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Kang Yatse II Summit With Markha Valley Trek

Kang Yatse 2 Summit With Markha Valley Trek

Climbing the most elegant peak of Ladakh and the Markha Valley

A Himalayan High Experience
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  • Duration: 10 days/ 10 nights, Leh to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 6200m
  • Grade: Challenging ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Jul - Oct
  • Terrain: Meadows, rocky, snow field
  • Activity Type: Climb, Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Leh
  • Ends At: Leh
  • Region: India - Ladakh
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
  • Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • Mobile Network: BSNL postpaid in Leh and vicinity and from the summit
  • Internet Option: 2g in Leh and vicinity
  • Temperatures: -5 to 6 on higher camps
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
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Kang Yatse Summit Trek

Kang Yatse is an elegant mountain dominating the Markha valley. It has 4 summits. The main peak, popularly know as Kang Yatse 1 is a dome with a cornice and has its summit at 6401 meters. It requires technical skills and rope works to be used to reach its summit. However, fulfilling the dream of every trekker and a non-climber to climb this beautiful mountain, Kang Yatse 2 is a trekking peak with a summit altitude of 6200 meters. The route to its summit is challenging and climbs over the base camp steeply over soft snow and loose rocks. This is one of the highest trekking peaks in the entire belt of the Indian Himalayas, higher than Stok Kangri which is more popular and commercial trek operators has wrongly made it famous as the highest trekking peak of India.

Kang Yatse 2nd Peak offers a great chance to climb a 6200-meter peak requiring no mountaineering skills at all, though having it helps. The peak of Kang Yatse dominates the Markha Valley with its elegant presence and stands apart distinctively from its other surrounding peaks, few of which are also over 6000 meters high. It can be taken as your introduction to real-time mountaineering skills required in the high Himalayas. The altitude, terrain, gradient of the climb, snow conditions and cold provides enough challenge even to the fittest and experienced trekkers. Kang Yatse being a lesser-known peak and remote, it offers a great raw experience of the Himalayas.

If you ask us to suggest the best climbing and trekking adventure in Ladakh, we would keep Kang Yatse on top of the list.. not just because it is one of the most elegant looking mountains in the Himalayas, but climbing it also offers a high adventure quotient compared to the otherwise popular Stok Kangri

 

 

 

Approach March to The Base Camp

approaching hankar from markha

The approach to this gem begins from Chilling and a trek through the Markha Valley, passing by the villages of Skiu, Markha and Hankar. These villages are some of the historical villages, not only of Ladakh but also of India - a part of the ancient Silk Route and also the Indus Valley Civilization. The fertile land is further turned into a rich agricultural valley by the sheer determination and hard work of the dwelling locals.

On the approach march to the peak of Kang Yatse, we come across local villagers living in this beautiful abode. Talking to them gives an enlightening perspective to your thought process. As soon as you leave the Markha campsite and walk towards Hankar, the peak of Kang Yatse is seen for the first time and right away, it starts dominating not just the valley, but also your mind.

After crossing Hankar and the campsite of Thochungtse, we reach the base camp, diverging from the trail to Nimaling near a natural Lake. Here, the massif of Kang Yatse stands right in front of you inspiring within you enough grit and determination to scale its summit.

 

 

 

The Summit Attempt

the final ascent

Its a steep climb after the base camp to the summit of the peak. We start the trek properly geared up with harness, descender, carabiners, climbing boot, gaiters, helmet and start the trek with our headlamps on, as we start the summit attempt at sharp midnight. Initially, we negotiate the loose scree zone to reach the summit ridge, often the Crampon Point from where we wear our climbing crampons to negotiate the snow and ice ahead. During early June and July, there is ample snow and crampons needs to be worn right from the base camp itself. The climb gets steeper and steeper with time and amount of snow deposit keeps on increasing as well. Its a difficult climb dwelling above 5000 meters and a hard walk for some 7 - 8 hours takes you to the summit of the Kang Yatse Second Peak Summit. The feeling of standing on the top does feel satisfying. The views from the top are breathtaking! Peaks of East Karakoram, Zanskar and Ladakh are visible from the top like an eagle's view.

