Mentok Kangri Trek
Ladakh, J & K | 14D/13N | 20,834 Ft.
June to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
A striking Himalayan massif tucked away in the beautiful Rupshu Valley of Ladakh, Mentok Kangri is an enticing challenge for adventurers. Standing tall at 6,250 meters, it offers unmatched views of the Changthang peaks, reflected in the turquoise waters of Tsomoriri Lake. The dreamy landscape of Ladakh, exotic wildlife species and the unbeatable views of the lofty neighbours weave the Mentok Kangri trek! It dips into the expansive beauty of Khardung La, Kyamar, Tisaling, Nuruchan and Rumptse.
Though the trek is quite a challenge, the high of climbing a six thousander overshadows all fear and fatigue. The trail winds through beautiful rustic Ladakhi villages, alpine meadows, loose moraines, narrows ridges, and cavernous valleys. The reward of this challenging trek is the view from the top. Expansive Himalayan ranges, including Kang Yatse, Chamsher and Lungsher peaks, Markha Valley, and the Tibetan plateau greet you with an embracing sprawl!
Max Altitude: 6,250 m
Duration: 14 days
- The trek brings an unmatched vantage point to the beautiful Tsomoriri Lake that it overlooks.
- Revel in the thrill of climbing a six thousander!
- Spot elusive wildlife species like the Tibetan Gazelle, Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolf, Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep, Black Necked Cranes, to name a few.
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Food in Leh
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to and fro Leh from home city
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Day 1 Arrive at Leh
Elevation: 3,600 m
Day 2 Rest and acclimatise in and around Leh
Day 3 Drive to Rumtse and trek to Kyamar
Elevation: 4,420 m
Time: 4 hours
Day 4 Trek from Kyamar to Tisaling via Kyamar La
Elevation: 4,850 m
Day 5 Trek from Tisaling to Pangunago via Shibukla
Elevation: 4,800 m
Day 6 Trek from Pangunagu to Nuruchan
Elevation: 4,630 m
Time: 5 hours
Day 7 Trek from Nuruchan to Rajungkaru
Time: 4-5 hours
Day 8 Trek from Rajungkaru to Gayambarma via Kyamayuri La
Elevation: 5,300 m
Time: 5 hours
Day 9 Trek from Gyamabarma to Korzok via Yalung Nyau La
Elevation: 5,400 m
Time: 6-7 hours
Day 10 Trek from Korzok to Mentok Kangri Base Camp
Elevation: 5,400 m
Time: 6 hours
Day 11 and Day 12 Summit Day
Elevation: 6250 m
Day 13 Trek from Base Camp to Korzok
Day 14 Drive from Korzok to Leh
The level of this trek leans towards difficult, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should ideally stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key here, which helps you better adjust to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels during the trek.
You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport.
You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route.
Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
The mid July to October is the ideal season for the trek, as the snow will have considerably cleared up, leaving a fresh trail that opens to stunning, clear views! Winter season in Ladakh is extremely harsh, which is why one should avoid it entirely.
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.
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