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Kang Yatse 2 and Stok Kangri Twin Summit with Markha Valley

An ultimate journey for the true Himalayan High Seekers to stand atop 2 of the highest trekking peaks in the World

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights, Leh to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 6200m
  • Grade: Challenging + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: June, July, August, September, October
  • 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 and Airtel in Leh and vicinity and also from the summit
  • Internet Option: 3g in Leh on BSNL and 2G in vicinity on Airtel
  • Temperatures: -7 to 6 on higher camps
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Tibetan, Ladakhi
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Good: 5
Average: 1
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+ Why Is This Special
  • A rare chance to summit two 6000 meter, high value peaks in a matter of just 2 weeks in the magical land of Ladakh Himalayas.
  • 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 what is required is to be fit and have a 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.
  • The route approaches the base camp of Kang Yatse through Markha Valley which 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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Kang Yatse Stok Kangri Twin Summit
Kang Yatse and Stok Kangri Twin Summit

Kang Yatse II - A 6200 meter, glamorous looking mountain peak standing tall right in the Markha Valley is a gem of a mountain and a gift to the mountaineering enthusiasts. The magnificence of this mountain massif has won hearts of numerous individuals who crave to touch it and stand over it to feel the Himalayan High that is there on its summit, which is as high as 6200 Meters !

This gem has 2 summit - one achieves the height of 6401 meter and is specialized, while the second one achieves the elevation of 6200 meter and is a non-technical trekking peak. Although, the fact that its a trekking peak does not imply that it is simple, but rather it just facilitates an easier route up to its summit which does not require any technical ice or rock climbing skills. Trekkers attempting the second peak of Kang Yatse needn't bother themselves with highly specialized abilities to scale it, however having the knowledge of it definitely makes a difference.

It can be thought as a "Introduction to Mountaineering" in the high Himalayas. The elevation, territory, slope of the ascent, snow conditions and frost offers enough challenges even to the fit and experienced trekkers. Kang Yatse being a lesser known and remote peak in the beautiful mountain ranges of Ladakh offers an extraordinary affair with the Himalayas.

Stok Kangri on the other hand is a 6153 meter peak in the Stok range of mountains in the Ladakh Himalayas. It is undoubtedly the most famous trek in Ladakh. Although popular, it is not that easy and puts a great test to a trekker's mental and physical capacities to reach its summit. It is definitely one of the must-do treks in the Indian Himalayas. If you are a trekker and love the high altitude trekking peaks, than Stok Kangri need not be introduced to you. Trekkers frequent Stok Kangri and a well acclimatized body with good stamina can climb this peak very comfortably in less than 3 days from Leh.


The itinerary that we have designed for Kang Yatse and Stok Kangri Twin Summit is one of the very popular travel plan for hard core trekkers visiting Ladakh in India. We have designed one of the rarest and the best hiking plan one can ever be while planning to trek in the Ladakh. Though we see many itinerary similar to this plan over the internet now. On this, you experience its charm, get stunned and overtaken by the magical and mesmerizing mountains, the cultural intensity and density of the land, welcoming and hospitable locals, sight rare flora and fauna of the Hemis National Park including the super elusive Snow Leopard makes this trek a wondeful way to celebrate and live the mystical mountains of Ladakh. In the same process as you slowly trek through the beautiful Markha Valley, you end up climbing two 6000 meter peaks as well taking yourself Beyond 6000 Meters.

The approach march to the base of Kang Yatse takes the route through the beautiful Markha Valley Trek. While you walk the Markha Valley, you are walking in one of the Wolrd's ancient civilization Indus Valley Civilization most of which lies in today's Pakistan. It starts from the roadhead of Chilling and passes by the old and traditional villages of Skiu, Markha, Hankar. Its when you reach the village of Hankar, you get the first glance of the peak you want to climb and stand on top. Continuing further from Hankar, you pass by Thochungtse where you have the best probability of sighting a snow leopard and blue sheep. After Thochungtse, we enter the remote regions of the Markha and reach the base camp of Kang Yatse which is at 5000 meters. Kang Yatse Massif dominates the entire trail and from the base camp, it stands tall right in front of you. We spend a day acclimatizing and sorting our equipment and also giving our body proper rest which is very much required to climb on the peak next day for which the team starts at midnight. A hard walk over scree and snow on a steep gradient takes us to the summit. The beauty of the Land of Magic increases as we keep gaining height and constantly motivates you. Once we reach the summit, climbing on the ropes, we feel peace and are anxious at the same time. Its a feeling which most of us cannot describe in words. If we try, that gets common...

