Located at the western shore of turquoise Lake Tso Moriri, Mentok Kangri is an exciting new trekking and climbing holiday for those looking for first Himalayan 6000m. The area is close to the westernmost part of Tibet, known as Changthang plateau. This trek takes us to the stunning landscape in remote Tibetan plateau. It focuses mainly on the life of Changpa herdsman.
MENTOK KANGRI (6250M) - DETAILED TRIP DOSSIER
MENTOK KANGRI - 14 Days Leh to Leh
Day 01: Drive Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Rumtse (4150m)
Day 12: Reserve day / Contingency day
MENTOK KANGRI (6250M) - 20 Days Delhi to Delhi
Day 01: Arrive in New Delhi. Airport pickup and check into the hotel.
& visit in around Leh.
Flight to Leh. Leh airport pickup and Transfer to hotel. Rest and relax. Evening visit Leh bazarDay 3: Leh acclimatize
Today visit Leh Palace, Tsemo Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa, Spituk Gompa, Stok palace & Matho 3 hrs and an evening explore the colorful local market. Overnight in Hotel.
Acclimatize & visit in around
After breakfast, drive to visit Stok via Choklamsar. We cross a bridge on Indus River. In Stok, we visit the Royal Palace of present kind and queen which was constructed by the kind Tsepal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. Inside the palace, you”ll find a great collection of ancient royal ornament. After visiting Stok Palace, drive to Shey - Thiksey and visit Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes a 90-minute drive. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal builds this biggest monastery in the 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 Palden Sherap built it in the 14th century. Here you can see the big statue of the Future Buddha. Finally at the campsite of Rumtse.
After spending 3 days in Leh we set off our trek from Rumtse. Walk along the road till you reach a Govt. tourist bungalow. From there take the right side trail into the valley passing through some abandoned army huts.
Today leaving camp few minutes after walking the trail divides into two; one going to the left leading towards Tsokar lake and one on the right takes you to a stream, crossing which another pass to climb is there. Overnight in a Tented Camp.
Leaving camp a gradual and easy ascend will lead you to Shibuk La. There are many wild Asses (skyang) around this area. Pongunagu has also a nice camping site. Overnight camp.
Walking along Tso Kar for much of the time on the trail. Today we have easy trek along with the lake and its short trek of four to five hours. 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. The campsite is set next to a beautiful stream. Overnight camp at Nuruchan.
Today we have small pass Horlam Kongka La (4960m) to cross. It will take two hours to reach the pass from camp. After crossing the pass gradual descent the stream and the trail slowly ascend again. Soon you will see nomad tents. Arriving at Rachungkaru. Here the nomadic are Tibetan refugees live in summer. Here we can see the lifestyle of nomad people in Tibet. In this area, they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep and Pashmina Goats. Overnight camp at Rachungkaru.
Today is a long day ahead of us, so early start from camp is recommended. You will have early breakfast and early departure from camp. It will take seven to eight hours of hiking today. From camp gradual trail to the Kyamayuri la, takes about 2 1/2 hours. A view from the pass is breathtaking. You will have sight of Yalung nong. It is not so far our next pass of Kortse La, takes an hour. From the pass, one can see Gyama peaks, Mentok group of peaks. Descent to Kyama Sharma chu. The tonight campsite is not so far from here, it will take less than an hour to reach Gyama yogma.
Leaving camp today we cross our last pass probably the highest and final pass on our trek. It will be less an hour to reach the pass. Crossing the pass and you will see the valley starts to open and with a view in front of Korzok and Tsomoriri. Long descent to Korzok Phu, where you will find large settlements of nomad and their robos. Overnight camp at Korzok Phu.
Leaving camp, we make our way up to the base for Mentok Kangri. The ascent to base camp leads through an open valley with some moraine walking. It will take six hours to reach base camp from Korzok Phu. We get close to the Mentok Kangri as much as possible, which will reduce the average taking time to summit day. Overnight camp at a base.
Today some work to do, with your guide you will do some preparation and training with climbing gear. Post lunch take rest for tomorrows early move.
Today you start very early after breakfast, starts ascending to the foot of snow slopes through boulders for 2 hours. At some sections rocks are loose. Finally crossing the snow slopes that lead to the col between Mentok I and II. Traverse the ridge to the summit of Mentok I (6250m), You will have fantastic views of Tsomoriri lake and across the lake to the peaks of Chamser and Lungser Kangri (6666)m, to south Kharpa and at the horizon Gya peak. Overnight at base camp.
day is a reserve in case of bad weather. If all goes well you will use this day
at Korzok village.
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 meters. The afternoon is free to walk by the lakeshore, meet the local people and check out the village and its ancient monastery.
It is between 7 to 8 hours of drive to Leh back. We will take Mahe route back to Leh.
- All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
× Domestic flight Delhi - Leh,
× Rest of hotel in Leh and Delhi. Delhi airport transfer on request.
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Entrance fee at monasteries
× Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.
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June 28 - July 14, 2020 (Available)
July 26 - Aug 11, 2020 (Available)
Aug 23 - Sept 8, 2020 (Available)
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Destination: Ladakh, India
Activity: Trekking + Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 17 Days with proper acclimatization
20-21 days Delhi to Delhi and
14 days Leh to Leh.
13 nights camp,
Maximum altitude: 6262m,
Grade: Moderate to strenuous,
Best time: Mid June, July, Aug, Sept
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