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32°53'49.1"N 78°13'33.8"E

Mentok Kangri Expedition

Mentok Kangri towers over the sapphire waters of the high altitude lake of Tso Moriri in Southern Ladakh.
  • Ladakh
  • 14 Days
  • 45 KM
  • 20,834 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 48500
    $ 700*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    June-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Mentok Kangri expedition offers a striking contrast of trekking in a dry cold desert valley while providing beautiful views of Ladakh & Zanskar ranges, the 21,000 ft Kang Yissay and the 20,086 ft Stok Kangri peaks.

  • 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, Mentok Kangri, Tibetan Wolf, Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep, Black Necked Cranes, to name a few.

Overview

Even the idea of climbing one of the highest trekkable summits of India is sure to put euphoric images in a trekker's mind; if you are an experienced trekker who has previous experience can put this idea into action. Mentok Kangri trek will be a memorable experience for anyone who decides to venture into this part of Ladakh. As it's peak stands at a great height, the trek has gained popularity amongst mountain explorers. If you are someone who wants to test their limits and if your trekking skills are commendable then, by all means, read ahead to know all there is to know about Mentok Kangri Trek in Ladakh. If you're a trekker, chances are you've got your heart set on the Mentok Kangri trek as the ultimate Himalayan adventure. Being one of the highest trekkable summits in India, it is a little wonder that the Mentok Kangri trek height is the most appealing factor to most adventurers; 20,834 ft. above sea level. Given the stunning high altitude that the trek reaches, combined with the challenging and rocky terrain has earned Mentok Kangri the fame it enjoys. If there's one trek that every adventurer wants to set foot on, it's got to be the Mentok Kangri trek in Ladakh.


A striking Himalayan massif tucked away in the beautiful Rupshu Valley of Ladakh, Mentok Kangri is an enticing challenge for adventurers. Standing tall at 20,834 ft, 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!


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, narrow 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!


Considering the very high altitude that Mentok Kangri trekking involves, the importance of proper acclimatization cannot be overstated. Make sure you're well-hydrated through the trek. Take acclimatization walks seriously, and keep yourself sufficiently warm. A twenty thousand is not your regular trek, and as such, requires resilience - mental and physical.


Book your seats at the best Mentok Kangri Expedition cost with Trekmunk! The Mentok Kangri expedition cost includes top-notch grade facilities and safety equipment, with a journey that promises to be scorched in your memory for years! The Mentok Kangri trek price is higher than the other treks because of it's high elevation and difficulty. Mentok Kangri trek booking costs approximately around INR 75,000 which has all the inclusions right from accommodation to meals.


Best Time to Visit

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.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

To reach the base camp of the trek, first, you have to arrive at Leh. Leh has good connectivity via road and air but it is not connected by rail. You are certain to get regular buses and flights from major cities of India. The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. Once you reach Leh, you need to get rid of all the fatigue. After reaching Leh, take an ample amount of rest to be fresh for the rest of the journey.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Considering the high altitudes of Ladakh, as soon as you reach here, you are already prone when it comes to altitude sickness. The elevation of Ladakh from the mean sea level is around 11,500 feet. So, generally at a height of above 8,000 feet, you are prone to altitude sickness. So we would suggest you spend the rest of the day resting and getting better acclimatized to the high altitude of Leh. You can use this day to move in and around Leh. Alongside exploration, this day will also serve as a day for getting properly acclimatized to resist the difficulties at the high altitudes of Ladakh.

You can spend the day visiting some of the many famous monasteries of Leh – Ladakh, like the Spituk Gompa, Magnetic Hill. You also visit the Zanskar river, and the confluence point of the rivers Indus and Zanskar. Feel free to explore as much you want.

Later in the evening, after unearthing the local culture and tasting the delicacies of local cuisine, we will retire for a sound sleep. The next day will mark the beginning of the voyage to explore one of the longest treks in the Himalaya region.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

This day marks the commencement of the Mentok Kangri. We will drive to Rumtse after an early breakfast at Leh. You are advised to carry extra water as it may take many hours to find a source of drinking water during the complete day’s trail. Amidst the drive to Rumtse, you will come across a bunch of euphoric landscapes.

The trek on foot will begin from Rumtse, and we will head towards Kyamar, over a mild, gradual trail that climbs uphill. We will maintain a steady pace today, as the trail is mostly ascending. We will reach an elevation of 15,000 today after trekking 4 hours from Rumtse to Kyamar.

Overnight stay will be arranged in camps. After having some fun sessions and gulping the delicious dinner, we will retire to the tents for a good sleep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 14,501 ft.

We begin trekking towards Tisaling after a sumptuous breakfast at the campsite. Today’s trail will bring us beautiful views as we climb up to the Kyamar La, which is a perfect vantage point to the stunning beauty of Kyamar unfolding right below. The exotic landscapes covered with snow-covered trees promise to give you a blissful experience of life at such high altitudes. If it is your first time trekking in the Himalaya, the landscape will come as a pleasant surprise. Lined with verdant snow-clad trees and lofty peaks, you will surely find a trace of heaven here. After long hours of arduous trekking, we will finally reach Tisaling which is located at an elevation of 16,000 ft.
Overnight stay will be set up in Kyamar. You can opt for an acclimatization walk in the evening. After the walk, we will return to the campsite and have our dinner. The inception of a tight sleep in order to have a fresh start on the next day will mark the end of day 4 on this trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Altitude : 15,912 ft.

