Duration :   17 Days
Start Location:   Delhi
Age Range :   18
Total Seats :  500/500


(6280 M ) – 2 SUMMITS



Markha Valley – Ladakh’s most popular trek has Mt. Kang Yatze dominating its skyline most of the route. Just a little distance from Kang Yatse is the little known Dzo Jongo. This demanding trip comprises the trek and the twin ascents into 18 days, packing in a powerful punch. Although the climbs don’t require serious climbing skills, it definitely requires some serious endurance and a love for prolonged periods in the outdoors. Nimaling at 4750m from where most of the action commences can get pretty cold and windy. It happens to be the grazing grounds of all the cattle in the Markha Valley and has a big parachute tent shelter in the summers for visiting trekkers. If you have some tough treks behind your back and atleast one small climb, then this is a good trip to up the game further. Brace up for some really demanding days if you are signing up for this one.



  • Day 01: Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m). Rest and Acclimatize
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Leh
  • Day 03:Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400m)
  • Day 04:Trek Skiu to Markha (3700m)
  • Day 05:Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)
  • Day 06:Trek Thachungtse to Nimaling (4720m)
  • Day 07:Trek to Kongmaru La (5130m)and back to Nimaling
  • Day 08:Trek to Kang Yatze Base Camp (5000M)
  • Day 09: Rest & Acclimatise
  • Day 10:Climb Kang Yatze II & descend to Base camp
  • Day 11:Trek to Dzo Jongo Base Camp (5500)
  • Day 12:A day to practice the use of crampons and ascenders
  • Day 13:Climb Dzo-Jongo; descend to Base Camp (5500m)
  • Day 14:Contingency day
  • Day 15:Trek to Chuskirmo
  • Day 16:Trek to Shang Sumdo. Drive Shang Sumdo to Leh
  • Day 17: Fly back to Delhi from Leh

Places You’ll See :

Schedule Details

Day 1

Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m). Rest and Acclimatize

The flight takes us over the Greater Himalayas and makes an exciting landing at one of the highest airports in the world. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing around Leh

Visit the famous monasteries of Shey & Thiksey. Shey used to be the old capital of Ladakh. Thiksey is a beautiful monastery built in the style of the Potala Palace in Tibet. Drive back to hotel for lunch. You can spend time checking out the charming Leh Town and its narrow by-lanes in the evening.

Day 3

Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400m)

The trail goes through a flat and desolate plain along the river Indus till its confluence with the Zanskar where we make a u-turn and enter the Zanskar Valley and drive up along the muddy Zanskar till we reach Chilling. A little ahead of Chilling lies Kaya-Do where we cross the river on a trolley and make our way to the small village of Skiu. Overnight Camp.

Day 4

Trek Skiu to Markha (3700m)

The trail to Markha is not too strenuous, rising about 300m across 22km, crossing the Markha river a couple of times. Markha is a substantial village, complete with a derelict fort on the hillside and a small village monastery. Overnight Camp.

Day 5

Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)

Kang Yatse (6400m), a magnificent snow-clad mountain commands the views for the next two days. On the walk there are sights of some fascinating geological creations of large boulders balanced precariously on top of consolidated earth spikes. Continue down over a bridge to Thachungtse, a lovely valley to camp in. A popular place to spot herds of blue sheep slide up and down the steep cliffs with incredible agility. Overnight Camp..

Day 6

Trek Thachungtse to Nimaling (4720m)

You pass several mani (stones with prayer inscriptions) walls and suddenly come across a small lake. The view is wonderful from here - both of Kang Yatse, whose bulk gets reflected in the still waters of the lake, and also of the Markha Valley which we are now well above. Overnight Camp.

Day 7

Acclimatisation walk to Kongmaru La (5260m) & back to Nimaling

After breakfast we start our acclimatisation walk to Kongmaru La which is a gain of around 540m. The trail is steep uphill till we reach to the ridge from where it's flat to the foot of the pass and then the trail is again steep uphill to the top of the pass. We walk back for lunch at Nimaling. After lunch we will relax and will check our climbing gear.

Day 8

Trek to Kang Yatze Base camp (5150m)

It's uphill from Nimaling through the loose rocks till we reach to the point from where we get the views of Kang Yatze base camp. Now the trail ease down a bit with gentle walk till we reach to base camp. Total walking hours from Nimaling should be 2-3hrs.

Day 9

Rest day

We get some height gain today and practice walking with snow boots. A mix of snow and ice craft techniques.

