Mentok Kangri II Trek

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Mentok Kangri II Trek

Mentok Kangri II is one of the mountains of Mentok Kangri near Tso Moriri, Ladakh. Mentok Kangri II is the highest peak among the three peaks on the Rupshu plateau, and the locals there are Changpa nomads. While climbing this summit, the trekker walks past the snow and ice section and sees Tso Moriri. There are other peaks that the trekker would get to see, like Changthang Peak, Chamser, and Lungser Kangri. Mentok Kangri in the Tibetan language means ‘mountain of flowers,’ and it refers to the three peaks of Mentok Kangri. This trek is one of the most accessible summit climbs compared to other expeditions, but to do this trek, the trekker needs to be physically fit and have prior experience.

Trek Route

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

Day 2: Rest Day at Leh

Day 3: Leh to Karzok by Road

Day 4: Rest Day at Karzok

Day 5: Karzok to Karzok Phu by Trek

Day 6: Karzok Phu to Mentok Kangri Base Camp by Trek

Day 7: Rest Day at Mentok Kangri Base Camp, then Base Camp to High Camp by Trek

Day 8: Mentok Kangri High Camp to Summit, From Mentok Kangri 2 to Base Camp by Trek

Day 9: Buffer Day

Day 10: Mentok Kangri Base Camp to Karzok by Trek

Day 11: Karzok to Leh by Road

What Mountain Expert Say

Preetam | Founder & C.E.O

Preetam Singh Rawat

Preetam Singh Rawat

The founder of this trekking organisation and have almost 12 years of experience in mountain guiding with 6000-7000 meters peaks scaled by him.

Not only this, but the founder have also guided over 200 Himalayan treks like Bali Pass, Buran Ghati, Rupin Pass, Pin Bhabha, Stok Kangri, Black Peak several times.

Why You Should do Mentok Kangri II Trek

The peak is tremendous and lies in the Ladakhi region, making it a must-have trek experience. It has a beautiful landscape of Ladakh, with extrinsic wildlife and majestic scenic views of lofty mountains. On this trek, the trekker learns about Ladakhi culture by visiting monasteries at high altitudes.

1. Wildlife found on this trek.

You might see Tibetan Wolf, Blue Sheep, Tibetan Gazelle, Mountain Goats, Black-necked Cranes, and many other animals. Also, see the locally found Kyang (wild ass), Himalayan marmot, and birds like bar-headed geese and Brahminy ducks.

2. Get mesmerized by the sight of Changthang Peak reflecting under the jade-blue water of Tso Morir Lake.

The lakes that you will be seeing on this trek are Tso Kar, which is white, and Tso Moriri, which is a beautiful turquoise-blue colour lake.

3. If you are an adventure seeker, you can climb one of the six thousanders.

On this trek, you would climb 6000+ meter high peaks like Chamser Kangri and Lungsher Kangri.

4. Get enthralled by the sight of Himalayan ranges.

The peaks you will see on this trek are Kang Yatse, Changthang, Chamser & Lungser Kangri, Golap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, and many more.

5. Learn and explore the culture and tradition of Leh.

While resting in Leh, you could visit Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, and Shey Palace. Get healed by visiting Spituk Gompa monastery and exploring the Magnetic Hill.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Best time to do Mentok Kangri II Trek

The best time to do the Mentok Kangri II Trek is between June and October, as the snow would have melted. The trail remains clear, and you will see stunning views; this is the perfect trek for the trekkers who want to walk past the snowy and icy section for them.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Mentok Kangri II Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Leh

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • Meal – Dinner
  • Distance – None
  • Time Taken – None
  • Altitude – Leh (11,562 ft / 3524 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – None
  • Trek Grade – None

This day marks the beginning of the trekkers’ journey, which they would do by arriving at Leh from their respective places. Once the trekkers have arrived at Leh, they will use this day to rest and adjust to the high altitude. After resting, if the trekker wants to explore the local culture and traditions, they could visit monasteries and ancient temples. Also, they could enjoy the local cuisine once they finish the day and then rest for the night.

Day 2: Rest Day at Leh

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – None
  • Time Taken – None
  • Altitude – Leh (11,562 ft / 3524 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – None
  • Trek Grade – None

The trekker would be using this day to get their body acclimatized, as the body takes time to adjust to the change in altitude. Leh has much to offer regarding activities, whether visiting places or exercising. Whether exploring the gompas or villages, visiting monasteries and temples, or savouring the Ladakhi cuisine. The trekkers can do some of these things while staying in Leh before proceeding.

