Trek and Climb Mentok Kangri 11 - 6210m and 1 - 6172m)

In the East of Ladakh, on the Indo-Tibetan border between India and Tibet, extends the vast plateau of Chang-Thang, the area of the nomads Changpas. Having crossed several passes, you will discover waters of the Salt Lake Tsokar, and farther in the East in Rupshu, immense Lake Tsomoriri near Karzok, the main village of Rupshu, at 4572 m above the sea level. The climate is extreme: very low temperature at night and very high under a burning sun during the day. The air is very dry as eternal snow line is found at the altitude of 6000m and more.

The fauna adapted itself to the harshness of the climate. We can see Kyang, (wild donkeys) who come to graze near the lake Tsokar, much more rarely the leopards of snow but also the multitude of exotic birds. 

Mentok Kangri 11 - 6210m and Mentok 1 -6172m

Mentok is the Tibetan name of a wild flower growing in this region to the summer season. The approach towards the base camp till Karzok is relatively easy through open valley moorland and boulder at the end. While ascending these peaks, minimum of technique and experience but good physic is required. 

This is a lovely peak on a long ridge running south from Korzok village on the shores of the Tso Moriri Lake. In July and August, the entire Korzok valley is green with wild flowers giving the peak its name “Mentok” means flower in Tibet and Ladakh. In some old maps this peak has been named Mata. The summit is a superb reward for your effort, giving magnificent views in every direction.

Important note: Be at Leh at least 3 days prior to starts the trek.

Day 1: Leh to Tsokar :154 kms, (4268 mtrs)
Day 2: Tsokar to Nuruchan (4300 mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek. 1
Day 3: Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4400mtrs.) over Horlamkongkala (4900 mtrs.) 6 hours. Trek 2
Day 4: Rachungkaru to Gyama burma (4250 mtrs) over Kyamayurila (5200mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek 3
Day 5: Gyma Burma to Karzok (Tsomoriri 4573 mtrs 7 hours. Over Yalungnyaula (5440 mtrs) Trek 4
Day 6: Karzok/ Base Camp 5/6hrs trek Trek 5
Day 7: Summit day to Mentok Kangri II -6210m
Day 8: Day at base camp
Day 9: Mentok Kangri 1 - 6272m.
Day 10: Base camp to Karzok -4550m, Trek 6
Day 11: Karzok to Leh. 220 kms, 6h

Day 1: Leh to Tsokar: 154 kms, (4268 mtrs)
Leave early, visit Shey-Thiksey and Hemis monastery on the way. In the afternoon, continue to head over the world’s second highest motorable pass (Tanglangla (5332mtrs) to nomad headquarter at Tsokar. Explore the village and Gompa. Stroll on the shore of salt water lake in evening and night in the camp.

Day 2: Tsokar to Nuruchan (4300 mtrs.) 4 hours. Trek 1
Trail goes beside the lake,we cannot  stop gazing the astonishing reflection of the arid mountains on lake and its banks are adorned by the crest of white salt ,  just are breath-taking.  Time to time nomad setting are seen while traversing plateau. Wild life as of solitaire kyang (wild Donkey) or in herd can be seen.

Day end up at the southern direction of the lake, night in camp.  

Day 3 : Nuruchan to  Rachungkaru  (4400mtrs. ) over  Horlamkongkala ( 4900 mtrs.)  6 hours. Trek 2
Gradual walk for1h.30 to the pass, enjoy the view of surrounding hills and mountains of Chang-Thangs, take easy descend followed by a long walk to the beautiful campsite locate near the stream. Night kin camp.

Day 4: Rachungkaru to Gyama burma (4250 mtrs) over Kyamayurila ( 5200mtrs.)  5 hours. Trek 3

As it’s not a long day, Morning at ease, followed by easy climb of 2 h. toward the  pass, breath for a while to admire the surrounding, later descend gradually and follow the easy trail  that leads  to  the campsite. night in camp.

