Mountaineering in Ladakh
Mountaineering & Peak Climbing in Ladakh and across the Himalayas
Ladakh is the best place to conquer your first 6,000m Himalayan peak. Mountain Intelligence offers the best climbing peak routes in Ladakh Himalaya.Kang-Yatse I and II, Stok Kangri, UT Kangri, Mentok Kangri.
Kang Yatse is a peak located in the Markha Valley, in the Hemis National Park. It has two summits, namely Kang Yatse I and II. Kang Yatse II is the shorter one at 6,270 m, it’s a perfect climb to get introduced to mountaineering and an ideal option for those who are looking for their first 6000m peak.The climb is recommended for experienced trekkers with experience of trekking above 5000m. Kang Yatse I hold an altitude of 6410 m it is a technically difficult climb and requires considerable mountaineering skills.Kang Yatse area is also rich of wildlife and on a clear summit day, you have a view on K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum Massif in the North and Nun, Kun and the Zanskar peaks in the West. Stok Kangri (6153m) one of the most easiest 6000m peak in Indian Himalayas, and located near Leh.Stok Kangri is a trekking peak and involves almost no technical or climbing skills except when it is covered in deep snow or ice when it can challenge even the best of the climbers. Though easy by technical grade, it is a hard trek mainly due to the altitude of 6153m that needs serious acclimatization and the physical fitness required to climb that high. The mountain will be closed to trekkers and climbers in 2021, and 2022 due to unmanageable overtourism.
Mentok Kangri is a challenging 6 270 m peak, in Eastern Ladakh. It lies in the Rupshu plateau, inhabited by the famous Changpa nomads. This elevated and barren panorama attracts the imaginations of travellers from all around the blue planet. Mentok is a Tibetan name an means flower. Climbing to Mentok Kangri in a comprehensive and heartwarming way. All of these peaks present an excellent challenge to fit and adventurous trekkers/ climbers in a special part of the world.