KANG-YATSE EXPEDITION

13 Days
Trekking in Ladakh Trip Type
  • Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
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Overview

Kang Yatse is a mountain located at the end of the Markha Valley in the Hemis National Park. It has two main summits - the lower western peak – Kang Yatse 1 at 6300m and the higher eastern peak – Kang Yatse 2 at 6496m. Kang Yatse 1 is more technical and less preferred.

 

It is as challenging as it is rewarding. The tough steep climb up opens to a vista of unimaginable beauty as the peak, being the highest, overlooks the surrounding mountain ranges. Distant peaks of East Karakoram are visible on a clear day. Beautiful green valley stretching lazily beneath with clear spring water running with a calm intensity in the deep river gorges that run like veins through the region of Ladakh that the world has come to love so much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

itinerary
  • Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI, INDIA

    On your arrival in Delhi, we will have our representatives assist in your transfer to the hotel in Delhi. Relax for the rest of the day and prepare for the next days drive to Manali.


    Accommodation: Hotel 3*
    Road condition: Good
    Meals: Lunch / Dinner at the hotel

  • Day 2 OLD DELHI TOUR

    After breakfast, we will start on our day's visit to Old Delhi with its relics of the old India. Visit Paranthe wali gali, Chandani chawk, Jama Masjid and other relics of ancient India and the many kingdoms that ruled India and had Delhi as their capital under 7 different rulers. Relax for the evening and prepare for the next day’s flight to Leh.

    Accommodation: Hotel 3 *
    Road condition: Good
    Meals: B / D

  • Day 3 DELHI TO LEH, LADAKH

    Leave for IGI airport in time for your morning flight to Leh(1 hour). On arrival in Leh, our representatives will transfer you to the home-stay in Leh. Rest and acclimatize for the day. In the evening we will meet the team for briefing and dinner.

    Accommodation: RUTHPA HOMESTAY, LEH
    Meal plan: B
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA

  • Day 4 LEH HERITAGE WALK:(3 hours walk around the city)

    After a healthy organic breakfast at the hotel, the guests will start for heritage walk from the guesthouse towards the market. On this walk, Mr. Gyatso, a storyteller, will escort us through the walk. We will start by visiting the museum built by the Leh Old Town Restoration Initiative (LOTI) group, with locally available materials and infrastructure. The structure evolves around a skyscraper (Thokskar) on the top floor and has relics of Ladakh. From there we will enter the old town streets where the entire landscape is still as it was in the Kings times, some of which have been restored by LOTI. The walk will take us through King Singay Namgyal’s palace. After finishing the walk around the old town the guests can explore the market and eateries.

    Accommodation: RUTHPA HOMESTAY, LEH
    Meal plan: B
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA

  • Day 5 LEH TO MATHO WITH LOCAL SITE VISITS

    Arrive anytime around the first half of the day and be escorted to your respective rooms and allotted common spaces. Lunch will be served in the common room and guests will be briefed about the rest of the stay. The briefing will continue to the documentary screening/storytelling in the top floor common room. The guests have the evening to themselves and are welcome to join in for Chang and dinner in the garden.

    Accommodation: THE HERMIT HOMESTAY, LEH
    Meal plan: B
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA

  • Day 6 THE HERMIT RETREAT MATHO

    Breakfast will be served at 8 am. After breakfast, the guests will visit the hydro mill, sacred stupas, the monastery, and the irrigation pond. The walk resumes back in the greenhouse garden where guests can water and harvest vegetables and herbs for Lunch.

    A certified herbal healer will visit the farm in the afternoon for readings. The guests can ask about health and healing issues to the healer and talk about their diet etc. After the sessions lunch will be served. The guests will have Chang and BBQ dinner in the garden. Sleeping early and relishing on the herbal tea as much as possible is a requisite for the program.

    Accommodation: THE HERIT HOMESTAY, MATHO
    Meal plan: B
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA

  • Day 7 TREK DAY 1: Shang Sumdo to Lartsa. (4580m)(4/5hrs)

    Shang Sumdo to Lartsa is mostly an ascent up along the deep river gorges. The landscape is breath-taking with the high mountain peaks touching the face of the sky while the blue sheep stand of saunter about in their own little world. The climb up will take you to Lartsa.

    Accommodation: Homestay

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, Support team



  • Day 8 TREK DAY 2: Lartsa -Nimaling (4650) (5/6hrs)

    From Lartsa the trail steeply ascends to Gongmaru La (5130 m). From the top of the Gongmaru La, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Shang Valley, Kang Yatse, the Karakoram Ranges, and the Markha Valley with the surrounding mountain ranges. The descent down isn’t so steep and the trail runs along the left side of the valley. You will reach your camp after an hour.

    Accommodation: Trekking campsite

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 9 TREK DAY 3: Nimaling to base camp

    From the camp, you will ascend up towards the base camp. The climb is not tough and the camp is not too far and you will be served a hot lunch on your arrival. The base camp is in a small valley just under the peak. Soak in the sight of the mighty mountain and relax for the evening at the camp site.

