Kang Yatse

Lotus Adventure Presents “Kang Yatse”!

Basic Information About The Region:

Region :- Leh, Ladakh

Duration:-11 Days

Grade :- Moderate to tough

Maximum Altitude :- 1Approx 20,49 Ft.

Approx Trekking Distance :-79 Kms.

Basic Information About The Region

  • Kang Yatse is a high peak located in the Markha Valley in Ladakh.
  • This trek takes you through the Markha Valley with various villages, religious shrines, old monasteries and old forts on the way.
  • This is the preferred choice of the aspiring trekkers who want to try something difficult.
  • Travellers get a chance to experience the Ladakhi culture.
  • You can encounter nature’s arid terrains, grazing lands, small streams and the famous Markha river.
  • The trek enters the Hemis National Park where you can spot Snow Leopards, mountain deer and various other animals. The Path to this wildlife sanctuary is filled with beautiful wild flowers.
  • Some of the major revelations of the trek are mystic Mani stones and the refreshing Tigu lakes.

Things To Be Taken Care Of!

Here are some things people need to take care of while taking this trek as prevention is better than cure!

  • People should be aware of the extreme ice conditions. The ice can be as dangerous at times due to cracks so you need to find the pathway to cross the frozen river.
  • The ice can even be slippery so it should be taken proper care of while walking.
  • The temperature is extremely cold and decreases further sometimes. This is why warm and layered clothes are recommended which would help in keeping the body warm and prevent the body from freezing.
  • Hiking shoes or gumboots are highly recommended to protect your feet from ice-cold water. It is very important to protect your fingers and toes from extreme cold.
  • You should avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.

Basic Itinerary!

Day 01- Arrival in Leh

Altitude :- 3,500 m approx

  • Check in at the Hotel.
  • It is advised not to visit any altitude or pass.
  • Rest and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02- Acclimatisation at Leh
  • Get your body adjusted to the temperature and atmosphere.
  • Sightseeing and a visit to Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis monasteries.
  • Do not visit very high altitude places or pass.
  • Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 03- Leh to Chilling (Drive) and trek to Skiu
    • Altitude:- 3,201m approx,
    • Drive distance:- 65 km with Time Duration 3 hours (Leh to Chilling)
    • Trek:- 9 km, with time duration of 5 hours (Chilling to Skiu)
    • Walk for 1 hour on a steep path and then easy walk for the next 3 to 4 hours.
    • Then there is a drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus
    Day 04- Skui to Markha|
    • Altitude:- Markha 3,700m approx.
    • Trek of 20 km, with a time duration of 8 hours.
    • From Skiu, move to Markha which is the Longest slope.
    • Markha village is one of the largest in the valley.
    • There are 3 to 4 river crossings on the way.
    • Reach Markha, where you can visit the Monastery and palace.
    Day 05- Markha to Thachungtse
    • Altitude- Thachungtse 4,102m
    • Trek of 12.9 km with a time duration of 6 hours
    • Start from Markha to reach Thachungtse which is the Last village of the valley.
    • You can see the beautiful monasteries there.
    • River flows along the path throughout.
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    Day 06 – Thachungtse to Nimaling
    • Nimaling is at an elevation of 4,700m.
    • The trek is 7 km with a time duration of 4 hours.
    • You get an amazing view of Mt. Kang Yatse from Nimaling.
    • Amazing view of Tigu lakes
    Day 07 – Nimaling to Base Camp
    • Altitude of the Base Camp 5,100m.
    • Trek of 2 km with tie duration of 2 hours
    • Start from Nimaling to reach the base camp. First half a gradual ascent through loose rocks.
    • The rest is a gentle descent across the river.
    Day 08 – Rest + training day
    • This is your rest day and some technical equipment will be issued.
    • Learn the use technical equipments
    Day 09 – Kang Yatse and back to Base Camp
    • Altitude of 6,250m
    • Trek of 4 to 5 km each way with time duration of 10 to 12 hrs
    • Reach Kang yatse and Base camp afterwards.
    • Carry enough hot water.
    • Enjoy breakfast and lunch at camp site
    Day 10 – Base Camp to Chokhi via Kongmaru La
    • Altitude:- Kongmaru 5,200m and Chokdo 3,700m
    • Trek of 16 km with time duration of 7-8 hours
    • From KongmaruLa, there is a long descent to Chokdo.
    • This one of the toughest days as various high altitude passes are crossed.
    • Kongmaru La Pass takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach. There is a steep descent and rocky terrain.
    • You get to see the ultimate view of Indus Valley and Ladakh Range
    Day 11:- Drive Back to Leh
    • The last day includes your drive back to Leh.
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