Mentok Kangri 6227 meters
Leh / Tsomoriri / Mentok Khangri / Tsomoriri / Tsokar to Leh
Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: 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 04: Rest and explore around the lake
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 before you leave this memorable trek.
Day 05: Tsomoriri – Tsokar - Leh
Early in the morning, the jeep will pick you up and drive on to Polokkonka pass (13500 ft) and visit Tsokar (a small Lake). The place is famous for wild Asses and the nomadic settlements. From there, short drive brings you on national highway route (Leh-Manali). Continue driving towards Leh via Taklang Pass (5350mts, the second highest motor able pass in the world. Arrive Leh in the evening.
Matho West - 6230 meters
5 nights / 6 Days
Close to Leh this peak is better known as Matho Kangri, Matho being the village below it. We start our trek to Matho West from Martselang near Hemis monastery and finsh the trek at Stok Village after Climbing the Summit. Best Season: July, August, September.
Day 01 Leh to Martselang to Chogdo (3-4 Hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Martselang and start trekking to Chogdo. Overnight in Camp.
Day 02 Chogdo - Gyuncho La (4600 m) - Base Camp at 4350 m in 6- 7 h.
From now on, we will follow a new and rarely traveled route through the valleys to the east of our objective. Today, we turn towards the west into a tributary valley that leads after a long and gradual ascent to the Gyuncho La. From the pass we walk towards south to the Base of Matho West. Overnight in Camp.
Day 03 Base Camp to Matho West Summit (6230m) 8-9 Hours
Early morning Start Climbing Matho from south to North. It is little easy ascent to the Summit from where you can have wonderful view of surrounding Peaks, valleys and Karakoram Range. Walk back to Camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 04 Base Camp at 4350 m - Shang La (4800 m)- Matho Phu (4350 m) in 6 h.
Today, we will cross many spurs and minor passes with occasional views northwards towards the Indus Valley and the peaks beyond. We climb up to the Shang La and then descend to the Tokpo River. Afterwards we will trek downhill to a nice camping place.
Day 05 Matho Phu - Matho La (4820 m) –Mankarmo (4500 m) in 4-5 h.
At the pass, colorful prayer flags flap in the wind, with the Zanskari range in the background. Afterwards, we descend steadily along the Jingchan River. We get great views towards the Stock summit and the Stock Kangri (6121m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 06 Mankarmo to Stok to Leh
Morning after the breakfast walk down to Stok and drive to Leh.