    Accommodation: Trekking campsite

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 10 TREK DAY 4: Base camp to peak

    In the morning ascend to an extent of Kangyatse to check your gear and equipment and warm-up for the nights ascend. Relax for the day and mentally prep the nights climb. At 2 am in the morning you will start summit to the peak. The ascent up is quite tough with a very steep incline and is partly technical. The view from the peak makes it all worth the while. Markha valley stretching beneath, the magnificent Stok range and the Zanskar ranges all become bold as they run towards Rupsho. The descent down is also not so easy and you will kindly follow the instructions of the guide to avoid problems. It is advisable to get back down to Nimaling on the same day.

    Accommodation: Trekking campsite

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 11 TREK DAY 5: Nimaling-Shang-Sumdo (Trek times 6/7 hrs.)

    After breakfast, a gentle climb along the mountain trail, will take you up to Gongmaru La (5150mtrs). Long and steep descent down into the deep river gorge will follow until Chu-skirmo. Another hour’s walk from there will take you to your camp at Shang Sumdo.

    Accommodation: Trekking campsite

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 12 TREK DAY 6: Shang Sumdo - Hemis -Leh (4/5 hrs)

    After breakfast, you will follow the trail along the riverbed beside the motor able road. Leaving a small house followed by a series of Chortens, you will reach Martselang, a big village on the bank of the Indus River. Trek ends as you move into a valley surrounded by beautiful snowy mountains and where proudly stands the Hemis monastery.

    Accommodation: Trekking campsite

    Road condition: Good

    Meals: B / D

    Transfers: Innova (7 seater MUV)

    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 13 LEH DELHI DEPARTURE

    After breakfast, the guests will leave for their flight to Delhi with sweet memories of the trip.

    Transfers: INNOVA (7 seater MUV)

INCLUSIONS:

 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

 

STAY IN MONASTERY GUESTHOUSES, HOMESTAYS, HOTELS, AND CAMPSITES

 

MEALS

 

WELCOME & SOUVENIR KIT

 

ALL ACTIVITIES MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY

 

TRANSFERS IN TOYOTA INNOVA THROUGHOUT THE TRIP

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

 

TREKKING EQUIPMENT AND CAMPING GEAR

 

ACCOMPANYING LOCAL EXPERTS AND RESOURCE PERSONS THROUGHOUT THE TRIP

 

ALL PERMITS AND PASSES

 

DOCTOR ON CALL

 

EXCLUSIONS:

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

 

SLEEPING BAG

 

TRAVEL, LUGGAGE & MEDICAL INSURANCE

 

TOURIST VISA

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TAXES

 

TIPS

 

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

 

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CHANGES TO YOUR ITINERARY

 

For your best interest, sometimes it might have to make necessary alterations to your holiday itinerary. Where practical, we will advice you before you depart from your hometown, although occasionally we may be forced to make changes en route. We will keep you informed at all times.

 

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT DELAYS

 

Bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight delays. These problems mainly happen in Ladakh region of India. If the delay is extended it may be necessary for us to re-route the trek and tour, perhaps to an area more readily accessed by road transport. We do not accept responsibility for charges incurred as result of flight delays and missing international flight connections. However, we will make every effort to assist you.

 

INHERENT RISKS OR DANGERS

 

You understand and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to levels of physical exertion to which you may not be accustomed to or be exposed to inherent dangers when traveling through remote areas which may be subject to, among other things, unfavorable political, physical, health or climatic conditions. By agreeing to use our services, you accept these dangers and unfavorable conditions.

 

INSURANCE

 

You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes a provision for helicopter rescue when you pay your deposit.

 

YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

 

We strongly recommend that you visit your doctor and dentist before your holiday. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded to us when you book. Older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a letter from your doctor clearing them for the trek and Beyond Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. reserve the right to check these documents prior to confirmation of tours and treks

 

PASSPORT

 

A valid passport is required for all tourists. The passports must be valid for minimum of six months from the start of journey, with at least two clean pages per country to be visited.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

A valid visa is required for the entire destination. You should always consult your doctor or nearest travel clinic for the latest information on recommended health precautions, both vaccination and malaria prophylaxis.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

GENERAL

 

Extensive medical kits are carried on all trips. In addition, medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chambers are carried as a precaution on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All meals on trek are prepared specifically for your group to strict hygiene standards, and sterile washing facilities are provided.

 

HIGH ALTITUDE

 

Sickness from altitude can affect anyone. Serious problems are avoided by building in rest and acclimatization. For normal symptoms a drop in altitude, or time in portable acclimatization chamber, leads to quick recovery.

 

All trips are graded. There are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Mountaineering categories.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

 

Travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation is highly appreciated

 

AGE LIMITS 

 

Client over sixty are required to complete a medical and personal travel history questionnaire. Persons under sixteen can join specified family departures and private groups.