Mt. MENTOK KANGRI EXPEDITION (6250m)

11 Days
Trekking in Ladakh Trip Type
  • Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
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Overview

Mentok Kangri is one of the highest mountain peaks in Eastern Ladakh in the Rupsho region of the Changthang plateau, home to the indigenous flora and fauna. It is also the homeland of the nomadic tribes of Ladakh called the Changpas. It is a tough climb up to the peak; however the fragrant flowery trail lends you company all along and then it’s not so isolated. The panoramic vista of the landscape from the top of the peak is astoundingly beautiful with the grand view of the turquoise blue lake in the midst of high snowy mountain peaks and flower-filled valleys stretched out below. Coupled with the feeling of being right on top of the world this expedition is unmatched. 

itinerary
  • Day 1 DELHI ARRIVAL

    On your arrival in Delhi we will have our representatives assist in your transfer to hotel in Delhi. Relax for the rest of the day and prepare for the next days drive to Manali.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Road condition: Good
    Meals: Lunch / Dinner at the hotel

    Altitude: 318 meters


  • Day 2 OLD DELHI TOUR

    After breakfast we will start on our days visit to Old Delhi with its relics of the old India. Visit Paranthe wali gali, Chandani chawk, Jama Masjid and other relics of ancient India and the many kingdoms that ruled India and had Delhi as their capital under 7 different rulers. Relax for the evening and prepare for the next day’s flight to Leh.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Road condition: Good
    Meals: Lunch / Dinner at the hotel


  • Day 3 DELHI TO LEH, LADAKH

    On reaching Leh the group will be escorted to hotel from the airport. Over breakfast our representative will brief guests about the upcoming trip and look into any final clarifications the guests need. For the day the guests are requested to rest and relax at the hotel to acclimatize. In the evening the guests will visit Shanti Stupa for the sunset overlooking Leh valley and Stok range. We will then move to a garden cafe / restaurant for dinner.

    Accommodation: RUTHPA HOMESTAY, Leh
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA


  • Day 4 LEH HERITAGE WALK: (3 hours walk around the city)

    After a healthy organic breakfast at the hotel, the guests will start for heritage walk from the guesthouse towards the market. On this walk, Mr. Gyatso, a storyteller, will escort us through the walk. We will start by visiting the museum built by the Leh Old Town Restoration Initiative (LOTI) group, with locally available materials and infrastructure. The structure evolves around a skyscraper (Thokskar) on the top floor and has relics of Ladakh. From there we will enter the old town streets where the entire landscape is still as it was in the Kings times, some of which have been restored by LOTI. The walk will take us through King Singay Namgyal’s palace. After finishing the walk around the old town the guests can explore the market and eateries.

    Accommodation: RUTHPA HOMESTAY, LEH
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA


  • Day 5 LEH TO TSOMORIRI
    After an early breakfast, a jeep will drop you at Korzok, 225 km from Leh, the head quarter of the area. Korzok village is on the bank of Tsomoriri Lake while the Korzok monastery stands mightily overlooking the ensemble. You will reach there in the afternoon and stay overnight at Tsomoriri (4450 m).

    Accommodation: Camping site
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA


  • Day 6 TSOMORIRI TO BASE CAMP (5/6hrs)
    The day’s trek starts early in the morning. You will follow the trail that you came by when you first entered into Korzok Phu Valley. You will then start ascending up the slope among some herbal flowers whose soft colour and fragrance fill the valley. Walking to the back of the peak, your horses may find it a little difficult to follow as the path is rocky. Mentok Kangri base camp is windy while the camping area is rocky.

    Accommodation: Camping site
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: Innova
    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team
  • Day 7 BASE CAMP TO MENTOK KANGRI ASCEND (6251m) (06 hrs)

    The trek starts at around 02:00 am after breakfast. Then starts the ascent towards Mentok Kangri. To climb up the steep inclining slope of the adjacent peak, probably above 6250 meters is quite tough technically. As the sun climbs the sky the snow starts to melt and the climb gets slippery and harder, therefore you need to sure you before sunrise. When you are at the top of the much-anticipated peak, it offers spectacular view of Mt Kharlung on the other side, Mt Karchu and Mt Lungser with those beautiful meadow valleys and the blue lake, all lying beneath. After taking in the experiential view of a lifetime slowly and steadily get down towards the base camp before it’s gets too late.

