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Kang Yatse Trek

 
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    Summary

    Located at an altitude of 6400m, it lies south east of Leh, in Markha Valley on the top of Nimaling Plateau. Kang Yatse trek unfolds near the beginning of Markha Valley. It is a non-technical trek, for those who have little mountaineering knowledge. Above the huge Nimaling meadow, there lies Kang yatse, a beautiful peak. Nimaling has tiny ponds and rivulets flowing all over its meadows. While moving further, you may come across with rare animals such as yakyaks, sheep, goats, dzos and horses. The nearest town is Leh. Trek also provides an opportunity to explore traditional villages and experience livelihoods of the Ladakhi people.

    Major attractions:

    Nimaling:

    It is one of the most charming high treks in Ladakh. Nimaling is controlled by the abundant summit Kangyatse. 

    Stok village: 

    It is an easy access to Stok kangri. A short and trouble-free trek takes you to the pleasing village through picturesque Stok valley.

    Location

    How to get there: 

    By Air: 

    The Leh airport connects directly to important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Srinagar. Major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways run regularly from this airport.

    By Road: 

    Leh-Ladakh has extremely well-networked roads to Srinagar and Manali. From June to October, the 434-km Leh-Srinagar road is operative, while the 473-km Leh-Manali road remains functional from July to September.

    By Rail: 

    The prime rail head is Jammu Tawai in Jammu, about 690 km away and linked with several major cities across India.

    Other Info

    Places to visit nearby:

    Spituk monastery: 

    Around 18 km from Leh, this monastery is set on the hill top near Indus. Founded in 11th century, Spituk was belonged to Kadampa school. The festival called Spituk is celebrated every year in the 11th month.

    Stongde monastery: 

    It is located 18 km from north of Padum. This monastery is the second largest establishment of Ladakh. It offers breathtaking views of the places around.

    Hadimba Devi temple:

    It is one of the most important temples in the district. This is a four storied wooden temple. 

    Facts

    Prerequisites/Facts/Suggestion:

    The summit of Kang Yatse is located at 6400m. 

    You need to be reasonably fit for this difficult trek.

    Special permits are not required for trekking in the Indian Himalayas, with the exception of certain restricted areas.

    Camping is done on pre-defined campsites near source of water and requires no technical climbing equipments accept ropes.

    While trekking in this area, keep in mind that you do not dirty the surrounding places. All the waste should be gathered and disposed off away from the camping site.

    Best time to visit: 

    July to September

    Things to carry:

    Walking stick 
    Binoculars 
    Sleeping bag
    Hiking shoes 
    Woolen clothes 
    Water, juices, snacks
    Electric torch
    Medical kit
    A good compass
    An extra pair of clothes