Day 5: Gyma Burma to Karzok (Tsomoriri 4573 mtrs 7 hours. Over Yalungnyaula (5440 mtrs) Trek 4
Day is going be long, hence advised to start bit early than previous day, once at the top of the pass, you will enjoy the excellent view of turquoise colour lake Tsomoriri and surrounding Himalaya peaks close to the Indo-Tibetan frontiers. Long descend till Karzok village the headquarter of nomad, visit Karzok Gompa and nomadic village which are most outstanding features of this lake. its circumference is around 36 kms., if time allows stroll on the shore to get the opportunity to observe the different species of birds and to experience the reflection of the colorful mountains while sun set (in clear day). night in camp.

Day 6: Karzok/ Base Camp (5420mts), 5/6hrs trek Trek- 5
Trail goes gradually up high over Karzok village and Tsomoriri lake, sometime path is undefined, pasture, moorland and moraine leads till base camp located below the Mentok 11, night in the camp.

Day 7: Summit day to Mentok Kangri II -6210m
This is a lovely peak on a long ridge running South from Korzok village on the shores of the Tso Moriri lake. In July and August the entire Korzok valley is green with wild flowers giving the peak its name ‘Mentok’. 

Almost 2 to 3 hours of hike till the snow lines. Before ascending to the col  (pass) that divide the route to Mentok 1 (6272m) and Mentok II (6210m). We may need to fix the rope to assure the safety of climbers. Make safe and easy approach to the top of the Peak.  The summit is a superb reward for your effort, giving magnificent views in every direction.If weather is clear you will admire the awesome views of Tsomoriri Lake,  Lungser Kangri (6666m) and  Tibet to the east.  We return all the way back to the base camp.

Day 8: At base camp. (hike or relax at base camp)
 Rest day; stroll around before attempting to the second peak.

Day 9: Mentok Kangri 1 - 6272m.
Climb second peak, follow the same route till col (pass), fix the ropes before following toward a broad crest that leads to the top of the peak. Another day of superb reward for your effort. Back to the base camp, night in the camp.

Day 10: Base camp to Karzok -4550m, Trek- 6

After leisurely breakfast, trek back to karzok, easy descend through moorland, boulders, and pasture land till the village. Stroll at the lake shore, one can observe the variety of birds ( subject to season ), interact with  the people of this high altitude land of Nomade  (Changpa, the nomad of Chang-Thang),   night in the camp.

Day 11: Karzok to Leh. 220 kms, 6h
Vehicle will be reporting either in morning or day before in evening. Take a rough but breath-taking drive through nomadic land of Chang-Thang till joining the Indus valley at Mahe. Follow Indus river, stop at Chuma Thang where one can take bath in hot spring. You will reach Leh by afternoon, Drop at Leh taxi stand from here you can easily catch the transport toward your hotel.

Cost per person: Sub. to change in case of economic fluctuation, exchange rates differences between euro and INR or hike in local life and tax implementation.


  • All ground transport by A/c car or minibus as per itinerary.

  • Airport transfer at Leh

  • Twin sharing room in a 3* hotel

  • Hotel 3* in Delhi, A class hotel in Leh

  • All meals included (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner.

  • English speaking local guide for sightseeing.

  • Experienced mountain guide for trekking and climbing

  • During the trek transport of your bags and logistic by pony or Mule,

  • Twin sharing spacious tent, foam mattress, dining tent

  • Kitchen team with all necessary items, medical kit with oxygen cylinder.

  • Climbing permit, (except for foreign nation, please consult before booking)

  • Inner line permit to Tchang- Thang

  • Services of cook, helper, escort / Pony till base camp

  • Transportation of members luggage maximum 15 Kgs per person from road head to base camp & base camp to road head by Pony or porters.

  • GST as applicable (sub. to change) without prior notice


  • Any air fares

  • Airport transfer at Leh

  • Monument visiting fees. Insurance, beverages and snacks in cities and in tea houses, personal expenses. Insurance, medical expenses and repatriation.

  • HEarly check-in or late check-out at any hotels.

  • Climbing permit fee for foreign nation.

  • Tips to guide/cook, porters, drivers and in hotels / restaurant.

  • Video and still camera fee where applicable, sleeping bag, personal clothing’s, personal climbing equipment’s, (budget to renting personal climbing equipment in Leh is around 7500rs.) any expenses if occur due to unforeseen circumstances such as to delay or cancelation of flights, weather condition, land slide, political unrest, sickness or any other circumstances beyond our control, refund to unused services. Single room/ tents surcharge and personal porters to carry the day bag.

