Kang Yatse II Trek
Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir, India
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2019
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 31 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
15
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
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  • 13
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  • 15
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  • 16
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Date
Seats
2019
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 27 Jul, 2019
15
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 17 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 31 Aug, 2019
15
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
15
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019
15
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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this 13-day trekking expedition through Ladakh to summit the Kang Yatse II peak. This trek to Kang Yatse II gives you a chance to explore and experience the surreal cultural and natural wonders of Ladakh. From quaint villages, Khatos, Mani walls, old monasteries and ruined forts to vast meadows, sprawling glaciers, and the barren valley floor - this trip has everything! The trek to the summit will test your limits but your efforts will be rewarded with the ineffable views from the top - the beautiful landscape of Himalayas, the never-ending array of Karakoram and Zanskar range, the famous Stok Kangri peak and if you're lucky, you might even spot the world's second highest peak of K2.

    Destination

    Kang Yatse is a towering, stone-shaped peak at the head of the Markha Valley in Ladakh. It is often considered as the less popular sibling of Stok Kangri. The peak has two summits, and this trek takes you to the lower peak as it is less technical. The trek to Kang Yatse II is also considered as one of the easiest 6000m treks in the world. You'll also trek through the dense Hemis National Park, the desolate desert of Ladakh, the lush pastures of Nimaling, and of course, the snow-covered Kang Yatse itself. The trek is quite surreal and gives you a perfect experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    • Summit the Kang Yatsee II peak on this 13-day expedition.
    • Explore the surreal cultural and natural wonders of Ladakh.
    • Trek through dense forests, desolate deserts, and lush pastures to reach the summit.
    • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Karakoram and Zanskar range, the famous Stok Kangri Peak, and even K2 peak from the Kang Yatse II summit.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Kang Yatse II Expedition.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Kang Yatse II Expedition is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The traveller must have a medical certificate signed by a doctor.

    Insurance is mandatory for this trek to Kang Yatse II.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for the Kang Yatse II Trek.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for the Kang Yatse II trek.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Chilling
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    End point
    Chokdo
    Time of departure
    12:00 PM
    Time of return
    12:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    37 hr
    Total distance covered
    80 km
    Start point elevation
    10472 feet
    Maximum elevation
    20210 feet
    Minimum elevation
    10472 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 km
  • Day 1 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Arrive in Leh

    Today, you'll check in at the hotel in Leh at 12:00 hrs. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, and making last minute preparations. Overnight in hotel in Leh.

    Day 2 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatisation

    Today, you'll head out to explore the cultural and natural beauty of Leh, and you'll get acclimatized to the altitude of Leh. You can visit ancient monasteries or temples or you can indulge in some delicious local cuisines. Overnight in hotel in Leh.

    Day 3 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Leh to Skiu via Chilling

    Today, you'll drive to the roadhead at Chilling and then trek to Skiu. You'll also come across the confluence of Indus and Zanskar River. It is a short trek to Skiu. Overnight in tents at Skiu campsite.

    Day 4 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Skiu to Markha

    Today, you'll trek to Markha thrugh the gorgeous Zanskar Valley. It is mostly a flat trail and you'll cross over various rivers and streanms on the way. You'll also pass the winter settlements that contains Lhatos and Mani walls. You'll also get to explore the wonderful Markha village. Overnight in tents at Markha campsite.

    Day 5 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Markha to Thachungtse

    Today, you'll continue your trek and move towards Thachungtse. On the trek, you'll cross old stone mills, a ruined castle, and the Techa Monastery. You'll also get your first glimpse of the Kang Yatse Hill. Overnight in tents at Thachungtse.

    Day 6 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Thachungtse to Nimaling

    Today, you'll trek to the beautiful plateau of Nimaling. At the campsite, you'll meet people from all over the world, and local shepherds. Overnight in tents at Nimaling campsite.

    Day 7 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Kang Yatse Base Camp

    Today, you'll trek to the base camp of Kang Yatse. The trek starts off with a steep ascent until you'll reach the top of the ridge. Form there, you'll be treated to the magnificent view of Kang Yatse. You'll follow the trail downhill and across a river to reach the base camp. Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Day 8 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatization

    Today is an acclimatization day, and you'll trek to the high camp with all your equipment and you'll learn how to use ropes, crampons, and ice axes on the way. At the high camp, you'll drop the quipment and make your way back to the basecamp. Overnight in tents at base camp.

    Day 9 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to High Camp

    Today, you'll trek to the high camp which is located at an altitude of 18159 feet. You'll trek through a ridge and moraine to get to the high camp. Overnight in tents at high camp.

    Day 10 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Summit Kang Yatse II

    Today is the summit day! You'll begin early in the morning at 01:00 hrs and begin your trek to the Kang Yatse II peak. You'll begin at a moraine ridge, then rope up and enter the glacier region. You'll then pass the rocky outcropping on the northwest ride, and follow it to the summit. You'll catch the mesmerizing sunrise from the peak. You'll then trek back to the high camp, and then to the base camp. Overnight in tents at Basecamp.

    Day 11 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to Nimaling

    Today, you'll retrace your steps back to Nimaling through the rocky ridge. It is short trek with an initial descent. Overnight in tents at Nimaling campsite.