After successfully summiting Kang Yatse, we return bac to take on another giant of Ladakh, and that is Stok Kangri. We cross the high pass of Kongmaru La and then trek to the base camp of Stok Kangri through another high pass of Matho La via Gangpoche. A focused and motivated attempt on the summit of Stok Kangri gives us success and we exit through the Stok Village. This bring an end to a 17 day memorable sojourn which we will remember for a lifetime and keep inspiring many others too !


Markha Valley
Markha Valley Trek 



Alternate Shorter Itinerary for Kang Yatse 2 and Stok Kangri Twin Summits

For those who are short on the number of days, check our separate Kang Yatse Peak Trek and Stok Kangri Summit Trek . We can summit both the peaks together in 14 trekking days as well. It just involves getting to Stok Village by car after ending the Kang Yatse Trek and use advantage of the fact that we are well acclimatized after climbing Kang Yatse. Weather holding good, we then can easily summit Stok in 3 days too owing to the fact that we are well acclimatized after being on the Kang Yatse trek.

  11. Rest Day In Leh
  12. Trek to Stok Kangri Base Camp
  13. Summit Stok Kangri
  14. Return to Leh
  15. Buffer Day If required





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 Inheritent Adventure Sense of a human being when it comes to our work ethics. We human beings are born to Survive. Its 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 a challenging treks like this as smaller groups has 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 a 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 has given us 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: 

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

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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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Fixed Departure Price
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INR 78000

From INR 74,000 To 125,000
(for Indians)
From USD 1,167 To 1,875
(for Foreigners)

15 Days/ 14 Nights, Leh to Leh

Small & Filtered Team ! Best Success Ratio On Summit !

Is On Dynamic Pricing. Trek cost decreases with increased participation.

Price adjusts automatically and decreases continuously as more people join the batch. It is not just dependent on your team size, but overall team size. Hence passing on the group discount benefit to all. Check out the Dates and Booking Page to find the Current Trek Fee which will again get lower with more people joining the batch. Actual cost applicable will be known later. You can now book the slot by just paying the booking amount.

Welcome to a new trend of Trek Booking !

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Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 15

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  • 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 upto 10 Kgs per trekker on Yaks/Horses/Porters
  • Complimentary airport pickup and drop
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  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Lunch and Dinner in Leh
  • Bottled Water or Any Other Drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusion list
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DYNAMIC PRICING: Our pricing system is Dynamic and the price is not fixed. Rather, it is based on the 'actual' team size which joins the trek with you and passes on the group discount benefit to all the members, irrespective of your own group which might be a Solo Trekking Member or a group of 2 or 3. We consider it a TEAM right away from the Booking process itself. The cost is initially on the higher side and as the team size increases with more participants, the price per head comes down. You pay as per the team size you trek with. Bigger the team, Lesser the trek fee. Our minimum team size is 2 and maximum is 15 members.


Booking Of Trek And Payment Of Trek Fee: We initially charge just the booking amount to keep your slots booked. The final price shall be known later as the team builds till the closing date for a batch. Balance amount needs to be paid 1 month before the trek start date as per Actual Trek Fee applicable ( as per the group size at the time of team finalization). Any difference amount, if any, will be either charged or refunded at the time of joining the trek, but before start of the trek. Your invoice will detail all the historical changes made on the invoice amount as per bookings and cancellations, and you can see the changes online. Everything is managed through online automated systems and integrated payment gateways facilitating numerous modes of payments - from credit cards to upi. We facilitate International payments through PayPal, TransferWise and various other Wire Transfers.

Welcome to a new trend of Trek Booking !


