Yalung Nong and Mentok Kangri climb  21 days    

Trekkingn in Changthang plateau, two climb of Mentok Kangri I (6250m) and Yalung Nong (6050m) and some of highest inhabited villages on Earth

Trip Route: Leh  - Rumtse - Mandalchan la - Shingbuk la - Nuruchan - Kyamayuri la - Yalung Nong - Korzok phu - Base - Mentok Kangri - Korzog - Leh


Located at the western shore of turquoise Lake Tso Moriri these 2 peaks of Mentok Kangri and Yalung Nong is exciting new trekking and climbing holiday for those looking for first Himalayan 6000m. The area is  close to western most part of Tibet, known as Changthang plateau. This trek takes us to stunning landscape in remote Tibetan plateau. It focuses mainly on the life of Changpa herdsman.  
After 2 -3 days of well acclimatizing and while acclimatizing at the same time doing some sightseeing tour in around Leh, we set off  into the foot of Tanglang La. Rumtse is located below Tanglang La and on the Leh - Manali highway. Setting off from this village we gradually and cross three high passes before reaching Pongunagu near Tsokar. "Tso Kar" in Ladakhi, Tso means Lake & Kar means White (White in Tibetan is
Kar po). So literally "White Lake". Tsokar is shallow lake without drain. The entire area is inhabited during the summer by nomadic herders and by rare animals such as Blue sheep, Tibetan Antelope, wolf and kiang (wild ass) roam year-round. After Tso Kar and crossing another high passes we arrive at base camp of Yalung Nong. We climb an easy 6000m of Yalung Nong. where we get our first views of the 20-kilometre long Tso Morari. Crossing Yalung Nau la we descent to Korzok phu, one of the largest nomadic settlement in the region, Not far from the village of Karzok, we establish a base camp above the lake at an elevation of 5300 metres and from here set out to climb the highest points in the Mentok Massif, Mentok I (6250m), making limited use of fixed ropes on the snow slopes we encounter. Technically undemanding, these peak presents an excellent challenge to fit and adventurous trekkers. Mentok  means in Tibetan " Flower" and Kangri for "mountain - so literally "Flower Mountain"A super trek and climb combination in a special part of the world.


June 30 - July 20, 2019 (Available)
July 7- July 27, 2019 (Available)
July 28 - Aug 17, 2019 (Available)
Aug 18 - Sept 7, 2019 (Available)
Sept 8 - Sept 28, 2019 (Available)

Destination: Ladakh, India
Activity: Trek + Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 16 days Delhi to Delhi and 
12 days Leh to Leh. 

13 day trek, 13 nights camp, 4 nights hotel. 

Maximum altitude: 6250m, 
Grade: Moderate to strenuous, 
Best time: Mid June, July, Aug, Sept

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Stunning campsites under vast open sky , Deeper look insight the life of Changpa nomads and meet their families. Daily walks above 4500-5400 m, Spectacular views from Yalung Nong & Mentok across the Lake Tsomoriri into Tibet. A real trekking climbing expedition in Ladakh, Challenging but technically demanding climb.

* At Yalung Nong 6050m - plateau *


Day 01: Arrive New Delhi. Airport pickup and check into hotel.
Day 02: Fly Delhi to Leh,  Arrive Leh.  
Day 03: Leh acclimatize
Day 04: Leh acclimatize
Day 05: Drive Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Rumtse (4150m)
Day 06: Trek Kyamar (4390m), 4-5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek Kyamar la (5180m) - Mandalchan la (5170m) - Tisaling (5000m), 6 hrs
Day 08: Trek Shingbuk la (5230m) - Pongunagu (4580m), 6-7 hrs
Day 09: Trek Nuruchan (4650m), 7 hrs
Day 10: Trek Horlam Kongka la (4960m) - Rachungkaru (4940m)
Day 11: Trek Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Kortse la (5380m) - Gyama Yogma (5170m)
Day 12: Climb Yalung nong (6050m) - Base camp (5300m)
Day 13: Trek Yalung nyau la (5440m) - Korzok Phu (4600m)
Day 14: Trek Base camp (5300m)
Day 15: A day for preparation and rest
Day 16: Ascent Mentok Kangri (6250m) - Base camp
Day 17: Reserve day / Contingency day
Day 18: Descent to Korzok
Day 19: Drive to Leh 

Day 20: Leh - Delhi flight. Explore Delhi.

