MAMOSTONG KANGRI EXPEDITION
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Mamostong Kangri Expedition
The mountain known as Mamostang Kangri may be found in Ladakh's remote Nubra valley, not far from the Chinese border. It is the highest point in the remote mountain range of Rimo Mustagh, which connects to Pakistan's Karakoram Range farther to the south. The moniker "Mountain of thousand Devils" was given to Mamostang by the Yarkandi merchants who formerly traversed this lonely terrain. This was a historic trading route between India and Central Asia that passed over treacherous mountain passes, flowing rivers, and severe elevations. It is still unexplored because of how distant it is and how geographically inconvenient its location is between India and China. In spite of all of these challenges, there are still climbers who are driven by a love for the sport, as well as explorers who have tried climbing and are eager to investigate less well-known regions of extreme difficulty. It was initially conquered by an Indo-Japanese expedition in 1984 from the east ridge through the Thangman Glacier, and the search for the summit continues today. The passionate mountaineers who have assembled here to attempt another ascent of the formidable peak have brought this lonely region back to life. Read More
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Itinerary of Expedition
We will check in to our hotel in Delhi and get ready to depart for the Indian Mountaineering Foundation which is the Apex body for mountaineering recognised by the government of India. Here, we will receive the permits required for climbing Mamosstong Kangri and also receive their best wishes for the success of the expedition. After a small briefing session by the officers at IMF we will have the rest of the day off to explore the capital city of Delhi. Overnight stay at a hotel in Delhi.
To reach Delhi from Leh, one has to take a domestic flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. We will take a vehicle from our hotel to the airport and take a flight to Leh. On reaching Leh we will go to our hotel and check in. Here, you will have to submit your declaration forms and photo IDs for the local permits. A small briefing session will be held to solve any kind of queries you might have regarding expeditions in Ladakh. We have the rest of the day for leisure where we can go visit the local market and enjoy our time in Leh. Overnight stay in a Hotel/ Guest House in Leh
It is deemed mandatory by the All Ladakh Tour Operators Union or ALTOA that all visitors in Ladakh have to take a day out to acclimatize to the dry and high altitude climatic conditions. We will take an acclimatization walk to Shanti Stupa or Leh palace for altitude gain. The rest of the day is left for other activities or sight seeing which you might want to enjoy. Overnight stay in Hotel/Guest House in Leh.
This day is utilized to fulfill all formalities with the local administration and forest department for Mamostong Kangri Expedition. Overnight stay in the Hotel/Guest House in Leh.
After having an early breakfast we will depart towards Panamik village which is situated in Nubra Valley. The village is known for its hot springs and the magnificent views around it. Our ride will take us to Khardung La situated at altitude of 17,582, which for the longest time was the highest motorable pass in the world. After reaching the pass we will begin our downward ride from the top of the pass to Nubra valley and cross many villages and settlements enroute. After reaching Panamik we will Check in to our Homestay. Overnight stay in Panamik at Homestay.
To rest our bodies after a long drive from Leh to Panamik we take this day out to rest and make preparations for the expedition ahead. All our equipment and gear will be laid out in front of us and then we will pack everything in an organized manner to make the unpacking process during our expedition easier as even simple tasks may seem extremely difficult in high altitude terrain. After we are done with managing our equipment we will proceed for an acclimatization walk around Panamik village and experience the local culture. Panamik is also famous for its natural hot springs and geysers. Take some time out to explore these natural beauties. We will return to our homestay in Panamik where we will spend the night.
In the morning after breakfast we will board our vehicles for a short drive through the ravine routes of Panamik before reaching the road head. This is the last point till where our vehicles can reach beyond Panamik. From here onwards we will be going on foot and the expedition has officially begun. Today’s trail is mostly gradual with few steep inclined climb in the dry and desolate terrain of Ladakh. The landscape is laden with rocks of many different colors which adds to the experience. We will reach our campsite late in the afternoon and pitch our tents and everyone contributes in getting the campsite set up. Overnight stay at transit camp 1.
We keep moving forward in the stark contrasting landscape of Ladakh. Passing through the high altitude desert region of the Karakoram and Himalayas. The captivating glaciers on high mountain tops makes the long and arduous journey a more scenic one. We will reach the campsite after much effort. Overnight stay at transit camp 2.
