MENTOK KANGRI (6250 m.)
Mentok Kangri Peak is on the south of Korzok near Tsomoriri Lake. Mentok is Ladakhi for ‘flower’.
Mentok is Kangri is one the most fascinating peaks in Ladakh. This high and arid landscape has captured the imagination of travellers since its opening.
The climb to all three summits (Mentok 1, 2 and 3) is a moderate one. Route 5 days/ 4 nights
Day 1 – Leh to Tsomoriri (4450m.) 7hrs. drive to Korzok, overnight camping near Tsomoriri Lake.
Day 2 – Tsomoriri to base camp (5100m.) 6-7 hrs. trek passing Korzok Phu with gradual climb on a rocky path. Overnight in camp.
Day 3 – Base camp – summit (6250m.) We start early around 1am to reach the summit around sunrise, it takes about 6 hrs. to reach the summit and about 4-5 hrs. to get back to the camp. Once on the top you have an amazing view of Tsomoriri lake, Lungsheer Kangri, Chamsheer kangri and the vast Changthang plains. Overnight at camp.
Day 4 – Rest/extra day We plan one extra day in case of bad weather or if extra rest is needed or just to explore around the lake.
Day 5 – Tsomoriri – Tsokar – Leh 7- 8 hrs drive to Leh via Tsokar lake and Taklang La.
• Grade: Basic snow / ice climb • Best Time: June to September