Day 21: Airport transfer, flight back to home.  

Day 01: Arrive Delhi.

Day 02: Flight Delhi (230m)- Leh, acclimatize: visit local market, Shanti Stupa, Samkar, Leh palace.
Day 03: Leh acclimatize trek: Drive to Zingchen, Trek to Rumbak

Day 04: Trek to Stok La (4800m) - Stok, drive to Leh.

Day 05: Drive Rumtse (4150m) - Taglang la (5328m) - Pangunagu /Tsokar Lake (4580m)
Day 06: Trek to Nuruchan (4650m) (4 hrs)
Day 07 Trek to Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4940m) (4 ½ hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Kyamayuri-la (5430m) – Kartse-la (5380m) – Gyama Yogma (5170m)(6 hrs)

Day 09: Climb Yalung Nong (6050) - Base camp.
Day 10: Trek to  Yarlung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok phu(4600m)  (7 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to base camp (5300m)
Day 12: A day for rest and preparation
Day 13: Climb Mentok I 6250m and back to camp
Day 14: Trek to Korzok (4500m), afternoon visit around Lake
Day 15: Drive to Leh

Day 16: Fly Leh -Delhi, Overnight flight back to Home

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-  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
-  New Delhi and Leh airport transfer.
-  Sight-seeing in around Leh one full day
-  2 nights bed & breakfast hotel accommodation in Delhi at 5 star hotel on twin sharing basis.
-  4 nights bed & breakfast hotel accommodation in Leh at 3 star hotel on twin sharing basis.

-  Accommodation on twin share in 3 men 4 season tents,  sleeping bags/liners, foam mattresses, mess tent, stool, chairs, toilet tent. Single tent available on request.

-  Climbing gear: climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axe, gaiters, rope, carabineers, trekking poles & other accessories.

-  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

-  Support staff: Qualified English speaking climbing guide, cook & camp crew.

-  Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

-  Camping fee,  climbing permits.
-  GST (Goods and services tax) as applicable.

-  First aid medical kit.

×     Domestic flight Delhi - Leh,
×     Rest of hotel in Leh and New Delhi and lunch, dinner while staying at hotel in Leh & not trekking.
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Entrance fee at monasteries
×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

“Mission accomplished. The first two days of trekking we did with Tenzing Gomber. The trek was very nice and very good to acclimatize. The trek the guide and others went with the carrier for back and passed us to set up camp. In the trek there was a mountain Yalung Nong 6080m, which was very good for acclimatization and with beautiful views. The 2 chefs did a good job on the whole tour. For example, after reaching the mountain, we had prepared tea with milk that made us recover quite well. The muleteer also did a good job. We are very happy with the team, as for the hotel in Leh, phenomenal."

Mr Gregorio and Group - Spain - 24 Aug


Day 1: Arrive New Delhi. Airport pickup and check into hotel.

Day 2: Fly Delhi to Leh,  Arrive Leh.  

Flight to Leh. Leh airport pickup and Transfer to hotel. Rest and relax. Evening visit Leh bazarDay 3: Leh acclimatize

Day 3: Leh acclimatize
Today visit Leh palace, Tsemo gompa, Sankar gompa, Shanti Stupa, Spituk gompa,  Stok palace & Matho  3 hrs and an evening explore the colorful local market. Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 4: Leh acclimatize: Nubra valley day trip 

Day 5: Drive Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Rumtse (4150m)

After breakfast, drive to Shey - Thiksey and visit Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drive. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal builds this biggest monastery in 16th century. Finally at campsite of Rumtse. 

Day 6: Trek Rumtse to Kyamar (4390m), 4-5 hrs.

After spending 3 days in Leh we set off our trek from Rumtse. Walk along the road till you reach a Govt. tourist bungalow. From there take the right side trail into the alley passing through some abandoned army huts. 

Day 7: Trek Kyamar to Kyamar la (5180m) - Mandalchan la (5170m) - Tisaling (5000m), 6 hrs

Today leaving camp few minutes after walking the trail divides into two; one going to the left leading towards Tsokar lake and one on the right takes you to a stream, crossing which another pass to climb is there. Overnight in a tented Camp. 

Day 8: Trek Tisaling to Shingbuk la (5230m) - Pongunagu (4580m), 6-7 hrs

Leaving camp a gradual and easy ascend will lead you to Shibuk La. There are many wild Asses (skyang) around this area. Pongunagu has also nice camping site. Overnight camp. 

