Mt. Kangyatse I & II - All Women Expedition

About Expedition

Giripremi’s All Women expedition was launched on 17th July 2021.

A team of young women mountaineers of Giripremi led by Priyanka Chinchorkar has summitted both Kangyatse I & II on 2nd Aug & 5th Aug 2021. 

This was after 28 years, that all women expeditions has been successful.

Under Giripremi banner and it has resulted in 100% success.

Despite the pandemic tough times, the team had underwent a hardcore ‘Gurukul’ style fitness training for a year under the guidance of Shivchhatrapati Awardee Umesh Zirpe and Expedition Coach Samiran Kolhe. 

The glory has set a landmark stone in the History of Giripremi’s mountaineering shall continue to prosper in future.

We wish them hearty congratulations for their mammoth success at Kangyatse I & II!


Kangyatse I :

Priyanka Chinchorkar

Smita Kariwadekar

Samiran Kolhe

Kangyatse II:

Priyanka Chinchorkar

Padmaja Dhanavi

Anjali Katre

Sneha Gude

Sayali Budhkar

Sherpa Support to both the teams:

Mingma Sherpa

Sanjeev Rai

Ming Temba Sherpa

Sunny Sherpa

  • It is located at the end of the Markha valley in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India
  • One of the prominent twin peaks in Ladakh region
  • Mt. Kangyatse I (6400 m) is a technical peak with challenges of multiple ice walls enroute; and Mt. Kangyatse II (6251 m) is a non technical peak but offers challenges in terms of high endurance testing.

Leader – Priyanka Chinchorkar

Deputy Leader – Smita Kariwadekar

Padmaja Dhanavi

Sayali Budhkar

Anjali Katre

Sneha Gude


Expedition Status


Successful / Unsuccessful


Altitude Reached

6400 m & 6200 m

Date of Summit

2nd Aug 2021

Number of Summiters


Number of Days


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Giripremi thanks all its supporters and well wishers who contributed towards making this expedition successful. 

Special thanks to Todi Mills and Gypsy Tents – Muffaddal Lokhandwala for generously extending the sponsorship of Todi Ropes for the climb.

First time in the past 28 years all women expedition from Maharashtra has become successful.

Giripremi’s all women expedition bagged a 100% success.

Photo Gallary
Kangyatse II - 03
Kangyatse II - 02
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