Kangyatse Peak 6400m

Trip Duration 8
Max Altitude 6400M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit June To September

Trip Overview

Kangyatse Peak

Kangyatse Peak, standing at an impressive altitude of 6,400 meters (21,000 feet), is a challenging yet rewarding mountain located in the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas. This summit is a popular choice among avid mountaineers seeking an exhilarating high-altitude adventure. The journey to Kangyatse typically begins in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, where climbers acclimatize to the high altitude before embarking on the expedition. The trail to the base camp offers breathtaking views of the rugged landscape, quaint villages, and serene monasteries, giving climbers a taste of the region's unique cultural and natural beauty. Upon reaching the base camp, situated at approximately 5,200 meters (17,060 feet), climbers undergo further acclimatization and training, ensuring they prepare for the rigorous climb ahead. The ascent to the summit involves navigating crevassed glaciers and challenging ice slopes, making technical skills and teamwork vital. Camp 1 established at around 5,800 meters (19,029 feet), providing a strategic location for acclimatization and a starting point for the final push to the summit. Camp 2 is typically set up at approximately 6,100 meters (20,013 feet), allowing climbers to rest and acclimate further before the demanding summit bid. The summit day also begins early, usually around midnight, to take advantage of the coldest and firmest snow conditions. Climbers tackle steep snow and ice sections, employing crampons and ice axes to progress upwards. As dawn breaks, the beauty of the surrounding mountains under the first light of day is awe-inspiring and serves as motivation to push on. Reaching the summit of Kangyatse is also a triumphant moment, offering panoramic views of the entire Ladakh range and the Zanskar Valley. The descent involves careful navigation through the challenging terrain, and climbers return to base camp to celebrate their achievement and prepare for the journey back to Leh.

Conclusion and Summary

The Kangyatse Peak expedition is also an unforgettable adventure, combining physical endurance, technical skill, and the sheer joy of conquering a formidable peak in one of the world's most stunning mountain ranges. It offers a taste of high-altitude mountaineering and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and culture of the Ladakh region.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic Flight from Delhi to Leh to Delhi.
  • Visit one of the Highest Airport of the World: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh, India.
  • Cross through Bridges, Valleys, Rivers, Streams, Meadows and Mountains during the Trek
  • Traverse passes fluttering with Chorten and prayer flags that reflect the deep Buddhist heritage
  • Enjoy a fully supported trek staying in beautifully situated campsites
  • Experience basic luxuries in the wilderness
  • Breathtaking views of the Stok Kangri, Dzo Jongo, and Karakoram range of peaks.
  • The peak has steep summit climbs, moraines, crevasses, and technical boulder sections that demand exceptional mountaineering skills.
  • Unforgettable panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, including the K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum Massif to the North and the Nun Kun and the Zanskar peaks to the West from Summit
  • Well-balanced fusion of breathtaking landscapes and challenges that offers climbers an opportunity to explore their mountaineering skills
  • Summiting Kang Yatse, a challenging 6,400-meter peak in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Witness Pasture Land Grazed by Yak, Sheep and other Domestic Animal.
  • Explore Leh, the ancient Ladakhi capital, the Indus Valley and its Buddhist monasteries
  • Immersive cultural experience with local Ladakhi communities along the trek.
  • Crossing pristine glaciers and navigating high-altitude landscapes.
  • Comprehensive acclimatization programme
  • Technical climbing challenges, including ice and rock sections.
  • Camping in stunning alpine meadows and remote high-altitude locations.
  • Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in Delhi’s bustling markets
  • Expert guidance from experienced mountaineering guides.
  • Star Gazing at Night at Base Camp located at the heart of Kang Yatse Peak
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience for avid mountaineers seeking an off-the-beaten-path expedition.


Upon arrival Leh airport, pick-up and transfer to hotel. After tea/coffee rest in hotel to get acclimatization. Evening walking walking tour in Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast at hotel drive to Shang Sumdo to Lartsa is mostly ascending up along the deep river gorges with strange landscapes to see. The high mountain peeks are touching the sky’s face and one can see blue sheep around the mountains. And finally after ascending all these height, the camp at the base of Gongmarula (5130m) is a bit dusty.

From Lartse the trek starts steep ascending up the Gongmaru La (5130 m) as the trail winds up steeply. When you are at the top of the Gongmarula, you will surely enjoy the beautiful views of the Shang Valley, Gang Arts the Karakoram Ranges, and the Markha Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. Then the descend down isn’t so steep and the trail runs along the left side of the valley. And your camp will approach after an hour later the camp will be reach with the good views.

