Lungsher and Mentok Kangri Trek

Day 1: Delhi – Leh  On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Complete day for the acclimatization which is 3500.  Overnight at Hotel.


Day 02 /  : Leh to  Spituk, Phyang and Alchi  monasteries sight seeing  By jeep, 110 km,

Day 03 : Leh- Rumtse (2 hrs drive + 3 hrs sight seeing Visit Shey , Thiksay and Hemis monasteries en route, evening camp at Rumtse village.. 

Day 04 : Rumtse - Kyamar 4050 m (3/4 hrs) we have a short walk on a rather flat terrain to aid acclimatization. We will camp overnight at lush Kyamar, near a spring.

Day 05: Kyamar- Tisaling 4200 m (6-7 hrs)
We should be fully energized today with proper breakfast for a challenging day ahead. We begin with gradual ascent towards our first pass of Kumur La (4800 m), which gives a spectacular view of the Changthang range with its colorful rife of mountain. After the pass, we steadily descend towards the base of the next pass. Here we might come across nomads with their herds of sheep, goats and yaks. After a short rest, we set out for Mandalchan La (4850 m). From this pass it's an easy descend to the camping site at the pastureland of Tisaling.

Day 06 : Tisaling - Ponganabu 4250 m (6 hrs)
By now, we are well acclimatized to conquer our third pass, the Shibuk La (4900 m), and about 2-hour journey. From the top of the pass, we have an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and of our next destination, Tsokar Lake. With a breathtaking view to ease our exhaustion, we head down towards the valley accompanied by the shrill whistles of the shy and active marmots, which is characteristic of this harsh region. It's approximately a 4 hrs walk to the Tsokar basin, and our camp for the night will be the windy Pongunabu.

Day 07 : Ponganagu - Nuruchan 4300 m (6 hrs)
Today is an easy day, and we follow a dusty jeep road towards Tsokar Lake. Along the salty shores of the lake, we have a rare impeccable opportunity to see some of the endangered migratory birds of the world. From here we carry on along the trail to the right of the lake, keeping to a barren land until Nuruchan, where we will be welcomed by a grassy land with streams nearby.

Day 08 : Nuruchan- Gyamar Barma 5100 m (7-8 hrs)
We have to get set for a tough day ahead. We will cross the icy cold stream in Nuruchan before gradually ascending Horlam Kongka La (4900 m). From the pass, we will have a view of the turquoise blue Tsokar. After an easy 40-minute walk down to Rajungkaru, we will encounter several typical Tibetan nomads with their flock of yaks, sheep and pashmina goats. Following the stream for about 50 minutes, we will enter another nomad settlement. These nomads are of Western Tibetan origin.  we will continue to ascend the Kyamayuru La (5410 m); this pass is challenging in nature, but the magnificent view from the top makes it well worth all our strenuous efforts. From the pass we descend gradually to the valley towards our campsite at Gyamar Barma (5150 m). Due to the campsite's high altitude, bad weather can make night temperature freezing.

Day 09 : Gyamar Barma - Gyamar 5200 m (3-4 hrs)
When we open our eyes in the morning, we will find ourselves amidst a herd of grazing yaks. After breakfast, we head to our next pass, Kartse La (5300 m). Ascending slowly in the thin air of the plateau, we will eventually reach the pass. The trail leads gradually down to the lush green valley of the Gyamar, where we spend our night.

Day 10 : Gyamar - Korzok 4500 m (6-7 hrs)
Today, we gradually ascend towards the highest and final pass on the trek. Following the narrow valley until the Yalung Nyaulung La (5450 m), we will see some of the rare flowers and herbs of the Himalayan region. The fragrances will astonish you! To our right we can view snowcapped mountains and from the top of the pass we will also have a view of the lake Tsomoriri, surrounded by snowcapped mountains. We descend steeply for a couple of hours to the Korzok Phu, the summer pasture of the Korzok people. From the pasture, we continue to the Korzok (Tsomoriri lake), the destination of our adventure.

Day 02: 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 03: Today you will have a full day rest 
You will visit around the Beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. You will have acclimatize. 

Day 04: 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 starts 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 05: Base camp to Mentok Kangri (6251 mts) (06 hrs.)
The trek starts at around 02:00 am 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 technical and quite tough. But be sure that you should summit the 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 Chamser 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 06: Decent back to Korzok. 
After the break kast you will go down to Korzok village. You will arrive early and have rest. 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. Over night in the tent. 

Day 07 Tsomoriri lake to Skyuruchu Lungeser Kangri Base 
We will spend the morning exploring around Korzok, where the Changpa's graze their Pashmina goats. In the evening we will head up to Lungser Kangri Base Camp (4,780m), not far above the lake on the Western slopes of the mountain.

Day 08 : Skyuruchu Lungeser Kangri Base Acclimatisation at Lungser Kangri Base Camp (4,780m). It's a big altitude gain from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp, so we climb to a high point at c5,300m on the ridge above BC, then spend another night before moving up.

Day 09
: Lungser Kangri Base Camp Ascend to Advance Base Camp (5,680m). We trek up onto the plateau , where we establish Advance Base Camp (ABC) on grass at 5,680m (8 hours). This is a big day.

