All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

- JRR Tolkien

The trip begins with mandatory acclimatization for 1 day and then exploring the Stout or Upper Indus valley which is one of the unique experiences in Ladakh, the valley offers to witness some of the world-renowned ancient monasteries and drive along the upper Indus River makes the journey more perfect. On our guided day tour of the Stout valley, our local expert will take you to a few of the most spectacular and renowned monasteries in Ladakh and give you a glimpse of the local culture, history, and heritage. The KangYatse 2 Mountain Peak is the most prominent snow-capped peak as you trek on the Markha valley trail. The peak rises over 1700 M above the camping site in Nimaling. The Markha valley trek is one of the most sought-after trek in Ladakh. During the trek, you will follow the Markha river discovering a landscape where the lofty peaks of the Stok, Matho and Zanskar tower above picturesque Ladakhi villages and picturesque valleys. The trail will take you to Markha, Hankar and Thachungtse amidst the pikas and marmots. Kang Yatse 2 forms a pair with Kang Yatse 1, Kang Yatse 1 is 6400 M+ and is a technical climb as it requires considerable mountaineering skills whereas Kang Yatse 2 is at 6250 M in Altitude and is easier to ascent when compared with the former. Your Expedition to Kang Yatse 2 will start from Chilling from where you will cross the Zanskar river to enter the Markha Valley. You will follow a trail that ascends gradually to Nimaling and then to the base camp of Kang Yatse 2 which sits at over 5000 M. The Expedition to the peak is divided into 14 days and will have plenty of buffer days to ensure that you are well-acclimated to the high altitude and to counter cases of bad weather or any other conditions that you may face during the climb. Buffer days for acclimatization are very important as a mountaineer who is well acclimatized would have an easier time trekking and the only tedious day during the whole trip would be the day when we will climb the Summit which is about 10 - 12 hours round trip. During the summit climb of Kang Yatse 2, you will be roped up as you would be climbing over a steep slope in deep snow conditions which may hamper your walking speed considerably. If the sky is clear during the summit climb you would be able to see the whole of Markha valley, the eastern Karakoram range, and the Stok Range and you might also be able to spot Mount K2 which is over 200 Km away. Highlights Climb the peak of Mount Kang Yatse 2 (6250m). Rich Panoramic views of the Karakoram ranges throughout the trek. Magnificent panoramic view of the Markha valley, the eastern Karakoram range, and the Stok Range from the top of the peak. Picturesque lush pasture lands of Nimaling at 4700m Experience the wilderness of Markha Valley Rope climb on the steep ascent of Mt. Kang Yatse 2. Price includes: Accommodation: Locally hosted and managed accommodation during the trip All transport as mentioned in the itinerary with experienced drive Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. Only breakfasts in Leh. All meals on the trek Experienced Trek Leader, lead climber and support crew for the entire trek Climb and Camping Gear, Kitchen Equipment, Ration and Fuel for the trek. Basic Climbing equipment such as Harness, Ice axe, crampons Horses or Mules for transporting client baggage and camping gear Porterage for max 15 Kgs per guest All Climbing Permits and Monastery Entrances Not included: Personal equipment and personal Sleeping bags Airfare Any additional transport or activities apart from the trip itinerary. Travel Insurance Expenses rising through unforeseen conditions like bad weather, natural calamities, flight cancellations, etc Rescue and evacuation services. Expenses of any personal nature like phone calls, drinks, cigarettes, souvenirs, laundry, etc. Tips Special Personal equipment and accessories for Expedition Anything not explicitly mentioned in inclusion.

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