Mt. Kangyatse II Expedition

About Expedition

Kang Yatze or Kang Yatse (elevation 6,496 metres (21,312 ft)) is a mountain located at the end of the Markha valley in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India.It is located in the Hemis National Park.

The mountain has two main summits, the lower western peak (Kang Yatze II) is easier and more frequently climbed, although lower at about 6270m. The higher eastern peak is the true summit (Kang Yatze I) although less frequently climbed as it is across a technically difficult knife-edge traverse. 

Giripremi’s young mountaineers Varun Bhagwat, Rururaj Agawane, Rohan Desai attempted Mt. Kangyatse II in July- Aug 2019.

On 31st Aug 2019, Varun Bhagwat, the leader of the expedition reached the summit. 

  • Relatively easy peak to climb. Confidence booster for new climbers.

Leader – Varun Bhagwat

Team Members – Ruturaj Agawane, Rohan Desai

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Altitude Reached

6270 m

Date of Summit

31 July 2019

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Giripremi’s senior mountaineers and well wishers contributed financially to the young team and they repaid their trust with success. 

Team Kangyatse II expresses their sincere thanks to everyone who led to the success of this expedition.

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