On Any Of Our Treks, We Atleast Provide:

  • Sleeping Dome Tents (3 0r 2 person ),
  • Thick Waterproof Foam Mattress,
  • Subzero Sleeping Bags with fluffy and warm fleece sleeping bag liners, ( Down feather sleeping bag liners of extreme and premium treks ),
  • Toilet tent with seat,
  • Kitchen Tents,
  • Dining Tents with seating stools and serving table,
  • Washing area and sack bins to collect waste.
  • On few of the extreme treks, we provide hot water bags and expedition down jackets as well.

Safety And Preparedness:

We are headed by owners who are Search And Rescue Certified by UIAA and Indian Mountaineering Foundation, apart from being Basic and Advanced Mountaineering certified students of Mountaineering aspiring and practicing within their work itself, to become successful Climbers and Expedition Leaders themselves. Each one of them bring lots of on-field experience in the Himalayas to Himalayan High. Being sincere students of the same sport itself, we understand and believe-in, the importance of safety on such adventures in the remote corners of the Himalayas.

Standard Safety Gears that we always carry or provide on our treks are:


On Summit treks above 6000 meters or treacherous treks in raw terrain:

  • helmet,
  • walking ice axe,
  • ascendors and descenders,
  • harness and locking carabiners,
  • climbing boot, crampons and gaiters.
  • climbing rope and anchoring devices

On Moderate to Strenous Snow Treks:

  • Gaiters
  • Ice Traction Mini Crampons
  • Rope, wherever required


Techniques, Medical Safety And Other Safety Measures: We teach snow technique and self arrest a fall on snow slopes in base camps. Medically, all of our groups are equipped with Oxygen cylinders, pulse oxymeter to monitor individual blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. We carry High Altitude Medical Kit accompanied by a experienced and capable leader. We use wireless sets and available mobile signals for efficient communication and coordination. Safety Gaiters and Ice Traction crampons are always provided which has many times proved to boost confidence of an amature trekker or has saved experienced trekker from a casual slip and fall. Most importantly, we trek in Small Groups increasing safety and success on summits as well. Infact, our summit success ratio over 6000 meter peaks is envied by many. Everything is a result of a well planed, safe trek. From food to sleep-comfort to safety.

Finally, In all of our treks , we pay attention to and breed the culture of Positive Attitude. We teach, to motivate and boost, the intrinsic sense of adventure inherent in a human being - be it for survival, adaptation with the unknown environment with excellence, possessing the heart that cares for the Ecology, and a Mind that likes winning over the challenges - Be it Life, or the Mountains.. In that process, we too learn constantly, bettering Himalayan High day by day... We believe that any Himalayan trek is not worth if it does not make you a better and harder human being.

Altitude Specific Meal Plan We Serve On Our Treks:

  • Morning Tea: Black ginger - lemon tea with honey or as desired
  • Breakfast: oats porridge, milk cornflakes, bread, chapatti with vegetable, boiled eggs, omelets, upma, etc
  • Fruits: Seasonal. Banana, oranges, apples, etc
  • Lunch: Rice, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
  • Evening Snacks: Pakoda, Popcorns, noodles, poha, etc with coffee or tea
  • Soup: Packet soup like tomato, mushroom, mixed veg, etc
  • Dinner: Rice, roti, dal, seasonal vegetables, papad, pickle, salad, etc
  • Hot Drinks: Bournvita or hot chocolate, mint tea or ginger tea

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals.
PRIVATE GROUPS: We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small private groups are also eco friendly, safe, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective, specially for difficult treks above 6000 meters. They can be customized to suit your needs. On the other hand, they cost little more due to more dedicated resources. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to your specific needs. Contact us to request a private group for your team.

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Day 1From Delhi To Leh

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Today, we fly from Delhi to reach Leh by afternoon, and checkin to our hotel. All of a sudden when you take in the cool dry air of Ladakh, your body won't not conform to the new changed environment, that too in only couple of hours !!

Staying hydrated is the key to a successful trek in Ladakh. Drink enough water from the previous night itself, and not after landing on Ladakh. Likewise, have a Vaseline convenient to apply to your nostrils to keep it moist, else you will feel the air is excessively dry and cold making it difficult to inhale comfortably.

