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Mentok Kangri Expedition


Trip duration : 6 Days

  Best period: July to September 

 Mentok Top: 6085mts., Base Camp at: 5420mts.

Trip Cost

On Request

About Trip

Mentok is the perfect objective for fit trekkers without climbing experience who want to summit on their first Himalayan Peak. Situated in the fascinating region of Rupshu Valley, this high and arid landscape has captured the imagination of travelers since its opening. The expedition travels through remote valleys, scattered high villages and past hilltop monasteries to the base of the mountain.

Technical Difficulty: Low-angle snow or straightforward scrambling on rocks. Ropes/crampons are used required. Previous climbing experience is not essential. Fitness: Good basic fitness, Average rucksack weight 5/6 kg.

To join the Mentok expedition you need the following specialist equipment: Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Plastic or Leather Mountaineering Boots, 4 Season Sleeping Bag

Hotel Envisaged

(We will arrange the accommodation that best suits your budget)

Mentok Kangri Expedition

Day 01 :
Leh to Korzok Village :Post breakfast drive leh to Korzok (6 to 7 hrs). overnight in tents.

Day 02 :
At Korzok : A day to explore this beautiful place and to meet nomadic Chang Pa herds people. The few barley fields at Karzok must be among the highest cultivated land in the world. O/n Camp.

Day 03 :
Korzok/ Base Camp :After breakfast we trek gradually to the Base camp of Mentok at 5420mts, about 5/6hrs trek. We fix our camp for three nights.

Day 04 :
A rest day and time for final preparations. : The expedition leader checks the route, while we do further acclimatisation and do short walks around the base camp.

Day 05 :
Summit day : Our summit day begins before dawn, to give us ample time for the climb. It is most likely that we do not need our crampons for the most part as we scramble over scree and boulders, which lead up to the top. Most of the ridge is like a steep path, so ropes are not usually necessary, although some scrambling is required. At an altitude approaching 6000m it is extremely tiring and anybody who needs a rope will be able to use one. The summit is a superb reward for your effort, giving magnificent views in every direction. We return all the way back to base camp. The evening meal will be accompanied by a wee dram to celebrate the occasion!

Day 06 : 
Trek Base camp to Korzok and drive to Leh After early breakfast we trek back to road head at karzok, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us Leh the capital of Ladakh, the drive is long and bumpy via the beautiful village of Chumathang with the road snaking its way through gorges between the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. In the evening we arrive at Leh to comforts of Ladakhi style hotel for 3 nights.

Tour Ends

Mentok Kangri Expedition