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Kang Yatse 2

An excellent Himayan summit at 6250m

Hiking Severe

55 km
3.5 km
3.1 km
1 day +
Low Point
3.6 km
High Point
6.2 km
Kang Yatse 2 Map

The Western Summit of the Kang Yatse Peak, or Kang Yatse II, offers the perfect challenge for folks looking to move a step up from trekking peaks. A semi –technical peak (Rated Alpine PD), just above the magical 20,000 feet barrier, it lets you dip your feet in the exciting world of mountaineering without overwhelming you. On a clear summit day, view K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum Massif in the North and Nun, Kun and the Zanskar peaks in the West. Trekking through theMarkha Valley, to reach the Base Camp for Kang Yatse, offers a great acclimatization opportunity. Kick off two bucket list items in one go with this adventure.



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and October


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features