We rest for the rest of the day and meet in the evening for a light Snacks and a formal Team Introduction where we share few important information on the trek preparation and planning.

Time for Dinner to catch some more sleep.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: None

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Day 2From Leh To Leh, Via - Chemo Monastery, Shanti Stupa

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  • 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
  • Leh:
    Coordinates: 34.16648356 , 77.57994197
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Today we spend our day visiting places around Leh and acclimatizing further. Leh is at very high altitude and this day is very important for us. We visit places like Leh Palace, Chemo Monastery, Shanti Stupa, etc.

Each of these places can be hiked to and its the best for us to do, if we are not feeling exhausted. If we do, we need to take some light walks in the town itself for some window shopping. Leh has some good shops selling trekking gears. So you can do some last moment purchases.

Evening we will visit the monastery of Shanti Stupa to seek some peaceful aura around it.

Tomorrow we start the trek. Hence we recheck that we are all set for it. Do the last moment purchases, repack our bag according to the trek requirement, have dinner and sleep early.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3From Leh To Skiu, Via - Chilling

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Today we start early morning to drive till Chilling. The bridge to cross the river is broken by the recent flood and hence you get to cross the river in an interesting rope trolley. I bet if if have not done it before, adventure begins right away!

All your trek stuffs and equipment are transferred in the similar fashion. Once you cross the river, the horses are loaded and then we are set to start our trek to Markha Valley. Today, we camp at Skiu – A 3 hour easy trek on mostly flat trail with occasional short ascends and descend.

The trek route is very interesting and the landscape is very fascinating and unique. Sudden appearance of few green patches on the otherwise barren, creamy mountain adds a unique contrast to the scenery. Sightings of few wild animals and locals enhances the day. Our campsite is defined and we after some 3- 4 hours, we reach our campsite.


Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 4From Skiu To Markha

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Waking up to a wonderful morning in Skiu, today we trek to the village of Markha. An easy trek with almost a flat walks on most part of the trail, with occasional short ascents and descends like yesterday's.

The views throughout are breathtaking. Watch out for the different and unique rockscapes and structures of the mountains formed by wind and water erosion. With our previous experiences, we tried to tickle our imagination with the illusions created by these unique structures and strongly supported our conclusions of what they looked like -  ‘trunks of elephant’, ‘doorway to a very old tomb’, 'dinosaurs', etc. Its an interesting game to play which keeps us engaged with the mountains continuously and it goes unrealized when we reach our campsite.

Markha is a very beautiful campsite. The campsite is designated on a flat meadow with the a stream flowing by. Do take time out in the evening to visit an old monastery nearby.

Accommodation: Homestay / Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 5From Markha To Thochungtse, Via - Hankar

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The trek to Thochungtse goes via Hankar from Markha. It a beautiful trek and takes about 4 - 5 hours. The route to Hankar is mostly flat with occasional ups and downs. Soon, we  get a glimpse of Kang Yatse which fills us with excitement. After about 3 hours of trek we reach the beautiful village of Hankar with few houses, lots of greens and the massif of Kang Yatse looks over it. Its a perfect picturesque setting. Its a good idea to spend some time here and have our lunch here.

After leaving Hankar behind, the terrain changes immediately with no mentionable greens to be seen further. The route is jaw-dropping with unique structures of the mountains and the rocks. Here its very easy to spot blue sheep and ibex, snow leopards too !!

A walk of some 2 - 3 hours brings us to a small grassy plains which is the designated campsite of Thochungtse. 

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

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 6From Thochungtse To Kang Yatse Base Camp

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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 to the base of it further adds to our spirit.

After a hour from Thochungtse, we reach a small lake where we rest and watch the reflection of Kang Yatse on the water surface. Its 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

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Day 7Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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Rest and acclimatization day. Prepare for summit tomorrow.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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

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Today is the day for us as we attempt it just past midnight at around 1 AM 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. We have ensured that we enjoy as much without being bothered about climbing this peak just because we wanted to climb it.  

