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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this 13-day trekking expedition through Ladakh to summit the Kang Yatse II peak. This trek to Kang Yatse II gives you a chance to explore and experience the surreal cultural and natural wonders of Ladakh. From quaint villages, Khatos, Mani walls, old monasteries and ruined forts to vast meadows, sprawling glaciers, and the barren valley floor - this trip has everything! The trek to the summit will test your limits but your efforts will be rewarded with the ineffable views from the top - the beautiful landscape of Himalayas, the never-ending array of Karakoram and Zanskar range, the famous Stok Kangri peak and if you're lucky, you might even spot the world's second highest peak of K2.

    Destination

    Kang Yatse is a towering, stone-shaped peak at the head of the Markha Valley in Ladakh. It is often considered as the less popular sibling of Stok Kangri. The peak has two summits, and this trek takes you to the lower peak as it is less technical. The trek to Kang Yatse II is also considered as one of the easiest 6000m treks in the world. You'll also trek through the dense Hemis National Park, the desolate desert of Ladakh, the lush pastures of Nimaling, and of course, the snow-covered Kang Yatse itself. The trek is quite surreal and gives you a perfect experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

    Destination highlights

    Summit the Kang Yatsee II peak on this 13-day expedition. | Explore the surreal cultural and natural wonders of Ladakh. | Trek through dense forests, desolate deserts, and lush pastures to reach the summit. | Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Karakoram and Zanskar range, the famous Stok Kangri Peak, and even K2 peak from the Kang Yatse II summit.

    Activity Details

    10472

    20210

    10472

    80 km

    37 hr

    9 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Arrive in Leh

    Today, you'll check in at the hotel in Leh at 12:00 hrs. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, and making last minute preparations. Overnight in hotel in Leh.

    Overnight in guest house at Leh.

    You'll check in at the guesthouse in Leh at 12:00 hrs. | All the meals at the uesthouse will be on your own expenses.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Leh

    Leh

    12:00 PM

    Food

    No meals provided today.

    Veg|Eggs
    Day 2 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatisation
    Day 3 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Leh to Skiu via Chilling
    Day 4 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Skiu to Markha
    Day 5 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Markha to Thachungtse
    Day 6 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Thachungtse to Nimaling
    Day 7 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Kang Yatse Base Camp
    Day 8 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Acclimatization
    Day 9 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to High Camp
    Day 10 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Summit Kang Yatse II
    Day 11 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Base Camp to Nimaling
    Day 12 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Nimaling to Leh via Chokdo
    Day 13 of the Kang Yatse II Trek: Depart from Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the departure of the Kang Yatse II trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Kang Yatse II Expedition.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the Kang Yatse II Expedition is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The traveller must have a medical certificate signed by a doctor.

    Insurance is mandatory for this trek to Kang Yatse II.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in guesthouses/hotels in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 12

    • Accommodation in tents from Day 3 to day 11 on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Meals from Lunch on Day 3 to Lunch on Day 12
    • All the required trekking equipment like ropes, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots
    • All the required permits, fees, forest charges including IMF permission for Indian nationals
    • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Transport from Leh to roadhead and back

    Excludes

    • Mandatory insurance (can be arranged for INR 1097 per person)

    • Meals during the hotel stay in Leh, and during road journeys
    • Any kind of personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 3500 per person)
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full sleeve t-shirts (non-cotton)
    • Fleece t-shirt
    • Fleece jacket
    • Down feather/hollofil jacket
    • Wind and waterproof jacket and pant
    • Thermal inners
    • Trek pents
    • Poncho/raincoat
    • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Cotton socks and woollen socks
    • Gaiters
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Denim jeans, capris, shorts, etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation at hotels in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 12
    • Accommodation in tents from Day 3 to Day 11
    • Trekking equipments: ropes, ice axe, helmet, snow boots and crampon (as required)
    • First aid kit including stretcher and oxygen cylinder
    • Transportation from hotel in Leh to Chilling, and from Chokdo back to the hotel
    • Mules to carry technical equipment

    You need to get

    • Medical certificate signed by a doctor
    • Backpack (50-60 ltrs) with comfortable shoulder straps and rain cover
    • Lunch boxes and spoons/forks
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • 2x water bottles (1 ltrs each)
    • 1x thermos flask
    • Extra snacks like energy bars, dry fruits, ORS, etc.
    • Personal medical kit
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Sun-cap and sunglasses (photo chromatic, UV protected with side cover)
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava
    • Neck gaiters
    • Floaters/flip-flops
    • Fleece/woollen gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.