Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Overview

Rejoice in the rare opportunity of summiting a mountain peak that towers more than 5,000 feet above sea level by opting for the Kang Yatse Trek. Not an easy peak to conquer, this trail can take your hiking goals to an entirely different level. Tucked deep within the mighty Himalayas, the trek essentially lies in the famous Markha Valley.

Comprising about 9 days, the Kang Yatse Trek itinerary is perfect for gaining acclimatization to the high altitude conditions in a gradual manner. Start your exhilarating journey at Leh and wallow in the rich cultural heritages, monasteries, gompa traditions, and much more during initial days. As you make further ascents and gain height, you will experience deep seated Ladakhi culture which includes warm hospitality at the tiny villages, quaint teahouses, and homestays that you come across. Witness breathtaking views of snow covered peaks, gentle streams, lush grazing lands, and a range of terrains. Find your way through the famous Hemis National Park that is said to be home to snow leopards, mountain deer, argali, and much more. Revel in the mesmerizing sights as the Kang Yatse peak comes into sight once you pass Umlung urging you further through vibrant pastures and crystal clear lakes.

Quick Facts of Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley

Quick Facts of Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley
  • Maximum altitude: 5,000 feet
  • Grade: Moderate- difficult
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Trekking distance: 78 kilometers
  • Trail type: Round trek
  • Airport: Leh Airport
  • Snow Season: Winters
  • Service from: Leh
  • Base camp: Leh
  • Best season: July to mid September
  • Region: Ladakh

Kang Yatse Trek with Markha Valley Itinerary

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Delhi to Leh (3,500m)

  • Arrive at Leh from where your exhilarating Kang Yatse Trek is to commence.

  • Once you arrive at the Leh airport, you will get a pickup service to your hotel.

  • Check into your room and spend a day getting acclimatized to the conditions as you explore the local markets and nearby attractions.

What to Pack for Kang Yatse Trek?

What to Pack for Kang Yatse Trek?

Documents

  • ID cards with photocopies, Credit cards, adequate cash

Trekking Equipment

  • Walking pole

  • Head lamp with extra cells

  • 30-35 liters Backpack/ Daypack with rain cover

Clothing

  • 2 long sleeved base layers of silk, synthetic or wool

  • 2 short sleeved base layers of silk, synthetic or wool

  • 2 mid weight fleece or wool jackets

  • 1 down jacket

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

  • Woolen hat

  • Waterproof trekking pants

  • Woolen socks for the night

  • Hiking socks and lightweight inner socks

  • Thermal wear

  • Woolen gloves

Other essentials

  • UV protected sunglasses

  • Sun hat that covers the neck

  • Sunscreen

  • At least two 1 liter water bottles

  • SPF lip balm

  • Toiletries

  • Insect repellant

  • Sleeping Bag

Medicines

  • Electrolytes, ORS, energy drink powders

  • Medicines for fever

  • Medicines for indigestion

  • Medicines for pain

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines

  • Pain relief sprays

  • Medicines for altitude and motion sickness

  • Band aids

  • Crepe bandages

Know Before You Go to Kang Yatse Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for Trekkers
How to Reach

You have to first reach Leh from where you will be driven to your base camp. There are several ways to reach Leh:

  • By AirThe easiest option to reach Leh is to take a flight to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport which is only 4 km from the main city. It is well connected with Delhi as well as other cities across the country like Mumbai, Kolkata, Jammu, Chandigarh, among others. Once at the airport you can take a taxi from here to your destination.

  • By RoadYou can reach Leh via two road routes- Manali to Leh via Baralacha La, Lachulung La, and Tanglang La which is about 500 km or Srinagar to Leh via Zoji La, Lamayuru Lunar Landscape, and Kargil which is about 450 km.

  • By TrainThere is no railhead in Ladakh or Leh and if you wish to go by train you have to take a train to Jammu Tawi which is about 700 km from Ladakh. There are regular trains that ply here from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

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    Yes, horses are available for offloading at Kang Yatse trek as you begin the journey to Markha Valley. You can make use of these horses by liaising with the local horsemen or getting in touch with your travel guides.

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