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, avalanches, rockfalls, and crevasses. It is essential to be prepared for these risks and take appropriate precautions.

It is highly recommended to use a reputable trekking agency with experienced guides for the Kang Yatse II trek to ensure safety, logistics, and support throughout the expedition.

Essential gears include mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, warm clothing, sleeping bag, trekking poles, and high-altitude medications. It is essential to have proper gear and clothing for the challenging conditions encountered during the trek.

DETAILED ITINERARY

  • Altitude : 3500 m

  • Check in your Hotel

  • Bring 2 passport size photo, original ID card with copy

  • Only postpaid network available

    Arrive in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, which is situated at a high altitude of approximately 3,500 meters. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your accommodation where you can rest and begin acclimatizing to the high altitude. It's essential to take it easy on the first day to allow your body to adjust to the thin air and lower oxygen levels.

  • Local sightseeing and Acclimatisation day

  • Overnight stay at Hotel

    Spend the day exploring Leh and its surroundings. Visit the Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, and Leh Market. Take short walks around the town to continue acclimatizing. Drink plenty of water and consume a light diet rich in carbohydrates to aid in acclimatization.

  • Drive : 65 km/2-3 Hrs
  • Trek : 9 km/4-6 Hrs

  • Altitude : 3,200 m

  • Overnight stay in tents

    After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Leh to Chilling, a village known for its traditional metalwork. From Chilling, begin your trek to Skiu, situated along the Markha River. The trek offers stunning views of the rugged landscape and traditional Ladakhi villages. Arrive in Skiu and settle into your campsite for the night.

  • Trek : 15km/6-8Hrs

  • Altitude : 3720 m

    Today's trek takes you deeper into the Markha Valley, passing through picturesque landscapes and barley fields.
    Along the way, you'll encounter several Buddhist monasteries and chortens. Arrive in Markha Village, a charming hamlet surrounded by barley fields and rocky cliffs. Spend the night camping under the starry sky, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayas.

  • Trek : 13km, 6-8Hrs

  • Altitude : 4100 m

    Depart from Markha Village and continue your trek towards Hankar. The trail gradually ascends, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Pass through small villages and encounter local shepherds grazing their livestock. Arrive in Hankar, a small settlement nestled amidst the rugged landscape. Set up camp and enjoy a well-deserved rest after a day of trekking.

  • Trek : 4,750 m

  • Altitude : 4850 m

    Leave Hankar behind as you trek towards Nimaling, the high-altitude grazing ground for local shepherds. The trail ascends steadily, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and vast meadows. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as marmots and Himalayan blue sheep along the way. Arrive in Nimaling, situated at an altitude of approximately 4,750 meters. Settle into your campsite and take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding mountains.

  • Trek : 3km, 2-3 hrs

  • Altitude : 5100 m

Today, you'll trek to the base camp of Kang Yatse II, your ultimate destination. The trail climbs steadily as you make your way towards the base camp, located at an altitude of 5,100 meters. Take it slow and steady to avoid altitude sickness and allow your body to adjust to the thin air. Arrive at the base camp and rest for the remainder of the day, preparing yourself for the summit bid.

  • Full training for summit climb

  • Acclimatization day

  • Training to use Technical equipment

    Today is dedicated to rest and preparation for the summit climb. Participate in a training session conducted by your trekking guide to learn essential mountaineering skills and techniques. Focus on breathing exercises and proper gear preparation for the summit push. Spend the day relaxing at the base camp, hydrating, and mentally preparing yourself for the challenge ahead.

  • Max Altitude : 6250m/20,500ft

  • Trek : 10 km, 11-12hrs

  • Tiffin Packed meals

    Rise early and begin your ascent towards the summit of Kang Yatse II, it will be a night trek for summit climb, the highlight of your trek. The climb is challenging and requires technical skills, including the use of crampons and ropes in certain sections. Take frequent breaks to rest and hydrate, maintaining a steady pace towards the summit. Reach the summit and celebrate your accomplishment with stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Descend carefully back to the base camp, where you can rest and recuperate after a long day of climbing.

  • Trek : 15km, 7-8 Hrs

  • Drive : 60km, 2-3 Hrs

    Bid farewell to the base camp as you begin your descent towards Chokdo. Traverse the Kongmaru La pass, situated at an altitude of approximately 5,100 meters, offering panoramic views of the Ladakh Range. Descend towards Chokdo, where your vehicle awaits to transfer you back to Leh. Upon reaching Leh, check into your Hotel and enjoy a well-deserved hot shower and comfortable bed.

Today serves as a reserve day in case the summit climb was not attempted on the scheduled day or if a second summit attempt is required. Alternatively, if the summit was successful on the first attempt, you can use this day for additional exploration or leisure activities in Leh. Use this day to explore Leh further, indulge in souvenir shopping, or simply relax and reflect on your trekking adventure. If reserve day is used it will be chargeable.

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THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

Kang Yatse is located in the Markha Valley of the Ladakh region in northern India, within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kang Yatse II stands at an impressive altitude of 6,250 meters (20,505 feet) above sea level.

Climbing Kang Yatse II is considered challenging, requiring good physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and acclimatization to high altitude.

The duration of the Kang Yatse II trek typically ranges from 10 to 12 days, including acclimatization, trekking, and summit attempts.

The reserve day is used in case the summit climb is not attempted on the scheduled day or for a second summit attempt if needed due to weather conditions or other factors.

While previous trekking experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that participants have prior trekking experience at high altitude and are physically prepared for the challenges of the trek.

Participants should have a good level of cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance to undertake the Kang Yatse II trek, as it involves long hours of trekking at high altitude.

Yes, permits are required for trekking and climbing in the Ladakh region. These permits can be obtained through authorized trekking agencies or the local tourism department.

While climbing any mountain involves inherent risks, Kang Yatse II is generally considered safe when proper precautions are taken, including acclimatization, following the guidance of experienced guides, and using appropriate gear.

The total trekking distance for Kang Yatse II varies depending on the route taken but typically covers approximately 70-80 kilometers round trip.

The main risks include altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, avalanches, rockfalls, and crevasses. It is essential to be prepared for these risks and take appropriate precautions.

It is highly recommended to use a reputable trekking agency with experienced guides for the Kang Yatse II trek to ensure safety, logistics, and support throughout the expedition.

Essential gears include mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, warm clothing, sleeping bag, trekking poles, and high-altitude medications. It is essential to have proper gear and clothing for the challenging conditions encountered during the trek.

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