Duration :   17 Days
Start Location:   Delhi
Age Range :   18
Total Seats :  500/500


Mentok Kangri II is a challenging 6,250 metre peak, in Eastern Ladakh. It lies in the Rupshu plateau, inhabited by the famous Changpa nomads. The trek begins at Tsokhar Lake, crosses over four high passes, and then climaxes with the ascent of Mentok Kangri I, a stunning peak overlooking the vast Tso-moriri lake.


  • Day 01: Fly Delhi to Leh (3,500m)
  • Day 02 and 03: Explore around Leh
  • Day 04: Drive Leh – Rumtse (4100m)
  • Day 05: Drive Rumtse – Tsokhar (4500 m)
  • Day 06: Trek Tsokhar – Nuruchan (4,590m)
  • Day 07: Trek Nuruchan – Rajungkaru (4,800m)
  • Day 08: Trek Rajung Karu – Gyama Burma (4,790m)
  • Day 09: Trek Gyama Burma – Karzok Phu (4,500m)
  • Day 10: Trek Karzok Phu – Base Camp (5,250m)
  • Day 11: Acclimatize at Base Camp
  • Day 12: Trek to High Camp
  • Day 13: Summit Day
  • Day 14: Contingency day
  • Day 15: Trek Base Camp to Karzok
  • Day 16: Drive Karzok to Leh
  • Day 17: Leh to Delhi

Places You’ll See :

Schedule Details

Day 1

Fly Delhi to Leh (3,500m)

Take the early morning flight from New Delhi to Leh. It is a short flight of about 75 mins, but offers great views, as we fly over the Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Overnight Hotel in Leh.

Day 2

Explore around Leh

We spend the two days allowing our bodies to adapt to the high-altitude and soak in the local culture. There is plenty to keep you occupied. We visit some of the monasteries in and around Leh such as the Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. There is also the option of visiting the old Leh Palace and the Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motorable road at 5,600m/18,400ft). Leh also has a useful market and you could do some last-minute shopping and pick up some gear for the climb.

Overnight Hotel in Leh

Day 3

Explore around Leh

We spend the two days allowing our bodies to adapt to the high-altitude and soak in the local culture. There is plenty to keep you occupied. We visit some of the monasteries in and around Leh such as the Shey, Thiksey and Hemis. There is also the option of visiting the old Leh Palace and the Khardung La Pass (world’s highest motorable road at 5,600m/18,400ft). Leh also has a useful market and you could do some last-minute shopping and pick up some gear for the climb.

Overnight Hotel in Leh

Day 4

Drive Leh – Rumtse (4100m)

Finally we leave Leh and begin our journey by hitting the road. Today we drive for about 2-3 hours, and camp at Rumtse a small village on the Manali-Leh highway. The village is just short of Tanglang La Pass, the second highest motorable road in the world. Our campsite is just off the road, close to village Gya and we have the full day to relax and allow our bodies to acclimatize. We would be going for a short day hike outside camp to get our muscles working.

Overnight Camp - Rumtse

Day 5

Drive Rumtse – Tsokhar (4500 m)

More or less, we leave civilisation today as we continue our drive through the Tanglang La Pass, towards the beautiful Tsokhar lake. Its a 3-4 hour drive to the lake and as we approach the lake, we can see Tsokhar village on the other side of the lake. Our vehicles would return to Leh after dropping us off and our mules/horses for the trip would join us later in the day. We will have plenty of time to go for a long walk along the shores of Tshokar lake. For the next eight days, we will be pretty much on our own.

Overnight Camp - Tsokhar

Day 6

Trek Tsokhar – Nuruchan (4,590m)

After spending the past five days vacationing, today we get down to business and begin the trek. Today is a short day, and we walk for about four to five hours to reach Nurchan. Our campsite is set next to a beautiful stream and we can see the very picturesque, saddle-shaped pass that we would be crossing the following day.

Overnight Camp - Nuruchan

Day 7

Trek Nuruchan – Rajungkaru (4,800m)

The day starts with us having to cross the narrow stream, and then we are on the trail to cross over the first of four passes during the next three days. Today we just have to negotiate one pass, Horlam Kongka La (4,840m). Its a very gradual ascent to the top, which is marked by the typical Buddhist prayer flags. One can even see Tsokhar Lake from the here. From here it’s an hour and a half’s descent to the campsite.

Overnight Camp - Rajungkaru

Day 8

Trek Rajung Karu – Gyama Burma (4,790m)

Today is a long day, but one that would prepare you well for the summit day. The agenda is to cross over two passes, both of which are more than 5,000m.
First up is Kyamayuri La (5,240m), which is visible from Rajungkaru, and is another perfect saddle. The views from the top of the pass are breathtaking and looking back we can see the entire valley spread out below us. A long and a gradual descent is followed by a to climb to the next pass, the Gyama Burma La (5,210m). Once we reach the top, we have a pain-staking one and half hour descent to the campsite at Gyama Burma, which is just about visible as tiny speck from the pass.

