Kang Yatse (II) Trek situated at the head of Markha valley Ladakh, is an incredible towering throne-shaped peak in the Himalayan range. The massif is divided into two summits, one on the east and one on the west. Both the summits are a picturesque journey but vary in general preference. The eastern summit, at 6400 metres, is a high-risk summit requiring extensive mountaineering experience and crossing a narrow knife-edge ridge, while the western summit is much more traversed with a less risk-involved factor.
Kang Yatse (2) summit is officially trekked for the western summit at a height of 6250 metres, it is a popular trail with high-altitude hikers wanting to conquer Kang Yatse’s altitude of 6000+ metres.
The trek trail to Kang Yatse (2) is a beautiful walk across the Markha Valley covering many quaint villages en route. Markha valley is one of the prettiest Ladakh valleys along with the exquisite monasteries, incredible views of the far-stretched neighboring Himalayas, refreshing snack stalls and interactive natives are sure to keep the trekkers entertained and yet grounded enough to remain attached to the beautiful scenery surrounding them. Considering how implausible the trek’s scenery is, it might highly assist climbers in choosing their next expedition.
Key Points of Kang Yatse (II) Trek
|Duration||9 Nights 10 Days from Leh to Leh
(Keep one or two Extra days depending Upon the weather and climate conditions)
|Temperature||(20°C to 25°C)during day
(8°C to 15°C)during Night
|Trek Weather||It is unpredictable and can change anytime so do keep an extra day in the itinerary|
|Best Time:||June to September|
|Trek Level:||Difficult to challenging|
|Trek distance:||Covering 82 km|
|Group Size:||A minimum group size of 5 people.
(In case anyone wants to book a private tour for their friends and family we provide a different procedure for it)
|Trek Fee||Rs. 45000.00|
Highlights of Kang Yatse (II) Trek
- Level: Difficult (so first-timers trekkers should avoid nun expedition)
- For this expedition, it is important to follow the Guideline and Rule of the IMF. Without this, it will not be an expedition working Himalayan hikers
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Group size minimum of 05 maximum of 10 people
- Need proper Expedition gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
- Shoes are the single most important equipment
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
- Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
- Phones don’t work on the trek, we are provide to you Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
- Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
- Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg to 15 Kg )
- Keep an extra day in your itinerary for attempt to summit account for bad weather
- Alcohol and smoking is not allowed in during the Expedition
Some of the highlights of Kang Yatse (II) Trek
The trek to Kang Yatse (2) will take you through monasteries, ancient Himalayan culture and the famous alpine meadows of the Ladakh valley. Trekkers will begin their journey in Siku and end at the summit. The descent will take a different route, culminating in a journey to Chokdo.
The Markha valley where the first rest day will apply is accompanied with the pass through the Hemis National Park famous for its lively wildlife. Trekkers may have the opportunity to see the magnificent snow leopard in addition to the usual views of Arghal, Bharal, Shapu, and others. The breathtaking view of Kang Yatse (2) will be visible as the trekkers near the end of their journey to Markha Valley.
The beautiful meadows just before Namling but after trekkers leave the Markha valley are without a doubt one of the best views of the entire trek. Grazing sheep, a shepard trail, and lush greenery are proof that these meadows are among the best in the Himalayas. The journey after base camp is difficult, requiring intense physical exertion as well as mental fortitude. The Kang Yatse (II) expedition is designed for experienced mountaineers who want to climb peaks of 6000 metres or higher. Prior knowledge of technical and mountaineering techniques will be extremely beneficial to the trekkers’ journey. Challengers must be physically and mentally fit due to the technical ascent to the summit as well as the distance travelled.
Things to look forward to-
- Provides a remarkable sense of accomplishment while also bringing you one step closer to your expedition aspirations of much higher and harsher peaks.
- Explore the beauty of Hemis National Park
- Meadows en route are captivating with a strong influence over memorable fortitude
- Experience the native culture of the Markha Valley involving 3 different villages
- Old monasteries exposing the vivid ancient history of the place provides an extreme sense of serenity and upgraded wish to explore more.
- The confluence of the Zanskar River with the Indus River before the on vehicle travel to Chilling is a major highlight of the dive way..
Views along the journey
- Hemis National Park flooding with wild fauna provides incredible insight to Himalayan wildlife. Trekkers, if lucky, might get a chance to witness the snow leopard beast.
- Distant view of Kang Yatse (2) right at the end of Markha Valley is a picture perfect nature’s canvas.
- Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of the Markha valley and Zanskar range, as well as the Karakoram peaks and mountains that surround Kang Yatse, once you reach the summit.
- Depending on the clarity of the skies, you may also notice the K2 peak and the distant Tibet Mountains.
Nearby places to visit
Since trekkers will be staying at least 2 days before the trek for acclimatization, we highly recommend trekkers to explore the vast culture of Leh.
- Thiksey monastery with over 500 monks is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Ladakh, it is easily a good choice for an exploration day.
- Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is one of the highly religious and impactful places to visit in Leh.
- Souvenirs from the local markets are a must do, the culturally guided items are sure a short way to spend a great time in Ladakh.
- The many monasteries are a great way to spend the day learning about the culture and its domination in the area.
