This sensational climb offers you an opportunity to reach a height of 6200m/20460ft without technical skills, and 6400m/21120ft with technical skills. Climbing Kangyatse is challenging and interesting. It is ideal for someone in search of his/her first Himalayan summit.
If you choose to scale the primary summit (6400 m), you will need to be experienced and well prepared, as it requires a traverse of a very difficult and technically challenging ridge.
Day 01: Leh TO SHANG SUMO (3600 m/1090ft)- 4 hours. We follow the shang river via shang Gonpa up in the rock cliff. Then walk down to Shang sumdo. Overnight camping.
Day 02: SHANG SUMDO – LARTSA (4600 m/ 15180ft) 6-7 hrs. We will begin the day climbing through the spectacular gorge of Shang, which is rife with magnificently hued rock formations that provide dramatic evidence of the collision between the Indian and Tibetan plates. The trail crosses rivers several times before we reach our campsite, Overnight Camping.
Day 03: LARTSA – NIMALING VIA KONGMARU LA ( 5200 m/17160ft) ?A steep 3-hour climb will lead us to Gongmaru La (5200 m), where there are jaw-dropping views of Kangyatse, the Zanskar and Karakoram Ranges. Overnight camping.
Day 04: NIMALING– HIGH CAMP (5500m/18150ft) 3-4hrs. This day is crucial, so we will spend the morning recuperating from the last few days’ fatigue. After sufficient rest, we will embark on a steep 2–hour climb then continue with another hour or two up the slope to High Camp at 5500 meters. Although the distance is quite short, the altitude makes the hike quite strenuous. Overnight camping.
Day 05: HIGH CAMP – SUMMIT – BASE CAMP (10-12 HRS) The final push, beginning at 2 am, will be both physically and mentally challenging. But once atop the summit (6200m/20460ft and high summit 6400m/21120ft), with the surrounding, awe-inspiring scenery of Tibet, and the Zanskar and mighty Karakoram ranges, all of our numbing pains will melt away in a warm glow of success! After spending an hour on top of the world, we will descend to Base Camp, where we will while away the afternoon, relaxing and congratulating each other on a job well done.?Overnight camping.
Day 06: HBASE CAMP – SHANG SUMDO – MARTSELANG – LEH ?We will spend these last two days retracing our footsteps, strolling casually downward while taking in the otherworldly beauty. Now is the time for us to enjoy the rare wildlife, unique scenery, and each other’s company. On the final day of our adventure, we will travel by jeep back to Leh,
Highest Point: Nakpo Gonzing Pass 5390mts
Grade: Vigorous/ challenging
Duration: 6 Days