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Max Altitude

20,500 FT

Grade

Difficult

Duration

13 Days

Trekking KM.

90 KM

Suitable for:15+ years.
Experience:Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.
Fitness:Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

58,050 /Person (Till  16-04-2024)

  • 64,500 /Person
  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Leh to Leh | included transport
  • Transportation all included in the cost

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Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeCross Over Trail
  • Rail Head-
  • AirportLeh airport (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport)
  • Base CampLeh
  • Best Season
    • Monsoon Treks (Jul - Aug)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowExcept august, september
  • Services fromLeh to Leh | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Ladakh
  • Duration - 13 Days
  • Grade - Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 20500 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 90 Kms.

Located in the beautiful Markha Valley of Ladakh, Kang Yatse II and Dzo Jongo are two of the most prominent peaks in the region. While Kang Yatse II is quite popular among the trekking community, Dzo Jongo remains quite an offbeat one. When you embark on a journey two these twin peaks, you can spot Kang Yatse II pretty soon into the trek, while Dzo Jongo remains a mystery until you reach the base camp. This is what makes climbing this peak even more interesting. This is a newly launched trek by Trek The Himalayas, and we encourage all adventure enthusiasts to come join us in this epic adventure!

On this 13-day long trek, we will start our journey from the picturesque city of Leh onwards to the Hemis National Park. Markha Valley lies inside the Hemis National Park, which is known for its rich biodiversity. You may spot several Himalayan species of flora and fauna. As you trek through the valley, Mt. Kang Yatse II dominates the skyline, a wonderful sight to behold. A little further from Kang Yatse II lies the mysterious Dzo Jongo peak, which comes into view all of a sudden as you reach the base camp. So if you are looking for adrenaline-pumping treks in Leh, this is definitely a good choice.

The Kang Yatse II Peak lies at an altitude of 6270 m while the Dzo Jongo Peak is slightly lower at an altitude of 6240 m. The Kang Yatse II is a fairly technical climb while Dzo Jongo isn’t purely technical. However, you need a good deal of mountaineering experience, and physical and mental endurance to complete the trek. The picturesque landscapes of the rocky mountain will guide you along the way. The challenges of summitting two 6000 m are many but with grit, morale, and determination, when you climb the peaks you will be filled with a sense of unparalleled  joy and accomplishment. 

The best thing about this trek is that when you do this trek you will not just be doing one expedition but it is a culmination of three great treks – the Kang Yatse II Expedition, the Dzo Jongo Expedition and the Markha Valley Trek, all in one! When trekking in Ladakh, you shouldn’t definitely miss out on this. So what are you waiting for, brace yourself for some truly demanding days and the adventure of a lifetime!

Who can participate

    • Age; 15 years.
    • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
    • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents)    Click here

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Leh
    • Altitude:- 3,500 m/11,500 ft
    • Check-in Hotel
    • Briefing about the trek at 5 pm (mandatory)
    • Bring a copy of your ID proof and 2 photographs. foreigner, a copy of passport and visa
    • The network is available (only post-paid)
    • ATM is available
    • Can purchase or rent trekking equipment from Leh
    • Visit to any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
    • Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited

     

    NOTE: Twin Peak expedition is of 13 days and touches an altitude of 20,500ft. If you are looking for an adventure in Leh with less altitude but exciting challenges you can try the Markha Valley Trek. You can even try our Ladakh Multi Sports Adventure with your friends and family.

 

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The Twin Peak Expedition begins from Leh. Arrive in Leh by flight or train. Your stay will be in the hotel after you reach. Our representatives will pick you up from Leh Airport and drive you to your hotel or guesthouse. Leh is already at a height of 11,000 ft, hence you should be acclimatized pretty well. Use this day as an opportunity to rest and get your body acclimatized to high altitudes. Leh is a popular tourist destination and as such, it is accessible quite easily, it is also a hub for high-altitude mountaineering. 