Day 3: Leh to Karzok by Road

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 210 km
  • Time Taken – 6 hrs
  • Altitude – Leh (11,562 ft / 3524 mtr), Karzok (13,450 ft / 4100 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 3438 ft / 1076 mtr
  • Trek Grade – By Road

Today would be the day for the trekkers’ journey’s beginning; they would be driving by road. The trekkers would be driving along the scenic route on the Leh-Manali highway. What makes the drive enjoyable is the sight of the river Indus flowing close to the river; they would also catch a glimpse of the open plain of the Chang Tang. Once the trekkers reach Karzok, they would be dropped off at the Hotel, where a warm dinner would welcome them.

Day 4: Rest Day at Karzok

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – None
  • Time Taken – None
  • Altitude – Karzok (13,450 ft / 4100 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – None
  • Trek Grade – None

As the trekker would be at a greater altitude, they must acclimate their body. The trekker could also use this day to explore the majestic blue Tsomoriri Lake. Catch a picturesque sight of the spectacular peaks of Golap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, and other mountains. The trekker should be using this to get their body to adjust to the changing extreme altitude and change in oxygen levels. Also, use this day to take ample walks, explore nearby places, and then at night.

Day 5: Karzok to Karzok Phu by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 2 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 2 hrs
  • Altitude – Karzok (13,450 ft / 4100 mtr), Karzok Phu (14,760 ft / 4500 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 1310 ft / 400 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

This day marks the first day of their trek, which will be short; Karzok Phu is well known for the Nomadic Festival of Ladakh. Also, this place is near Tsomoriri Lake, making it a perfect camping site. As the trekkers reach the Campsite, they can see Mentok Kangri and yaks or goats grazing in the vast grasslands. The trekker would have this whole day to adjust their body to changing altitude and temperature. They would spend the night at this camping site and get a good night’s sleep.

Day 6: Karzok Phu to Mentok Kangri Base Camp by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 8 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 6 hrs
  • Altitude – Karzok Phu (14,760 ft / 4500 mtr), Mentok Kangri Base Camp (17,220 ft / 5250 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 2460 ft / 750 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Moderate to Difficult

Today’s trek will be more complex than the previous day, and the trail will climb uphill. The route would lead through the moraine; the trekker would feel the temperature and oxygen level drop. The Peaks of Parcha Kangri and Golap Kangri would appear closer, and they would be leaving Tsomoriri Lake behind. After the strenuous trek, the trekkers would need a restful night’s sleep to recharge their bodies for the next day.

Day 7: Rest Day at Mentok Kangri Base Camp, then Base Camp to High Camp by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 4 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 3 hrs
  • Altitude – Mentok Kangri Base Camp (17,220 ft / 5250 mtr), High Camp (17,710 ft / 5400 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 490 ft / 150 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Moderate to Difficult

On this day, the trekker would be climbing the challenging section, climbing up on the headwall section with the help of ropes. Trekup India Team will assist the trekker with using technical gear; today’s trek will get them acclimatized to the high altitude. The trekker would sleep early to have ample sleep and prepare for the summit trek the next day.

Day 8: Mentok Kangri High Camp to Summit, From Mentok Kangri 2 to Base Camp by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 10 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 10 hrs
  • Altitude – High Camp (17,710 ft / 5400 mtr), Mentok Kangri II (20,470 ft / 6240 mtr), Base Camp (17,220 ft / 5250 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – High Camp to Mentok Kangri II (2760 ft / 840 mtr), Mentok Kangri II to Base Camp (3250 ft / 990 mtr)
  • Trek Grade – Difficult

This is the primary day of the trek when the trekker climbs up to Mentok Kangri II. Mentok Kangri is basically after the medicinal flowers that do justice to the name. Today’s trek is going to be a long one. The trekker needs to wake up early; as they begin the trek, their way will soon pass through giant boulders. The trekker would walk through loose rock moraines, and it’s a steep climb to the ridge; the view from the top would be seeing the lake, and overlooking it is Lungser Kangri peak. Along with this, the trekker would also get a panoramic view of Tso Moriri Lake, Parang La, and Chamser; once they have spent ample time from the top, they would begin the downhill walk. Upon reaching the Base Camp, the trekker would rest after the tiring trek.

