The Spangnak Kangri

  • 07 Days - 06 Night
  • Average height : 6380 M
  • June to October

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

Ladakh is a place known for high mountain ranges and peaks to climb. The region is always delighted by person, who loves adventure. Spangnak kangri (6380m) located in the valley of Changthang lies in between twin lake named Tsomoriri and Tsokar the lake known for salt water to the south east of Leh, around 220 km away from Leh town. The hardship depend on the route you choose as there are three different route to achieve its height and the difficulty level is different from one another. The most difficult route is one which is from the north of Tsomoriri. This route is technical need knowledge about Expedition.

Other two routes are quite easy but you should be physically sound and good trekker as well. You can see the first view of the peak from Chaktsang Tso little before Tsomoriri. You can drive only upto Tsomoriri, starting point of trek to the base camp. After walking 500 mtrs, meet Gyama nallah, that leads you to the camp first. Nomadic way of life is unique features of the valley, move from place to place in search of grass to graze their herds of yaks and goats. Their tents called Rebo in local language can be seen while going towards camp. View of the valley from the top is spectacular and everyone feel glad when they gained height of peak and enjoy the view of lakes and other known and unknown peaks lies in that ranges also heart taking. Do proper acclimatise before moving from Leh to such high altitude place.

Spangnak Kangri - Trip Detail
  • Day 01 Leh to Chaktsang Tso
    • Start early drive to Chaktsang tso from Leh via Mahe Bridge takes around 6 to 7 hours by taxi (easy drive). It is good to had lunch at Chumathang known for Medicinal Hot Spring among local. You need to cross the bridge from Mahe and keep driving till Chaktsang Tso arrive.
  • Day 02 Chaktsang Tso to camp first
    • Route you have to cover today is easy just need to walk for 3 to 4 hours. You can start walking late. On reaching camp, have lunch and relax for sometimes. But in the evening it is good to walk somewhere around campsite, just to get acclimatise.
  • Day 03 Camp First To Camp Two
    • An early start is recommended today, so need to have early breakfast and start your trek. After walking half an hour from the camping site, reach nallah need to cross. After that the route is gentle ascending and we have to keep walking for one hour by the side of that nallah, reach rocky land. keep on walking for one more hour to reach camp. There is pasture land little before the camping site.
  • Day 04 Camp Two To Base Camp
    • Again you need to start early as the route is bit far and for first couple of hour walk along the stream, reach at the place from where you will see upward trails take you to base camp. From there you can see the peak and route for summit. keep your torch and other climbing materials ready for early start. It is good to sleep early, as you need to start at least around 4 am.
  • Day 05 Base Camp To Summit To Gyama Nallah
    • You have to move for summit at around 4 am takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach on the top. Spending few time on the top need to walk back for Gyama nallah bit far but good to return at the base camp. Walking downward is easy, take lesser time.
  • Day 06 Gyama nallah to nomad camp/ Chaktsang Tso
    • Early start is recommended because the next camping site is bit far and will take around six hours to reach at camping site, it is just in front of nomadic camp. Overnight in tent at the camping site.
  • Day 07 Tsomoriri to Leh via Mahe
    • Have early breakfast and visit lake and Korzok monastery named” Thupstan Sningbo Drupgout Standar Chosling” which was founded between 1851-1861 by lama Kunga Lodos Snyingbo sponsored by head of Rupsho Tsering Tashi Namgial. Back to Leh by taxi. Lunch can be had at Chumathang hot spring/Upshi.