Good phone connectivity is available in Leh. You can use this day to shop for anything that you might have missed out on or rent trek equipment. Strictly stay away from alcohol and smoking. Today’s day is reserved for trekkers to arrive at Leh and get settled in their accommodation. If you arrive late, you can rest for the day. You can additionally roam around and get adapted to the culture. Leh is quite popular for its cultural treasures, monasteries, places, and temples. Try to keep it low and easy on the body as most of you will be coming from sea level to such a high altitude and your body will need time to adjust.

Day 2 : Acclimatisation in Leh
    • Acclimatization and sightseeing in Leh
    • Can visit monasteries: Shey, Thiksey, Sangam, and Hemis
    • Avoid River Rafting, You can plan it after your trek
    • Visit any very high altitude place or pass is not advisable
    • Stay in hotel

This is an extra day added to the itinerary to help you get acclimatized better. Therefore utilize this day and try to stay outdoors. Acclimatization days in our treks are used to give your body time to adjust to the thinning air at high-altitude conditions. Several changes occur in your body while trekking in high-altitude regions and the purpose of acclimatization is to allow your body to operate optimally in a decreased oxygen-level environment.

Leh is a major hub for adventure as well as a culturally rich centre. It presents innumerable opportunities for sightseeing starting from the monasteries and temples, the local market as well as many places serving delicious local cuisine. Today, you can hike up to the Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and Thiksey Gompa to experience the Buddhist culture. Thiksey Gompa is the largest in central Ladakh, located on a hill. Avoid gaining height by hiking to nearby passes or valleys. This is only to avoid stressing your body, as it may hinder the process of acclimatization.

Additionally, you can interact with the locals and fellow travellers to gain some knowledge about the adjacent areas. Roam in the Leh City and the Leh Bazaar. You can collect souvenirs from a variety of shops. You must spend the sunset at the Shanti Stupa, which is known for its dazzling lights in the evening. In the evening, rest in your hotel. Your actual trekking day begins tomorrow.

Day 3 : Drive from Leh to Chilling and Trek to Skiu
    • Altitude:- Chilling 3,200m/10,500ft, Skiu 3,400m/11,150ft
    • Drive:- 65 km, 2-3 hours (Leh to Chilling)
    • Trek:- 9 km, 4-5 hours (Chilling to Skiu)
    • First one hour is a steep ascent, rest is easy to walk.
    • Drive through Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus.

Get set as your real trek journey commences. You will be riding along the skillfully paved roadways crossing marvellous landscapes. Throughout the road, you will encounter military camps decorated with colourful big rocks around the camps. Do not miss Gurudwara Pathar Sahib on the right and Magnet Hill on the left as you move ahead. The Stok Range remains on the right until it vanishes slowly when you reach Hemis National Park. You will be pleasantly surprised once you reach Sangam. Indus and Zanskar rivers, both bottle green, yet so unique, form the most spectacular confluence. This point is also famous as starting end for rafting. Take a diversion here towards Chilling. The surrounding view henceforth changes magically. The open terrain beside the road enters into the closed valley. Valley has stunning purple, black, and grey shades of the mountains. Juniper and tall alpine trees will border the route as you cross the Zanskar River over green iron bridges. Take a deep breath once you get down at Chilling, as the walking will begin in a few minutes.  Chilling is the point where the Markha River merges into Zanskar.

 

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The trek ahead incepts a steep ascent going through Zingchen Gorge. Amidst you will also cross the river on a trolley at Kaya-Do place. The trail many times comes across the river. Skiu will mark the first camping in the tents. It is located at the confluence of rivers Shgri Nala and Markha. Skiu village is largely divided into two sections, upper and lower village. Lower Skiu has 12 houses quite close to each other. A small trudge, an old monastery, and the ruins of a palace separate it from upper Skiu. There are small white stupas and mani stones laid towards the upper Skiu. Markha River lies on the right of the village.

Most of the places here offer homestays. Relax after a mini-trek, while looking forward to the upcoming trek.

Day 4 : Skiu To Markha
    • Altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,200 ft
    • Trek Distance: 16 km | Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 500 m/ 1050 ft
    • Longest day but normal and plain slope.
    • Markha is one of the largest villages in the valley
    • Cafes on the way.
    • 2-3 river crossings
    • Monastery and palace visit at Markha.

