Kang Yatse II Trek | Miyar Adventures
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Kang Yatse-II




12 Days

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12 Days

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Kang Yatse II  is Located in Hemis National Park. At 6,250M, Kang Yatse-II is the shorter of the two cousins, with Kang Yatse-I towering nearby at 6,400M. The peak stands tall in the middle of this dry landscape of scree and loose rocks. As it does not require technical climbing skills, high-altitude hikers and trekkers can reach the summit. Also, there is a beautiful trek to the base camp while getting yourself acclimatised. You can view K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum Massif in the north, Nun-Kun and the Zanskar peaks in the west on a clear summit day.

6,250 m
12 Days


  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Leh (before & after climb)
  • Pick up and drop off at Leh Airport
  • Group transport to and from Leh hotel to the trailhead
  • Horses/porters for luggage
  • Camping in 3-person tents on twin shared basis
  • All meals during the trek (Vegetarian Indian-style meals)
  • Guides, cooks, and porters
  • Camping equipment: sleeping bags/mats
  • Personal climbing equipment: crampons/ice axe
  • Ropes
  • Professional first aid kit
  • Oxygen cylinders (for emergency use)


  • Airfare. We can assist with booking cheaper tickets
  • Visa
  • Personal gear and equipment

Day 1: Fly in to Leh, the capital of Ladakh
Soar over the Greater Himalaya before landing at one of the world’s highest airports. At 10,991 ft. (3,350 m), you will likely feel the altitude already. We transfer to the Kang Lha Chen Hotel and can spend the day at leisure, acclimatizing.
Day 2: Exploring the city of Leh (11,480 ft)
To let your body acclimatize further before the trek we exploring Leh today. You may visit the 11th century monastery at Alchi and the famous Khardung La pass (one of the highest motorable roads in the world). Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (11,150ft)

Drive: 65 km, 2-3 hours (Leh to Chilling)
Trek: 9 km, 4-5 hours (Chilling to Skiu)

We depart from our hotel in the morning and head out for the starting point of our trek at Skiu. The drive is relatively short and is covered in a couple of hours until we reach Chilling. We begin our trek from here. A steep ascent is followed by gradual plains and this continues till we reach our campsite at Skiu. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Skiu.

Day 4: Skui to Markha (12,200ft) 20km/7-8hrs trek

Trek: 20 km, 7-8hrs

We depart early after breakfast as today is a long day of trekking. The trail is gradual and plain making the walk relatively comfortable. We reach Markha valley by afternoon, after which you are free to explore the Valley and its local attractions like the Monastery and the City Palace. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Markha.

Day 5: Markha Thachungtse via Hankar (13,400ft)

Trek: 11 km, 5-6 hours

We leave the valley and move on to our next camping spot. Upon crossing Umlung, we can begin to see the Kang Yatse II peak as well as the Tacha Moanstery and all their beauty. We arrive by afternoon at Thachungtse. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Thachungtse.

Days 6: Thachungtse to Nimaling (15,400ft)

Trek: 19 km, 3-4 hours

Today is a relatively short day of trekking as we reach our destination in a few hours’ time. Along the way, mystic stones with prayer incantations are laid along the path. You can also see the Kang Yatse II peak more clearly now, along with the twin Tigu lakes set at its base and reflecting the peak. We arrive at Nimling, a vast meadow used as pasture land for sheep, mountain goat, and other local wildlife. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Nimaling.

Days 7: Kang Yatse Base Camp (16,700ft)

Trek: 4-5 hours

We depart today for base camp, a short couple of hours away. The trail ascends for a while before descending till we reach the river. It is advised to pace yourself so you don’t get tired. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Base Camp.

Days 8: Rest Day

We spend today acclimatizing to the gain in altitude. We will also be issuing climbing equipment and providing instruction on how to use it properly. There will be a briefing session regarding the summit attempt before settling in for the night. Meal and stay in camps at Base Camp.

Days 9: Summit (20,500ft)

Trek: 6-7 hours

We depart for the summit at midnight in order to reach by dawn. It is going to be a cold night and a very long day. While approaching the summit, we trek across rocky terrain, moraine, scree, and snow-covered ridges. We head back to Camp and reach by late noon. After lunch, you are free to rest and relax for the rest of the day after this grueling trek. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Base Camp.

Day 10: Buffer Day

Spare days in case of bad weather conditions. We set aside an extra day to increase our chance of summiting, which is at risk of delay from weather, altitude, and unforeseen circumstances.

Day 11: Kang Yatse Base Camp to Chokdo via Kongmaru La drive to Leh

Trek: 16 km, 7-8 hours
Drive: Chokdo to Leh- 2hrs

After our successful summit attempt, we head back today towards Chuskirmo. The trail leads us through the Kongmaru Pass, which offers stunning views of Mount K2, the second highest mountain in the world. After descending through rocky terrain, we reach Chuskirmo, our campsite. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Chuskirmo.

Day 12: Leh-Delhi
Fly to Delhi
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