Mount Kangyatse - 6400M (Trekking Peak) in Leh, Jammu&Kashmir

Red Chilli Adventures
  • 7 days
  • Moderate
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

Mount Kangyatse - 6400M (Trekking Peak) in Leh, Jammu&Kashmir by Red Chilli Adventures


This beautiful climb offers you a unique opportunity to reach a 6400m peak with basic technical skills. The top offers spectacular views of Zanskar and the great Karakoram range as well as the Changtang plateau stretching far into Tibet.


  • Day 1:

    Leh - Shang Sumdo (3 hours) We will leave Leh by jeep to the starting point of the trek at Hemis (3600 m). Hemis is the largest and most famous Drukpa monastery in Ladakh, where the renowned Naro Gentuk festival is held every 12 years. After the gompa tour, we will start our trek into the Hemis National Park, which is home to endangered high-altitude animals such as snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Tibetan sheep and Golden eagle. At Martselang we will meet the crew and start our trek towards the tiny village of Shang Sumdo(3700m) and our campsite for tonight.

  • day 2:

    Shang Sumdo - Lartsa (6-7 hrs) We will begin the day climbing through the spectacular gorge of Shang, rife with magnificently hued rock formations and colors. The trail crosses the river several times before it reaches the campsite via the small village of Chogdo (4000 m).

  • day 3:

    Lartsa – Base camp via Kongmaru La 5200 m A steep 3-hour climb will lead us to Kongmaru La (5200 m), with good views of Zanskar, the Karakoram Ranges and the north face of Kangyatse (6400 m). From here we will make our descent toward the pasture of Nimaling, where the villagers of Marka Valley tend their sheep, goats and yaks during the summer. From Nimaling, it is a steady climb up to Base Camp (5300 m).

  • Day 4:

    Base camp We can rest today while our guides will check the route conditions, and fix ropes up the slopes. The choice of route will be done depending on the snow conditions on the mountain.

  • Day 5:

    High camp – Summit (6400m) – Base camp (13-15 hrs) We will start our final push for the summit at around 2 am. The climb to the peak will take between 9-10 hrs., but this depends on the conditions. The view from the top is spectacular including the Zanskar and mighty Karakoram ranges! After spending an hour on the top, we will descend to Base Camp (5300 m) and a well deserved rest.

  • Day 6&7:

    Base Camp - Chhukirmo – Martselang – Leh (6 hrs to Chhukirmo and 4 hrs to Martselang) We will spend these last two days retracing our footsteps, taking our time down towards Martselang. Now is the time for us to enjoy the rare wildlife, unique scenery, and each other's company. In Martselang a jeep will wait to bring us back to Leh.

Check list for multi day trips

  1. Warm Sleeping Bag (till 0 degree C or below at least),
  2. Woolens/thermal underwear
  3. Wind/rain proof jacket
  4. Feather Down jacket- Optional
  5. Hiking/trekking shoes - Important
  6. Spare sandals -Optional
  7. Camera- Optional
  8. Woolen socks
  9. Water Bottle
  10. Flash Light and spare batteries - Important
  11. Sun Shade/Hat with Brim/woolen hat/gloves
  12. Sunglasses
  13. Sun Lotion
  14. Sunscreen/Sun block
  15. Vaseline/Lip Salve
  16. Insect Repellent
  17. Personal Toiletries - towels/soap etc.
  18. Personal Medication if any
  19. Rucksack/duffel bag to carry your baggage
  20. Inflatable mattress (optional), we provide foam-mattress.
  21. Small daypack to carry camera, packed lunch, water bottle and wind/rain jacket on a walk.
  22. Long trousers / long shirts / T-shirts etc.

You will live in 4 season tents to withstand weather extremes, if any on the trip. Other items of personal nature need to be added by you especially personal medication, if any. Temperatures are going to vary between 25-30 degrees Celsius to 5-10 degrees at night. Long pants and long shirts are handy because of the strong sun in the mountains.

Note: we can arrange down sleeping bag on your request at an extra cost of Rs 100 per day.


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