Kang Yatse Peak 2 Expedition

  • 07 Days 06 Night
  • 20219 ft
  • June to October

Choose distination in Ladakh to feel the joy of gaining height.

The kangyatsey (2) shoulder of Kangyatse lies to the southeast of Leh located in the valley of Marka famous as Markha valley trek. The peak is beautiful and easy to climb, here remains snow and ice throughout the year. Proper mountaineering gears should be with you for climbing this peak and as far as guide is concern local trekking guide is enough to support in summiting this peak. We can approach this peak from four different ways:-

01. Chelling 56 km away from Leh to the southeast direction of Indus river. It takes four days from Cheling to reach base camp. And it is considered to be the best route to get there. It is helpful to get familiar with the altitude as you going higher day by day, you will really enjoy the exceptional view of the valley and opportunity to know the life style of the people living there.

02. The second route is Shang Sumdo around 50kms away Leh in the southeast direction of Indus river, ending point of famous Markha valley trek. Takes around one and half hours to get to the starting point by taxi from Leh. On the very first day have to climb Kongmarula pass (6150m). So recommended not to choose this route, altitude sickness and other hardship may bring obstacles in trips when one directly goes on such an altitude area.

03. Lato located in Gya village takes around 2 hours to get there by taxi from Leh. From there takes 3 days to reach to the base camp by trekking. We have to cross Chakstang la pass (5150m) immediately after start walking and this is not right for any trekker.

04. Kharnak (Dat) located in the valley of kharnak around 160 kms away from Leh town bit far from Leh. Takes around 5 hours to get there by taxi via Taklangla, considered as second highest motor able road in the whole world after Khardungla (18380ft). Four days is required to reach to the base camp of Kangyatse via Zalungkarpo la (5197m).

Kang Yatse Peak 2 Expedition - Trip Detail
  • Day 01 Leh to Chelling(10499ft) to Sku
    • From Leh to Chelling bridge by taxi 56 kms takes around two hours to get there. Now the road is open upto Sku but keeping in view disturbance for wild life as the valley is home of many wild life, tourist vehicles is not permitted to go beyond the bridge. So we have to start our trekking from Chelling bridge. Takes around two hours to reach Sku village. The camp is in the middle of village. You will enjoy scenic beauty of this remote village bounded by high mountains.

  • Day 02 Sku (10991ft) to Markha
    • To avoid day heat, it is recommended to start early as the route is bit far but easy. After walking sometimes from camping site, you reach at a bridge, cross it and keep walking for couple of hours reach at a village name Sara consist of just three families. The view of the village is beautiful. Keep continue walking reach to the river bank and cross river from there. You need to cross same river 2 times before reach Markha. The village is the largest in the valley consist of more than 50 families. There are two campsite in the village, one is just before the village and another one is at the end of village on the river bank.

  • Day 03 Hankar(13217ft) camp to base camp (16840ft)
    • On time and easy reaching at camping site, early start from Hankar camp is recommended. Till Thochungtse bridge arrive, follow the left bank of the stream. After crossing bridge reach at the field and campsite (Thochungtse) from there you have to climb vertical ascend for around 1 hour and reach at a pond and then have to follow that small stream start from that pond. Need to walk more than hour to reach to the base camp, but little before the camp we have to cross stream. But after crossing it need to turn right and follow the trails to go to kangyatse (2) base camp. The view of the place is unique; you will enjoy the view of peak, greenery, colourful mountains and stream from that site.

  • Day 04 Relax At Base Camp(16470ft) And Getting Ready For Next Day Route
    • After breakfast, relax sometime and after that need to do walking practice with climbing shoes and walk upto nearest snow land for acclimatise and to check the route.

  • Day 05 06 Base Camp(16470ft) To Summit Camp/Summit To Base Camp
    • It takes around 09 to 10 hours to summit but depend on condition of snow/weather. Necessary action need to take on ground after watching condition of the route and weather on the day of summit.

  • Day 06 Base camp to Chokdo pickup point
    • Early start is recommended as the route is bit far and first two hours of walking is little ascend upto top of Kongmarula (5150m) and walk continuously along the stream till the pickup point arrive. Its takes around 8 to 9 hours to reach pick up point. Chokdo camp is in the middle of village.

  • Day 07 Chokdo(12777ft) camp to Leh by taxi
    • Taxi will be sent there to pickup takes around 2 hours to reach Leh via Kharu.