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Mt Mentok Kangri

Destinations: Ladakh
Trip Duration: 11 days
Best Time: July to end of September
Grade: Tough
Altitude: (6250 mts)
Mt Mentok Kangri

Day by Day Details Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive inLeh

After an exciting  flight from  Delhi to Leh . We receive and transfer to hotel. Take complete rest for the day for acclimatization. Lunch in the hotel, in the evening take a walk around Leh market.

Day 02. Stok Palace/Shey/ Thiksey/ Hemis monastery/Leh
After breakfast leave by jeep to visit Stok royal Palace, the present home of royal family of Ladakh and you can visit the most beautiful royal musuen for ancient ornaments, jewelleries, Crown of the King and the queen.SHEY- The ancient capital of Ladakh,17th century copper gold gilted statue of historical Buddha.  THIKSEY, the  most beautiful Gelukpa monastery and huge famous Future Buddha- The Lord Maitreya and HEMIS, The Drukpa monasteries located in the deep gorge, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 03. Sham Valley/Alchi/Rizdong/Lamayuru

Morning we drive to Uletikpo camp which is 70km from Leh will take 2 hrs on the way photo stop at Zanskar and Indus river confluence side and visit the Alchi monastery it is famous for the paintings built by the translator Rinchen zangpo, hot Lunch in Alchi after the lunch we drive to Ule camp, dinner and overnight in fixed camp.

Day04. Lamayuru/Rizdong/Leh

We drive to Lamayuru monastery which is the oldest monastery in Ladakh and famous for its landscape, more than 1000 years back the great Tibetan master Naropa had visited this place and meditate at this place  and you can visit the cave also, hot lunch in the monastery hotel and drive back to Leh on the way visit Rizdong monastery which is belong to Geluk pa sect and visit the nunnery, dinner and overnight in hotel in Leh.

Day 05: Leh to Tsomoriri

After an early break fast, a jeep will drop you at Korzok, which is 225 km from Leh and is the head quarter of the area. Korzok village is on the bank of the lake and the Korzok monastery stands mightily overlooking the village and the lake. You will reach there in the afternoon and stay over night at Tsomoriri (4450m)

Day 06: Tsomoriri to base camp (5/6 hrs.)

The days trek starts early in the morning along the trail that first enter into the Korzok Phu Valley, then stats ascending up the slope among some of the herbal flowers whose color and the fragrance filled the valley. Then as we go around toward the back of the peak, some rocky path makes difficult for the horses. The base camp of the peak is quite windy and the camping area is rocky too.

Day 07: Base camp to Mentok Kangri (6251 mts) (06 hrs.)

The trek starts at around 02:00am after having breakfast and then start ascending towards Mentok Kangri. To climb up along that scary slope of adjacent peak, probably above 6250 meters is technically and quite tough. But be sure that you should submit the top of peaks before sunrise. When you are at the top of the much-anticipated peak, it offers spectacular view of Mt Kharlung and at the other side, Mt Karchu and Mt Lungser with all those beautiful meadowy valleys and the blue lake all lying beneath. After enjoying the view, slowly and steadily get down towards base camp before it’s getting too late.

Day 08: Spare day for climbing.

Day 09: Rest and explore around the lake

The day is rest to explore around the Lake and the village. Tsomoriri Lake is famous for its clear blue lake with the nomadic families settled around the lake. 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. Then visit the Korzok monastery before you leave this memorable trek.

Day 10: Tsomoriri – Tsokar-Leh.

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, short drive brings you on national highway route (Leh-Manali). Continue driving towards Leh via Taklang Pass (5350mts, the second highest motor able pass in the world. Arrive Leh in the evening and check into you Hotel

Day 11: Leh/Delhi

Early morning transfer to the air port, arrive in delhi, visit old and new delhi evening  after the dinner transfer to international air port

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