Kang Yatse 2 summit

#1 Aug 17th, 2018, 11:06
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Hi,

Me and few of my friends are planning for a summit to Kang Yatse 2 during second week of October this year. Dates are mostly 5th October to 16th October, Bangalore to Bangalore. I have got a guide who is charging INR 45K per head for a group of 4 participants. Is this rate is reasonable? Is there any other information any one can help me with like the difficulty level, weather during this time of the year etc.
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#2 Aug 17th, 2018, 19:14
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October is late in the season for Tour Operators - 45k sound reasonable but I don't think the Guide will guarantee a successful summit attempt...do share your experiences since I would try this in Dec-Jan
#3 Aug 17th, 2018, 19:53
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Hi Bala, have you ever been there in Leh area during October? Will there be lot of snow? But during Dec and Jan there it will be freezing cold and I am sure there would be lot of snow. I had done Chadar trek in Jan 2014. It was very cold but weather was good.
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Originally Posted by pratap2008 View Post Hi Bala, have you ever been there in Leh area during October? Will there be lot of snow? But during Dec and Jan there it will be freezing cold and I am sure there would be lot of snow. I had done Chadar trek in Jan 2014. It was very cold but weather was good.
Temperature here in Oct may not be as cold as Chadar in Jan, but there is higher altitude, more severe wind-chill, chances of harsher snow-storms. If winter is delayed, you may be able to summit and have crisp, clear views (and feel that it was quite easy) but if a weather-disturbance strikes when you're at a high camp, it can get real bad.

September end is considered close of season. You can still try in Oct-mid, but be prepared for not being able to summit. Should have an plan-B for remaining days in-case you decide to return from mid-way.

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#5 Aug 21st, 2018, 14:51
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Thank you Blue Bharal. We are planning to do just Markha Vally now instead of getting into known uncertainties.
#6 Aug 23rd, 2018, 22:20
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the first snow fall in the season occurs in late Oct...local tour operators are not used to Winter expeditions, but if you can find a reliable guide KY is more than doable throughout the year (of course you would need proper Gear for winter expeditions).
haven't been in the Ladakh region during winters for more than a decade now but planning for KY2 this Dec/Jan
#7 Aug 26th, 2018, 19:01
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Markha valley is beautiful in October. I would recommend that.

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