About the Climb :
The Markha Valley trek runs very close to the mighty Kangyatse peak. A short one hour detour from the trail takes you the BC of Kangyatse. Kangyatse 2 offers a perfect challenge for seasoned trekkers wanting to explore technical climbs.
Trek Details :
- Trek Grade – Challenging (Semi-technical peak)
- Total Distance to be trekked – 77 kms
- Highest Altitude – 6250 mts
- Accommodation – Hotel and Camping
- Trek Fee – 37,000 (For 10 participants) (Excluding group leader. Group leader goes free of cost)
Duration : 9 nights ; 10 days
Day 01 : Arrive at Leh (3500 mts). Overnight stay in a Hotel
Day 02 : Acclimatization day at Leh. You can devote today for local sightseeing. A vehicle can be arranged for you at an additional cost. Trek briefing in the evening.
Day 03 : Drive from Leh to Chilling and trek to Skiu (3400mts); Trek Distance - 8 Kms
Day 04 : Trek from Skiu to Markha (3700 mts) ; Trek Distance - 20 Kms
Day 05 : Trek from Markha to Thachungtse(4150 mts) ; Trek Distance - 13 kms
Day 06 : Trek from Thachungtse to Base camp (5150 mts) ; Trek Distance - 8 kms
Day 07 : Rest day and training day – Issuing of technical gear and Acclimatization walk.
Day 08 : Summit attempt – Summit around 7am and back to Base camp by lunch ; Trek Distance - 14 kms
Day 09 : Buffer day
Day 10 : Trek from Base camp to Chokdo; Trek Distance - 14 kms and drive to leh. Overnight stay in Leh.
Other Details :
This trek is a difficult trek and requires serious preparations. One can prepare for this trek by running and climbing stairs with a backpack. Target running 10 Kms in 1 hr
Cost : ₹ 37,000/-
Group Size : 10 members
Destination : Leh to Leh
Region : Ladakh
Trek Grade : Challenging
Approx trekking : 77 kms.
The trek fee includes:
- Complete stay and accommodation during the entire trek.
- All meals from leh to leh. Except lunch on leh day. People normally prefer eating lunch in the market
- Airport pick up / drop
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags, Crampons etc.
- Forest Entry Permission and camping charges.
- Guide and expertise charges
Does not include:
- Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
- Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to get section)
- Trek Insurance (Optional)
- Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Leh.
Note : Normally Summiters expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us minimum 10 days in advance and have to pay extra Rs. 500 per day for all trekking days i.e. Rs. 500 x 5= Rs. 2,500 per bag of a maximum of 10 kgs.
Q: How do I get from Delhi to Leh ?
There are frequent flights from Delhi to Leh as the road is inaccessible during winters.
Q: I do not want to carry my rucksack. Can arrangements be made to carry it?
We expect the trekkers to carry their own backpack and recommend the same. In exceptional cases where assistance is needed Summiters can help make arrangements at an extra cost of Rs 1000/day - per backpack for the trek. It is requested, that as far as possible, trekkers inform of this need before the trek.
Q: Will part of my money be refunded if I drop out of the trek mid way?
If you drop out of the trek mid-way the money would not be refunded. Also, the individuals would have to bear actual charges that are incurred, like arranging pony/porter/transportation to get you back safely to the trailhead.
Q: Who can do this trek?
A: If you can walk on an average of 5 to 6km without a problem, then you can! If you have specific health issues like asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor.
Q: How cold does it get?
A: It depends on where you come from, but from an Indian context – it can get quite cold. The temperature in the higher regions can touch -15 degrees at night. So be prepared and carry warm clothing. Although multiple layers will serve the purpose, it can get quite heavy and uncomfortable. Your best bet would be to buy a professional high altitude down jacket.
Q: What should we carry?
A: The following items are a must-carry:
Shoes: A good pair of shoes is a must - a good pair does not mean your Adidas/ Nike/ Reebok/ Puma sports shoe. You need a pair that can withstand the wear and tear of walking for many days. A bad shoe can ruin your trek by causing blisters. Ask us, we can help you in choosing the right one for your budget.
The other things you need to carry are gloves, a skull cap, a sun hat/cap, your personal clothes and toiletry kit, a good pair of sun-glasses, a water bottle and your personal medicines (if necessary).
Your sleeping bag, mat, and tents will be provided to you by Summiters.
Q: What food do you provide?
A: We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Q: Is the mountain water safe to drink?
A: Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
Q: Can I charge by phone on the trek?
A: The last point where you can charge it is at Leh.
Q: How can I prepare myself?
A: Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
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Here are our conditions:
Cancellation Policy (Calculated on the total package cost and not the advance only)
Up to 30 Days :- 70% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 21 - 30 Days :- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 20 - 11 Days :- 15% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days :- No refund.