Kang Yatze

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Kang Yatze
Kang Yatze from Markha valley
Elevation 6,400 m (21,000 ft)
Kang Yatze is located in Tibetan Plateau
Kang Yatze
Kang Yatze
Ladakh, Kashmir
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 33°44′54″N 77°33′25″E / 33.748215°N 77.556825°E / 33.748215; 77.556825Coordinates: 33°44′54″N 77°33′25″E / 33.748215°N 77.556825°E / 33.748215; 77.556825
Easiest route Western ridge on the mountain's north side[1]

Kang Yatze (elevation 6,400 metres (21,000 ft)) is a mountain located at the end of the Markha valley in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India.[2]

The mountain has two main summits, the lower western peak (Kang Yatze II) is easier (Alpine PD) and more frequently climbed, although lower at about 6200m. 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. An alternative is to climb the North East ridge then directly up the steep snow face (Alpine AD+/D-).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kang Yatse". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ Trekking Map Ladakh/Zanskar Center (Leh - Padum - Pangong) 1:150.000, Editions Olizane, ISBN 2-88086-316-3