As the famous saying goes - 'Getting to the top is optional, but getting down is mandatory', we start our trek down from the summit and is fast. We reach the base camp in some 4 hours. In our itinerary, we have kept a reserved day which is to be used for bad weather or an unsuccessful attempt. We return in a day from the Base Camp to Leh via the high pass of Kongmaru La, following the Markha Gorge and exiting via the village of Shang Sumdo, which is the motorhead for the return.

 summit photo collage of kang yatse

 summit climb of kang yatse 2

 

 

 

Acclimatization Is The Primary Key To Success

On a difficult trek like this which climbs steeply on difficult terrain higher above 6000 meters, acclimatization is your primary weapon. Our itinerary is well designed from the acclimatization perspective and gives you enough rest to achieve the success on the summit. Firstly, the 2 rest days in Leh ( we advice 1 more day in Leh ) and then the short acclimatization walks on each evening not just gives you better photographs but also helps you acclimatize better for the upcoming challenges. The base camp is at 5000 meters and sleeping at this altitude is difficult. However, to be successful in achieving the summit, we need to adjust quickly and sleep well. We have kept extra rest and orientation days in the base camp to help you prepare well for the summit attempt and also acclimatize well for the difficult altitude and trek in the coming days.

The meal plan that we render on the trek is also designed keeping in mind better and quicker acclimatization with more hot garlic soups, more and more water, less of oily food and a balanced diet of carbohydrate and enough but not much protein which are easily digestible.

Slow walks on approach days gives much better result with acclimatization, even if you could walk quicker. Preserve that extra energy for the summit walk.

Read more on 13 Ways to Acclimatize Naturally

 

 

 

Importance Of Rest Day and Orientation of Technical Equipment In The Base Camp:

After we reach the base camp, we have a full rest day the next day. Though we call it a full rest day, actually it is not so. We do spend some time getting acquainted with our equipment so that we gear up very quickly for the summit climb which starts right at midnight, around 12 or 1 AM depending upon the team speed. We will give you all technical gears required for the trek which are - a helmet, walking ice-ax, seat harness, pair of gaiters, screw carabiner, pair of double-layered mountaineering boot, pair of climbing crampons. Our leaders explains and demonstrates how to wear and use these technical gears. We are supposed to try everything and make sure everything is fine and fit. Our leaders will explain how to gear up for the summit climb and will also show you the rope technique as we will climb the peak roped-up with each other. It's a very important day and we need to very alert in the demo session. We also go for acclimatization walk in roped up condition to get acquainted with rope skills and acclimatize better.

orientation in base camp of kang yatse

 

 

 

Setting Up Of Advanced Base Camp For The Summit

More snow and smaller team allows us to set up Advanced Base Camp on the summit ridge. Since the route does not have any water source we will have to melt snow for water. Hence Early June, July eases up setting advanced base camp on the summit ridge. We carry a small butane cylinder and alpine stove to heat water and cook some ultralight food for the Bivouac Advance Camp. This eases our summit climb but one has to be acclimatized well to camp and sleep at ABC, higher up than the base camp. In August and September also it is possible to set up ABC but water has to be carried and a rougher campsite is to be expected which does not ease sleeping at all.

We have one of the best success ratio on these summits with our excellent and professional team of experts. We have climbed this peak under very difficult and unfavorable conditions when many others have failed time and again or followed our route. All thanks to our hard-working team right from the top till bottom. We were one of the very few trekking companies who started to climb this peak way back with our Founder attempting this right after opening Himalayan High. Since then till now, we have climbed this peak many times successfully with trekkers and climbing enthusiasts from all over the World.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CLIMB WITH US?

Unlike the mass-trekking and hand-held trekking groups in our country, we, on all of our treks, inspire and motivate to boost more of the Intrinsic and Inherent Adventure Sense of a human being when it comes to our work ethics. We human beings are born to Survive. It is just about letting yourself free to get back your intrinsic senses to adapt, survive and then excel.

Having said that, we take safety as a first matter of concern on any of our treks, and hence provide the Guides and Leaders who are tremendously experienced, knowledgeable, responsible and capable of handling such treks. We keep our group size limited to 12 people on challenging treks like this as smaller groups have more summit success rate since the team is more focused on their objectives, share common physical abilities, are safer and friendlier. Most importantly, our filtration and selective process ensures that the team, unlike that of the mass-trekking groups, is not limited by the weaknesses of the unfiltered, incompetent and unmanageable flock joining the team. Smaller group also helps to create an ambient Himalayan experience of Solitude, giving priority to Safety, Easy Management, Maximum Attention, Utmost care, Friendly attitude, and a Learning experience to make you a better and a humble trekker.

