MT. MENTHOSA PEAK EXPEDITION
Lahul, Himachal Pradesh
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Mt. Menthosa Peak Expedition
The Lahaul Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh is home to Mt. Menthosa, the region's second-highest summit. It is situated in the remote and rugged Miyar valley. This peak is very difficult to reach due to its far position and lengthy approach. The valleys, moraines, rock faces, cliffs, immense ice fields, and practically vertical ice walls along the way are very difficult obstacles to surmount. The excursion lasts many days, during which time participants must negotiate difficult plateaus and steep slopes that drop down dangerously in spots. While climbing Mt. Menthosa, you'll encounter a wide variety of technical difficulties. Being the second tallest in the area at an impressive 6440m, it presents the ideal challenge for reaching the majestic peak. In 1970, a British expedition commanded by Capt. S. Bembrose successfully scaled Mt. Menthosa for the first time. Since then, several groups have attempted to reach the peak's top, and many have been successful. Climbers looking for an unforgettable experience in the company of the world's second-highest peak can find it at Menthosa. Read More
Traveling to the remote Lahaul valley begins after crossing Rohtang Pass from Manali. We'll go to Udaipur, then head out in a another direction, following the Miyar Nallah into the mysterious valley. Our travel comes to an end in Urgos, and from there we begin the ascent up the UrgosNallah. It's a gorgeous walk through the several plateaus and into the gorges. At 4400 metres above sea level, you'll find the campsite set in lush pastures adorned with a rainbow of colourful flowers and a commanding view of Mt. Menthosa. To relax and get used to the altitude, the base camp is ideal. The trail from base camp follows the northern side of the glacier and then climbs the icy slopes to Urgos Pass (5100m). A hump of 5,250 metres separates the two sides of the Urgos pass, and here is where I may choose to pitch up camp on the southwest side of Mt. Menthosa. The angle steadily increases as you make your way to camp II, eventually culminating in a huge snowy bulge on the north eastern edge. Around 5650 metres, the angle flattens, but a transition is complicated by many big crevasses, one of which lays aside camp II. We will ascend a short, steep stretch at an angle of roughly 60 degrees from camp II to a broad glaciated plateau at the base of the summit cone. This glaciated plateau climbs gradually to Mt. Menthosa's east ridge and peak cone. There is a rather flat area at around 6,000 metres, perfect for setting up camp III. Incredible views of Mt. Menthosa's cone and other distant summits may be had from Camp III, which stretches far into the horizon.
In camp III, the next step in the journey is carefully considered, whether it be a northern or eastern approach. We'll ascend the 6200-meter hump from its base by the ridge that runs east from the top. As we near the peak, the steepness of the ice pitches eases for a while. The last leg of the journey is traversed across glaciated terrain, testing the limits of one's stamina. The formalities will soon be completed, and 6440m will be declared the new peak height. At its highest point, Phawarang, Nun Kun, and other distant peaks loom menacingly into the sky. Uncharted mountain ranges extend in all directions from the summit. Take your time at the peak and carefully retrace your steps on the way down. Have everything wound up and ready to drop to camp III at a lower altitude. Afterwards, once everyone has left their tents, you may descend to the valley floor and unwind in the mellower air. Then pack everything up, say goodbye to the camp, and go back home with the knowledge that you conquered Lahaul's second-highest mountain.
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Itinerary of Expedition
Arrive at Manali about 8:30 in the morning local time. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our executives and transferred to the hotel. Today is a day of relaxation and getting used to the new environment. Overnight at motel.
After breakfast, we will get into our car and go to Udaipur. From Manali in the Lahaul Valley to Udaipur, the journey takes a whole day by car. Because the elevation of Udaipur is so low—only 2,650 meters—there is no need for newcomers to worry about acclimatisation. Guests will spend the night at the guest house.
This section of the Miyar valley is accessible by road all the way up to within one or two km of Urgos. Therefore, we may take a cab there, or to Urgos if the road is done by the time we get there. The path leaves Udaipur and follows the Miyar Nullah (river) to Chamrat, which is the highest of the Buddhist villages in the Miyar Valley. Chamrat is located at an altitude of 2950 metres. The distance may be covered in four to five hours of foot travel. Urgos, which is located at an elevation of 3,250 metres, is the most populous settlement in the valley, and it is from this location that travellers begin their ascent of the main mountain.
We are going to require the assistance of porters in order to make it to base camp in one day.
Climbing Menthosa Peak is an engaging and exciting activity. It is necessary to trek over a glacier that offers unobstructed views of a Himalayan Glacier in order to get from base camp to camp 1. Numerous crevasses and a lot of excitement. This will get you to the first camp at Urgos Pass. In order to go from Camp 1 to Camp 2, we need to repair the rope so that it can cover an icefall. Camp 2 is the last location you will visit before reaching the summit.
We will depart from the Base camp on foot till the road head where we will board vehicles which will take us back to Manali. On reaching Manali we will conclude our journey.
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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 Kang Yatse 1 Trek 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
- Trekking Pants, Lowers that are thick and heated
- Windproof jacket, Jacket stuffed with down, ideally one that has a hood
- Fleece, which is warm and dense.
- Sweater made of wool with full sleeves
- Thermoregulating undergarments (upper & lower).
- Accessories made of wool, including a woollen hat, woollen gloves, woollen socks, and ordinary socks (3-4 pairs).
- a Balaclava, a woollen hat, or a scarf or silencer (the latter two are optional).
- Comfy Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
- Towel with a Low Weight (1 unit).
- Toilet Paper (plenty).
- Wet-Tissue Papers (plenty).
- Floaters, sandals, or slippers that are not too heavy
- Poncho or raincoat, etc. Towel of a small size and low weight.
- a container for water.
- Sunscreen Lotion.
- Use a cap to shield the harsh rays of the sun from your face, Sunglasses.
- Stick or Trekking Pole, Head Torch or Headlamp, and Walking Stick or Trekking Pole (with extra batteries).
- Medications (if required any specific drug) (if requiring any particular medication).
- Personal hygiene products.
- You should have a day pack or another compact backpack that you can sling over your shoulder and carry with you wherever you go.
- A camera with its batteries fully charged.
➽ 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.)
Airports in Closest Proximity:
The most convenient method of travel is flying. Delhi is the 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.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Climbing Hanuman Tibba in August 2019 with Good Company
In the company of Hat, Sameer, Arun, and I climbed to the summit of Hanuman Tibba (at an altitude of 5932 metres). With Shera at the helm as the chief guide, along come Vishal, Panna, and Jaggi, who work together to form a tight-knit, effective, and amiable unit. The majority of our time was spent in a high-quality 4-person tent; the given gear was not brand new but adequate, with the exception of a few small difficulties with one of the sleeping bags. Both the meal and the hot beverages were delicious. Manu was simple to get in touch with before to our adventure, and he answered all of our questions (there weren't many) thoroughly. Basically, my time spent on adventure with Himalayan Adventure Trips was both personally rewarding and professionally enriching.