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Climbing to the 6200m Kangyatse, in Ladakh, with João Garcia

Starting 2.200
Flights not included
Single room and tent supplement
Saturday05 Aug, 2023
Sunday20 Aug, 2023
Saturday03 Aug, 2024
Sunday18 Aug, 2024
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Monte Kangyatse India Sol Tenda

Climbing to the 6200m Kangyatse, in Ladakh, with João Garcia

Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at, which we recommend consulting. 


Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at


1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.


The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.


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Monte Kangyatse India Sol Tenda

Climbing to the 6200m Kangyatse, in Ladakh, with João Garcia

Condições Particulares

For this trip, Papa-Léguas determines a “group flight” and sends you the proposal of the same. You can buy it from Papa-Léguas, another agency or online.
Anyone arriving at a different time than the “group flight” can ask Papa-Léguas for an extra transfer.

Líder da viagem

João Garcia

Climber. Tour leader, UIMLA guide

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 16 dias
  • Inscrições 5 - 12 people
  • Idade 18 - 65
  • Tipo de viagem Mountain, Tour leader
  • Destinos India
  • Alojamento Hotel, Tenda

This journey takes you through ancient Buddhist culture. We will explore monasteries and ever-changing landscapes in the Markha Valley, which, being inaccessible during many winter months, also harbors some of the rare wildlife species of the Himalayas.

The snow-capped peak of Kangyatse, which rises above the Markha valley, is one of the most beautiful mountains in the region and offers a unique opportunity to climb 6200 m in the Himalayas.

This trip is accessible to anyone who is physically fit (or who trains for it) and is used to hiking in a mountain environment.

Travel leader and mountaineer João Garcia accompanies you on this magnificent adventure

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Visit three Buddhist monasteries near Leh;
  • Markha Valley;
  • Climbing Kangyatse 6200m.


  • Transfers to and from the airport (see specific conditions);
  • Hotel accommodation in double room and tents for 2 people;
  • Meals according to the itinerary;
  • Guided by the climber and tour leader João Garcia;
  • Transports according to the program;
  • Entrance to the Chemre, Thikse and Stakna monasteries;
  • Travel insurance and aid.
  • For the climb, if necessary, the local agency provides the crampons, gaiters, and harness.


  • International flights and domestic flights (Delhi-Leh and Leh-Delhi);
  • Visa for India entrance;
  • Personal equipment for the trekking/ climbing;
  • All optional visits and activities;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • All personal extras (telephone, laundry etc);
  • Expenses arising from adverse weather conditions and flight delays;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Flight from the origin city - Delhi

Flight from the origin city - Delhi (with stopovers).

Arrival early morning the next day.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
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Dia 2 Flight from Delhi - Leh

Depending on the domestic flight, we will either check in for the domestic flight or have to change airports (at the traveler's expense) to catch the flight to Leh (flight is about 1 1/2 hours long). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and rest.

Leh is at an altitude of 3500m, so it is necessary to rest and drink plenty of fluids to acclimatize well.

In the afternoon you can visit the Leh bazaar and its surroundings.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Short walks around Leh

In the morning, we walk to the Shati Stupa Peace Pagoda, built by a Japanese monk in the 1980s. It is situated on top of a mountain and offers beautiful views of the city and the surrounding mountains. From here we can continue to the Sankar Monastery, one of the few monasteries built on flat ground. The monastery is recent and is home to about 30 monks.

In the late afternoon, you can walk to the Tsemo temple to enjoy the panoramic view of the city in the afternoon light.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Visit to three monasteries

Today we visit some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in the Indus Valley.

From Leh, we drive to the Chemre monastery, founded in the 17th century, the monastery is perched majestically on a hill with the monks residences below.

From Chemre, we proceed to Hemis, the largest and perhaps most famous monastery in Ladakh. This monastery has been a center of attraction for visitors and residents alike since it was founded in the 17th century, especially during the summer for its festival known as Hemis Tsechu.

On the way back, we visit the Thikse Monastery, built majestically on a hill overlooking the upper parts of the valley.

Night in Leh.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 5 Leh - Zingchen - Yurutse 4100m

Today we leave early by jeep to Spiuk and continue on a dirt road.

After about an hour's drive, we will enter the Zingchen valley, where the Rumbak River flows into the Indus, which flows down a gorge. Further down the valley is the pretty village of Rumbak, inhabited by 15 families. From Rumbak, we will take a hike to our camp, but a very important one in terms of acclimatization.

A day with 5 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 6 Yurutse - Shingo 4000m trought Ganda La 4900m

A gradual but long climb will take us into the lap of Ganda La. Stupas and prayer flags mark the top of the lap, where wild animals such as blue sheep, marmots and arghali can be glimpsed. The views of the towering Zanskar Range and the distant Himalayan Mountains are spectacular.

