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Kang Yatze Expedtion

Kang Yatze (elevation 6,400 metres (21,000 ft)) is a mountain located at the end of the Markha valley in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India.
The mountain has two main summits, the lower western peak (Kang Yatze II) is easier (Alpine PD) and more frequently climbed, although lower at about 6200m. The higher eastern peak is the true summit (Kang Yatze I) although less frequently climbed as it is across a technically difficult knife-edge traverse. An alternative is to climb the North East ridge then directly up the steep snow face .

Expedition Details

Summit Programs

  • Day 1
    Receive at airport and drive to hotel and rest till lunch. After lunch explore Leh Market and visit, Santi Stupa and Leh Palace. Back to hotel.
  • Day 2
    Leh/Spituk/Zingchen 5 hours. Dep. After the breakfast drive to Spituk Bridge behind the Spituk monastery, around 7 kms from Leh town. Arrive Spituk Bridge at Indus River and start your trek through flat and desolate plane at the foot of the Stok Mountain. Gradually, you will leave the view of busy Leh-Srinagar highway and move towards wilderness of Himalaya. Arrive Zingchen through a gorge, which gives you a feeling of complete isolation. Overnight in Camp at Zingchen.
  • Day 3
    Zingchen to Yurutse 4-5 hours Leave Zingchen for Rumbak through a straight forward road; leaving village, you enter Hemis national park for the preservation of Snow leopard, Baharal and the marmot and wolf etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak and camp at Yurutse below Gandala Pass. Overnight in Camp.
  • Day 4
    Yurutse to Sku 6-7 hours From Yurutse follow path along the mountain side, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. There after cross Ganda La pass (4800m). Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 hrs of descent arrive in the valley of Markha and after few hundred meters you reach Skyu. Overnight in camp..
  • Day 5
    Sku to Markha 7-8 hours From Skiu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Chaluk. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Good camp site beyond the Village and near river. Overnight in camp..
  • Day 6
    Markha to Thachungtse 5-6 hours Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Tchatchutse via Hankar village. Overnight in camp.
  • Day 7
    Thachungtse to Nimaling 4-5 hours After breakfast start trekking to reach Nimaling. Nimaling (4900 M) has a sweeping pasture where thousands of sheep, goats, yaks and graze during the summer months, rising to the south is 6400 M high Kang Yatse (Nimaling Peak), a lovely mountain, but not an easy one to climb, Overnight in tents.
  • Day 8
    Expedition Kangyatse (6200m)
  • Day 9
    Nimaling to Chuskurmo- 6 hours. After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru la passes through narrow Gorges. At the top of the pass, you can have view of the Ladakh range and the villages of the Indus valley to the north is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Chuskurmo. Overnight in camp
  • Day 8
    Chuskurmo to Shang Sumdo to Leh. Trek Walk along the stream down to Shang Sumdo. Visit Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Drive to Leh enroute visit Thiksey, Shey and Stok Museum Palace. Evening at your leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 8
    Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and warm Farewell.
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Kang Yatze

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Markha Valley

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