Our forced efforts to keep the group size small have given us a very nice success rate on the summits of these trekking peaks in the Himalayas. Our itinerary and meal plan is very well planned and with further orientation and planning, we move closer to the summit with each of these carefully decided actions.

The equipment that we provide on the treks are some of the best in the industry. Few of those are designed and custom-made just to suit our purpose of a safe and comfortable trek experience. We provide you with all the gears required to be better equipped for the trek. The quality of local resources, cooks and porters are not neglected and we make sure that we hire responsible local resources for your group accompanied by one of our leaders who further ensures that the quality of services are delivered as promised and forms a liaison between the group and the local hires. Right from the food that we serve on the trek to the toilet tents and camping toilet seat that we provide, dining tents to a separate camping stools, pre-trek orientation to proper coordination, SOS arrangements, etc - Everything is taken care of with utmost professionalism and expertise of the field.

We have until now worked across the Himalayas of India, Nepal, and Bhutan with tremendous client satisfaction and reviews. From beginner’s trek to that of highly challenging treks and expedition, we have handled it all very efficiently with excellent success rate. We have always kept and delivered our promise of keeping the team small, like-minded, tidy by proper selection and filtration through discussion and with utmost safety and no incidences of mishaps so far due to our proper planning by experts of the field.

We are a transparent and flexible organization and have kept our reviews online. You may read our reviews on our Google Business Page: https://goo.gl/ezyw13 

Photos from Indian Army’s Expedition to Kang Yatse 1 & 2 supported by Team Himalayan High

You may also have a look at Our Kang Yatse - Stok Kangri Twin Summit trek or Kang Yatse 1 Climb

Do not forget to check the Trek Album on our Photo Gallery Page

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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for this travel. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this for you.

You can use the link - Request Customized Private Travel Plan and fill the form to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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From INR 48,000 To 85,000
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From USD 679 To 1,154
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  • Day 1

    Fly, Rest, Acclimatize

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Leh (3500m ) . 2 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: None
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Drive, Trek

    From Leh (3500m ) To Skiu (3400m ), Via - Chilling (3200m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Skiu (3400m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Skiu (3400m ) To Markha (3700m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Markha (3700m )
    Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Markha (3700m ) To Thochungtse (4200m ), Via - Hankar (3980m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Thochungtse (4200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Thochungtse (4200m ) To Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Summit Day.

    From Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m ) To Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m ), Via - Kang Yatse Shoulder Summit (6200m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek, Drive

    From Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000m ) To Leh (3500m ), Via - Kongmaru La (5130m ), Chuskirmo (4140m ). 8 - 9 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 11

    Fly Out

    Departure Day
    From Leh (3500m ) To New Delhi (200m ) . 2 Hrs. 1100 Kms
    Overnight In: New Delhi (200m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 1 Medical Expert + Certified Technical Climbing/Trek Leader.
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Orientation Expert
  • 1 Dedicated Pre-Trek Coordinator
  • 1 Local Route Guide.
  • 1 Assistant Route Guide/ Technical Help ( for group size between 8 - 15 ).
  • 1 Cook + Required Kitchen Helpers.
  • Required Camp Helpers.
  • Required Evacuation Helpers.
  • All camping equipment including Dining and Toilet Tents.
  • All climbing and safety gears like Helmet, Harness, Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axes, Climbing Rope, etc
  • Sleeping bags with fleece liners for warmth and hygiene.
  • All meals on Treks suited for high altitude.
  • 3 meals, i.e BLD with morning and evening teas, evening snacks, dessert and hot drinks after dinner
  • All safety trek gears as required.
  • High Altitude Medical kit with oxygen cylinders.
  • All permits required for trekking in Hemis National Park, Peak Royalties and Climbing Fees.
  • All staff, their wage, insurances, transfers to and from their home and meals.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Leh ( room + breakfast )
  • All transfers from Leh to Leh for the trek
  • Offloading of personal load up to 10 Kgs per trekker on Yaks/Horses/Porters
  • Complimentary airport pickup and drop
  • forest entry permits and camping fees
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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Lunch and Dinner in Leh
  • Bottled Water or Any Other Drinks
  • ANY EXTRA COST AS A TAX OR ROYALTY TO BE GIVEN TO ANY GOVERNMENT OR OTHER LOCAL BODIES APART FROM ALTOA PERMIT FOR INDIVIDUALS, CAMPING FEES FOR LOCALS, PEAK CLIMBING FEES FOR FOREIGNERS AND HEMIS NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEES WHICH ARE THE ONLY PERMIT COST KNOWN AT THE TIME OF COST CALCULATION
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+ Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Delhi To Leh