A gradual descent will take us to the small village of Shingo, inhabited by only 2 families. This will be our camp for the night.

A day of about 6 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 7 Shingo - Hamurtse 3500m

Soon after leaving the camp, we entered a narrow canyon with spectacular colors and rock formations. We continue down the gorge until it opens up into the lush green valley of Skiu. In this idyllic village stands an ancient monastery and ruins of an ancient castle, where the royal family used to stop on their way to Srinagar.

After resting for a while, we continue to Hamurtse, a green pasture near the Markha River.

A day of about 6 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 8 Hamurtse - Umlung 3900m

The path continues along the Markha River, with a few crossings in the way.

We pass the remains of the ancient hermitage caves high up on the opposite cliffs. Inside, there are remains of small caves where the lamas sat in meditation, platforms carved out of rock.

After about 5 hours of walking, we reach the village of Markha, the largest village in the valley and inhabited by 20 families. After resting, we continue along the Markha River and soon find a mountain that houses the auspicious monastery of Techa.

The half hour climb up to the monastery, is very steep, but worth the visit. From here, in a short walk we reach Umlung.

A day with 5 hours of walking.

Note: to cross the rivers it is best to take trekking poles.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 Umlung - Thachungtse 4100m

The path continues along the Markha River, passing some old stone mills, a ruined castle and the village of Hankar, the last in the valley.

After leaving the village of Umlung, we will have our first view of snow-capped peaks above Nimaling, which will remain in view until we cross Chaktsdang La.

Our camp today will be in the lovely green pasture of Thachungste.

A day with 5 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 10 Thachungtse - Base Camp 4950m

The route from Thachungtse to the base camp is short, but steep, and in some places you will probably feel the effect of the altitude.

After about 2 hours of climbing, we reach the beautiful plateau of Nimaling, where the people of the Markha valley bring their animals to graze during the summer months. From Nimaling, it is a gradual climb toward the base camp.

A day of about 4 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: X
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Dia 11 Active rest day

After breakfast, we take an acclimatization hike up a little higher.

By noon, we are back at base camp and enjoy a hot meal for lunch. We spent the afternoon resting and preparing the necessary material.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 12 Base camp - summit - base camp

We leave early in the morning for the summit.

The first part of the mountain is usually snow-free in August and we hike on rocky terrain, but at about 5500m, we hit snow and put on our crampons. The climb is fairly straightforward and easy, however, as you climb it gets steeper.

Once at the summit, we have spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range to the south and Karakoram to the north. After enjoying the view and placing prayer flags at the summit, we descended to the base camp.

A day of about 10 to 12 hours of walking.

Alojamento: TendaRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 13 Base camp - Shang Sumdo - Leh trought Kongmaru La 5200m

After a short hike from the base camp, we gradually climb toward Kongmaru La, the highest pass of the hike in the Markha Valley. Once at the top, we have beautiful views of Kangyatse and the surrounding peaks.

The descent is quite steep in some places, but gradually stabilizes as we enter the Shang gorge, with colorful and fascinating rock formations.

A few river crossings bar our way before we reach the small village of Chogdo. Here, we said goodbye to our horses and drove back to Leh.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Lunch-box
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 14 Leh

Free day in Leh.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 15 Flight from Leh - Delhi (city tour) - Flight back to origin country

In the morning we fly to Delhi and have free time until the flight time to home.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 16 Arrival in city of origin

Arrival and end of the Papa-Léguas services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this trip for me?

If you like mountains, have been to high altitude and want to push your limits, this trip is for you. Kangyatse mountain has an altitude of 6200 m, which requires you to be in good physical shape to reach the top.

Who will guide this trip?

The climber and tour leader João Garcia.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

In the city in Leh you stay in a hotel room, double occupancy with private bathroom and in the mountain in double tents. There will be a tent bathroom, but no possibility to take a shower.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

Private van.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

On this trip there is a group flight, that is, there is a specific time for arrival and the transfers will be according to the arrival of that flight. Those who choose to buy different flights will have to be at the airport at the same time to take advantage of the transfers.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

Papa-Léguas send you a proposal for the "group flight". After you receive the flight simulation, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas or another agency, or online.

Where do I meet the group?

At the arrival, in Leh.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodations, you can share them with another person who is signed up. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap water in Ladakh?

No. Take a canteen so you are able to buy filtered water.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

For meals not included 250/300 Eur will be enough.

Is insurance included in the land program?

It is not included for those departing from outside of Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or not. Contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification. For more information regarding available insurance policies, see our page about travel insurance.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. For further information, consult the websites of relevant agencies or contact Papa-Léguas.

Is there internet connection or wifi throughout the trip?

While you are on the mountain, there will be no internet access.


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