|cost||INR 75000 Inc. of all taxes T&C*|
|best time||August- September|
|group size||max. 10|
Today is for rest as we have gained a significant elevation by reaching Leh which is well above 3500 metres from sea level, acclimatization is very important from day 1. You may explore the local market of Leh and prepare yourself for the coming journey. Accommodation in guest house
This day is a very crucial part of our journey, we will help you explore the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. Leh is a hub for almost all things happening in Ladakh and also all major expeditions begin from Leh itself. Leh is very rich in its culture and dozens of monasteries and ancient temples are there to make this place unique. Leh town is a never-ending trial in itself, for those who love to walk around.
Initially we will board our vehicles and take road to chilling, the road is muddy and it goes along the Indus river. The road soon enters into Zanskar and head to the small establishment of Chilling. From here we walk on foot and soon we cross the river using a Tyrolean traverse, just ahead of it is village of Skiu. Overnight in camps.
The trail is long today however we will not gain too much elevation and that will make the walk pleasant. We will have to cross the Markha river couple of times before we reach Markha village. Overnight in camps.
The trail of Markha valley continues pass an old stone-mill, a ruined castle can be spotted and the auspicious monastery of Techa, which proudly perches upon a cliff that looms above Markha. The path then intersects the river many times as we reach to end of the valley. After leaving the village of Umlung, we will have our first view of mighty Mt. Kang Yatse (6400m), which will dominate the view until we cross Kongmaru La. After having a short break for lunch in the village of Hangkar, we will continue onward to the lovely green pasture of Thachungste (4100m).
Today the trail will be a mix of gradual and steep ascends as it will lead us up to the beautiful plateau of Nimaling, where the people of the Markha Valley bring their herds to graze during the summer months. At 4700m, Nimaling(4600m) is the highest camp site on the trek, the spectacular views of the huge peak of Kang Yatse to the right is always a pleasure to gaze at.
Post breakfast, we will head onto our journey and climb Kongmaru La (5200m), a high pass, and also a steep climb, and from here we will have a wonderful view of the Indus Valley and Ladakh Range. This walk will help us acclimatize for our summit of Kang Yatse II. Accommodation in camps
The walk is short yet steep today, we will cross sections of loose rocks through a moraines region. The Base camp gets visible after a walk of one and half hour and it is an easy walk from that point. Accommodation in camps.
We will practice some techniques that would be useful in the climb of the summit.
Today we will make our way to the top of the summit of this amazing mountain, we will start our climb just after midnight with head artificial lights through the scree and mostly snow sections. We will make it upto the summit by sunrise on the horizon. After spending some time on the summit, we descend back to BC and enjoy our success over the breakfast.
An extra day for any situation that is uncertain on mountains.
The way back is also not easy on our trail as we will have to cross Kongmaru la again and make our way to Chuskurmo which is a grazing ground. Accommodation in camps
Today we will pack up our gears and trek along the beautiful landscape of Leh to reach Shangsumdo via Shang George. It is a roadhead and our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive to Leh. On reaching Leh we will enjoy the evening sharing experiences, Accommodation in Hotel.
On this day after breakfast we will check out for our respective locations. Our journey concludes here.
Department of Tourism, Government Of Uttarakhand
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