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Dwaipayana Pilla


Kang Yatse Trek has been one of the most satisfying explorations of my life. My trek through Thrillophilia has made it all the more satisfying and happ...


Rati Gill


Thrillophillia provided us with a number of fun activities throughout the trek. Starting from camping to exploring the most unexplored corners of India...

Kang Yatse Trek Overview

Maximum altitude: 5,130 m
Temperature Range: Day is 25-30 degrees and night is 04-15 degree

About the Destination:

The Kang Yatse trek lies in the popular and spectacular Markha Valley. The Peak is a spectacular towering peak with two summits. The route along the Markha River is pure heaven for nature enthusiasts and the valley is home to several nomadic tribes and trekkers get to see and experience their simple lifestyle first hand. The entire route features fantastic slopes, beautiful valleys and plateaus, amazing flora and fauna and peaceful monasteries. There are pastures along the way that are covered in colourful flowers that can leave the most ardent critic in awe. The crevasse is covered with snow for most of the year and the view from the summit is truly worth the climb.

About Kang Yatse Trek:

One of the most popular trekking route in Ladakh, the Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Trek is a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Walking on the banks of beautiful Markha River, you get to explore an amazing diversity of landscape from the rugged terrains to holistic grasslands. The flora and fauna you will encounter along the way will be awe inspiring. At last, when you reach the majestic Kang Yatse peak, the beauty of place will hold you spell-bound.

In the course of your visit you’ll also come across many nomadic tribes and get to experience the simplicity of life in Ladakhi villages. Away from the hustle-bustle of hectic city life, a trek to Markha Valley is journey where you re-connect and be one with nature.

Climb up steep slopes, cross over valleys and plateaus, visit old forts and peaceful monasteries, and explore the wildlife in the atmosphere of untouched natural beauty - all in this one trip.As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through to ensure utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Kang Yatse Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Take a flight from Delhi to Leh (3,500 m)

    Leh Market, Local Sightseeing

    Arriving at the Leh Airport, get transferred to the hotel.

    After checking-in, spend the day relaxing and getting acclimatised to the high altitude climate.

    Spend your evening exploring markets here and other local attractions.

  • Day 2 - Leh

    Leh Palace, Shey & Thikse Monasteries

    Spend the day getting mesmerised by the beauty of Leh!

    Visit the Leh Palace, find peace in Shey and Thikse monasteries, explore the town and enjoy all it has to offer.

    Dinner and overnight stay will be in the hotel.

  • Day 3 - Drive from Leh to Chilling, Trek from Chilling to Skiu (3,400 m)

    First Day of Trekking, Zingchan Gorge, Indus River

    Start your day with a healthy breakfast before driving off to Chilling.

    Upon reaching Chilling, the first phase of trekking begins.

    Trail through the desolate plains along the Indus River and trek up through mountainous terrain along the beautiful, willow-lined Zingchan gorge.

    Upon reaching Skiu, settle down in the campsite and spend overnight.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Skiu to Markha (3,700 m)

    Zigzag Terrains, Markha Village, Local Life

    After a light breakfast you’ll embark on a trek from Skiu to Markha.

    Although at 3,700 m, the hike is not very tiring and trails through zigzag terrains over the pristine Markha River a couple of times; the views all through the trail are gorgeous.

    You can spend the rest of the day exploring the village and visit a small monastery.

    Overnight stay in camps.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Markha to Thachungtse (4,150 m)

    Kang Yatse, Blue Sheep, Grazing Meadows

    After breakfast in the camp, embark on a steep climb and pass through grazing meadows. Reach Thachungtse.

    On the way, spot some of the famous blue sheep.

    Starting from here, the Kang Yatse (6400 m), an awe-inspiring, snow-clad, rugged mountain will be your trek companion for the next two days.

    Arriving in Thachungtse, get into the camps and retire for the night.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Thachungtse to Nimaling (4,720 m)

    Scenic Lake, Prayer Stones

    Trekking today, you will reach Nimaling, which is located 4,700 m above the sea level and is the highest camp on the trek.

    On the way, you will be passing through a horizon laced with stones that has prayer inscriptions and stunning lake.

