MENTOK KANGRI II

Exploring the Majesty of Mentok Kangri II: A Trekker’s Guide

MENTOK KANGRI II

Exploring the Majesty of Mentok Kangri II: A Trekker’s Guide 

Base Camp

Karzok

Region

Ladakh

Trek Grade

Difficult

Trek Distance

34 Kms

Trek Duration

11 Days

Highest Altitude

6,250 m

Best Season

June to September

Pick & Drop Point

Leh

Railway Station

NA

Nearest Airport

Leh

Contact Us

₹ 80,500

₹ 74,500

+5% GST

Region

Ladakh

Base Camp

Karzok

Trek Grade

Difficult

Trek Distance

34 Kms

Trek Duration

11 Days

Highest Altitude

6,250 m

Best Season

June to September

Railway Station

NA

Pick & Drop Point

Leh

Nearest Airport

Leh

Contact Us

₹ 80,500

₹ 74,500

+5% GST

ABOUT MENTOK KANGRI II

Nestled within the rugged terrain of the Ladakh region in northern India lies Mentok Kangri II, a towering peak that beckons adventurers seeking a true Himalayan experience. The Mentok Kangri II trek offers trekkers an exhilarating journey through breathtaking landscapes, remote villages, and high-altitude terrain, culminating in the awe-inspiring summit of Mentok Kangri II.

The Mentok Kangri II trek is a challenging yet immensely rewarding adventure that takes trekkers into the heart of the Indian Himalayas. Standing at an impressive altitude of over 6,250 meters (20,505 feet), Mentok Kangri II offers stunning panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, shimmering glaciers, and vast valleys below. The trek typically spans 10-11 days, encompassing a variety of landscapes and cultural experiences along the way.

The trek unfolds amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Ladakh region, including pristine alpine meadows, glacial moraines, and dramatic mountain vistas. Along the route, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with local communities inhabiting remote villages, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and rich cultural heritage. The ascent to Mentok Kangri II involves navigating challenging terrain and acclimatizing to high altitudes, presenting a test of physical endurance and mental fortitude for trekkers. Standing atop Mentok Kangri II is a truly exhilarating experience, rewarding trekkers with unparalleled views and a profound sense of accomplishment.

The trek typically begins in Karzok, a small village of Ladakh, where trekkers acclimatize to the high altitude before embarking on their journey. From Karzok, the route leads through picturesque villages, across mountain passes, and along rugged trails, gradually ascending towards the base camp of Mentok Kangri II. Trekkers spend a day acclimatizing and training at base camp before attempting the summit push. The final ascent involves navigating steep slopes and icy terrain, requiring technical climbing skills and the guidance of experienced guides.

Trekkers must acclimatize properly to avoid altitude-related illnesses such as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature, wind, and precipitation. The trek involves long days of hiking at high altitudes, requiring a good level of fitness and endurance. The summit climb requires basic mountaineering skills and the use of specialized equipment such as crampons and ice axes.

Engage in regular physical exercise and cardiovascular training to build stamina and endurance. Spend adequate time acclimatizing at lower altitudes before ascending to higher elevations. Ensure you have appropriate clothing, footwear, and climbing gear for the trek. Stay hydrated and nourished throughout the trek, paying attention to your body’s needs at high altitude. Obtain travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities.

The Mentok Kangri II trek offers adventurers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the remote wilderness of the Indian Himalayas and conquer a formidable peak. With its stunning scenery, cultural richness, and physical challenges, this trek promises an unforgettable journey filled with moments of triumph and wonder. For those seeking an immersive Himalayan experience, Mentok Kangri II beckons with its majestic beauty and untamed allure.

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FAQs

The Mentok Kangri II trek is a challenging high-altitude trekking and mountaineering expedition that takes adventurers to the summit of Mentok Kangri II, a prominent peak in the Ladakh region of northern India.

Mentok Kangri II stands at an altitude of over 6,250 meters (20,505 feet) above sea level, making it one of the tallest peaks in the Ladakh Himalayas.

The Mentok Kangri II trek typically spans 10-12 days, including acclimatization days, trekking to base camp, summit attempts, and return journey.

The best time to trek to Mentok Kangri II is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is relatively stable and the snow has melted, making the trails more accessible.

The Mentok Kangri II trek is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness and endurance. Trekkers should be comfortable hiking long distances at high altitudes and be prepared for strenuous uphill climbs.

Yes, altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be a concern during the Mentok Kangri II trek due to the high elevation. It is essential for trekkers to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and staying hydrated.

Yes, prior mountaineering experience is mandatory, and trekkers should have a basic level of fitness, endurance, and familiarity with high-altitude trekking.

Trekkers will need essential trekking gear such as sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, headlight, and backpacks.

Yes, it is mandatory to hire experienced guides, porters, and support staff who are familiar with the terrain and can assist with navigation, logistics, and safety during the trek, this all will be provided from your trekking agency.