The trail continues to take us through high altitude passes with arid and rocky terrain making the conditions even more harsher to endure from arid to scree, moraine and glaciers. With much effort and an alien-like landscape accompanying our view we will reach Base Camp. The Base Camp is the last campsite till where the mules can reach. Overnight stay at the Base Camp.
Following the base camp, you and your climbing sherpa, our team will spend the next 20 days ascending Mount Mamostong Kangri and descending down to the camp where you started. Through the use of satellite phones and walkie-talkies, you may stay in touch with our base camp and backup crew, and we'll keep you apprised of the weather situation as it develops. During this time period we will manage activities like Load ferry of our stuff to the higher camps like Advance Base Camp, Camp 1, Camp 2 and Summit camp. We will be making multiple trips back and forth from the camps to first carry the load to the next camp and then finally going to occupy that camp. The process of taking those extra days to climb up and down between camps to carry and load and occupy them helps our bodies to acclimatize better to the rise in altitude. Our lead climbers are going to stay a day ahead of the rest of the team to open the routes and also to fix ropes wherever required so that the rest of the climbers can attach their jumar and climb with relative ease. We set up the summit camp to make the summit attempt much more accessible, so we reach the summit camp during the day and retire early to rest our bodies for the summit attempt. The summit push starts late into the night past midnight. We climb with the aid of our headlights in the dark of the night. We do so to get favorable snow conditions for our climb. From the summit we get a Panoramic view of the Karakoram range and the greater Himalayan range. After spending some time on the summit by clicking photographs and taking in as much as we can of the magnificent view which instills a feeling of awe inside of us. We will then begin our downward journey back to the base camp while winding up the other high camps we set up and leaving behind no trace of waste.
We also keep buffer days in between in case the summit attempt gets delayed due to bad weather conditions.
We will have our mules back to assist us back to Panamik. We will leave the Base Camp behind and make our way to the location where we set Transit camp 1. Overnight stay in tents at Transit Camp 1.
Our trek today is going to be short and simple, after which, we will finally get an opportunity to meet people other than our own team after a very long time period. After trekking along the same route we will reach the road head and take the ravine route back to Panamik. Overnight stay in a Homestay in Panamik.
We will load all our stuff which we brought back from the expedition on to the vehicle that is going to take us back to Leh. We take the scenic route back to Leh. In Leh we check into our hotel rooms and after many days we will get the luxury of a hot shower and a nice soft bed. Overnight stay in a Hotel in Leh.
In the morning we will check out of our hotel in Leh and depart for the airport. From there we will take a flight back to Delhi. In Delhi, we will check into our hotel. The evening is left for leisure and to rejoice after the completion of the expedition. Overnight stay in a Hotel in Delhi.
We will assemble once again at the Indian Mountaineering Foundation to fulfill all our formalities and de-briefing sessions. Later in the afternoon the group will break and say their goodbyes.
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➽ Preparation for Expedition
During the wonderful Himalayan trek, mind, body, and spirit must all be overcome, as you well know. Precise preparation, with appropriate pliability of observing and confronting circumstances, is essential. Due to the difficulty and unpredictability of expeditions, participation is limited to those who have completed trekking at altitudes of at least 4,500 metres at least four to five times or have finished a Basic Mountaineering course.
The following are some considerations for the Mamostong Kangri Expedition:
⦿ Physically – An Expedition requires a lot of physical endurance, therefore you should start working out a month before signing up for a programme. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Participate wholeheartedly in sports, Yoga, and other cardiovascular activities. Sometimes you have to climb for 20 hours straight, therefore you need to be ready to push yourself to the maximum, which is only possible with well-defined pre- and post-climb training.
⦿ Mentally – As essential as physical training is for an Expedition, so too is mental preparation. Relax, enjoy your regular activities, and take care of yourself before embarking on an Adventure. Don't put yourself through mental anguish by making guesses or planning ahead for the Expedition. Get together with your closest pals to rejuvenate and refocus your thinking. After you join the March and meet the rest of the pack, you will find encouragement and excitement, proving that your pre-expedition preconceptions were unfounded. As you endure the hardships of the journey, both your mental and physical toughness will increase. Hence, as you make your way up to each campground, it's a good idea to pay attention to different sections of the body and actively relax them. Focus on the path or whatever perilous terrain you must carefully handle when climbing, and attempt to relax your body. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute that has nothing to do with getting anywhere. The best way to keep one's mind in good shape when traveling is to relax and enjoy the ride.
