Highest Altitude: 6270 mts
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About the trek – 

This is one of the most challenging trek climbs you can sign up for

The Mentok Mastiff is one of the most beautiful and alluring objective in the Indian Himalayas. This collection of 3 peaks provide a challenge not only in terms of technical climbing, but also in terms of acclimatizing. A short detour from Kerzog Phu gives you access to the Mentok Kangri base camp. Mentok is a semi technical peak and is apt for experienced trekkers who want to get an introduction to mountaineering!

To get you up to speed to manage the technical aspects of climbing we will train you for it. (Refer day 3 and 8 in the itinerary).

With acclimatization also being a challenge in this, we start this expedition with a approach from Tsokar. The 4 day hike to the base camp will run through 4 high altitude passes of 5000 mts and above and will get you properly acclimatized for this climb

The area: – Ladakh is bordered by the Greater Himalayas in the west and south, the Karakoram in the north and the Tibetean Plateau in the east. These ranges form a natural barrier and does not allow clouds to enter this valley making it a rain shadow region and thus a cold desert. The term Ladakh translates to land of high passes. Some of the highest motorable roads in the world are here. Ladakh is a major tourist destination in the summers.

Expected weather –

  • Chances of rain/Hail – Chances of rain is very less. One can expect a mild occasional drizzle. Ladakh/Spiti is a rain shadow region and hardly gets any rainfall.
  • Snowfall – Possible in August, September on the pass day
  • Temperatures – The temperature is a lot cooler in this region as compared to other areas in the Himalayas. Afternoon – upto 20 degrees
    Nights – around zero degrees (June) and -12 degrees (September end)
  • Day 1: Arrive in Leh.
    Check into a hotel. Rest day.
    Overnight at hotel in Leh
  • Day 2: Acclimatization day at Leh.
    Overnight at hotel in Leh
  • Day 3: Practice rock craft
    Learn rope systems and introduction to rock climbing/scrambling at Shey Monastery.
    Overnight at hotel in Leh
  • Day 4: Altitude gain Hike
    Overnight at hotel in Leh
  • Day 5: Drive from Leh to Ponganagu (4651 mts)
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 6: Trek from Ponganagu to Nuruchan (4679 mts)
    Trek Distance - 18 kms; Time - 7 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 7: Trek from Nuruchan to Gyamar Barma (5190 mts) via Kyamayuri La (5410 mts)
    Trek Distance - 19 kms; Time - 9 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 8: Trek from Gyamar Barma to Gyamar (5150 mts) via Kartse La (5384 mts)
    Trek Distance - 6 kms; Time - 4 hours
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 9: Trek from Gyamar to Kerzok (4550 mts) via Yalung Nyau La (5435 mts)
    Trek Distance - 16 kms; Time - 7 hours.
    Overnight stay in camps.
  • Day 10: Trek from Kerzok phu(4550 mts) to Mentok Base camp (5010 mts)
    Trek Distance - 12 kms; 7 hours.
    Overnight stay in Camp at Mentok Base camp.
  • Day 11: Training day at Base Camp and start for the Summit attempt at night.
    We should summit Mentok 2 the peak at dawn. After summiting Mentok 2 we Move towards Mentok 1. Mentok 1 is 120 mts higher than Mentok 2 and an additonal 4kms (round trip).
    Trek Distance - 14 kms; 14 hours.
    Overnight stay in camp at Mentok Base camp.
  • Day 12: Rest day at Base camp.
    Overnight stay in camp at Mentok Base camp.
  • Day 13: Trek from Mentok Base camp (5010 mts) to Kerzok (4550 mts)
    Trek Distance - 12 kms; 4 hours.
    Drive Back to Leh. 
    Overnight at hotel in Leh
  • Day 14 : Trek ends post breakfast.
    Drop arranged to Airport.
  • Day 15 : Buffer day to be utilised in case of bad weather. Trekkers are requested to account for this day while booking their tickets.

Trip price includes:

  • Complete Stay and Accommodation (Twin/Triple sharing basis) for the entire duration of the trek.
  • Transport from Leh to Tsokar and Korzog to Leh
  • Food from the first day to the last day of the trek (barring lunch in Leh).
  • Hotel stay in Leh.
  • Airport /Bus stand Pickup. (On trek specific dates only. Note you have to manage your travel yourself if you come early and leave later)
  • Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags, crampons etc.
  • Forest entry permission and camping charges.
  • Guide and expertise charges.
  • Offloading charges for your backpack . (Offloading is mandatory else you will not have energy left to climb)
  • Trek insurance

Trip price excludes:

You could come via flight to Leh. Alternatively you could come by road from Manali to Leh (approx 14 hours with breaks) or from Kasmir to Leh (approx 16 hours with break).