Day 9: Buffer Day

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Campsite.
  • Meal – None
  • Distance – None
  • Time Taken – None
  • Altitude – Base Camp (17,220 ft / 5250 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – None
  • Trek Grade – None

This day would be utilized if the trekker cannot reach the summit on the designated date due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. If the trekker has to use the buffer day, they must pay Rs 4000 per person.

Day 10: Mentok Kangri Base Camp to Karzok by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the Hotel.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 10 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs.
  • Altitude – Mentok Kangri Base Camp (17,220 ft / 5250 mtr), Karzok (13,450 ft / 4100 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 3770 ft / 1150 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

Today would be the last day of trekking; the trekker would wake up early and have a warm breakfast. The trekkers would be enjoying the scenic vistas of Mentok Kangri II and the surrounding area for the last time. Once the trekkers reach the Karzok campsite, they will rest for the night at the Hotel.

Day 11: Karzok to Leh by Road

  • Stay – None
  • Meal – Breakfast
  • Distance – 210 km
  • Time Taken – 6 hrs
  • Altitude – Karzok (13,450 ft / 4100 mtr), Leh (11,562 ft / 3524 mtr),
  • Altitude Difference – 3438 ft / 1076 mtr
  • Trek Grade – By Road

On the last day of their journey, the trekkers would be driven along the same road by which they came at the beginning. The trekker would be picked up from the Hotel by the Trekup India Representative, who would be dropping them off at Leh. At Leh, the trekkers could either return home or explore Ladakhi culture and places nearby.

Food Provided by Us During Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Mentok Kangri II Expedition

Trekking with us for Mentok Kangri II  is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Mentok Kangri II Expedition

Mentok Kangri II is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below we have provided the details on everything you should carry; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

  1. Head Lamps – If there are treks which you might do at night and even when camping for the night. Headlamps help a lot.
  2. Hats or Cap – Beanie Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – if you want to carry sunglasses, you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.
  5. T-shirt / Long sleeve shirt – you should carry at least 4 to 5 T–shirts, so if one gets wet or dirty, you can wear another. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays.
  6. Hiking / Trekking Jacket – down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or three-layer jackets.
  7. Thermals – at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  8. Undergarments – you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  9. Gloves – 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  10. Shorts / Legging / Pants – Bring 3 to 4 warm, comfortable shorts. Leggings can be used specifically in the chilling morning and evening to keep your body warm and act as dry. You can carry some nylon blend and light and quick-drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pants.
  11. Socks – you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  12. Footwear – Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  13. Rain Wears – you can carry a raincoat, rain jacket, and pants. During long rains, the waterproof jackets start leaking, but the poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. Rain covers, small waterproof to cover your backpack and a daypack for your gadgets.
  14. Backpack – Make sure your backpack should be comfortable, neither too big nor too small, and for a week’s trek, 60-70 litres of the backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support, and pockets should be accessible quickly.
  15. Daypack – All trekkers should keep in mind that a daypack is very important; this will be a great help to you while on the trek, also every single day, you won’t be carrying your backpack; therefore, for day excursions, shorter hikers, sightseeing, you can carry your stuff in it.


Personal First Aid Kit

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue/fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

Gadgets and Other Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
  • Light weight flashlight or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for the camera.
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • 1-litre water bottle
  • A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for the ideal time
  • Get into the habit of keeping a Map and guidebook of the region.

Hygiene & Personal toiletry

  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female travellers)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use daily.

Compulsory Documents to Carry

These files must be submitted to the Forest Department before your trek. With none of these, you will not be permitted to trek. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Ids like Aadhaar, voter id, etc.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • Stay 5 Nights in tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on a sharing basis and rest days in the guest house or Hotel from Karzok to Karzok.
  • Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek, starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on day 11 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Leh to Karzok and Karzok to Leh on sharing jeeps  

Trek Equipment’s: 

  • Sleeping bags, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, and Toilet Tents.
  • Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  • Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  • Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.
  • Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  • Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker to get insurance) 
  • Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  • Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  • Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  • Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  • Any still / video camera fee 
  • Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  • Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  • Any emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

How To Reach Dehradun?

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun by flight, almost 25km from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.

However, if you plan to reach Dehradun by flight, it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

Two express trains are convenient if you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)

Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Dehradun.

However, taking government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT is always better. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT, and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.


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