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Upon receiving you in Leh airport, we shift you to our Hotel which is one of the very best in Ladakh.  Acclimatizing and staying hydrated is the key to a successful summit trek in Ladakh. Today you will face some problem adjusting to the altitude, dryness and cold winds of Ladakh, but with proper rest, everything will be all fine.

Our team leader will meet and brief about the entire plan in the evening around 6 PM. He will also check your preparedness and test all the gears which we provide you, like climbing boots, down jackets, harness, etc.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: None

Photos From The Day:

  • day1 photo - leh city
  • day1 photo - leh cityscape

Day 2Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Quick Information:
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Chemo Monastery: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Shanti Stupa: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Rest, City Surfing, Acclimatize
Brief Details Of The Day:

We start the day with an acclimatization walk to the higher points in Ladakh, namely the Tsemo Monastery, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Doing this helps you understand how it feels like trekking in the cold desert of Ladakh. It also allows us to understand your ways of trekking. You will be on your own from the afternoon for the rest of the day as we finish other works to start the trek tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

  • day2 photo - acclimatization in leh
  • day2 photo - acclimatization trek to tsemo monastery
  • day2 photo - leh city from leh palace
  • day2 photo - tsemo monastery in leh

Day 3From Leh To Skiu, Via - Chilling

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning after breakfast, we board the cab for the beautiful drive to Chilling which is our trek start point. After about 2 hours, we reach Chilling. While the horses are loaded, our guide leads you to the trek to Skiu. It's a habitat zone and local villagers, farmlands and beautiful monasteries keep you engaged throughout the trek. The grand beauty of Ladakh takes over the control of our heart!

Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day3 photo - the pulley bridge crossing zanskar river in chilling
  • day3 photo - towards skiu on markha trek
  • day3 photo - very old mane near skiu on markha trek
  • day3 photo - start of the markha trek towards skiu
  • day3 photo - small old chortens near skiu on markha trek

Day 4From Skiu To Markha

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we trek to the village of Markha. A flat but a long walk with occasional short patches of ascends and descends like yesterday's. The views throughout are breathtaking. Watch out for the classic rockscapes and structures of the mountains formed by wind and water erosion. They will certainly give you lots of different illusions. The campsite of Markha is very beautiful on a flat pasture land with a stream flowing by. Do take time out in the evening to visit an old monastery nearby as acclimatization walk.

Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day4 photo - approaching markha
  • day4 photo - leaving from skiu to markha
  • day4 photo - seabuck bush seen on markha trek
  • day4 photo - walking the beautiful rever bed towards markha
  • day4 photo - flat green campsite of markha

Day 5From Markha To Thochungtse, Via - Hankar

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

The trek to Thochungtse goes via the beautiful village of Hankar. The route to Hankar is similar to the day before with occasional ascends and descends. Today, we get a glimpse of Kang Yatse for the first time on the trek, and it fills our heart with excitement and determination.

The route is jaw-dropping with unique structures of the mountains and the rocks. Here it's very easy to spot blue sheep and ibex, snow leopards too!

In the evening, we will climb the nearby mountain for acclimatization. While it is an acclimatization walk, but climbing up the mountain greets us to a stupendous views of our peak in focus - Kang Yatse, and also other nearby peaks and the plateau of Nimaling

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day5 photo - some amazing rockscape towards hankar
  • day5 photo - the beautiful village of hankar on markha trek
  • day5 photo - approaching thochungtse from hankar
  • day5 photo - campsite of thochungtse

Day 6From Thochungtse To Kang Yatse Base Camp

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Starting the trek from Thochungtse, we climb a mountain hump straight ahead of us. At that altitude, it does take some time, but once done, enjoy up-close views of Kang Yatse. A huge massif, overwhelming us with its presence. Also, the very thought that we will be approaching the base of it further adds to our spirit of climbing.