    Overnight stay in Nimaling.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo (3,660m) (via Kongmaru La (5,130 m)

    Today you hit the last leg of the trek as you climb up the steep slopes and pass the Kongmaru La Pass; the highest in this trek.

    Enjoy the most amazing ice wall views towards the north of Kang Yatse Peak and end the day on a delightful note followed by an overnight stay.

  • Day 8 - Drive from Shang Sumdo to Leh

    Visit Hemis Monastery, Local Markets

    After the morning meal, you will be driven towards Leh with an optional visit to Hemis Monastery.

    Arriving in Leh, check-in into a hotel and spend the evening exploring the local markets.

    Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 9 - Fly from Leh to Delhi

     Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Tour Ends Here

    Following an early morning breakfast, get transferred to the Leh Airport, from where you can board a flight to Delhi.


  • Rooms in “A” category hotels in Leh on double occupancy basis for three nights.
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  • Double occupancy basis in tents with foam sleeping pads for five nights while mountain trekking.


  • All Meals Included


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • This Markha Valley Trek cost includes to and fro transportation from Leh
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  • Accommodation in Leh
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  • Camping and monastery visit fees
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  • Quality camping arrangements on the mountain
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  • Trip leader and English-speaking guides
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  • Porter/mule charges

Things To Carry

  • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T-shirt, water-resistant trekking pants, windproof/water-resistant jacket, thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater, thermal innerwear, woollen cap, inner fleece gloves, outer waterproof gloves, thick woollen socks and regular socks, scarf/muffler
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  • Comfortable waterproof trekking/hiking shoes with a thick sole, camp shoes
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  • Raincoat / Poncho
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  • Gaiters
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  • Small, light-weight towel
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  • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
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  • Cap and Sunglasses
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  • Sturdy walking stick/trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Personal medication
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  • Personal toiletries


  • Delhi-Leh-Delhi transportation costs are not included in the package.
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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not litter the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the religious sites, maintain proper dress-code and do not hurt the sentiments of the places.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees, etc.).
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  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is strictly prohibited during this activity.

Kang Yatse Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Kang Yatse Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

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    Story by Dwaipayana Pilla

     Rated : 5.0


    Kang Yatse Trek has been one of the most satisfying explorations of my life. My trek through Thrillophilia has made it all the more satisfying and happening. Starting from checking into the hotel at Leh, it has made sure the travelers had the most happening treks of their lives. The impeccable arrangements at the hotel and the routine trek plan under experts made the trek absolutely hassle free.

    Story by Rati Gill

     Rated : 4.0


    Thrillophillia provided us with a number of fun activities throughout the trek. Starting from camping to exploring the most unexplored corners of India, it has made my trek thoroughly memorable. It was because of their superior and top notch planning that the trek didn’t get exhausting as we had sufficient time to relax and also enjoy the places we trekked too.


    People Also Ask About Kang Yatse Trek

    1. Is meal included in Kang Yatse trek?

      Yes, all the meals are included in the Kang Yatse trekking experience.

    2. What kind of fitness is expected for Kang Yatse trek?

      While trekking the Himalayas, you must focus on building your strength along your shoulder, back, legs, abdominal muscles, and arms. Flexible muscles improve the stretching and relaxing ability of your muscles, determines the extent of movement of your bones and joints, and helps in improving your posture for preventing the low back pain. While you trek for a long distance, it becomes quite crucial for you to arrive along the slopes with relaxed muscles.

    3. Where does Kang Yatse Trek start?

      Kang Yatse Trek starts from Leh. Once you reach Leh, the trek begins with visiting the Leh Market followed by exploring the Shey and thiksey Monasteries.

    4. How can I reach Kang Yatse Trek?

      You can reach the Kang Yatse Trek, located in the Markha valley by reaching Leh Airport via flights from your city.