Plan to arrive into Leh on Day 1 latest by 5pm in the evening. Plan your return (departure) from Leh on Day 12 after breakfast. We will coordinate arrival and departure timings of all trekkers once the group is formed for airport pick ups and drops

A certified trek leader, an assistant trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek.

The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.

We will be taking insurance for each trekker, the cost of which is included in the trek price.

1. Good Sturdy Backpack: Prefer a trekking pack over a backpacking one. The size of the backpack depends upon the participant. Normally for a 7-9 day trek a 50-60 litre pack should suffice. 2. Shoes: Any Waterproof trek (not hike) shoe would be ideal. 3. Socks: 3 pair cottons and 3 pairs of woolens. 4. Trek pants (Ideally Water Resistant): Get two quick dry summer trek pants .On summit climb or a major altitude gain day you can replace one dry fit trek pant with Shell trekking pants. If you don’t have a trek pants you can replace it with Gym Track pants. 5. T shirt/Base layer: Get 3 T shirts/trekking base layer on the trek, one of which should be thick and full sleeve. Avoid cotton and prefer dry fit. 6. Fleece/ Sweater/Good quality Hoodie: Get 1 fleece jacket or sweater . Fleece is preferred over sweater or hoodie as it is lightweight and easy to carry. Sweaters and Jackets can be heavier than Fleece for the warmth they offer. 7. Down/ Padded Jacket – Down/Padded jacket (Upto -5 degrees ). If you don’t want to get a padded/Down jacket, get two fleece. Cotton track pants for camp – These are specifically for cold evenings at the campsite.This can be ignored if you are comfortable wearing your trekking pants in the camp. 8. Thermals : 1 pair. We wear thermals only upon reaching the campsite not while trekking. 9. Windproof Jacket: All rain proof can be used as Wind proofs. Required as an additional layer during trekking in windy conditions. Avoid if you have a rain proof jacket. 10. Rainwear: Option A – Rain set – One Waterproof jacket (3000 mm waterproofing), Rain proof pants and Bag cover Option two – Poncho that covers your body and bag completely. We ideally recommend Option 1 as poncho makes trekking difficult. 11. Woolen Cap/ Balaclava: (1) To cover your ears, head and neck.Get one woolen cap and one neck warmer or balaclava. 12. Neck Warmer/ Scarf (1): For evenings. Avoid if you are comfortable using a Balaclava. 13. Gloves: 2 gloves out of which 1 can be water proof and one woollen. The waterproof one has to ideally be padded and a size larger than you normally use. This is so that you can wear both your gloves together if required. 14. Suncap – 1 15. Sunglasses – 1 16. Toiletries – Also include sunscreen, moisturizer and lip-cream 17. Headlamp/Torch -1. Preferably headlamp. 18. Two water bottles (1 litre each) – One can be a thermos Flask. One can also get a hydration pack. 19. Camp shoes/Flip flops for camp Plastic covers for inside the backpack to keep your clothes dry 20. Daypack – Required if you have a summit days climb. Preferably one that can be compressed. 21. Documents: 2 passport sized photograph, Address and Photo proof (Driving License or Aadhaar card), Doctor’s Medical certificate saying that you are fit for the trek. We reserve the right to not take you on the trek if you fail to produce this. 22. Trekking pole

Meals will be provided by us. However you may carry snack items to much on like dry fruits, biscuits, chocolates, protein bars, or nuts.

Offloading your bagpack is mandatory for this trek, else you will not have energy left to climb. Offloading charges are included in the trek price

10-12 kms slow jog OR 35-40 kms cycling Pace is not important, consistency is important (non-stop jogging/running/cycling);;;;;;;;;; Squats 50 x 3; Lunges 50 x 3; Calf raises 50 x 3;;;;;;;;;; Climbing stairs 35-40 floors with bagpack

In case of cancellation If you cancel – – 60 days before the trip: we can process a complete refund minus minimum processing charges. – between 30-45 days before the trip: you will be refunded 50% of the trek fee. – within 30 days before trek starts: No refund. – and your spot is replaced in a full batch: we will process a complete refund after canceling minute operational charges. (For fixed departures only);;;;; Covid cancellation policy- 15 days before the start date of the trek – 100% refund or Wandering Boots Adventures voucher. 7 days before the start date of the trek – 50% refund or Wandering Boots Adventure voucher.