Trekkers should pay attention to weather forecasts, stay hydrated, and be aware of signs of altitude sickness. It is also essential to follow safety protocols, communicate effectively with the trekking team, and have a contingency plan in case of emergencies.

DETAILED ITINERARY

  • Altitude : 3500 m

  • Overnight stay in Hotel

    Arrive at Leh and check-in to your Hotel. Spend the day resting and allowing your body to acclimatize to the high altitude.

  • Explore Leh

  • Rest and briefing day

    Take it easy and continue to acclimate to the high altitude. Explore Leh town, visit local markets, and monasteries.

  • Drive : 210 km, 7-8 hours

  • Altitude : 4500 m

  • Overnight stay in Hotel,Camping

    Drive from Leh to Karzok, covering a distance of 210 km which takes approximately 7-8 hours. Upon arrival in Karzok, check-in to your accommodation. Spend the evening relaxing and adjusting to the higher altitude.
    Karzok, nestled by Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh, captivates with its serene beauty at 4,500 meters above sea level. Rich in Tibetan culture, it boasts ancient monasteries and prayer flags amidst breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Trekkers relish nearby peaks like Mentok Kangri while birdwatchers delight in migratory species. Karzok offers basic accommodations and amenities for adventurous souls seeking tranquility in Ladakh's high-altitude wilderness.

  • Explore Tso Moriri Lake

Take a day to rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Explore the Tso Moriri Lake of Karzok and its surroundings. Optionally, engage in light activities to help your body adjust to the altitude.

  • Trek:2km,2hours
  • Altitude : 4600 m

  • Overnight stay in tents

Begin your trek from Karzok to Karzok Phu, covering a distance of 2 km which takes about 2 hours. Arrive at Karzok Phu and set up camp. Spend the remainder of the day resting and acclimatizing to the increased altitude.

  • Trek : 8 km, 5-7 hours

  • Altitude : 5,250 m

    Trek from Karzok Phu to Base Camp, covering a distance of 8 km which takes approximately 5-7 hours. Arrive at Base Camp and settle in. Spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for the upcoming activities.

  • Trek:4km,4hour
  • Altitude : 5,400 m

On Day 7, the Mentok Kangri trek progresses from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp, covering 4 kilometers in approximately 4 hours. The trail winds through rugged terrain, ascending gradually towards higher altitudes. Trekkers navigate rocky paths and glacial moraines, surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan vistas. As they gain elevation, the air becomes thinner, requiring steady pacing and acclimatization. Advance Base Camp offers a strategic outpost for further acclimatization and preparation for the summit push. Trekkers rest and refuel, soaking in the majestic scenery, before continuing their journey towards the towering peak of Mentok Kangri.

  • Trek : 10 km, 9-10 hours

  • Altitude : 6,250 m, 20,505 ft

Begin the summit attempt early in the morning. Trek to the summit and enjoy the breathtaking views from the top. Descend back to Base Camp, covering a distance of 10 km which takes approximately 9-10 hours. Rest and celebrate your achievement at Base Camp.

This day serves as a reserve in case of any unforeseen circumstances or for additional rest if needed. Optionally, use the day for further exploration or relaxation.

  • Trek : 10 km, 6-7 hours

  • Altitude : 4,500 m

    Trek back from Base Camp to Karzok, covering a distance of 10 km which takes about 6 hours. Arrive in Karzok and check-in to your stay. Spend the evening relaxing and reflecting on your trekking experience.

  • Drive : 210 km, 7-8 hours

Drive back from Karzok to Leh. Arrive in Leh and conclude your trekking adventure.

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THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

The Mentok Kangri II trek is a challenging high-altitude trekking and mountaineering expedition that takes adventurers to the summit of Mentok Kangri II, a prominent peak in the Ladakh region of northern India.

Mentok Kangri II stands at an altitude of over 6,250 meters (20,505 feet) above sea level, making it one of the tallest peaks in the Ladakh Himalayas.

The Mentok Kangri II trek typically spans 10-12 days, including acclimatization days, trekking to base camp, summit attempts, and return journey.

The best time to trek to Mentok Kangri II is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is relatively stable and the snow has melted, making the trails more accessible.

The Mentok Kangri II trek is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness and endurance. Trekkers should be comfortable hiking long distances at high altitudes and be prepared for strenuous uphill climbs.

Yes, altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be a concern during the Mentok Kangri II trek due to the high elevation. It is essential for trekkers to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and staying hydrated.

Yes, prior mountaineering experience is mandatory, and trekkers should have a basic level of fitness, endurance, and familiarity with high-altitude trekking.

Trekkers will need essential trekking gear such as sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, headlight, and backpacks.

Yes, it is mandatory to hire experienced guides, porters, and support staff who are familiar with the terrain and can assist with navigation, logistics, and safety during the trek, this all will be provided from your trekking agency.

Trekkers should pay attention to weather forecasts, stay hydrated, and be aware of signs of altitude sickness. It is also essential to follow safety protocols, communicate effectively with the trekking team, and have a contingency plan in case of emergencies.

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