Kang Yatse (II) Trek

10 Days - 9 Nights
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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

Altitude: 6250m.
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
  • Siku-3399m
  • Markha valley-3703m
  • Hangkar-4000m
  • Namling-4699m
  • Base Camp-5099m
  • Summit-6250m

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.

Trekking Essentials

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 airKushok 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.

Delhi>Leh> Chilling

By railway– 

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.


Day 1- Arrival Leh

Arrive at Leh, drive to hotel check-in and get ready for an overnight stay.


Day 2- Leh (Acclimatization day)

Acclimatization Day. Trekkers can visit nearby places and explore Leh, its local culture, monasteries and cuisines.


Day 3 – Leh to Chilling and trek to Siku

Morning after breakfast, check out of hotels and drive to Siku via Chilling. En route, experience the wilderness of the route. Once again, stop for lunch before proceeding further. Check into a local stay for an overnight rest.


Day 4 – Trek to Markha

After the rest, in the morning the trek starts from Skiu to Markha which will be a 8-hour journey. Dinner will be provided, after dinner all can retire to bed.


Day 5- Trek to Hangkar

The next morning trek begins from Markha and will end at Hangkar. Beautiful Sceneries as well old structures will be seen during the journey. After the whole long day’s journey all can rest.


Day 6- Trek to Nimaling

The journey begins after breakfast from Hangkar to Nimaling. The journey will lead to the beautiful plateau where the scenery deserves photo clicks. At night all can rest in bed.


Day 7- Trek to Kang Yatse Base camp

The Next morning’s trek begins from Nimaling to Kang Yatase base camp. In the trek you will get to see magnificent views of Kang yatse.


Day 8- Rest and Acclimatization

It is the acclimatization. IN this we will be resting, and spend learning to rope and the use of crampons and ice axes to climb on ice.


Day 9- Base Camp to Summit to back to Base Camp

After the rest, the next journey starts from the base camp at midnight to the summit. All the instructions given yesterday will apply now. After reaching the summit, we will head back to the Base camp.


Day 10 – Trek to Chokdo via Nimaling and drive to Leh

This day we will head back to leh. In between we trek to chokdo via nimaling and then drive to Leh.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is included in this Expedition?

Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges.

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis.

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner.

Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance, Search & Rescue , Method of Instructions  mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre outdoor Education.

Experienced local guide and Sherpa, permanent technical guide.

Kitchen team



High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner etc

Dining Tent


Gaiters, Koflach Climbing shoes


Ice Axe, Screw gate

Carabineers, rock pitons, ice pitons, snow stakes

Rescue Ropes, Climbing Ropes, Snow bar

Harness, Descended, Ascender, figure of 8, Ice Screw

Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

What is not included in this Expedition?

Items that is not included in the cost of tour price.
❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Personal toiletry Items
❌ Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , Medical certificate , Declaration from for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

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