The altitude covered in Kang Yatse (II) Trek
- Leh- 3500m
- Markha valley-3703m
- Base Camp-5099m
Best Time to Visit Kang Yatse (II) Trek
Kang Yatse (II)’s ascent and descent are both challenging with occasional tough terrain and acclimatization. The best time to hike these paths is between July and October, when Himalayan region experiences moderate climate. The temperature usually ranges between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius during the day with substantially colder nights; the higher the trekkers ascend, the colder it becomes.
Is it safe?
Set amidst the high altitude ranges, concerns regarding Kang Yatse (II) trek safety are indeed very valid. To assure you we have all the possible probabilities calculated if anything goes off the schedule. At every stop point of the journey, trekkers will be going through a proper guided session informing them about the upcoming terrains.
All of our professionals strive to provide the best experience possible for trekkers, so a collaborative contribution of a relaxed mindset and morally communicative behavior with fellow trekkers will be greatly appreciated.
Difficulty level Kang Yatse (II) Trek
Because the top is relatively high in elevation, we recommend a reasonable level of physical fitness. We strongly advise trekkers to be physically and mentally prepared for an endurance process as the arduous journey might throw obstacles at unexpected hours. Throughout the course, all groups will be guided by our experts for trekking equipment and any impending terrain. Trekkers must be aware of any AMC conditions and must notify our teams before continuing their ascent.
Weather conditions in Kang Yatse (II) Trek
The weather conditions vary depending on the time of year trekker’s travel. The months of July to October are generally considered to be comfortable for this expedition; however, as the teams gain altitude, the weather may become much colder, with chilly nights and mornings. Winters are highly improbable for this summit expedition.
1) Because nights at elevations tend to be considerably colder, we suggest having well-graded, warm and comfortable clothing along with good quality shoes.
2) Despite the fact that we handle medical crises, we urge individuals to keep their emergency kits at hand in any case of personal underlying illnesses.
3) Since the journey provides you with a picturesque view of many peaks, don’t forget to bring your camera along with extra batteries.
4) Our staff will consult with fellow trekkers about their luggage and, if lacking, will assist trekkers in obtaining any necessary equipment. Only the relevant luggage should be brought, as a result.
Other important trekking essentials-
Connectivity and Transactions
1) All networks, including Vi, Airtel, and BSNL, function well in Ladakh, but connectivity along the route is unpredictable, so we advise people to complete all of their work ahead of time.
2) Trekkers will be provided with walkie- talkies beforehand in case of emergency
3) Last ATM transactions available will be at Leh. We recommend travelers to collect cash beforehand or while in Leh as ATMs available at other places might not dispense cash at times.
How to Reach in Kang Yatse (II) Trek
If you are travelling from any metropolitan city in India or from outside India, getting to the capital city of Delhi may be the first and most important step. All major modes of transportation, such as air, road, and rail, can take you to Delhi.
Leh is connected to most major cities in India via all chief modes of transportation. Trekkers could perhaps conduct extensive research for their direct mode of transportation to ensure a much smoother arrival.
How to reach Leh from Delhi
By air– Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the nearest airport to Leh. It is well connected to Delhi with many flights in a week. Cabs are easily available from the airport to Leh.
By road-Delhi have road routes to Leh via Manali or via Srinagar. Trekkers will have to book either a bus or private cabs. Prior booking for cabs and bus are easily available at various sites.
Some important points to note-
- Please note that we don’t provide timings schedules for transportation before Leh. Subjected to various conditions the scheduled timings and availability of particular rides may differ. We recommend trekkers to reach out our teams for any queries. You can drop an email or call us for an initial guided session.
- Our teams will be collecting trekkers at fixed points of airports, railway stations and bus stands.
- It is recommended that unless any delay arrives, trekkers are advised to reach the destinations at least 2 hours prior.
Short itinerary of Kang Yatse (II) Trek
Note: – Our service will remain from Leh to Leh – for more details please check includes or excludes
|Day 1||Arrival Leh|
|Day 2||Leh (Acclimatization day)|
|Day 3||Leh to Chilling and trek to Siku|
|Day 4||Trek to Markha|
|Day 5||Trek to Hangkar|
|Day 6||Trek to Nimaling|
|Day 7||Trek to Kang Yatse Base camp|
|Day 8||Rest and Acclimatization|
|Day 9||Base Camp to Summit to back to Base Camp|
|Day 10||Trek to Chokdo via Nimaling and drive to Leh|
Things Himalayan Hikers Recommend
As previously stated, a camera, as well as spare batteries and memory cards, are recommended. We can assure and guarantee that you will be stopping frequently along the trail to observe the grandeur of the trekking experience.
We strongly advise trekkers to prepare for the perilous journey ahead. Consistently working on your physical fitness and mental stamina will be of great help to trekkers.
After the trek, we strongly encourage trekkers to tag us on social media when they post any memories from the trip; this will not only prove invaluable to us with our work, but will also serve as a motivational example for all of our experts.
Why you should choose us
We’re here to give you the greatest experience possible through the eyes of highly skilled and qualified specialists who have a passion for adventure sports. We are community members attempting to promote our favorite adventure sports while also supporting local businesses. We, at Himalayan hikers, dedicate ourselves to providing you with unforgettable experiences.