⦿ Technically –
Choose the right size of trekking or climbing shoes and walk with it, from a technical standpoint. Fill a 60-liter container. Carry as much as you can in your rucksack on a regular basis to become accustomed to walking lengthy distances with it. You should equip yourself with a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, cap, trousers, poncho, flip flops, and any necessary equipment like a power bank and camera (DSLR or digital camera). Get a sling and use it to perfect the primary knots you'll need for the ascent.
The rewards of a successful mountain ascent are well worth the effort required to reach the top, which may be as daunting as the mountain itself. The Himalayan Adventure Tours Expedition to Mighty Mountain Kang Yatse awaits your honest participation.
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stick.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Personal technical gears list of mountaineering (on rent basis available)
- Climbing boot, Crampon, Sleeping bag (optional), Ice axe, seat harness, Rope and tape sling, helmet, Summit gloves, Gaiters, Carabineers 2 no (screw), figure of eight/descendor, Zumar (Ascendor),
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
f) Basic Mountaineering Course certificate.
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
Travel time and distance by road:
You will begin your journey in Delhi, and then go to Karnal, Mandi, Manali, Jispa (through Rohtang Pass), Sarchu, and Tanglang La before finally arriving in Leh, which is your final destination.
Distance: 1011 kilometres (approx.)
Nearest Airport :-
The most convenient method of travel is flying. Delhi is central destination. There is just one flight every day that departs from Delhi and lands in Leh. There are three airlines that provide flight services between New Delhi and Leh: Jet Airways, Air India, and Go Air.
Since prices tend to go up after a certain amount of time has passed, it is in your best interest to make your reservations as far in advance as possible. It is almost hard to go by road since the surrounding mountains are covered with snow. Flight is by far the most popular option.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Mountaineering (Instructor/guide) services provided by a highly trained, professional, and qualified Himalayan Adventure Trips staff.
- Certified local guide with extensive familiarity of the area.
- Climbing provides only vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
- Staff include chefs, cooks, and helpers.
- High Altitude Force, Low Altitude Force, Porters, Mules for Common Equipment (Rations, Tents, Utensils, Central Climbing Equipment, etc.)
- Tents (to be shared), sleeping bags, air mattresses, and air pads are included. Inner
- We offer twin-share accommodations in dome, alpine, and high-altitude tents on all of our treks and expeditions. All necessary camping equipment, including air mattresses, a shelter for cooking and eating, a table and chairs, a stool, and more, would be supplied.
- Someone who can carry heavy items, set up high camps, repair ropes, etc. at high altitudes.
- Assistance from Guide All the Way to the Top
- High-altitude butane gas cooker
- The only meal offered at the hotel will be breakfast. All meals while on the walk will be supplied for you. Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines, all freshly cooked, will be on the menu.
- Tin-packaged food is what we'll eat at high altitude.
- A standard first aid kit with oxygen masks for the patient.
- Camping fees, wildlife fees, and forest permits.
- Taxes imposed by the state.
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Climbers may hire individual porters to carry their gear.
- Airport transportation costs
- Expenses for carrying still/video cameras etc.
- Irregular/Personal costs, such as laundry, phone calls, and gratuities.
- Climbing equipment such as ropes, pitons, snow bars, crabs, etc.
- Your own personal mountaineering equipment and clothes, as well as any specialised foods you may need
- Inner Line Permit.
- Health coverage or the price of a rescue mission
- Expenditures of a more personal character (such as booze, soda, bottled water, mineral water, canned or bottled drinks, candy, canned or packaged dried fruits, etc.)
- Provisions/food to or from the starting point of the trek.
- Any expenses that are incurred as a result of natural disasters, human error, or other unforeseeable occurrences.
- Protect your trip with a travel insurance policy.
- Authorization, licensing, and enlistment with the IMF.
- Payment for Liaison Officer (included for foreign expedition only)
- GST of 5%.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
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