Start fresh for the actual first trekking day. Be vigilant about birds and animals. Markha valley harbors enormous wildlife. Magpie birds will be visible right after you step out of the house. The trail is quite evident and well-paved intermittently. The Markha River will remain escorting on the right, which incepts from Kang Yatse peaks. In an hour a cafe can be spotted, take a small break here and keep walking. The trail is enclosed by the valley that goes through sparse forest cover. After another hour’s trudge and the first wooden bridge comes to Zanpa Yoakma.

In about 25 minutes another coffee shop at Hamourja is waiting for you to rejuvenate. You will cross the Markha River a couple of times during the trek as you pass through various winter settlements containing Lhatos (religious shrines built for the local deities) as well as Mani walls (walls made of stone inscribed with prayers). Look out for black sheep, deer, and mountain goats on these banks. Keep walking straight to Nagding village for another 40 minutes. Right in front of the houses spot meditation caves at a height on the valley walls. These caves are believed to be having paintings from the 20th century. The banks of the Markha River get wider and you can find yourself stepping in the powdered sand. Enjoy the feeling of Himalayan sands.

After about 1 hour from Nagding village, a big entrance of Sara village appears. The entrance is decorated with skeletons of wild animals. Unlike Skiu, Sara seems like an open area. Sara Village is also home to a monastery and ruins of an old castle which is believed to be the resting spot of the Royal families on their way to Srinagar in ancient times. You may also see wheat plantations and Bushoi (a cotton-like flowering plant and also a natural painkiller). Also, a unique thing that you will notice is that the entrance to Sara village is decorated with skulls of animals like Yak or Sheep. These animal skulls are perceived as a sign of pride for the locals.                            

From here, the first tea houses arrive immediately after 30 minutes at Chalak village. The Chalak Village comes after crossing a wooden bridge. The village has houses placed on small hills with stone protection shelters for domestic animals at the base. Visit any of the villagers and they will greet you with Namkin Chai and biscuits. Re-energize with affectionate talks and hot drinks. You will see Barley fields in the village. From Chalak, it is a gradual ascent up towards Markha and you will pass by the section of the trail marked by Bharal horns.  The destination is 2 hours away from here. 

At every small distance, you can find Mani stones laid around white stupas. These stones are engraved with Buddhist prayers, some of them in the Sanskrit language too. Be humble in front of these historic symbols. Do not dare to touch these stones. The villagers believe these stones are protected by some powers, and any harm to them will cause harm to that person. Do not forget to notice the ruins of the palace at every turn in the valley. This can be figured out by flags at a height on small temples. These palaces were considered viewpoints and signalling points during the reign of the Kings. Markha Village is considered the largest village, you can find numerous houses, scattered away. You will have to walk in the running stream of the Markha River to reach the Markha village. The water in the Markha River can be thigh-high at some points, so it is better to take off your shoes and socks and pull up your pants to cross the river. The cold water will bring back all the energy. In 20 minutes, you can see the hamlet. Markha is the biggest village in the entire valley and comprises 25 houses.

Day 5 : Markha To Hankar
    • Altitude: 4,100m/ 13,400 ft
    • Trek Distance: 13 km | Duration: 8 to 9 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 400m/ 1200 ft
    • Teahouse at Umling Village
    • Last Village Of The Valley
    • View Of A Beautiful Monastery
    • The path will intersect the River a number of times
    • After Umlung, you will have the first look at Mt. Kang Yatse (6,400 m)
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Accommodation in homestay/ camping

Take the most advantage of the innocence of the salient villages because today will probably be the last habitats on the route. Today is one of the most beautiful days of trekking and the views start opening up as you traverse the upper Markha Valley. The trail is beautiful and refreshing when it merges with flowing rivers and streams. These water bodies can also be crossed over a bridge. Umlung village is a small village and will serve as the last teahouse of the trek with yet another serene monastery to your sight.