From the camp, start ascending up towards the base camp. The ascending is not tough and the camp is not too far and you are serve hot lunch on your arrival. The base camp is in a small valley just before the peak.

Early in the morning at around 2;00AM, we start ascending up to submit the peak. The ascending up is quite tough and a bit technical as you climb towards the top. Then as you reach the peak, you will surely enjoy the unimaginable views that surround the peak. You can see the deep Markha valley beneath, the Stok ranges, and the Zanskar ranges that become bold as they ran towards Rubsho. Then descend down is not so easy and one should follow the instructions of the guide to avoid problem. It would be better to come down to Nimaling on the same day.

After breakfast, gently climb along the mountain trail, and then follow up the Gongmaru- La. (5150mtrs.). Long and steep descent down into the deep river gorge and follow the trail along the steep mountain till you walking till Chu-skurmo. One hour more to walk towards the camp at Shang Sumdo.

After breakfast, follow the trail along the riverbed again along the motor able road. Leaving a small house and then series of Chortens, you will reaches Martselang a big village on the bank of river Indus. Trek ends as you move into a valley surrounded by beautiful snowy mountain lies the Hemis monastery, en route to Leh one can see Thiksay, and Shey monastery. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh.

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to catch flight for onward destination.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport and hotel transfers in Leh in a private vehicle
  • Flight ticket Leh– Delhi– Leh (domestic) along with airport departure taxes
  • Welcome dinner on the arrival day and farewell dinner after the expedition end
  • Accommodation during the expedition in tea houses/lodge accommodation/tents during climbing on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Safety and Climbing Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, jumars, ice-axe, slings, crampons, snow boots
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • All camping equipment like a tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, mattresses. Mountain Hardware – arrangement of sleeping bags, down jackets, high altitude tents, emergency oxygen masks, regulators, and other necessary medical equipment
  • Food/meals during the expedition. Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at base camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Extra dietary requirements, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, and fruits during the expedition. High altitude food and fuel.
  • EPI Gas burner for a high climb, Gamow bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis with expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Costs related to tents, lodging, meals, salary, transportation, flights, and crew insurance, including helicopter rescue provision and other necessary equipment
  • Medical kits. We use pulse oximeters during the expedition to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels and avoid altitude sickness or other health risks.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader and Guides with First Aid knowledge
  • Porters or mules for transportation. (2 Trekkers:1 Mule or Porter) Maximum load 18 kg per porter.
  • Access to Satellite phones and Walkie-Talkies
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Friendship World Trek Achievement Certificate after Successful Expedition
  • Souvenir as Company’s Cap and T-shirt

Price Excludes

  • India entry visa fee, international airfare, and airport taxes
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident, medical insurance, or Helicopter rescue for climbing/expedition members.
  • Personal equipment & climbing gears, personal expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial expedition filming
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit per member is 9 kg
  • Lunch/Dinner or meal expenses in Leh and Extra Night – Accommodation/Hotel in Leh
  • Lunch/dinner or meal expenses in Leh and extra night accommodation (and meals) in Leh due to early return, late departure
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks
  • Walkie-talkies & filming permit
  • Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Summit bonus and tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, sudden changes in government policies, strikes, etc

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Trip Information

The majestic-looking Kang Yatze is the most prominent peak in the Markha Valley. It can be approached through the Markha Valley from either side. It has 2 summits and resembles a King’s Throne. The Western summit, Kangyatse II is lower at 6250m and is quite often climbed, at the same time it is not at all busy like the neighbouring Stok Kangri. It is perfect for people who would like to climb their first 6000-er and would like to stay away from the crowds. The Markha valley offers the perfect acclimatisation trek needed for climbing a 6000m mountain. On a clear day you see views as far as Nun Kun & Zanskar ranges in the West & the K2, Broad Peak & Gasherbrum Massif in the far North.

On a Technical Trek the average day could involve more than 7 hrs of walking.  These trips might cover difficult and glaciated terrain where use of ropes and technical mountaineering equipment like crampons, harness, carabiners, descenders etc could come into play. On these trips one is required to stay at high altitudes for lengthy periods of time and hence  acclimatization is always a big concern. These treks can also throw a bit of surprise largely because of unpredictable nature of the terrain and the snow/ ice conditions in the high mountains and hence we always have a contingency day of two built into the plan.

These trips would last more than two weeks and go to wild, remote places completely cut off from civilization. Trekking peaks also come under the same category as the level of technicality required to climb a trekking peak is similar.

Kang Yatse Peak Climbing Route Map

Kang Yatse Peak Climbing Map


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