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Kang Yatse II with Markha valley trek

Introduction

Kang Yatse II at 6200 meter height is one of the popular peaks in the Ladakh range. By swiss replica watches combining this peak with the most popular Markha Valley trek it is a marvelous experience. The Markha valley trek gives enough time for better acclimatization and success of the climb on summit day.

Day to Day Program
Day 1 Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (5-6 hours)

Drive from Leh to Chilling village along the Zanskar river on a narrow road. This drive will take 1-2 hours. At Chilling cross the river by means of a trolley bridge. The horses will be loaded on the other side with all the trekking material. The walk from Chilling to Skyu village is about 2-3 hours. Overnight in tents.

Day 2 Skiu to Markha (6-7 hours)

Trek from Skiu at 3400 meters to Markha at 3700 meters. The walk is along many streams and valleys. sometimes walking on top of the plateu, sometimes in the valleys. One needs to cross many ice cold streams during the course of the day depending on the weather. The scenic walk gives a beautiful view of the mountains and wilderness of Ladakh. Overnight at Markha in tents.

Day 3 Markha to Thuchungtse (4 hours)

From Markha village to Thuchungtse village is a gradual climb. Thuchungtse is the highest village on the Markha valley trek at 4150 meters. The short 4 hour walk will give plenty of time to relax and acclimatize. Overnight in tents.

Day 4 Thuchungtse to Nimaling (4-5 hours)

This day walk from Thuchungtse village to Nimaling. Nimaling has a big campsite and one can meet many fellow travelers here and share experiences. Overnight in tents.

Day 5 Nimaling to Kang Yatse II Base Camp (3-4 hours)

The base camp is situated at 5150 meters. and the walk from Nimaling to here will take about 3-4 hours. Set up camp here and enjoy the view. The afternoon can be used to try out snow shoes and do some height gain training in pteparation of the summit day. Overnight in tents.

Day 6 Kang Yatse II Base Camp to Summit

After enough rest at the base camp attempt to climb the summit. This may take 7-9 hours depending on the conditions at the peak. Usually the climb is done at night and you will reach the peak in time for the sunrise. Take in the beautiful view from the top in your memory and then descend to the base camp. Overnight at base camp in tents.

Day 7 Kang Yatse II base camp to Chuskyurmo (7-8 hours)

Trek from the base camp to Chuskyurmo over Kongmaru la pass at 5100 meters. This should be an easy climb after the summit day for most. Overnight in tents. Enjoy the final night of your trek with celebrations arranged by our team.

Day 8 Chuskyurmo to Chokdo and drive back to Leh (2-3 hours)

Trek the small distance from Chuskyurmo to Chokdo for about 2 hours and meet with your vehicle at Chokdo to be picked up and taken to Leh. The trek is over but we hope you carry many unforgettable fond memories with you to home.


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