After Umlung you can get the first sight of Mt. Kang Yatse(6400m). It seems as if the peak is calling you! Follow its voice, again overcome the river several times and enter the Hankar village. Try to spot the magically placed Tacha monastery on a mountain. It is the last hamlet of the trek and your refuge place.

 

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Day 6 : Hankar To Nimaling
    • Altitude: 4,800 m/ 15,800 ft
    • Trek Distance: 7 km  Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 700 m/ 2,400 ft
    • An easy trek
    • Amazing view of Kang Yatse
    • Amazing view of Tigu Lakes
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Accommodation in tent

Get all enthusiastic, after yesterday’s tough trek, today will be an easy and short trek. Start walking and in 1 km you will find diversions or paths separating out. The other route goes to Rupshu and Zanskar. Keep walking on the left path until a stone bridge. This marks that you are on the right trail. Henceforth, you can see many diversions, please be careful and follow the trek leader/guide. In the next 2 hours, the pastures of Thochuntse become visible. There are camping sites and tea houses here. Thochnugtse also has some lovely green fields which are quite a contrast to the aridness of the desert in Ladakh. Keep walking slowly, enjoying the view. The trail is quite steep for like an hour after which becomes a gradual incline.

Try to engulf yourself in nature and move slowly just as you focus on the Kang Yatse peak. The peak seems to grow bigger and bigger. Surprisingly, tranquil twin lakes also come along the path. From the lakes, it is a long and gradual descent to the plateau of Nimaling. The trails enter into a huge grassland after a few fights crossing streams of high altitudes. Sheep, mountain goats, and sometimes rabbits are found grazing at Nimaling. It is a pleasant camping place. It is the highest point you will attain on this trek and being the highest campsite Nimalaing offers spectacular views of the Kang Yatse Peak on the right. There are instances of snowfall at this site hence we prepared for that. Above all that, just try to merge into the high world and sleep in peace.

Day 7 : Nimaling to Base Camp
    • Altitude: Base Camp - 5,100 m/ 16,700 ft
    • Trek: 3 km | Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 300 m/ 900 ft
    • The first half is uphill through loose rocks, the rest is gentle downhill and across the river.
    • Don’t exhaust your body, take as much rest as possible.

This will be the smallest trekking day of the entire trek. Hence, chill and try to make the most of the beauty around you. The trek starts from the open grounds of Nimalng and follows an uphill climb to the top of the ridge. The first half of the trek has loose rocks but the stunning views of Kang Yatse will ease the pain. This is where you get to see the views of Kang Yatse in its full glory. The latter half of the trail descends. The trail keeps descending until you reach the other side of the river, which is also the base of the mountain. It takes about 2 to 3 hrs for you to arrive at the base camp at 5,100 meters.

 

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Make sure to remain out of the tent to get acclimatized. Try to not strain your body and relax at the campsite. You can take short acclimatization walks around the campsite in the evening. This is the best time to study the mountains around you, try to capture as much as you can.

Day 8 : Rest And Training Day
    • TTH team will ensure you the technical equipment
    • Learn how to use technical equipment
    •  Briefing and planning for the summit
    • Push for the summit at 11 pm

This is a thoughtfully added day to help you get acclimatized to high altitudes. Yesterday we gained quite a bit of altitude and also entered a different terrain so you need to give your body adequate time to adjust. You can also consider this as a training day. Our team will be granting training on the usage of technical equipment. You will be taught how to walk on the snow, using crampons, handing an ice ax, and other techniques that are a must for the summit attempt on a nearby slope. This will also help you get accustomed to trekking gear like snow boots, crampons, and ice axes. Ice ax is a very important tool to maneuver across crevass-laden areas. 

Try to grasp as much as you can. In doing so, try not to exhaust yourself as next will be the summit day. The beautiful Kang Yatse Peak will stare at you throughout. Additionally, you can also go nearby for altitude gain trek. Make sure to give your body enough rest for the summit attempt. Pack your backpack for the summit day and keep it light and easy. Youll have dinner early to wake up at midnight for the last climb. Hence, try to sleep early to get enough sleep.