  • Note: Please be sure that your insurance covers your all expenses in high altitude as of ground or air rescue during your expedition in case of accident, altitude ickness if helicopter required: We request you to provide Himalayan Frontiers the Insurance number, policy number, 24 hours emergency contact of insurance, persons in your family to be contacted if need be.

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    By air: There are daily flight to Leh from Delhi, on arrival our representative will pick you up and will drop at respected hotel.

    Briefing of the trip: Briefing of trip will start after lunch on day of arrival, every participant is requested to be on time.  Those missing the briefing will be not repeated for those late arrival.  Afternoon you will take acclimatization walk to Shanti Stupa and Leh palace. 

    Those who could not reach till evening on reporting day will be considered no show. No show of participant will enforce Himalayan Frontiers to either postponed the trip (if seat and trip available) or cancel their booking. Those who considered non- shown please consult the terms and condition policies applied by company.

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    All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.


    30 days or more before departure: The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (INR 3000rs per persons or equivalent in other currency), GST paid at the time of booking and bank charges subject to the bank policies.

    29 to15 Days before departure: The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (INR 3000rs per persons or equivalent in other currency), GST paid at the time of booking and bank charges subject to the bank policies. 

    Less than 14 days before departure: The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

    Those who cancel their trip, following the terms and conditions norms as per the time period we will refund the advance or full payment made to book the trip by deducting the applicable taxes as of GST, bank charges, file charges and other applicable taxes and charges. For foreign client’s differences of currency buying has to be borne as per the present exchange rates.

    For foreign nation participants additional charges will be add on to buy the foreign currency, (hence buying the currency charges has to be borne by clients) bank transfer (wire transfer) charges and other administrative paperwork to be completed which is quite long exhausted process, we request you to understand and co-operate with. We will do our best possible to deal such cases respecting the present circumstances.

    The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, cancellations of flight / train or bus, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot. 

    Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

    It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

    This is mandatory for all clients travelling on any tour/ trek / expedition or independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected / unforeseen circumstances as mentioned in liability paragraph, such loss or damage of baggage, medical expenses, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance, helicopter (air or ground) rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment of the itinerary.

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    No. of items


    Down feather jacket (hollo-fill) type of gore- tax or else



    Tee-shirt fleece                            



    Tee -Shirts (full sleeves)



    Fleece Jackets / woolen sweater


    1 each


    Wind + water proof suite (jacket+ paint)

    1 pair


    Thermal inner suite (upper+ lower)

    1 pair


    Trek paint,






    Sun hate ( cap)



    balaclava (Cagoule)



    Trekking shoes.



    Sneakers for river crossing // camp shoes




    2= I fleece, one water proof.


    pairs of warm socks + normal socks

    2 each.


    Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses,



    Head light. (torch or flash light with spare batteries)



    Sun cream, stick to protect the lips

    1 each.


    toilet kit



    Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, (battery Charger can be used only in city/ town)

    You to manage.


    water bottle,



    pair of gaiters

    1 pair.


    walking sticks if one required,

    1 pair.


    personal medical kit as per your medical advisor.

    You to manage.


    A light towel, A toilet paper roll- wet tissue paper.

    1 each.


    A knife (Multifunctional knife)- lighters

    1 each.


    A large plastic bag to protect your clothing inside the rucksack,

    1+1 spare.


    fanny pack to keep safely your important doc. as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money etc.



    Rucksack + day sack



    Dry fruits and energy bars


    The contract between and any matters arising from it will be governed by and construed in accordance with the jurisdiction of the law courts in Manali ( India )

    Trek and Climb Mentok Kangri 11 - 6210m and 1 - 6172m)

    India Moderate
    • Duration: 11 days. 6 days of trek and 2 days of climbing,

    • Region: Ladakh (Chang-Thang)

    • Season: July to Sep.

    • Grade:  Moderate- Trekking till base camp is in High altitude terrain


    • Visit monasteries of Indus valley

    • Trekking through high altitude plateau of Tchang-Thang

    • Karzok, main village of Rupshu at elevation of 4572m above the sea level.

    • Magnificent views toward Tibet in east from summit of both the peaks

    • Stroll on the shore of Huge Tsomoriri Lake and observe the exotic birds.

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