Markha Valley with KANGYATSE II


Markha Valley with KANGYATSE II

Duration :   14 Days
Start Location:   Delhi
Age Range :   18
Total Seats :  500/500

Edventure ladakh

For the conscious traveller

 Markha Valley with KANGYATSE II ( 6175 M ). (14 Days in Total)

 The majestic looking Kang Yatze is the most prominent peak in the Markha Valley. It can be approached through the Makha Valley from either side. It has 2 summits and resembles a King’s Throne. The Western summit, Kangyatse II is lower at 6175m 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 Nun Kun & Zanskar ranges in the West & the K2, Broad Peak & Gasherbrum Massif in the far North.


  • Day 01st: Fly Delhi – Leh (3500m). Rest and Acclimatize
  • Day 02nd: Sightseeing around Leh
  • Day 03rd: Preparation for trek and climb.
  • Day 04th: Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400m)
  • Day 05th: Trek Skiu to Markha (3700m)
  • Day 06th: Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)
  • Day 07th: Trek Thachungtse to Basecamp( 5100m)
  • Day 08th: Rest & Acclimatise
  • Day 09th: Climb Kang Yatze II & descend to Base camp
  • Day 10th: Contingency day
  • Day 11th: Trek to Nemaling (4720m)
  • Day 12th: Trek to Chokdo or Shang Sumdo
  • Day 13th: Drive Shang Sumdo to Leh
  • Day 14th: 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

Rest and preparation day.

 Today you will meet the team and getting ready for the Trek. If you want to Buy anything for trek you can do it today.

Day 4

Drive Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu

Duration:2:30 hour by car and then 2 hour walk.

Distance:75km Drive and 6 to7 km Walk

Altitude: 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 5

Trek Skiu to Markha

Duration:7 hour walk.

Distance: 22km

Altitude: 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 6

Trek Markha to Thachungtse (4150m)

Duration: 5:30 Hour

Distance: 16km

Altitude: 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 7

Trek Thachungtse to Basecamp (5200m)

Duration: 5 hour

Distance: 14km

Altitude: 5130m

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. From the lake we have to walk ascent on the right hand side all the way to Basecamp.

Overnight Camp.

Day 8

Acclimatisation walk and preparation day.

Duration: Nil

Distance: Nil

Altitude: 5150m

After breakfast we start our acclimatisation walk, We get some height gain today and practice walking with snow boots. A mix of snow and ice craft techniques. After lunch we will relax and will check our climbing gear.

Day 9

Climb Kang Yatze II  (6200m) & descend to Base camp

Duration: 11 to 12 hour

Distance: Summit

Altitude: 5150m

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 10

Contingency day

A contingency day to account for bad weather, etc.

Day 11

Trek to Nemaling

Duration:2:30 hour

Distance: few KM

Altitude: 4720m

Walking all the Way down to the Nemaling, to celebrate your summit there at Nemaling you have small Parachute restaurant.

Day 12

Trek to Chokdo or Shang sumdo.

Duration: 6 to 7 hour

Distance: 18km

Altitude: 4020m

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.

Day 13

Drive to Leh

We used to Trek along the Shang River for couple of hours before we reach to Shang Sumdo – road, but now a days we have road till Chokdo and the Car can come till that place  head and then get into vehicles to go to Hemis monastery (optional) or continue directly to Leh. Lunch at the hotel, wash up & spend the afternoon visiting the interesting market in Leh.

Day 14

Fly to Delhi

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



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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