Day 9 : Summit To Kang Yatse And Back To Base Camp
    • Altitude: 6,250 m/ 20,500 ft
    • Trek: 5 km each way | Duration: 13 hrs
    • Reach the summit by 6 am
    • Reach Base Camp by 11 am
    • Packed breakfast and hot lunch at campsite
    • Carry enough hot water

And the most exciting day rises! We will start at midnight for the summit and push to be at the top around 6 am for a glistening sunrise. Carry packed lunch, refreshments, and enough water for the strenuous climb. 

Today you will be rising from 5100 meters straight to 6200 meters. Therefore, being mentally fit is the key. The route to the summit is through the famous Kang Yatse shoulder. The trail starts with loose moraine and scree. Loose rocks make it difficult to set foot on the trail. Use a trekking pole for assistance. The trout upward has crevasses that are covered with snow most of the time. Based on the level of snowfall you have to rope up for safety. Be careful and watch every step. The route goes to the north face through the northwest ridge towards a rocky outcropping.

 

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After a steep climb top, you will find the 360 degrees views of the Zanskar range, Karakoram peaks, and mountains surrounding Kang Yatse. You might also notice the K2 peak (the second-highest peak in the world). You may also spot the distant Tibet mountains. The views are flawlessly satisfactory and will bring back all the energy to climb down.

The entire summit path is 5 km each way. When you retrace your steps, be cautious about the scree and moraines. Make sure you return from the top by 1 pm to avoid further issues due to the weather. Come back to the base camp to rest after the exhausting summit attempt.

Day 10 : Kang Yatse II Base Camp to Dzo Jongo Base Camp via Chak Pass
    • Altitude: 5,200m/ 17,100ft
    • Altitude gain: 100m
    • Distance: 6 km, 4 hours
    • Difficult level of ascent
    • Cross Chak Pass 5,500m/ 18,000 ft
    • Night stay in a tent (twin sharing)

As we set our sights on a new summit, we are embarking on a journey from Kang Yatze Base Camp towards Dzo Jongo Base Camp. Our departure is scheduled for the early morning to ensure we reach our destination in a timely manner. Along the trail, we will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the majestic barred mountains, as Dzo Jongo Base Camp awaits us at an impressive altitude of 5200m.

Day 11 : Rest Day + Training Day (Summit Night)
    • TTH team will issue you the technical equipment
    • Learn how to use technical equipment
    • Briefing and planning for the summit
    • Don’t exhaust your body, take rest as much as you can
    • Push for the summit at 10 pm (timings may get change)

 

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Today we will rest and accumulate our energy for the summit. Our team will issue technical equipment and also demonstrate their uses for the trek. Today you will practice using the technical equipment for the summit trek. After practising, take enough rest so that you can be ready for the summit at night.

Our team usually pushes for the summit by 10 PM so that we can reach the summit by early morning and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Gear up in the equipment youre received and get ready for the biggest climb so far, the climb to the Dz Jongo Summit.

Day 12 : Summit and Base Camp
    • Altitude: 6,250 m/ 20,500 ft
    • Trek 7 km each way, 11 hrs
    • Reach on the summit by 5-6 am
    • Reach base camp by 11 am
    • Packed breakfast on the way and hot lunch at campsite
    • Carry enough hot water, not many water point at the glacier (very cold)

The summit climb to the Dzo Jongo Peak is going to be long and hectic but once you make it to the summit, you will understand that all the arduous climb was worth it. It is 6 km on both sides and thus one of the longest and most challenging climbs, which only gets steeper and steeper as you climb.

The first 20 to 30 minutes of the trek involves only a fairly easy walk on the levelled ground and you arrive at your first rest point. The climb from here becomes steeper and after 40 minutes of climbing, you will arrive at the Advanced Base Camp. The trail becomes even steeper and while the trail is not technical, the snow can make the climb quite difficult.