Day 9: Trek Pongunagu to Nuruchan (4650m), 6-7 hrs

Walking along Tso Kar for much of the time on the trail. Today we have easy trek along with the lake and its short trek of four to five hours. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Skyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. After finishing the lake we turn to right side and enter the Nuruchan . Campsite is set next to a beautiful stream. Overnight camp at Nuruchan.

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Day 10: Trek Nuruchan to Horlam Kongka la (4960m) - Rachungkaru (4940m)
Today we have small pass Horlam Kongka la (4960m) to cross. It will take two hours to reach the pass from camp. After crossing the pass gradual descent the the stream and the trail slowly ascend again. Soon you will see nomad tents. Arriving at Rachungkaru. Here the nomadic are Tibetan refugees live in summer. Here we can see the life style of nomad people in Tibet. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep’s and Pashmina Goats. Overnight camp at Rachungkaru. 

Day 11: Trek Rachungkaru to Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Kortse la (5380m) - Gyama Yogma (5170m)

Today is a long day ahead of us, so early start from camp is recommended. You will have early breakfast and early departure from camp. It will take seven to eight hours of hiking today. From camp gradual trail to the Kyamayuri la, takes about 2 1/2 hours. A view from pass is breathtaking. You will have sight of Yalung nong.  It is not so far the our next pass of Kortse la, takes an hour. From pass one can see Gyama peaks, Mentok group of peaks. Descent to Kyama Sharma chu. The tonight campsite is not so far from here, it will take less than an hour to reach Gyama yogma.

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Day 12: Climb Yalung nong (6050m) - Base camp (5300m)
Today an early departure from camp in order to have a good time at the top. Leaving camp gradual ascent for 2 hours than traverse the flat scree slopes than continue to ascent Yalung Nong. The Yalung Nong top is a flat plateau, the breathtaking view towards east is superb as you will see Chamser and Lunger Kangri across the Tsomoriri lake. To the south Mentok group of peaks. To the North east Chalung kula peak and to the north Spangnak Ri. Finally descent to base camp. Your guide and horseman will make decision based on availability of grass for horses if you want to come back to base or choose another place for tonight camp.

Day 13: Trek Base camp to Yalung nyau la (5440m) - Korzok Phu (4600m)

Leaving camp today we cross the our last pass probably the highest and final pass on our trek. It will be less an an hour to reach the pass. Crossing the pass and you will see the valley starts to open and with view in front of Korzok and Tsomoriri. Long descent to Korzok phu, where you will find large settlements of nomad and their robos. Overnight camp at Korzok phu.

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At Yalung Nong  6080m

Day 14: Trek Korzok phu to Base camp (5300m)

Leaving camp, we make our way up to the base for Mentok Kangri. The ascent to base camp leads through an open valley with some moraine walking. It will take six hour to reach base camp from Korzok phu. We get close to the Mentok Kangri as much as possible, which will reduce the average taking time to summit day. Overnight camp at base.

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Day 15: A day for preparation and rest
Today some work to do, with your guide you will do some preparation and training with climbing gear. Post lunch take rest for tomorrows early move.

Day 16: Ascent of Mentok Kangri (6250m) - Base camp
Today you start very early, after breakfast start ascending to the foot of snow slopes through boulders for 2 hours. At some sections rocks are loose. Finally crossing the snow slopes that lead to the col between Mentok I and II. Traverse the ridge to the summit of Mentok I (6250m), You will have fantastic views of Tsomoriri lake and across the lake to the peaks of Chamser and Lungser Kangri (6666)m, to south Kharpa and at the horizon Gya peak. Overnight at base camp.

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Day 17: Reserve day / Contingency day
This day is reserve in case of bad weather. If all goes well you will use this day at Korzok village.

Day 18: Descent to Korzok (4500m)
We begin our walk-out with a relatively easy descent to the village of Karzok, which is one of the highest permanently inhabited settlements on Earth. It is scenically located beside Tso Morari at an elevation of over 4500 metres. The afternoon is free to walk by the lakeshore, meet the local people and check out the village and its ancient monastery.

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Day 19: Drive to Leh 
It is between 7 to 8 hours of drive to Leh back. We will take Mahe route back to Leh.


Day 20: Leh - Delhi flight. Explore Delhi.
Pickup at hotel and drive to airport and flight back to Delhi.


Day 21: Flight back to home.