Day 10 : Advance Base Camp Acclimatization trek towards Camp I (6,242m). The route follows the nala (stream), climbing steeply at first before taking the left hand trail across scree to reach a plateau where Camp I is established at 6,242m (4 - 5 hours).

Day 11 :
Camp I Summit day on Lungser Kangri (6,662m).
We leave camp before sunrise to go to the summit, which takes approximately 4 - 5 hours in good conditions. The route begins steeply and then turns south onto the ridge. We keep climbing to the summit (expect a few false summits along the way) from where there are excellent views of the Hanle Plateau and Tso Moriri lake. The descent to Camp I is swift and easy and takes between 1 and 2 hours. We can stop for a rest and have something to eat before taking a further 2 to 2.5 hours to reach ABC. We will need to wear walking crampons today on the snow sections.

Day 12
Camp I Descend to Base Camp 
We will descend from ABC to Base Camp.

Day 13 Camp I Summit to Chamser Kangri 
We will start early in the morning to reach at the top so that we will have a magnificent view, the panoramic view from there of the western ladakh and the Tibet.

Day 14 Extra da
In case of the bad weathers we can again try for the summit 

Day 15 Descend to Skyurchu
It will probably be a hot direct descent down the stony valley to a point where we can meet the jeeps. It will also be our last camp by this magnificent lake.

Day 01 /  : Early morning transfer for flight to Leh. Arrival and transfer to Hotel / guest House. Afternoon free.

Day 02 /  : Full day 6/7 hrs,  Sightseeing at Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries. By jeep, 110 km,

Day 03 / ;  Leh to Spituk Phyang   Alchi , Likir and  back to Leh.

Day 04 ; Leh to Chilling drive 2 hrs route, trek to Sku 4/5 hrs , Cross the Zanskar river  by pulley cable and follow a lovely trail to camp at Skiu. 4/5 hrs..walk. Overnight Camp.

Day 05 /  : Markha (3810m):- A full walking day 7/8 hrs. Cross the Markha River at two places to the village of Chalak. Beyond this settle-ment is an impressive line of chortens and a huge mound of goat horns. Follow the Markha River to the village of Markha to camp overnight.

Day 06 /  : Thachungtse:- Follow the main trail passing the monastery at Humlung to the village of Hankar. We now go away from the wide valley and go up a narrow valley to the pastures at Thachungtse. (5-6hrs). Overnight-Camp.

Day 07 /  :  Nimaling (4700m):- Approx. 3-4hrs from Thachungtse, the trail climbs steeply to the plateau and pastures of Nimaling with impressive views of Kangyassey peak. Overnigth Camp.

Day 08/ : Chogdo:- Begin a gradual climb of about 2 hrs to the top of Kongmarula (5030m), the highest point on the trek with excellent views of the Stok range and the Karakoram range of mountains. Descend to the wooded gorge to camp at Chogdo. 4/5 hrs walk, Overnight Camp.

Day 09 / : Shangphu:- Follow the Shang Tokpo (stream). 2 hrs trek and then drive up to Leh by jeep,  Leh Hotel.

Day 10:
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 11: Today you will have a full day rest 
You will visit around the Beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. You will have acclimatize. 

Day 12 Tsomoriri lake to Skyuruchu Lungeser Kangri Base 
We will spend the morning exploring around Korzok, where the Changpa's graze their Pashmina goats. In the evening we will head up to Lungser Kangri Base Camp (4,780m), not far above the lake on the Western slopes of the mountain.

Day 13
Skyuruchu Lungeser Kangri Base Acclimatisation at Lungser Kangri Base Camp (4,780m). It's a big altitude gain from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp, so we climb to a high point at c5,300m on the ridge above BC, then spend another night before moving up.

Day 14
Lungser Kangri Base Camp Ascend to Advance Base Camp (5,680m). We trek up onto the plateau , where we establish Advance Base Camp (ABC) on grass at 5,680m (8 hours). This is a big day.

Day 15 Advance Base Camp Acclimatization trek towards Camp I (6,242m). The route follows the nala (stream), climbing steeply at first before taking the left hand trail across scree to reach a plateau where Camp I is established at 6,242m (4 - 5 hours).

Day 16 Camp I Summit day on Lungser Kangri (6,662m).
We leave camp before sunrise to go to the summit, which takes approximately 4 - 5 hours in good conditions. The route begins steeply and then turns south onto the ridge. We keep climbing to the summit (expect a few false summits along the way) from where there are excellent views of the Hanle Plateau and Tso Moriri lake. The descent to Camp I is swift and easy and takes between 1 and 2 hours. We can stop for a rest and have something to eat before taking a further 2 to 2.5 hours to reach ABC. We will need to wear walking crampons today on the snow sections.

Day 17 Camp I Descend to Base Camp 
We will descend from ABC to Base Camp.

Day 18 : ABC Base Camp to Skyuruchu then to Tsomoriri .
Day 19 : Tsomoriri to Leh .by jeep.
Day 20 : Leh – Delhi.