Kang Yatse 1
Kang Yatse 1 peak lies in the renowned Markha valley in the Ladakh region. Markha valley is a popular trekking spot in the Himalayas. One can spot Stok Kangri, Saser Massif, and Karakoram range peak doing this trek.
Day 1 Rest, Acclimatize Arrival Day
Leh (3500 m)
From Delhi, you can reach Leh by afternoon and check-in the hotel. It is the day to get used to Leh’s climate. It is important you stay hydrated for the trek. You can relax for the day and meet the trekking team in the evening for a briefing session on trek preparation and planning. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in Leh.
Day 2 Rest, City Visit and Acclimatization
You can visit places around Leh that will help you with acclimatization. Leh is a high altitude region hence it is essential to get used to the climate. You can visit Leh Palace, Chemo Monastery, and Shanti Stupa. You can shop for trekking gears and stroll around the town for leisure. The evening is the best time to visit the monastery of Shanti Stupa and find peaceful aura around it. You will start trekking tomorrow hence pack your trekking gears, have a good dinner and sleep for the day.
Day 3 Drive and Trek
Skiu (3400 m)
You will start early morning and drive to Skiu via Chilling. The drive takes about 5 to 6 hours. You will camp at Skiu, a 3-hour easy trek on a flat trail with a few challenges. The trekking landscape is fascinating and unique. You will see green meadows and snow-covered mountains all around. You can spot a few wild animals on your way. After 3 to 4 hours of trek, you will reach the campsite. Your overnight stay will be in Skiu.
Day 4 Trek
Markha (3700 m)
You will wake up to a beautiful morning in Skiu. Today, you will trek to the Markha village. It is an easy trek offering you an opportunity to enjoy the village serenity and culture. You will have a breath-taking view of landscapes during the day. You will witness different terrains of rocks and natural mountain formed by wind and water. Trek for about 5 to 6 hours and you will reach Markha, a gorgeous campsite. Markha is situated on a flat meadow beside a stream. Take an evening walk to visit the nearby old monastery. You will stay overnight in tents in Markha.
Day 5 Trek
Thochungtse (4200m )
You will trek from Markha to Thochungtse via Hankar. A beautiful trek for about 4 – 5 hours goes on a flat route with occasional ascends and descends. Shortly, you can spot Kang Yatse filling you with excitement. After 3 hours of trek, you will reach Hankar, a beautiful village with few houses with full of greenery. It is a picturesque location and ideal for lunch and leisure. Once you leave Hankar, the terrain changes. You will spot unique rock formations on your way. Some wild animals like blue sheep, snow leopards and ibex can be seen as well. After 2 – 3 hours of walk, you will reach Thochungtse’s campsite. You can climb the nearby mountain in the evening for acclimatization. Do not forget to check out Kang Yatse and the plateau of Nimaling.
Day 6 Trek
Kang Yatse Base Camp (5000 m)
From Thochungtse, you will hike to a mountain that will give you a view of Kang Yatse.
After an hour from Thochungtse, you will reach a small lake to rest. From here, the trail splits into two – one goes to Kang Yatse base camp and the other one to Nimaling. You will head to the Kang Yatse’s basecamp that takes about 2 hours.
Day 7 Rest and Acclimatization
It is yet another day for you to rest and get acclimatized to the climate. This is important to prepare for the challenging summit tomorrow. Carry a light backpack and unload any excess stuff to keep yourself light during the summit.
Day 8 Trek
Kang Yatse Camp 1 (5500m )
You will trek from Kang Yatse base camp to Kang Yatse Camp 1. This takes about 3 to 4 hours covering 5 kilometres on a steep trek. You will camp overnight in Kang Yatse Camp 1.
Day 9 Hike to Summit
Kang Yatse 1 Summit (6400m)
Today, you will climb to the summit that involves passing through a broken ridge. You will see a drop on both the sides and then it is a steep climb on hard ice. After a challenging 7 to 8 hours of hike covering 12 kilometres, you will reach Kang Yatse 1 summit point. You will then head back to the Kang Yatse base camp.
Day 10 Contingency Day
Kang Yatse basecamp (5000m )
This is a buffer day in case of any contingencies. You can rest on this day while enjoying your meals and staying in the tent. Your overnight stay will be in Kang Yatse base camp.
Day 11 Trek and Drive back to Leh
Kongmaru La (5130m)
You will trek from Kang Yatse Base Camp to Leh. From here, you will drive via Kongmaru La and Chuskirmo. This will take about 8 to 9 hours.
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