Yalung Nong 6050m and Mentok Kangri 6250m Twin climb of 6000m, high passes and Lakes of Ladakh

Yalung Nong 6050m and Mentok Kangri 6250m
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Trip Route : Leh - Rumbak - Pongunagu - Nuruchan - Rachungkaru - Gyama - Korzok phu - base camp - Korzok - Delhi
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Overview

TRIP INTRODUCTION
Located at the western shore of turquoise Lake Tso Moriri these 2 peaks of Mentok I and Mentok II is exciting new trekking and climbing holiday for those looking for first Himalayan 6000m. The area is close to western most part of Tibet, known as Changthang plateau. This trek takes us to stunning landscape in remote Tibetan plateau. It focuses mainly on the life of Changpa herdsman.  

After 2 -3 days of well acclimatising and sightseeing in Leh, we set off  into the heart of this remote area Driving across high Tanglang la pass 5328m we arrive at Tso Kar area inhabited during the summer by nomadic herders and by rare animals such as Blue sheep, Tibetan Antilope,wolf and kiang (wild ass) roam year-round. After a week of inspirational trekking setting off from the Lake Tso Kar and crossing over 3 high passes we arrive at Korzok phu, one of the largest nomadic settlement in the region, we reach the Yalung Nau la Pass (5400m) where we get our first views of the 20-kilometre long Tso Morari. Before crossing of Yalung Naula pass we climb an easy Yalung Nong peak at 6050m, which doesnt required any crampons or rope or ice axe. Not far from the village of Karzok, we establish a basecamp above the lake at an elevation of 5300 metres and from here set out to climb the  Mentok I (6250m), making limited use of fixed ropes on the snowslopes we encounter. Technically undemanding, these peak presents an excellent challenge to fit and adventurous trekkers. A super trek and climb combination in a special part of the world.

TRIP FACTS
Ladakh region, Jammu Kashmir, India
Trip Length:  16 days Delhi to Delhi and 12 days Leh to Leh.
12 day trek, 11 nights camp, 3 nights hotel & 1 night homestay.
Maximum Elevation: 6250m, Grade: Moderate to strenuous., Best time: Mid June, July, Aug, Sept
Meals - All meals during the trek and breakfast and dinner at Leh
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Leh

INCLUDED IN THE COST
·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
·         4 nights of hotel accommodation (3 star) at Leh on MAP plan AND  1 night home stay.
·         10 nights camp with all camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in spacious 3-4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles, rope, ice axes, gaiters, crampons, harness.
·         All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
·         Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
·         Muleteer for portage of your baggage's.
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·         Includes GST 5%.

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1
: Flight Delhi (230m)- Leh, acclimatise day 1, visit local market, Shanti Stupa, Samkar, Leh palace.
Leh
Day 2: Leh acclimatise trek: Drive to Zingchen, Trek to Rumbak.
Day 3: Trek to Stok La (4800m) - Stok, drive to Leh.
Day 4: Drive Leh -Rumtse (4150m) - Taglang la (5328m) - Pangunagu /Tsokar Lake (4580m), enroute visit Shey - Thiksey - Hemis.
Day 5: Trek to Nuruchan (4650m) (5 ½ hrs).
Day 6: Trek to Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4940m).
Day 7: Trek to Kyamayuri-la (5430m) – Kartse-la (5380m) – Gyama (5170m)(6 hrs).
Day 8: Climb Yalung Nong 6050m.
Day 9: Trek to Yalung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok phu(4600m) (7 hrs).
Day 10: Trek to base camp (5300m).
Day 11: A day for rest and preparation.
Day 12: Climb Mentok I 6250m and back to camp.
Day 13: Trek to Korzok (4500m), afternoon visit around Lake.
Day 14: Drive to Leh.
Day 15: At Leh
Day 16: Flight Leh - Delhi and onward flight back to home town.

 

 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Flight Delhi (230m)- Leh, acclimatise day 1, visit local market, Shanti Stupa, Samkar, Leh palace.
    Leh

    Today morning flight to Leh, but spectacular flight over the Himalaya to Leh. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude of 3500m as well as visit Leh palace, Tsemo gompa, Sankar and Shanti stupa.

    Other Benefits
    • Hotel
    • Transfers
  • Day 2 Leh acclimatise trek: Drive to Zingchen, Trek to Rumbak
    Rumbak

    Leh acclimatise trek: Drive to Zingchen, Trek to Rumbak

  • Day 2 Trek to Stok La (4800m) - Stok, drive to Leh.
    Leh

    Trek to Stok La (4800m) - Stok, drive to Leh.

