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.
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.
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.
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
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.
local English speaking guide through the trip
Driver allowance, permit and night halt charges.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 that includes helicopter evacuation is highly appreciated
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.