Mentok Kangri Peak is on the south of Korzok near Tsomoriri Lake. Mentok is Ladakhi for ‘flower’. 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