  • Day 4 Drive Leh -Rumtse (4150m) - Taglang la (5328m) - Pangunagu /Tsokar Lake (4580m), enroute visit Shey - Thiksey - Hemis.
    Pongunagu

    Early departure from Leh. Enroute visit Shey, Thiksey first. Than drive to Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drive. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal builds this biggest monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery, which is 27 km from Hemis. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelugpa School in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Shesrap built it in 14th century. Here you can see the big statue of the Future Buddha. Continue to Rumtse, Taglang la pass and finally over plains of Rupshu.

  • Day 5 Trek to Nuruchan (4650m) (5 ½ hrs)
    Nuruchan

    Walking along Tso Kar for much of the time on the trail. Today we have easy trek along with the lake. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Skyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. After finishing the lake we turn to right side and enter the Nuruchan village. Overnight at camp.

  • Day 6 Trek to Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4940m)
    Rachungkaru

    Today we have small pass Horlamla (4900 Mts) to cross. After crossing the pass we reach Rachungkaru. Here the nomadic are Tibetan refugees live in summer. Here we can see the life style of nomad people in Tibet. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep’s and Pashmina Goats. Overnight camp.

  • Day 7 Trek to Kyamayuri-la (5430m) – Kartse-la (5380m) – Gyama (5170m)(6 hrs)
    Gyama

    From the camp we have nice walk through the nomad people of Tibet. From nomadic area stick ascend to pass. From the pass we can see beautiful landscape of Korzok area. Easy descent to the summer pasture of Tibetan refugee camp.Overnight camp in Gyama

  • Day 8 Climb Yalung Nong 6050m
    Gyama

    Climb Yalung Nong 6050m and back to camp. 

  • Day 9 Trek to Yalung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok phu(4600m) (7 hrs)
    Korzok phu

    Today will have one small pass to cross. From the camp our trek to Korzok via crossing Yalung Nyau la pass. On the way to Korzok one can see plenty of marmot. Today we have beautiful turquoise Color Lake Tsomoriri to see. This lake is situated at the altitude of 4400m. Korzok village is situated near the lake. Overnight at camp.

  • Day 10 Trek to base camp (5300m)
    base camp

    Leaving camp, we climb up to the base camp area below Mentok II. This approach leads through an open valley and over rounded ridges, on a trail that is mostly poorly defined and which crosses a mix of open moorland and boulder moraine. We set up camp at 5300 meters beside a stream.

  • Day 11 A day for rest and preparation
    base camp

    A day to rest at base camp and make final preparations for the ascent of Mentok I

  • Day 12 Climb Mentok I 6250m and back to camp
    base camp

    After early start, we follow the same route up to the col. From here, we traverse a broad crest overlooking Tso Morari to reach a steepening that leads to the top of Mentok I (6250m). The upper part of the route is on scree and remnant snow patches. A great day’s climbing with fine views. We return to basecamp after a second long day.

  • Day 13 Trek to Korzok (4500m), afternoon visit around Lake
    Korzok

    We begin our walk-out with a relatively easy descent to the village of Karzok, which is one of the highest permanently inhabited settlements on Earth. It is scenically located beside Tso Morari at an elevation of over 4500 metres. The afternoon is free to walk by the lakeshore, meet the local people and check out the village and its ancient monastery.

  • Day 14 Drive to Leh
    Leh

    Drive back to Leh 

  • Day 15 At Leh
    Leh

    At Leh or reserve day. 

  • Day 16 Flight Leh - Delhi and onward flight back to home town.
    Delhi

    Fly Leh -Delhi, onward flight back to Home

Inclusions

·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
·         4 nights of hotel accommodation (3 star) at Leh on MAP plan AND  1 night home stay.
·         10 nights camp with all camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in spacious 3-4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles, rope, ice axes, gaiters, crampons, harness.
·         All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
·         Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
·         Muleteer for portage of your baggage's.
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·         Includes GST 5%.

 

 

Exclusions

 

  • Hotel accommodation in Delhi,
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft  or hard drinks.
  • Entrance fee at monuments, heritage sites, monasteries
  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.
  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging and boarding   beyond trip Schedule.

 

Testimonials

“Mission accomplished. The first two days of trekking we did with Tenzing. The trek was very nice and very good to acclimatize. The trek the guide and others went with the carrier for back and passed us to set up camp. In the trek there was a mountain Yalung Nong 6080m, which was very good for acclimatization and with beautiful views. The 2 chefs did a good job on the whole ...

Mr Gregorio and Group - Spain - 24 Aug 2015
Mr Gregorio And Group - Spain - 24 Aug 2015
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Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
Foot wear :-
  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :-

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.