You will spot crevasses on the way to the summit and move slowly and cautiously as the climb to the summit is very steep. You will reach the summit by 5 to 6 AM. From the summit, you can spot peaks like Kang Yatse I and II as well as the Changthang Valley mountains.

As you go through each rest point the path becomes steeper and steeper until you make it to the summit at an altitude of 6250 meters. The sunrise at such a high altitude is almost a surreal experience and one of the biggest defining moments of the trek. After enjoying the spellbinding views from the summit, we will head towards the base camp once again and reach the camp by noon. Have lunch at the campsite and rest for the remaining day at the base camp.

Day 13 : Base Camp to Chokdo via Kongmaru La & drive to Leh
    • Altitude: Kongmaru La: 5200 m/ 17100 ft, Chokdo: 3700 m/ 12100 ft
    • Trek Distance: 14 km, 6 - 7 hrs
    • The highest altitude pass crossing makes it a difficult day.
    • Takes 3 - 4 hrs for Kongmaru La Pass
    • A steep descent and rocky terrain offer amazing views of Indus Valley and Ladakh Range
    • Drive to Leh (60 km)
    • Stay in the hotel.

 

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Our return journey starts today as we descend from Dzo Jongo Base Camp to Chokdo and cross even another high pass, the Kongmaru La Pass. The Kongmaru La Pass is located at an altitude of 5200 m and crossing the pass makes today’s trek a little difficult. From the Pass, you can enjoy stunning views of the Ladakh Range as well as the Indus Valley. The views of Indus Valley are quite different and you will spot reddish copper and basalt trails leading up the mountains. This is quite a different view as compared to earlier.

The descent from the Kongmaru La Pass is quite steep and it may require roping to descend safely. Further climbing down a rocky terrain will bring you to Chokdo and from here you will drive back to Leh which is approximately at a distance of 60 km.

 

Day 14

  • Buffer day will be used if unable to summit due to of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Opting a buffer day will be a team decision not an individual.
  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • Buffer day is not included in the cost.
  • Buffer Day Cost entire group per day (Rs 30,000).
  • Please make any further travel plan on Day 15.
  • If buffer day is not used in the Expedition then it can be used to explore Leh.
    o Rafting in Zanskar
    o Mountain Biking
    o Motorcycle Tour
    o Khardung La visit
    o One day trip to Pangong lake
    o full day sightseeing
    o Zip line

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

First of all everyone to reach Leh.

 

You have to come to our hotel, once you book the trek our trek coordinator will share with you the hotel name, location and contact person number.

 

Choose any option to reach Leh

  1. The easiest and best way to travel is to fly to Kushok Bakula Rimpochi Airport located in Leh. It is just 4 km away from the main city. The airport is well connected to Delhi and also receives flights from Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh and other general destinations in India. Even international travelers can fly directly from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. You can find taxis outside the airport or book a cab to reach the required destination.

 

  1. There are two road routes to Leh
  • Manali (Himachal Pradesh ) to Leh via Baralacha La, Lachulung La and Tanglang La and It covers a distance of 500 km.
  • Srinagar to Leh via Zoji La, Lamayuru Lunar Landscape and Kargil and It covers a distance of 450 km.

 

  1. You cannot reach Leh directly by train as there is no train station in Ladakh. The nearest railway station is Jammu Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
  • TTH Provide Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

You can take any option of Manali Highway, Srinagar Highway or direct flight to go back from Leh. Our services are up to hotel only and hotel check out time is 10:30 AM.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation:
• Guest house in Leh on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 13 as per the itinerary (twin/triple sharing)
• Camping/Home stay during the trek (Day 3 to Day 12)
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• Trek Meals (Day 3 Lunch to Day 12 Lunch)
3. Trek equipment:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent
• Ropes, Helmet, Snow Boots and Crampon (if required)
4. Support:
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader
• Guide (Number of guides depending on the group size)
• 1 High Altitude chef
• Support Staff
5. First aid:
• Medical kits
• Stretcher
• Oxygen cylinder
6. Transportation (as per the itinerary)
• Leh guest house to Chilling (Trekking Point)
• Return from Chokdo (Trekking Point) to Leh
7. Mules to carry the central luggage