    Accommodation: Camping site
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: Innova
    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 8 REST AND EXPLORE THE LAKE

    On this day you may rest and explore around the Lake and the village. Tsomoriri Lake is famous for its clear blue water with the nomadic families settled around the it. The local people consider the lake sacred. This lake is the breeding ground for numerous species of bird like Bar Headed Goose, great Crested Grebe, the Brahmin duck etc. You can then visit the Korzok monastery before leaving this memorable trek.

    Accommodation: Camping site
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: Innova
    CREW: Guide, Cook, support team

  • Day 9 TSOMORIRI TO MATHO VIA TSOKAR LAKE

    Early in the morning, the jeep will pick you up and drive on to Polokkonka pass (13500 ft) and visit Tsokar (a small Lake). The place is famous for wild Asses and the nomadic settlements. From there, a short drive will bring you on to the national highway route to Matho village near Leh. On arrival to the Hermit homestay in Matho, the guests will relax and enjoy the local village life of Ladakh.

    Accommodation: Hearth FARM stay, Matho
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA


  • Day 10 MATHO RETREAT DAY

    Breakfast will be served to our guests at 8 am. After breakfast the guests will visit the hydro mill, sacred Stupas, the monastery and the irrigation pond. The walk resumes back in the green house garden where guests can water and harvest vegetables and herbs for Lunch.

    A certified herbal healer will visit the farm in the afternoon for readings. The guests can ask about health and healing issues to the healer and talk about their diet etc. After the sessions lunch will be served. The guests will have Chang and BBQ dinner in the garden. Sleeping early and relishing on the herbal tea as much as possible is a requisite for the program.

    Accommodation: The Hermit home-stay, Leh
    Meal plan: B/L/D
    Transfer: TOYOTA INNOVA


  • Day 11 LEH TO DELHI DEPARTURE

    The guests will leave in time for their onward flights with sweet memories of the tour.

Inclusions:

 

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

Transfer from homestay to airport in Leh.

Support vehicles as per group size.

Necessary accompanying team.

Camping equipment 

local English speaking guide through the trip

Driver allowance, permit and night halt charges.

Travel Insurance

 

 

 

Exclusions:

 

Sleeping bag

Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages

Camera charges and entry fees to monasteries.

Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

Personal climbing gear

Evacuation charges, damage of any nature.

Any items/services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.

Cycle Hire. (Cycle rental cost is INR 8500/- per person)

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

 

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CHANGES TO YOUR ITINERARY

 

For your best interest, sometimes it might have to make necessary alterations to your holiday itinerary. Where practical, we will advice you before you depart from your hometown, although occasionally we may be forced to make changes en route. We will keep you informed at all times.

 

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT DELAYS

 

Bad weather in mountainous regions can cause flight delays. These problems mainly happen in Ladakh region of India. If the delay is extended it may be necessary for us to re-route the trek and tour, perhaps to an area more readily accessed by road transport. We do not accept responsibility for charges incurred as result of flight delays and missing international flight connections. However, we will make every effort to assist you.

 

INHERENT RISKS OR DANGERS

 

You understand and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to levels of physical exertion to which you may not be accustomed to or be exposed to inherent dangers when traveling through remote areas which may be subject to, among other things, unfavorable political, physical, health or climatic conditions. By agreeing to use our services, you accept these dangers and unfavorable conditions.

 

INSURANCE

 

You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes a provision for helicopter rescue when you pay your deposit.

 

YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

 

We strongly recommend that you visit your doctor and dentist before your holiday. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded to us when you book. Older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a letter from your doctor clearing them for the trek and Beyond Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. reserve the right to check these documents prior to confirmation of tours and treks

 

PASSPORT

 

A valid passport is required for all tourists. The passports must be valid for minimum of six months from the start of journey, with at least two clean pages per country to be visited.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

A valid visa is required for the entire destination. You should always consult your doctor or nearest travel clinic for the latest information on recommended health precautions, both vaccination and malaria prophylaxis.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

GENERAL

 

Extensive medical kits are carried on all trips. In addition, medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chambers are carried as a precaution on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All meals on trek are prepared specifically for your group to strict hygiene standards, and sterile washing facilities are provided.

 

HIGH ALTITUDE

 

Sickness from altitude can affect anyone. Serious problems are avoided by building in rest and acclimatization. For normal symptoms a drop in altitude, or time in portable acclimatization chamber, leads to quick recovery.

 

All trips are graded. There are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Mountaineering categories.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

 

Travel insurance that includes helicopter evacuation is highly appreciated

 

AGE LIMITS 

 

Client over sixty are required to complete a medical and personal travel history questionnaire. Persons under sixteen can join specified family departures and private groups.