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Kang Yatse - 2

Kang Yatse - 2

Kang Yatse-2 standing at 6250m, is located in the Markha region of Ladakh. This peak is a good progression into the world of serious mountaineering. The peak offers almost all of challenges of a big mountain: altitude, rock, ice, snow, unpredictable weather and so forth. The experience of the climb is one of a kind, taking you through some of the scenic locations of sub-continent. The view from the summit is a sea of some of the tallest mountains on the planet!

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Climbing Kang Yatse-2 can be a perfect progression peak if your next targets are 7000m & 8000m peaks like Mt.Everest. The mountain is semi-technical in nature and offers a good climbing challenge. Climbers are recommended to have an excellent level of fitness, which will form the foundation of not just this peak, but all of their future climbing endeavors. Training and preparation in basic ice and snow craft will be essential to attempt this peak
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of pre-requisites that are required to climb this peak
Physical Fitness:
Climbers are expected to have an exceptional level of physical fitness. Consistent, structured training specific to mountaineering over a period of 6-8 months will be an absolute requirement for anyone looking to climb this peak. One must be able to trek 6-8 hrs comfortably carrying a backpack weighing 10-15 kgs.
Mountaineering Experience:
Prior mountaineering experience will be required for anyone looking to attempt this peak. For novices, good training lessons of ice & snow craft, ability to walk in boots attached with crampons, among others will be required.
Please check out our ‘Training’ page for custom programs for your climbs.


Arrival in Leh & Acclimatization
We shall receive you at the airport in Leh (3500m) and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about the upcoming climb. The first day will be spent resting at the hotel. In the subsequent days, we shall hike to progressively higher grounds for acclimatization and return each day to the hotel. The remaining time will be spent going in and around the places of interest in Leh.

Hike to Markha Valley
We start our day early to by driving to the trail head at Chilling. From here we begin our first leg of the hike to Skiu. After a brief halt for lunch, we continue our hike to Markha valley. Overnight stay in camps.

Hike to Thachungtse
Today is the day when the majestic Kang Yatse peak comes into full view and dominates the trek route. We cross several streams of the Markha river on our trail. We also come across beautiful villages and well-known monasteries along the way. About 4-6 hrs later we arrive at Thachungtse.

Hike to Nimaling
Today will be a very short hike of less than 4 hrs. Along the trek we come across various sacred structures of mani-stones, which are stones inscribed with prayers. We then enter the Nimaling region, where green pastures welcome us to a sight of various creatures grazing the mountain slopes.

Nimaling to Base Camp
Today we will reach the base camp in another short trek. The Kang Yatse peak becomes bigger as we get closer to the mountain. After 2-3 hours you will arrive at your base camp at 5,100 meters.

Rest day
Today we rest to recover our bodies from the strain of previous days. We spend the entire day at the base camp to acclimatise and refuel ourselves. We check our gear for the summit push and ensure everything is available.

Summit, Back To Base Camp
In an early morning start, we make an attempt to the summit and return back to base camp. The total time will be about 8-12 hrs, depending upon the weather conditions and your level of fitness.

Reserve day
We have a reserve day to account for any inclement weather on the mountain.

Descend from Base Camp & drive to Leh
We descend from the base camp all the way down to the village of Chokdo. From here our vehicle will be waiting for you, to drive you back to your hotel in Leh.

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