    5. What activities are included in Kang Yatse trek?

      Your Kang Yatse trekking experience consists of both the trekking and camping adventure. Your actual trekking experience starts from day 2 onwards to cover an altitude of around 5130 meters high to climb the topmost position of the Kang Yatse Trek Campsite. Skiu, Markha, Thachungtse, Nimaling, Shang Sumdo, are some of the trekking spots to explore on your go. To bless you with a great camping experience, you will be accommodated in A category hotel rooms of Leh for the first three consecutive nights on double occupancy basis. Throughout your mountain trekking experience, you will be provided in tents on a double occupancy basis equipped with foam sleeping pads for the next five nights.

    6. How long is the Kang Yatse Trek?

      The Kang Yatse Trek is approximately 80 kms. It takes around 9 days and 8 nights to cover the trek. This however, depends on your age and stamina.

    7. What is the height of Kang Yatse Trek?

      Kang Yatse Trek covers a height of 5,130 m above sea level.

    8. Is Kang Yatse Trek dangerous?

      Kang Yatse Trek isn’t really dangerous if you have a perfect guide and if you follow the guidelines carefully. However, you need to be careful if you have breathing problems like asthma or if you nauseate at high altitudes.

      The trek lets you have enough time for your body to get accustomed to the changing extreme temperatures. Apart from carrying heavy woolen clothes, umbrellas and other necessary equipment, drinking alcohol is an absolute no at this altitude. One should also avoid trekking at night to maintain utmost safety.

    9. What will be the weather conditions in Kang Yatse Trek?

      Overall temperature throughout the trek varies from 25 to 30 Degrees centigrade in days and 04 to 15 Degrees in night.. You can also explore some showers or snow storms depending on the season you plan your trek.

      Some places are mostly covered with clouds all throughout the year and you would occasionally experience drizzles in these places.

    10. Can I do Kang Yatse Trek solo?

      Markha Valley has often been explored by a number of solo travelers. Thus, it is possible for you to go for a solo Kang Yatse 2 Trek. However, if you are planning for a solo trip, you should be well aware about the trails and also make sure you have sufficient places to rest in between while you trek.

      Though trekking solo has its own thrill, it is better that you do not go for it if you are a novice. In case you have gone for solo treks before, you can easily trek Kang Yatse on your own and explore the places which you want to. It is however, important that you read about the place and know the best time for trekking before you plan solo treks to Kang Yatse.

    11. How much does the Kang Yatse Trek cost?

      The Kang Yatse Trek With Markha Valley costs  INR 47,000/per adult. The packages cover the accommodation, meals and activities while you are trekking. These do not cover the transportation cost to and from your city.

    12. How much weight do I have to carry on Kang Yatse trek?

      Since the trek is 80 kms, you should try carrying only the necessary articles and avoid carrying excess weight. The average weight that you should carry is around 8-14 kgs per person. Incase you are not confident with trekking, it is always better that you carry even lesser weights.

    13. What will be the temperature on Kang Yatse Trek?

      Temperatures vary from -5 to -7 degree Celsius on the Kang Yatse Trek.

    14. What is the best time to go for Kang Yatse Trek?

      The best time to visit Kang Yatse 2 Trek is from July to mid September. These months have clear skies and bright sunlight so that you can experience the most of the snow clad mountains accompanied by occasional showers in some places.

    15. What is the difficulty level of Kang Yatse Trek?

      Kang Yatse Trek is of a difficult level because of its extreme temperatures and terrain. This terrain is often difficult to explore even by people who are experts in trekking.

    16. What things should I carry while going on Kang Yatse Trek?

      You should carry the following essentials while you trek to Kang Yatse-

      - Warm woolen garments
      - Woolen socks
      - Mufflers and scarves
      - Waterproof trekking shoes
      - Raincoats
      - Stable walking stick
      - Torch
      - Personal medicines
      - Adequate drinking water

    17. Is it safe to do Kang Yatse Trek?

      Kang Yatse Trek can be difficult because of the terrain and snow. However, if you are being accompanied by expert guides and have perfect health conditions it isn’t risky. However, weather conditions can get really bad at times.

    18. Can beginners do Kang Yatse Trek?

      Kang Yatse Trek can be difficult for novices. It is suggested that you go for Kang Yatse Treks after you have gained sufficient experience in trekking and know your stamina well. Though beginners can explore Kang Yatse Trek, they should do it under proper guidance by keeping in mind safety measures.

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