    Day 12 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Leh via Chokdo

    Today, you'll head back to Leh via Chokdo. You'll begin your day with a trek to Chokdo roadhead, from where the transport vehicle will pick you up and drive you back to Leh. Overnight in guesthouse at Leh.

    Day 13 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Depart from Leh

    Today is the last day of the trip. You'll check out of the guesthouse in Leh in the morning. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    12:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Skiu
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 km
    Trekking time
    5 hr

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Skiu
    End point
    Markha
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    20 km
    Trekking time
    8 hr

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Markha
    End point
    Thachungtse
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    13 km
    Trekking time
    6 hr

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thachungtse
    End point
    Nimaling
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 km
    Trekking time
    4 hr

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nimaling
    End point
    Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    2 hr

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp
    End point
    Base Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp
    End point
    High Camp
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    3 km
    Trekking time
    2 hr

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    High Camp
    End point
    Base Camp
    Day start time
    01:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7 hr

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base Camp
    End point
    Nimaling
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 km
    Trekking time
    3 hr

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nimaling
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    3 hr

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Leh
    End point
    Leh
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in guesthouses/hotels in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 12
    • Accommodation in tents from Day 3 to day 11 on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Meals from Lunch on Day 3 to Lunch on Day 12
    • All the required trekking equipment like ropes, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots
    • All the required permits, fees, forest charges including IMF permission for Indian nationals
    • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Transport from Leh to roadhead and back
      Excludes
    • Mandatory insurance (can be arranged for INR 1097 per person)
    • Meals during the hotel stay in Leh, and during road journeys
    • Any kind of personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 3500 per person)
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full sleeve t-shirts (non-cotton)
    • Fleece t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket
    • Down feather/hollofil jacket
    • Wind and waterproof jacket and pant
    • Thermal inners
    • Trek pents
    • Poncho/raincoat
    • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Cotton socks and woollen socks
    • Gaiters
    • Waterproof gloves
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Denim jeans, capris, shorts, etc.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation at hotels in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 12
    • Accommodation in tents from Day 3 to Day 11
    • Trekking equipments: ropes, ice axe, helmet, snow boots and crampon (as required)
    • First aid kit including stretcher and oxygen cylinder
    • Transportation from hotel in Leh to Chilling, and from Chokdo back to the hotel
    • Mules to carry technical equipment
      You need to get
    • Medical certificate signed by a doctor
    • Backpack (50-60 ltrs) with comfortable shoulder straps and rain cover
    • Lunch boxes and spoons/forks
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • 2x water bottles (1 ltrs each)
    • 1x thermos flask
    • Extra snacks like energy bars, dry fruits, ORS, etc.
    • Personal medical kit
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Sun-cap and sunglasses (photo chromatic, UV protected with side cover)
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava
    • Neck gaiters
    • Floaters/flip-flops
    • Fleece/woollen gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Arrive in Leh

    Overnight in guest house at Leh.

    You'll check in at the guesthouse in Leh at 12:00 hrs. | All the meals at the uesthouse will be on your own expenses.

    Day 2 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatisation

    Overnight in guest house at Leh.

    All the meals at the guesthouse in Leh will be at your own expenses.

    Day 3 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Leh to Skiu via Chilling

    Overnight in tents at Skiu.

    Today's meal package includes packed lunch and dinner. You'll have packed lunch en route to Skiu, and dinner will be served at the Skiu campsite.

    Day 4 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Skiu to Markha

    Overnight in tents at Markha.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Skiu campsite, you'll have packed lunch en route to Markha, and dinner will be served at the Markha campsite.

    Day 5 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Markha to Thachungtse

    Overnight in tents at Thachungtse.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Markha campsite, you'll have packed lunch en route to Thachungtse, and dinner will be served at the Thachungtse campsite.

    Day 6 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Thachungtse to Nimaling

    Overnight in tents at Nimaling.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Thachungtse Campsite, you'll have packed lunch en route to the Nimaling, and dinner will be served at the Nimaling campsite.

    Day 7 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Kang Yatse Base Camp

    Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Nimaling campsite, packed lunch en route to the base camp, and dinner will be served at the base camp.

    Day 8 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatization

    Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the meals will be served at the base camp itself.

    Day 9 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to High Camp

    Overnight in tents at the high camp.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the base camp, lunch and dinner will be served at the high camp.

    Day 10 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Summit Kang Yatse II

    Overnight in tents at the base camp.

    Today's meal package includes packed breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Packed breakfast and lunch will be had on the trek, and dinner will be served at the base camp campsite.

    Day 11 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to Nimaling

    Overnight in tents at Nimaling.

    Today's meal package incluges breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the base camp, packed lunch en route to Nimaling, and dinner will be served at the Nimaling campsite.

    Day 12 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Leh via Chokdo

    Overnight in guest house at Leh.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and packed lunch. Breakfast will be served at the Nimaling campsite, and packed lunch will be served en route to Chokdo. Dinner will be on your own expense in Leh.

    Day 13 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Depart from Leh

    Your journey ends before nightfall.

    All the meals will be at your own expense today. You'll check out of the hotel by 12:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

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