Day 10

Climb Kang Yatze II & descend to Base camp

Summit Day! We start a little after midnight for our summit attempt of Kang Yatze 2, also popularly referred to as Kang Yatze shoulder. We start of initially on scree and moraine before getting onto snow. It is gradual all the way except for a few parts where we might have to rope up. We should be at the summit by daybreak to catch the sun rise and the glorious view of the Zanskar range and the distant Karakoram. Descend to Base Camp for breakfast. A long day of about 10 hrs.

Day 11

Trek to Dzo Jongo Base Camp (5500)

Day 12

A day to practice the use of crampons and ascenders

Day 13

Climb Dzo-Jongo; descend to Base Camp (5500m)

Day 14

Contingency day

A contingency day to account for bad weather, etc.

Day 15

Trek to Chuskirmo

We pack camp and proceed to the grazing grounds of Nimaling. From there it is a gradual ascent to Kongmaru La pass at 5260m with prayer flags fluttering. Beautiful views all round from the pass. We descend steeply at first before it becomes gradually as we reach the stream. A little ahead from there is Chuskirmo with chortens and a small shop.

Drive back to leh from chokdo.

Day 16

Fly to Delhi

Early morning transfer to the Airport for departure for your flight to Delhi. Trip Ends!.

Day 17

Fly back to Delhi from Leh



This is not a definitive list but we suggest that all students carry at least these items while traveling to Ladakh.

- Sunblock or sunscreen with SPF 50+*

- 2 t-shirts (preferably fast drying) *

- 1 thin fleece *

- 1 long sleeved t- shirt *

- 1 fleece jacket *

- 1 light water proof / windproof jacket

- 1 pair of long trousers *

- 1 pair sturdy trainers *

- 1 pair of flip – flops *

- Several pairs of thin and thick socks *

- Warm cap, scarf and gloves

- First aid kit ( medicines are not easy to get on the trail )

- Water bottle *

- Torch light / head lamp with spare batteries

- Camera with extra battery

- Minimal wash kit including biodegradable soap,

tooth-brush and toothpaste *

- Bag for putting garbage *

- Sunglasses and sun-hat

- Sanitary item for women *

- Lip balm and small water bottle *

- A down jacket and wind proof trousers

- A book to read is not a bad idea *

How does Edventure ladakh facilitate my travel experience?

Our local guides and experts are trained specifically to help you on your personal learning journey. We understand the value of mentorship and we always have our team on board to help you with acclimatization, learning the basics of getting along with your peers and hosts in a new environment.

We also promote dialogues and discussions through active engagement and hosting group events with the help of our local host families and communities. We take the responsibility of facilitating your personal growth on the journey you undertake with us by providing you a safe space to experience the world anew.

What is the average age-group of the participants?

There is no specific age-group- our travelers could be anywhere between 12-70. We host student groups so some of our travelers are also remarkably young. 

We only ask that our travelers come with a healthy body and a mindset open to reflection and cross-cultural immersion.

What differentiates Edventure ladakh?

Our vision is to facilitate transformative travel experiences. We do so by carefully curating each experience we offer. 

The travel plans are designed with small cohesive groups and trained experts and professional artists who conduct workshops and learning camps. No two programs are alike in the elements that they offer, each trip is designed around a specific theme and allows for an unparalleled immersion. 

What is included in the cost of the program?

Accomodation on MAP basis which includes breakfast, dinner and sleeping arrangements, permit fee to the governed areas, transportation costs while on the trip, guide and porters fee, facilitators fee, food while traveling, 

What is not included in the cost of the program?

Flight tickets (but we can help you with booking if requested beforehand), travel insurance, entrance fee in some places where applicable e.g. in some monasteries, medical expenses if any encountered on the trip 

What happens if we fall sick or get injured?

The group leaders and guides are trained in basic first aid and emergency healthcare providence. In cases of higher emergency, we facilitate swift and immediate response to transfer the person to the nearest hospital/healthcare provider. 

What is a typical travel day like with Edventure Ladakh?

You could be engaged with anything from working on the farms to taking the cows for grazing on the mountains on your trip. Since learning by immersion is an important part of our trips, you could even be attending a kayaking workshop with our expert facilitators. 

On some days, you can expect training in local handicrafts or intensive courses in language or philosophy. All experiences are designed keeping in mind our travel audience and we believe in allowing them to immerse and learn from their environment.

What's Included

  • Airport to and fro.
  • English speaking cultural Guide
  • First add kit for emergency
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Oxygen tank in emergency
  • Permit for the restricted area.
  • Swiss deluxe camp accommodation
  • Transportation

What's Excluded

  • Air ticket
  • Laundry
  • Medical expenses
  • Monastery ticket
  • Travel Insurance


  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

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