Overnight Camp - Gyama Burma

Day 9

Trek Gyama Burma – Karzok Phu (4,500m)

Compared to the previous day its a short day of about six hours. We cross over the final pass of the trip the Yalegon La (5,241m). Just as we begin the descent, the Tso-moriri lake comes into sight and its a brilliant sight, barren mountains, snow-clad peaks and the lake, all in a single frame.
Its a long and hard two hour descent, as we descend about 800 metres all the way to our campsite at Karzok Phu. Mentok Kangri is now visible to us, standing tall and proud, in all its glory.

Overnight Camp - Karzok Phu

Day 10

Trek Karzok Phu – Base Camp (5,250m)

Today we make our way up to the base camp for Mentok Kangri. Although its just another six-hour day, it feels like a long day as its uphill all the way, with some moraine walking as well and we try and camp as close to the mountain as possible, as that would reduce the time taken by us on summit day.

Overnight at Base Camp

Day 11

Acclimatize at Base Camp

Finally, a rest day. After all the hard work over the past five days, we decide to take a breather to let our bodies recuperate. Post-lunch, we would sort out our equipments for tomorrow.

Overnight at Base Camp

Day 12

Trek to High Camp

Day 13

Summit Day

The day starts very early today, as we’ll give you a wake-up call at around midnight. We start at around 1 and make our way through big boulders for the first hour or two. In some sections, the rocks are really loose and we have to scramble for about 15-20 minutes. Its a very steep climb to the ridge and once there the summit is only about an hour and half away. The view from the summit is unparalleled. For the first time in days, we will be able to see Tso-moriri lake, end-to-end.

Overnight at Base Camp

Day 14

Contingency day

Day 15

Trek Base Camp to Karzok

Very short day today, as we descend for about two-three hours, all the way to Karzok village.

Overnight Camping - Karzok

Day 16

Drive Karzok to Leh

Our vehicles would be waiting for us at Karzok and we leave early in the morning and its a six-hour drive back to Leh.

Overnight Hotel in Leh

Day 17

Leh to Delhi

Early morning flight back to Delhi. Trip Ends!



This is not a definitive list but we suggest that all students carry at least these items while traveling to Ladakh.

- Sunblock or sunscreen with SPF 50+*

- 2 t-shirts (preferably fast drying) *

- 1 thin fleece *

- 1 long sleeved t- shirt *

- 1 fleece jacket *

- 1 light water proof / windproof jacket

- 1 pair of long trousers *

- 1 pair sturdy trainers *

- 1 pair of flip – flops *

- Several pairs of thin and thick socks *

- Warm cap, scarf and gloves

- First aid kit ( medicines are not easy to get on the trail )

- Water bottle *

- Torch light / head lamp with spare batteries

- Camera with extra battery

- Minimal wash kit including biodegradable soap,

tooth-brush and toothpaste *

- Bag for putting garbage *

- Sunglasses and sun-hat

- Sanitary item for women *

- Lip balm and small water bottle *

- A down jacket and wind proof trousers

- A book to read is not a bad idea *

How does Edventure ladakh facilitate my travel experience?

Our local guides and experts are trained specifically to help you on your personal learning journey. We understand the value of mentorship and we always have our team on board to help you with acclimatization, learning the basics of getting along with your peers and hosts in a new environment.

We also promote dialogues and discussions through active engagement and hosting group events with the help of our local host families and communities. We take the responsibility of facilitating your personal growth on the journey you undertake with us by providing you a safe space to experience the world anew.

What is the average age-group of the participants?

There is no specific age-group- our travelers could be anywhere between 12-70. We host student groups so some of our travelers are also remarkably young. 

We only ask that our travelers come with a healthy body and a mindset open to reflection and cross-cultural immersion.

What differentiates Edventure ladakh?

Our vision is to facilitate transformative travel experiences. We do so by carefully curating each experience we offer. 

The travel plans are designed with small cohesive groups and trained experts and professional artists who conduct workshops and learning camps. No two programs are alike in the elements that they offer, each trip is designed around a specific theme and allows for an unparalleled immersion. 

What is included in the cost of the program?

Accomodation on MAP basis which includes breakfast, dinner and sleeping arrangements, permit fee to the governed areas, transportation costs while on the trip, guide and porters fee, facilitators fee, food while traveling, 

What is not included in the cost of the program?

Flight tickets (but we can help you with booking if requested beforehand), travel insurance, entrance fee in some places where applicable e.g. in some monasteries, medical expenses if any encountered on the trip 

What happens if we fall sick or get injured?

The group leaders and guides are trained in basic first aid and emergency healthcare providence. In cases of higher emergency, we facilitate swift and immediate response to transfer the person to the nearest hospital/healthcare provider. 

What is a typical travel day like with Edventure Ladakh?

You could be engaged with anything from working on the farms to taking the cows for grazing on the mountains on your trip. Since learning by immersion is an important part of our trips, you could even be attending a kayaking workshop with our expert facilitators. 

On some days, you can expect training in local handicrafts or intensive courses in language or philosophy. All experiences are designed keeping in mind our travel audience and we believe in allowing them to immerse and learn from their environment.

What's Included

  • Airport to and fro.
  • English speaking cultural Guide
  • First add kit for emergency
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Oxygen tank in emergency
  • Permit for the restricted area.
  • Swiss deluxe camp accommodation
  • Transportation

What's Excluded

  • Air ticket
  • Laundry
  • Medical expenses
  • Monastery ticket
  • Travel Insurance


  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

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