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About the Destination:
One of the most popular trekking route in Ladakh, 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.
About the Activity:
Explore the splendour of Markha valley and the rugged beauty of Kang Yantse peak in this package. Go on a date with adventure with the Markha Valley Trek. The beauty of this valley will enthral your senses, the stunning views will leave you speechless and the whole experience will help you bonding up with the nature.
Climb up steep slopes, cross over valleys and plateaus, and explore the wildlife in the atmosphere of untouched natural beauty. In this one trip you’ll get to experience the village life of Leh and Markha, visit old forts and peaceful monasteries, spend your days and nights in the lap of nature, explore the wildlife of the area, stay in overnight camps and much more!
Maximum Altitude: 5,130m
Temperature Range: Day: 25-30 Degrees, Night: 04-15 Degrees
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 the Leh markets and other local attractions.
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.
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.
Zigzag Terrains, Markha Village, Local Life
After a light breakfast you’ll embark on a trek from Skiu to Markha. Although 3,700m, 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.
Kang Yatse, Blue Sheep, Grazing Meadows
After breakfast in the camp, embark on a steep climb and passing through grazing meadows, reach Thachungtse; on the way, spot some the blue sheep. Starting from here, the Kang Yatse (6400m), 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.
Scenic Lake, Prayer Stones
Trekking today, you will reach Nimaling, which is located 4,700m 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
You can reach the Kang Yatse Trek, located in the Markha valley by reaching Leh Airport via flights from your city.
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.
Kang Yatse Trek covers a height of 5,130 m above sea level.
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.
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.
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.
Costs for covering your Kang Yatse 2 Trek depend on a variety of factors. If you are trekking as a part of any holiday package, the company would have its own rates different from others depending on the place of accommodation and the number of days and nights allotted for the trek.
That’s why one should contact the thrillophilia team for the price. The packages generally cover the accommodation, meals and activities while you are trekking. These do not cover the transportation cost to and from your city.
It is always better that you look at the packages and their prices on the site of the companies before planning your trek so that you can allocate your budget accordingly. Most of the prices shown are generally exclusive of GST.
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.
Temperatures vary from -5 to -7 degree Celsius on the 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.
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.
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
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.
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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