Kang Yatse (6100m, 6-7 days)
Kang Yatse is a major peak at the eastern end of the Stok Range. Access is from Shang near Hemis over Gongmaru La then descending to a campsite at Nimaling.
From there it’s an easy four hour trek to base camp. An early start (5-6 am) is essential to take advantage of early morning snow conditions and to reach the summit and return the same day.
From base camp the trail climbs a ridge to the snowline then crosses a snow slope to reach a second ridge. Once up this ridge, a short, steep climb across a snow slope gives access to the summit ridge.
The summit ridge