Kang Yatse



This beautiful peak is an all time favourite trek especially for those coming to Markha Valley, to witness shimmering beauty of this outstanding peak while trekking there.


Duration: 9 Days
Places Covered:

  • Zingchen
  • Yurutse
  • Ganda La
  • Hankar
  • Base Camp of Kang Yatse






Kang Yatse lies south east of Leh and its situated in Markha Valley on the top of Nimaling Plateau. This beautiful peak is a desire for all the trekkers doing the Markha Valley, as they get a glimpse of this outstanding peak while trekking there. Actually there are two peaks, one is easy and non-technical 6200mts high, and the other one is quit technical 6400mts high. Though there are many options for this summit, but the best way is to do it with the Markha Valley trek.

We drive 10 km to Spituk from where we start our trek. We cross Indus river and enter in the Valley of Zingchen river. Near the village in the Valley we will have our first camp after 4 hr walk.
(Overnight Tent)
After by passing this beautiful stopping valley, we ascent up to 4900 m. by very steep zigzag, difficult footpath, by now it is 3 h. Now steep descent to summer pastures of Stok and follow the river which comes from Stok - Kangri massif.
(Overnight Tent)
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)
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 Chaluk. 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)
Starts trek towards the main valley on the right bank. The path is sometimes difficult in the river bed and passes the monastery of Humlung. Then carry on trek along the right bank and arrive in Hankar where there are several houses.
(Overnight Tent)
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 Tchatchuste. We climb up to Base camp of Kang Yatse.
(Overnight Tent)
We today we will start to summit for Kangyatse peaks: we will start around 12 am . with our expert Guides. Later other staff get down to plan side Nimaling hardly 2 hrs walk.
(Overnight Tent)
Today one will cross to the north of the Markha, climbing to the top of the highest of the three passes, the 5,306 M 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 Tent)
Today make an easy descent along the Martselang to where it broadens into the valley of the Indus at Martselang village. Board the awaiting jeeps. Visit Hemis monastery and after that drive to Leh via Shey and Thiksey monastery.
(Overnight in the hotel)






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