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. The route climbs towards your right straight up initially over a scree zone and then follows a steep climb on snow to take us to the summit. From the summit, witness all round views of peaks as far as that of East Karakoram, and the surrounding peaks of Kang Yatse.

We descend down from the summit in time, and it requires some safe steps. We need to be careful while coming down. If energy allows, we can descend down to Nimaling and camp there, else we camp in Base Camp itself.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • the final ascent
  • kang yatse 2 summit pic 2
  • summit climb of kang yatse 2
  • descending from summit
  • group photo

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Day 9Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

Brief Details Of The Day: Reserved Day
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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

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Today we initially climb the small hill which divides Nimaling and the Base Camp, and then quickly descend down to Nimaling.

From Nimaling, we start climbing the switch backs to the top of Kongmaru La (Gongmaru La) – 5130m, a high pass with wonderful views all round. Climbing through multiple switch backs takes us to the summit of Kongmaru La in an hour or a little more, marked with lots of prayer flags furling with the wind. Spend some good time here to relish the views all round.

After crossing the pass, it’s a steep descend down the beautiful Markha gorge. The views and the trail passes down following the narrow Markha gorge and is unbelievable unless you trek it. A sharp descend from the pass top gets us to Lartsa. From there, a trek of some 3 - 4 hours will bring you to the campsite of Chuskirmo. If we havent used the reserved day, we will camp here. Else, we move put some more effort and walk for another couple of hours towards Shang Sumdo, from where we board our cab to Leh

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 11Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

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  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Approximate Time: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Rest and Washing Day
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Rest or washing day in Leh/p>

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Only breakfast

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Day 12From Leh To Stok Kangri Base Camp, Via - Stok Village, Mankormo

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Today we take the nice little drive to the Stok Village and then hit the trail towards Monkormo and Stok Base Camp following the Stok Chu. Its a flat easy walk to Monkormo and then a gradual climb to the bade camp

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 13Summit Day. From Stok Kangri Base Camp To Stok Kangri Base Camp, Via - Stok Kangri Summit

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Today is THE DAY for us. We will attempt the Stok Kangri summit today. We start our long testing day to the summit post midnight around 1 AM in order to reach the summit on sunrise. All our previous day's efforts and acclimatization walks will be tested and brought into use today.

The route climbs up straight to the top of the hill we climbed previous day, and from there is descends to the glacier. A small crevasse can be negotiated with a slight jump, although in the dark, you should stay alert and together with the team. After you jump the crevasse and traverse the glacier, your next bid is to climb to the ridge leading to the summit of Stok Kangri. Never-ending switch backs follows and the high altitude makes it very slow.

Once you reach the ridge, the day might dawn. From the ridge, the trek to the summit is straight forward, although you need to be careful. After a continuous push of some 6 hours, you reach the top. of Stok Kangri. Standing there, you will realize, all the pain was worth taking to be where you are !!

While climbing is important, descending safely is more important. Descend usually is quite faster and you loose altitude very quick. We come back to the base camp and celebrate.

If time and energy allows, we descend down to Monkorma to rest for the night.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • summit walk to stok kangri
  • just about to reach stok kangri summit
  • team himalayan high on stok kangri summit
  • ridge walk to stok kangri summit
  • team himalayan high on stok kangri summit

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Day 14From Stok Kangri Base Camp To Leh, Via - Mankormo, Stok Village

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  • Stok Kangri Base Camp: 5050 meters / 16665 feets
  • Mankormo: 4400 meters / 14520 feets
  • Stok Village: 3650 meters / 12045 feets
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Today we trek down and walk straight up to Stok Village. The trek is route is just so beautiful. We board our cab to get us back to Leh. We checkin into a hotel and settle for the day. In the evening, we meet for our last dinner together and celebrate our trek experience.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

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Day 15From Leh To New Delhi

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  • 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

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Elevation Profile

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Posted by Suman Chowdhury Friday, January 8, 2016 5:08:00 PM Categories: Avove 6000 meters Challenging + Glacier Crossing Treks Pass Crossing Trek Pass Summit Trek Summit Trek Trekking In Ladakh
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