The LAFL team successfully summits Mentok Kangri 1, 6270m on 18th August 2016 at 12:00 noon.
5 members reached the peak namely Prateek Deo, Arun Ullal, Santosh Phansekar, Sushil Gowardhan, Srinivasan Subramaniam.
Mentok Kangri 1 expedition team.
Prateek Deo : Expedition Leader from LAFL.
Sanjay Gupta: Deputy Leader from Gurgaon.
Basavraj Masanagi from Mumbai.
Vikas Mallik from Delhi.
Arun Ullal from Mumbai.
Santosh Phansekar from Mumbai.
Sushil Gowardhan from Mumbai.
Srinivasan Subramaniam from Dubai.
Shailesh Bhaisora from Bangalore.
13th August : reach Ladakh and accilimisted with short walks aroudn Leh.
14th August : Reached Korzok village in Tsomori.
15th August : Acclimitising and height gain day at Korzok village.
16th August: Korzok to Base camp.
17th August : Base camp rest day.
18th August : BC to Summit Mentok Kangri 1 ( 6270m) and back to Korzok.
19th August: After a brief celebration drive to Leh.
MENTOK KANGRI 1 EXPERIENCE:
Mentok is the Tibetan name of a wild flower growing in the Ladakh region during the summer season. Located in the Rupshu plateau in Eastern Ladakh, lies south of the village of Korzok and the highest peak ,Mentok Kangri 1, of the range is at 6250 metres. It consists of 3 peaks – Menthok 1, Menthok 2 and Menthok 3, which offer some breath-taking and stunning views of the landscapes of Tso Kar and Tso Moriri. We started the trek from Korzok village and setup our base camp at a height of 5240 metres. Following a day’s rest at the base camp, we summitted Mentok I (6250m). After a long trek to reach the summit, we were treated with amazing scenes of the Tso Moriri lake and beautiful horizon of snow, clouds and spectacular landscape all around you.
Our summit guides were well trained and very strong. They had a very positive attitude towards everything. They didn’t not give up till the last and made it sure that everyone were safe.