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Kang Yatse 11

 A trekking peak in Ladakh  

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Difficulty

Grade 5

Duration

12 days

Dates

August 13 - 24, 2022

AIRPORT

Leh

With Stok Kangri becoming over crowded the more viable and quieter option of a trekking peak in Ladakh  is Kang Yatse. It is a prominent peak in the Markha Valley. the peak has two summits.  Kang Yatse 1 is a challenging climb and typically only attempted by experienced mountaineers. Kang yatse II is lower at 6250m and is recommended for trekkers looking at an experience of climbing a 6000m peak. It is recommended to follow the Markha valley trek and acclimatize enroute and get then prepare for the climb.  On a clear day from the summit views as far Nun Kun & Zanskar ranges in the West & the K2, Broad Peak & Gasherbrum Massif in the far North.

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Highlight #1

Climbing Challenge

Challenge of climbing a 6000m peak 

Kang Yatse 11 - Gallery

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Moving past Chokdo village on the Markha valley trail

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On the gentle climb to Kongmarula Pass through a river bed.

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On the Kongmarula Pass

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Climb towards the advanced basecamp of Kangyatse

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The advance basecamp is close to the snowlike

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The sprawling meadows at Kangyatse basecamp

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On the final approach to the summit

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Some steep sections as you move ahead from ABC involve managing crevasses and possibility of avalanches

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Both the peak of Kangyatse visible

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Both the peak of Kangyatse visible

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The view from Kangyatse 2 with the knife ridge leading to Kangyatse 1

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