From Tisaling, we have to move forward to Pangunago which is located at an altitude of 15,748 feet. This is going to be our third camp which will take us a little closer to the summit. Overnight stay will be arranged in camps. After having some fun sessions and gulping the delicious dinner, we will retire to the tents for a good sleep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 15,748 ft.

We will make our way from Pangunagu to Nuruchan Base Camp. Today, we will trace an elevation of 15,190 ft after continuously trekking for 5 hours. We will camp overnight at Nuruchan base camp, right in the laps of the mountains of Ladakh. This is one of the best campsites of the entire Himalaya region. The serenity of this place will certainly make you wonder about the beauty that nature offers to mankind. The gushing of the serene river water will provide a musical taste to your heart.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 15,190 ft.

Post lunch, we will start setting up camp here. The evening of this day will be scheduled for equipment briefing and providing other necessary details that need to be known for further advancement in the pursuit of scaling this juggernaut mountain peak.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 15,190 ft.

The main objective of day 8 is to trek from Rajungkaru campsite to Gayambarma Base Camp via Kyamayuri La. Gayambarma is located at an elevation of around 17,388 feet from the mean sea level. The whole trek objective will take roughly around 5 hours to complete the day’s trail.

After having early and healthy morning breakfast, we will set out for the next trail which is Gayambarma. The terrain consists of mostly rocky paths. There is a steep ascent all the way to the top of Gayambarma. There are very few water points throughout the trail. Please carry enough water to survive the water needs during the trek. The trail is well marked which ensures that you won’t be lost on the trek. The mesmerizing views of the forests and mountains keep you entertained throughout the trail.

We will camp for some time under the sky while having our dinner. Overnight sleep in the tents will mark the end of this day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 17,388 ft.

We will start the day early after having a healthy breakfast at the Gyamabhara campsite. The trekking distance is a little more making our way through the Yalung Nyau La. It will take 6-7 hours to reach the Korzok Campsite. It is advised to carry 2 liters of water. You will find a few water sources down the day’s trail where you can replenish your water needs.
Spend the day resting and exploring around the campsite. Today, you will get a lot of time to rest and recuperate for the challenges that lie further ahead in our quest for the summit.
Overnight camping will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 17,388 ft.

The next trek is from Korzok to Mentok Kangri base camp. Stok Kangri Base Camp is located at an elevation of around 17,717 ft. from the mean sea level. Trek from Korzok to Mentok Kangri Base is not very long. The total trekking distance from Mankorma to Stok Kangri Base Camp is around 5-6 kilometers and it takes approximately 6 hours to complete this trail. This is going to be our last campsite which means that we are just one trek away from reaching the mighty Mentok Kangri summit.
After having rested for a while, a short acclimatization walk is a must. The upper reaches of Koezok afford grand views of the beautiful alpine neighbors like Golap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, and more. Besides the spectacular views that the walk brings, it also aids you in getting more acclimatized to the altitude, which prepares you for what lies ahead. In the days that follow, these short walks will prepare your body to endure the extreme altitude, freezing weather, and thin air. Sudden temperature variation is found beyond Korzok. The oxygen level is considered to be less than 10 percent in this region and there is a drastic change in the weather conditions in the vicinity. Most of people develop altitude sickness at this point and hence they are not able to scale the summit of Mentok Kangri. It is very important to take ample rest in order to acclimatize with the weather before your final attempt at the mighty Mentok Kangri peak. So, make sure you’re well-rested and well-fed to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestays
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 17,717 ft.
Distance : 5- 6 km

Finally, we have to be all set for the most-awaited and crucial day of the entire trek and hence it also gives rise to the most difficult day of the whole journey. So, brace yourself for an exhilarating day ahead.
Starting the trek, we need to tread through steep inclines and make way across the snow-filled trail. Though the day is quite taxing, it brings great excitement as you ascend the high mountain. The descent takes a notorious turn as the route is covered in moraine and scree. It's important to be more sure-footed in this region. After spending some quality time at the summit, we will make our way back to the base camp.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 20,013 ft.

We will emulate the same path that we took while onboarding the trek. The beauty of snow-clad mountain ranges hangs in the skyline as you make way for Korzok. Overnight stay will again be in the tents. This will be the last night of this trek. Dinner will be served and campfire will be set up if the weather permits. We will sing and dance to the memories that we shared all along this mesmerizing trek.

This is the last day of your trek with us where we will drive back to Leh from Korzok. The elation of victory accompanies you throughout. Ideally, you should reach Leh by the evening, when you check in to your accommodation again. You can depart from Leh the next morning or you can choose to go for all the sightseeing that you might have missed on the acclimatization day.

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Leh which will be the Airport, the charges for the same are not included in the package. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Leh Airport after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Mentok Kangri Expedition Starting Point ( Leh ) :

By Air

The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities in India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,150 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities in India. 


By Rail

The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. It is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.


By Road

You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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