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Kang Yaste expedition with Markha valley trek

7 nights - 8 days


The Kang Yatse (6400 m) Peak is located in the Markha valley in the region of Ladakh Himalaya. This Peak needs technical skills while attempting on top. First we do the Markha Valley Trek and after acclimatisation we start to climb this peak. Markha Valley trek is one of the most popular treks in entire Ladakh region. One can see the Saser Massif, Stok Kangri as well as Karakoram range peak while doing this trek. The area is also rich for the wildlife, one can spot elegant snow leopard, Marmot, Blue sheep, Ibex etc.

Day 01. Leh - Zingchen - Yurutse 3844m (5Hrs)

Early morning after breakfast drive to Zingchen trekking point. We pass by very steep zigzag, difficult footpath, by now it is 3 hours to Yurutse village passing via rumbak village which is famous for Snow Leopard. Now steep descent to summer pastures of Stok and follow the river which comes from Stok - Kangri massif and get to Yurutse. Overnight Tent.


Day 02. Yurutse - Ganda La 4900m - Skiu 3510m (6/7Hrs)

Yurutse follow path along the mountainside, then cross a small valley and follow zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Ganda la. Then long descent towards Shingo. After 2 Hrs. descent arrive in the valley of Markha and then after few hundred meters further will reach Skiu. 

Overnight Tent.


Day 03. Skiu - Markha 3850m (7Hrs)

From Skiu, follow a good path on the right bank of Markha where one can find great vegetation. Then cross right bank of river and cross through barren plain and arrive at Sara. Thereafter walk along the left bank of river and after another crossing climb towards Markha village. Good camp site beyond the village and near river. Overnight Tent


Day 04.  Markha - Hankar 4000m (4Hrs)

Today, the trek starts towards the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the river bed and pass the monastery of Umlung. Then carry on trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar where there are several houses. Overnight Tent.


Day 05.  Hankar - Base camp of Kangyatse

The path improves and cross a broad valley on the right side. The valley becomes narrow and higher and cross bridges on to the left bank and then reaches Thachungste camp. We climb up to Base camp of Kang Yatse. Overnight Tent


Day 06.  Summit - back to Nimaling

Today, we will start to summit for Kangyatse peaks: we will start around 12 am with our expert Guides. This is the adventure we were waiting for all these days. Finally we try our best to summit and later, we get down to Nimaling which is hardly 2 hrs walk from the base camp. Overnight in tents.


Day 07. Nimaling - Kongmaru La 5150m – Shang Sumdo

Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5200m (Kongmaru La), with its wonderful views from the top. There are snow peaks in every direction and on a clear day the giants of Karakoram, including K2, can be seen on the north-western horizon. The trail descends to the Martselang valley, following the Martselang stream to the village of Sumdo. Overnight in the tents.


Day 08.  Shang Sumdo - Leh

Today is the last day of your trek and expedition. Wake up easy, have your breakfast and enjoy your leisure time for a while and start boarding to your awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery. Overnight in the hotel.

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