1. Any kind of personal expenses
2. Airfare, pickup & drop from the airport
3. Food in Leh
4.Sight seeing in Leh
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Necessary permits, entry fees and Foreigner peak booking charges
7. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage
8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
9. Insurance: It is mandatory to take high altitude risk insurance before joining this Expedition.
10. IMF permission fee for Foreigners: Approx. 60-80 USD per person. It might be less or more. 
11. IMF permission fee for Indians: Approx. Rs. 3000 per peak per 6-people group. (need to pay in Leh only). It might be less or more.
12. Environment fee: Rs. 600 per person.

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
Charges of offloading backpack for entire trek:-
INR 5,500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 5,800/- if you inform us after reaching Leh
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

In case of emergency: Safety of our trekkers is of prime importance to us. Our Trek Leaders are well trained to tackle medical emergencies, especially arising due to altitude. In more intense situations, the trekker will be shifted on a stretcher to the nearest medical centre at the earliest. The expenses at the medical centre, if any, are to be borne by the participant. To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at info@trekthehimalayas.com  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun cap1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters2 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woollen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Difficult

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Twin Peak - Kang Yatse 2 Dzo Jongo Markha Valley Trek?

The Twin Peak Expedition in Ladakh is a culmination of two treks one to the Kang Yatse II Peak and the other to the Dzo Jongo Peak. Reaching to these peaks, you will also pass through the beautiful Markha Valley, experiencing its rich biodiversity. So along with climbing the two major peaks of Ladakh, you also get to enjoy the Markha Valley Trek as a bonus.

When is the best time to do the Twin Peak Trek?

The best time to do the Twin Peak Trek is during monsoon (Jul - Aug) and autumn (Sep - Mid Nov).

What is the difficulty level of Twin Peak Trek?

Twin Peak Trek is a difficult grade trek.

How long does the Twin peak Trek take?

Twin Peak Trek is a 13-day long trek.

What is the route of Twin Peak Trek?

The route followed by the Twin Peak Trek is Leh - Chilling - Skiu - Markha - Hankar - Nimaling - Base Camp - Kang Yatse II summit - Base Camp - Dzo Jongo Base Camp - Dzo Jongo Summit - Base Camp - Kongmaru La - Chokdo.

What are the accommodations like during the Twin Peak Trek?

During the Twin Peak Trek, the stay is arranged in camps (twin sharing).

What permits are required for Twin Peak Trek?

To undertake the Twin Peak Expedition, you need to obtain several permits from the Indian authorities like the Inner Line Permit, Protected Area Permit, and the Wildlife Permit as the trek falls under the restricted area of Ladakh. Trek The Himalayas obtains all the necessary permits required for the trek.

What equipment do I need to bring?

Here are some of the essential items that you should bring for the trek:

1. Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy, waterproof boots with good ankle support and crampon compatibility are a must.

2. Crampons: Essential for traction on snow and ice-covered terrain.

3. Ice Axe: Used for stability and balance while climbing.

4. Climbing Harness: Used to attach yourself to the rope and provide additional support while climbing.

5. Rope: A dynamic rope that can handle the weight of the climber and any equipment being carried.

6. Helmet: To protect the head from falling rocks and other debris.

7. Warm Clothing: This includes a warm down jacket, thermal inner layers, and waterproof outer layers.

8. Sleeping Bag: A good quality sleeping bag that can handle sub-zero temperatures.

9. Backpack: A durable backpack to carry your equipment and personal items.

10. Sunglasses: To protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and snow glare.

11. Gloves: Waterproof and warm gloves that provide dexterity and grip.

12. Headlamp: A powerful headlamp with extra batteries for use during early morning starts or late night hikes.

Is it safe to trek in this region?

Yes, it is safe to do Twin Peak Trek Expedition with an expert organization. However, it is always advisable to take necessary precautions and follow safety guidelines issued by the Trek Leaders and guide while trekking in the mountains.

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