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7516 M

MOMOSTONG KANGRI

LADAKH, INDIA

Located in the remote Nubra Valley of Ladakh, near the Chinese border, Mamostang Kangri stands as the highest peak in the secluded Rimo Mustagh mountain range. This range is contiguous with the Karakoram Range in Pakistan. Centuries ago, Yarkandi traders traversed this desolate region along a historic trade route connecting India and Central Asia. They aptly dubbed Mamostang Kangri the "Mountain of Thousand Devils," a testament to the rugged valleys, treacherous high passes, roaring rivers, and extreme altitudes that define this challenging terrain.


Despite its isolation and the geographical obstacles between India and China, a few passionate climbers and explorers have ventured to conquer Mamostang Kangri and explore the lesser-known regions of untamed adversity. In 1984, an Indo-Japanese expedition successfully scaled its summit from the east ridge, via the Thangman Glacier, marking the first ascent. Yet, the quest to conquer this formidable peak continues, drawing dedicated mountaineers yearning to test their limits.


Mamostang Kangri presents a formidable challenge, demanding the use of multiple ropes and advanced technical gear to reach its summit. The journey commences from the Nubra Valley, following the course of the Shyok River, traversing the Saser La, and venturing onto the AqTash Glacier, which eventually leads to the 18-kilometer-long Thangman Glacier. The base camp, nestled at approximately 5000 meters, lies amidst the ice pinnacles of Thangman Glacier, surrounded by accumulated debris resulting from years of tectonic upheaval.


Beyond the spectacular ice pinnacles, an arduous moraine awaits at the confluence of an unnamed glacier and the Thangman Glacier. Skillful negotiation of the heavily crevassed snowfield becomes crucial, as it is prone to avalanches and the sudden collapse of massive cornices. As the upper snowfield comes into view, a series of ice walls must be overcome to reach the col between the east ridge of Mamostang Kangri. This treacherous east ridge is riddled with broken serac barriers, ice walls, and treacherous crevasses.

The summit ridge of Mamostang Kangri proves exhausting, while the ever-changing weather can quickly engulf the entire massif, reducing visibility to mere seconds. The final ascent is along the perilous Mamostong Ridge, challenging mountaineers at such extreme altitudes. Standing atop the 7516-meter summit, one is rewarded with a breathtaking view of the vast expanse of Depsang Plains, the towering AqTash, and distant mountain ranges largely unknown to the rest of the world.


After celebrating their hard-earned victory, climbers must carefully descend to the lower camps, realizing that conquering such a monumental feat requires tremendous effort and determination. Mamostang Kangri, although not an impossible peak to conquer, symbolizes the unwavering resolve needed to overcome circumstances that extend far beyond one's control. Embrace the call to experience the true essence of mountaineering in the arid yet stunning Himalayas.

33 Days

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Chadar

The word Chadar is derived from Urdu language translating to cloak which is precisely very apt for Chadar trek as it’s basically a trek across the frozen blanket of ice sheet over the Zanskar River

Zanskar Valley

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Pangong Tour

Chamser kangri

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Other Treks & Tours

Day 4: Leh - Panamik (10,000 ft.) (150 km/6-8 hrs).

Day 2: Rest Day.

Day 6: Panamik to Transit Camp 1 via ravine route.

Day 7: Transit Camp 1 - Transit Camp 2.

Day 3: Fulfill Formalities.

Day 5: Preparation Day at Panamik (3300 m).

Day 9: Transit Camp 2 - Base Camp, near Phukpoche glacier.

Day 8: Continue the trek.

Day 10 to Day 30: Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp.

Day 1: Delhi - Leh.

Day 31: Base Camp - Transit Camp 1.

Day 32: Transit Camp 1 - Panamik.

Day 33: Panamik - Leh.

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PICK UP 

​​The only way to travel is to fly to Kushok Bakula Rimpochi Airport located in Leh. It is just 4 km away from the main city. The airport is well connected to Delhi and also receives flights from Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh and other general destinations in India. Even international travellers can fly directly from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi.

INCLUSIONS

    Assistance upon arrival at Leh airport by Altitude Adventure's representative & traditional welcome at the Hotel/Guesthouse.
    Transportation as per the programme.
    All camping arrangements with all meals, crew, ponies for luggage.
    Return to the airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by non-ac Vehicle as per the program.
    Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas.
    Currently applicable taxes and service charges.
    Any future taxes / services / costs levied will be charged extra.

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