Kang Yatse II Trek – Kang Yatse is a lofty, seat shaped peak which is situated at the top of the Markha Valley Leh,Ladakh. Its peak has 2 crowns. The actual eastern peak is loftier at 6,400 m though needs an exceedingly practical passover to other side of a knife-edge ridge. In this trek one will ascend the lower western peak at 6,250 m. The trek to Kang Yatse will take one through the ethnic series of Markha Valley, fleeting through charming habitat areas, Lhatos (religious shrines for local gods/goddesses), Mani walls (stones engraved by Buddhist prayers), old monasteries, broken down forts and awesome tea stalls contributing sustenance. One will trek the Markha Valley till the extensive meadows at Nimaling, after which one will exit the valley ground for peak aim.
Summit Kang Yatse II is a win for sober mountaineers, challenging their limits, with an inexpressible scenes as prize. After trekking the peak, one will trek down the 5280 m Kongmaru La pass, and go down the tapered Shang Gorge to finish journey at Chokdo.
As this trek will be officially done in winters so most probably you will have to fly to reach to Leh.
You will reach at Leh and shall be curious about your Kang Yatse II Trek and must be.
Have indulge in breakfast and get yourself adjusted with this beautiful terrian.
Enjoy untangling the very famous monasteries around Leh like Shey and Thiksey.
Night to be spend in the hotel
Driving to the path goes through a grim plain with the Indus till one is reaching its meeting with the Zanskar River. Then, we will take U-turn and get inside the Zanskar Valley. A tiny ahead of cold lies Kaya-Do where one crosses the river bank on a trolley.
Backing the Markha River, we will walk through the pretty valley on equitably level path. The trail crosses the river at diverse points, fleeting winter agreements that includes Lhatos (religious shrines for local gods) and Mani walls (stones engraved with Buddhist prayers).
The Markha valley trail moves from stone-mills, a broken fortress and the optimistic monastery of Techa, which is splendidly roosted upon a ridge that emerge above Markha.
Today the trail will take us to the awesome tableland of Nimaling, where the habitats of the Markha Valley carries their flocks to ruminate during the warm periods.
The trek begins from Nimaling through the unattached rocks till we stick out the peak of the hilltop.Now the trek slopes downhill. Total walking hours from Nimaling should be 2-3hrs.
Let us spend the day on the glacier sty-ding to rope up and use crampons and ice axes to climb on ice.
The peak push should start by midnight. One shall start trekking the stimulus to the right of Base Camp (true left) until you stretch out the top of the peak.
This day is required as there might be a possibility that in between due to weather batch could be late or have to sit down because of weather conditions.
Today we head back over the rocky ridge that brought you to Base Camp and reach Nimaling. From Nimaling, it is a gradual ascent to Kongmaru La pass at 5,200m with a stunning view waiting at the top.
Yes it is the time to end the trek :)
Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower),Scarf/muffler (optional)
Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel
Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleribottles!!)
Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole
Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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The winter in Ladakh is very very cold if you are not much familiar with winters. From Jan to March the temperature is likely to be warm but there will be cool air breezing. Jan is the chillest period in Leh .In March the days start to get hot and the temperature remains at around 8°C. Morning, evenings after 6 and nights are extremely cold. Daytime temperatures in Leh, and on trek should remain between –25°C to +6°C. Night-time temperature can come down to -10°C to – 25°C.
It almost takes 8 nights and 9 Days to comfortably complete Kang Yatse II Trek
One should carry very few important things and should not carry excess weight. One should not carry more than 8-14 kgs per person.