After an hour from Thochungtse, we reach a small lake where we rest and watch the reflection of Kang Yatse on the water surface. It's from here, the route splits and one goes to Kang Yatse base camp and the other one descends to Nimaling. We take a right and head to the base camp of Kang Yatse. It takes us about 2 hours from here to reach the base camp.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day6 photo - unique sculptures of ladakh
  • day6 photo - reflection of kang yatse in a lake towards nimaling
  • day6 photo - the magical peaks of kang yatse

Day 7Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Quick Information:
  • Kang Yatse Base Camp: 5000 meters / 16500 feets
  • Kang Yatse Base Camp: 5000 meters / 16500 feets
  • Approximate Time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Rest, Acclimatize
Brief Details Of The Day:

Rest and acclimatization day. Prepare for summit tomorrow.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 8Summit Day. From Kang Yatse Base Camp To Kang Yatse Base Camp, Via - Kang Yatse Shoulder Summit

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is the day for us as we attempt it just past midnight and aim to reach the top at dawn. All these days we had been walking slowly, when we could have walked faster, just for this day. Overall, it’s a challenging day right from the beginning and we try to beat it. To be able to be on top is a feeling inexpressible through words.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day8 photo - climbing kang yatse
  • day8 photo - summit of kang yatse 2 in focus
  • day8 photo - view towards karakoram from high ridge of kang yatse
  • day8 photo - nearing the summit of kang yatse 2

Day 9Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

Brief Details Of The Day: Reserved Day for contingency
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
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Photos From The Day:

Day 10From Kang Yatse Base Camp To Leh, Via - Kongmaru La, Chuskirmo

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we quickly descend to Nimaling. From Nimaling, we start climbing the switchbacks to the top of Kongmaru La (Gongmaru La) – 5130m, a high pass with wonderful views all around with fluttering prayer flags. 

After crossing the pass, it’s a steep descent to the beautiful Markha gorge. The views and the trail passes down following the narrow Markha gorge and is unbelievably beautiful and will surprise you unless you trek it. A sharp descent from the pass top gets us to the base of the pass named Lartsa. From there, another 2 hours will bring you to the campsite of Chuskirmo. From Chuskirmo, we trek for another 2 hours to Shang Sumdo, where our cab waits to take us to Leh.

Note: If the reserved day is unused, we will trek down till Chuskirmo to make the return to Leh bit relaxing and comfortable.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Photos From The Day:

  • day10 photo - fresh snowfall in nimaling on markha trek
  • day10 photo - kongmaru la from nimaling
  • day10 photo - kongmarula 5130 meters
  • day10 photo - enroute chuskyirmo from kongmarula
  • day10 photo - the markha gorge

Day 11From Leh To New Delhi

Quick Information:
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • New Delhi: 200 meters / 660 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 1100 Km
  • Approximate Time: 2 hours
  • Day's Activity: Fly Out
Brief Details Of The Day: Itinerary and our service ends. You will be dropped to the airport as per plan.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special
  • A rare chance to summit a 6000 meter with no mountaineering techniques required at all, though having it helps. The peak has high climbing and aesthetic values.
  • The mesmerizing and heart winning landscape of Ladakh. If you have not witnessed the magic which the mountains of Ladakh does to your heart, you have lost on so many things in life.
  • No mountaineering techniques required. This is probably a very rare opportunity to trek to a summit of a mountain 6200  meters high with no skills of mountaineering techniques. All that is required is to be fit and have good physical stamina and mental endurance.
  • View of K2, second highest mountain of the World, in Karakoram: On a clear day, K2, Nun-Kun and Nanga Parvat reveals itself from the summit.
  • Approach march through the classical Markha Valley to reach the base camp of Kang Yatse. Markha is one of the most beautiful valley in entire Ladakh and has historical significance.
  • The sightings of rare flora and fauna of the Hemis National Park is definitely an add-on. From Mountain Goats, Marmots, Red Foxes to the elegant and elusive Snow Leopard. Here's all...
  • Witnessing and experiencing the hospitality and cultural integrity of the locals and villages of Ladakh will be a life-defining experience.
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