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Mountaineering expedition to the summit of Kang Yatse, Markha valley, Ladakh
Markha valley trek and Kang Yatse peak in the background, Ladakh

10-day Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m) - Fixed departures

1120 € per person

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This itinerary combines the beautiful Markha valley trek in the Hemis National Park with the ascent of a spectacular peak - Kang Yatse II (6200m).

The climb of Kang Yatse II does not require special mountaineering skills but a good physical condition and prior trekking experience at high altitude are essential for a successful summit attempt.

Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m) map

Highlights

-Trek through some of Ladakh's most dramatic landscapes in Hemis National Park
-Ascend Kang Yatse II, a great peak for a first mountaineering experience in the Himalayas
-Explore picturesque villages in remote valleys
-Visit the Buddhist monasteries of the Indus valley
10-day Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m), Fixed Departures, Ladakh

Key information

-Trek duration: 10 days (from Leh to Leh)
-Trek difficulty level: difficult
-Group size: 5 to 10 persons
-Highest point: Kang Yatse II summit at 6200m
-Highest night: base camp at 5130m
10-day Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m), Fixed Departures, Ladakh

Itinerary

Day 1:Leh to Zingchen by car (45 min), visit Spituk monastery on the way.
Zingchen (3402m) - Rumbak (3956m)
2-3 hrs, 6.5 km, +555m / -0m  |  Camping  |  meals: L, D
Day 2:Rumbak (3956m) - Stok La (4855m) - Rumbak (3956m)
Those who prefer to rest can skip the Stok La ascent and explore Rumbak area instead.
5 hrs, 10.1 km, +995m / -995m
Rumbak (3956m) - Yurutse (4148m)
2 hrs, 3.5 km, +266m / -73m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 3:Yurutse (4148m) - Ganda La (4961m) - Skiu (3366m)
6-8 hrs, 17.8 km, +813m / -1595m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 4:Skiu (3366m) - Markha (3760m)
6-7 hrs, 21.2 km, +451m / -57m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 5:Markha (3760m) - Tachungtse (4376m)
6-7 hrs, 16.0 km, +655m / -39m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 6:Tachungtse (4376m) - Base Camp (5130m)
5-6 hrs, 9.3 km, +771m / -17m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 7:Acclimatization day (short walk above Base Camp) / rest day
Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 8:Base Camp (5130m) - Kang Yaste II summit (6200m) - Base Camp (5130m)
7-10 hrs, 6.2 km, +1070m / -1070m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 9:Base Camp (5130m) - Kongmaru La (5260m) - Chogdo (3905m)
6-7 hrs, 15.6 km, +425m / -1650m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 10:Chogdo (3905m) - Shang Sumdo (3680m)
2 hrs, 4.9 km, +20m / -245m  |  meals: B, L
The car will pick you up from Shang Sumdo. Visit Hemis, Stakna, Thiksey and Shey monasteries.
Drive back to Leh.
Note:the number of walking hours stated includes lunch and photo stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.
Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m) elevation profile, altitude gain loss

What's included

-Camping equipment (tent, mattress, kitchen tent, etc., except sleeping bag) for 9 nights
-Meals (vegetarian): 9 breakfasts, 9 packed lunches, 1 lunch in a local restaurant and 9 dinners prepared by the accompanying cook
-Experienced Ladakhi guide (English speaking) supported by assistant guides as the group size dictates
-Horses for the transportation of the luggage, 1 bag of maximum 13 kg per person
-Transportation by car from Leh to Zingchen and from Shang Sumdo to Leh
-Wildlife fee, entrance tickets to monasteries (Spituk, Hemis, Stakna, Thiksey and Shey), permits, climbing equipment (crampons, ice axe, etc.)

What's not included

-Travel insurance
-Hotel and meals in Leh
-Flights
-Sleeping bag and trekking poles
-Any deviation from the itinerary

Single supplement (optional)

-Our prices are on twin-sharing basis which means that if you book on your own, we will arrange for you to share the tent with a person of the same gender.
-An optional single supplement of 90 € is available for those who wish to have a single tent during the trek.
10-day Markha valley trek & Kang Yatse climb (6200m), Fixed Departures, Ladakh

Reservation

Trekking dates

02-July-2023 to 11-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
12-July-2023 to 21-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
16-July-2023 to 25-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
26-July-2023 to 04-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
29-July-2023 to 07-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
07-August-2023 to 16-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
13-August-2023 to 22-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
23-August-2023 to 01-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)
30-August-2023 to 08-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)
07-September-2023 to 16-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)
11-September-2023 to 20-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)

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Note: you should spend 3 days at 3500m for altitude acclimatization before starting the trek.