Kangyatse peak (6,400 meters.) lies south east of Leh and is reached via the famous Markha Valley trek of 9 days. There are many other peaks around Kangyatse on the altitude range of 5,500 meters and 6,400 meters, which are also available for climbing in the Nimaling plateau.
Season: June to September
Duration: 11 days trek
Grade: Moderate to Strenious
This climb offers you an opportunity to reach a height of 6200m without technical skills, and 6400 m with basic technical skills. The climb on Kangyatse is challenging and interesting, ideal for someone in quest of his/her first Himalayan summit.
Season: June – October
Total Duration: 10 Nights /11 Days
Trekking days:05 Days
Total trekking hours: 25 hours approx.
Special Features: Climbing
Trek Grade: Both- Technical/non Technical
Max Alt.: 6400 m
DAY 01: Leh to Shang Sumo (2 ½hours)
We will leave Leh by jeep to the starting point of the trek at Martselang (3600 m). We will drive to Martselang, the entry point into Hemis National Park, where we can get glimpses of endangered high-altitude animals such as the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, the great Tibetan sheep and Golden eagle. There we will meet the crew and trek for 2 and ½ hours, before reaching our campsite in the tiny village of Shang Sumdo (3700m).
DAY 02: Shang Sumdo -Lartsa (6-7 hrs)
We will begin the day climbing through the spectacular gorge of Shang, which is rife with magnificently hued rock formations that provide a dramatic evidence of the collision between the Indian and Tibetan plates. The trail crosses rivers several times before we reach our campsite (4600 m)
DAY 03: Lartsa – Base camp via Gongmaru La 5200 m
A steep 3-hour climb will lead us to Gongmaru La (5200 m), where there are jaw-dropping views of Kangyatse, the Zan kar and Karakoram Range. After satisfying ourselves with the surrounding views, we will make our descent toward the pasture of Nimaling ,where the villages of Markha Valley tend their sheep, goats and yaks during the summer. From Nimaling it is a steady climb up to Base Camp (5200 m).
DAY 04: Base camp -High camp (2 hrs)
DAY 4 is crucial, so we will spend the morning recuperating from the last few days’ fatigue. After sufficient rest, we will embark on a steep 2-hour climb to High Camp (5500 m). Although the distance is quite short, the altitude makes the hike quite strenuous.
DAY 05:High camp -Summit – Base camp (9-10 hrs)
The final push, beginning at 2 am, will be both physically and mentally challenging. But once atop the summit (6200m), the surrounding awe-inspiring scenery of Tibet, and the Zanskar and mighty Karakoram ranges, all of our numbing pains will melt away in a warm glow of success! After spending an hour on top of the world, we will descend to Base Camp, where we will while away the afternoon, relaxing and congratulating each other on a job well done.
Note: If you choose to scale the primary summit (6400 m),you will need to be experienced and well prepared, as you must traverse a very difficult and technically challenging ridge.
DAY: 6 &7 Base Camp -Shang Sumdo -Martselang – Leh
We will spend these last two days retracing our footsteps, strolling casually downward while taking in the otherworldly beauty. Now is the time for us to enjoy the rare wildlife, unique scenery, and each other ‘ s company. On the final day of our adventure, we will travel by jeep back to Leh, stopping at any places you may wish to visit.
DAY 8: Departure from Leh
After scaling the 6400 meters week long expedition of Kyangyatse peak, with lots of good memories of summit you will be drop to airport by our company representative for your further journey.