Mentok Kangri Expedition

Destinations:

Leh  – Rumtse –  Kyamar – Kyamarla (via Tisaling) – Pangunagu (via Shibukla) – Nuruchan – Rajungkaru – Gyamabarma – Korzok (Base Camp)

Trip Duration: 11 Nights – 12 Days
Best Time: June – Oct.
Activities: Trekking
Grade: Moderate
Tour Character: Camping
Altitude: 4572 m
Highlights: Mentok is the Tibetan name of a wild flower growing in this region to the summer season. The approach towards the base camp since Karzok is relatively easy.

Trip Cost

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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.

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1): Leh – Rumtse – Kyamar We will drop you to the Rumtse by Taxi and will be a formal introduction with the Treking Crew at Rumtse. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 h. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas - nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt trade route along the green Kyamar valley.

Day 2): Kyamar – Tisaling via Kyamarla ( 4850 Mtrs ) We reach Kyamar in 5h 30. We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse (6400 Mtrs ) and the chain of Mountain range.

Day 3): Tisaling – Pangunagu via Shibukla (4850 Mtrs ) We reach Pangunagu (4800 m) in 5 h. From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake (4400m) and the Rupshu valley. Then descend towards the lake, from which the nomads collect salt from the Tso-kar lake it was the only source of salt in Ladakh region. We will camp near the winter camp of nomad of Chanthang

Day 4): Pangunagu – Nuruchan We reach Nuruchan (4630 m) in 5 h. Today we have an easy trek along the lake. Tsokar area have the wast area of wet land where you can see lots of Migratory birds come here for the breeding in summer, On the way you can also see Wild ass (Kyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enter the Nuruchan village.

Day 5): Nuruchan – Rajungkaru We reach Rajungkaru in 4 to 5 hrs, Today its an easy walking by the side of river, We camp Little before the camps of nomads as they keep very aggressive dogs along with them. Nice camping area.

Day 6): Rajungkaru - Gyamabarma Reach Gyamabarma in 5 hrs in the way we cross Kyamayurila ( 5300 Mtrs ) and reach to broad valley then to Gyamabarma. Where we can find nomad camp.

Day 7): Gyamabarma - Korzok We reach Korzok in 7 hrs by crossing the yalung nyau la (5400 Mtrs ) from the top of pass you can see the beautiful and Heart-throbbing Panoramic view of high-Altitude fresh water lake of TSOMORIRI , After steep descending we reach to Korzok phu where we can see the biggest nomad camp which is also called Head Quarter of Changpas. After one and half hours we reach to Korzok Village situated on the bank of Tsomoriri Lake.

Day 8): Korzok – Base Camp After breakfast we gradually Trek to the base camp of Mentok Kangri at 5400 Mtrs. It takes about 6 Hrs.

Day 9 & 10 ): Summit day Mentok Kangri 1 & 2 6150 Mtrs & 6100 Mtrs This is a lovely peak on a long ridge running south of the Korzok village to the shore of the Tsomoriri lake. Mentok in Ladakhi language means FLOWERS, In summer the Korzok valley blooms with wild medicinal flowers giving the name of its peak. When you reach to summit its a magnificent and heart throbbing view of entire Changthang rgion. Then we descent back to the base camp.

Day 11): Base camp - Korzok After the Break fast we will descent back to the Korzok. Overnight in Tent.

Day 12): Korzok – Leh After the Break-fast we will travel back to Leh. Overnight in Hotel.

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