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Lahul Himachal Pradesh
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23 Nights / 24 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

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15 people


English, Hindi



  • Region: Lahoul Valley
  • Total Duration: 23 Nights / 24 Days (Ex Delhi)
  • Style of Trip: Climbing
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Maximum Altitude: 6443 m./ 21130 ft.
  • Best Season: June to September
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
  • Food: On trek– All meals included
  • Mt. Menthosa is the 2nd highest peak in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It locates in the isolated and rough region of Miyar valley. The remote location and long approach demands optimum level of endurance to reach this challenging summit. The deep valleys moraines, rock faces, cliffs, vast ice fields and almost vertical ice walls present sheer travail to overcome the route. The expedition takes multiple days of treading over tricky plateaus steep slopes dropping dangerously on some places. Mt. Menthosa is full of technicalities comprising all aspects of climbing experiences. Being 2nd highest in the region and towering 6440m gives one a perfect challenge to acclaim magnificent summit. Mt. Menthosa was first climbed by the British team led by Capt. S Bembrose in 1970. Since then numerous teams tried to summit the peak and many of them succeeded in the course.
  • Menthosa peak offers you an exceptional opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers to get the ultimate climbing adventure all being amid the world’s 2nd highest peak.
  • The route for this tremendous peak starts driving from Manali over Rohtang Pass to the desolate Lahaul valley. We will reach Udaipur and take a detour along the Miyar Nallah into the magical valley. At Urgos our drive ends and the actual climb starts following steep route along the UrgosNallah. It is a beautiful trekking through grassy pastures gorges and over the numerous plateaus. Base camp is located at 4400m near a clear running stream with beautiful meadows of rich pastures decked with varied flower species and the commanding view of Mt. Menthosa in the background. The base camp is a marvelous site to leisure and acclimatize. After base camp route leads along the northern bank of the glacier and ascends over steep slopes to Urgos pass (5100m). The Urgos pass is divided by a 5250m hump and camp I could be set on this hump on southwest side the Mt. Menthosa. Then climb towards camp II gradually steepens the slant culminating an abrupt wide snowy bulge on the north eastern flank. The slant eases but some large crevasses contend with a transition and one of the crevasse lay aside the camp II at 5650m. After leaving camp II we will reach a wide glaciated plateau at the foot of summit cone and climb a steep short stretch around 60 degrees. This glaciated plateau rises on a gentle slope to the east ridge of Mt. Menthosa and to the summit cone. At around 6000m. is a fairy level spot where camp III can be pitched. Camp III offers amazing vistas of Mt. Menthosa’s cone and number of far flung peaks stretching distantly into the horizon.
  • At camp III further route is examined precisely taking northern or eastern approach depending on the complying situations. We will take the eastern ridge to approach summit which joins the base of a hump at 6200m. As we reach the summit steepish ice pitches relent briefly  to a gentler gradient. The final stretch is over a glaciated terrain requiring a great level of endurance. Soon the technicalities over and the summit is acclaimed at 6440m. At the pinnacle grand vistas of Phawarang, Nun Kun  and numerous remote peaks soar fiercely into the skies. At top many unknown peaks and mountains stretch far into the horizon. Spend some time at the top and trace back the route carefully. Climb down to the camp III, wind up all the stuff and descend to the lower altitude. Subsequently pack up all the higher campsites and reach the base to relax amidst gentler atmosphere. Then collect all the waste leave the base and take back memories of triumph over the 2nd highest peak of Lahaul.


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Preparation For Mt. Menthosa Peak Expedition

As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.

So here are some aspects regarding Mt. Menthosa Peak Expedition preparation:

Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program.  Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.

Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.

Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho,  flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).

Detail Itinerary of Mt. Menthosa Peak Expedition

Day to visit Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for briefing and to full fill all formalities. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi – Manali.

Day 3: Manali. (Prepration Day).

Day 4: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Udaipur.

Day 5: Day for full fill all formalities with Local Administration & Forest Department. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Udaipur – Chamrat/Chamrat to Urgos

Day 7: Urgos – Base Camp

Day 8: Rest at Base camp.

Day 9: BC to Camp1 (acclimatization and load ferry) back to BC.

Day 10: BC to Camp1 (acclimatization and load ferry) back to BC.

Day 11: Occupied camp 1.

Day 12: Camp1 to Camp2 (Load ferry) back to Camp1.

Day 13: Occupied camp 2.

Day 14: Camp 2 to summit Camp.

Day 15: Summit attempt (6443 m.) and back to Camp2

Day 16: Reserve Day for Summit.

Day 17: Reserve Day for Summit.

Day 18: Summit Camp to – Camp 1.

Day 19: Camp 1 – BC.

Day 20: Rest Day.

Day 21: Base Camp – Urgos.

Day 22: Urgos – Manali.

Day 23: Manali – Delhi.

Morning visit IMF to full fill all formalities and de – briefing .Later in the afternoon group brekup.

Important Note:

The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition.

How To Reach

Distance by road:-

Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at or Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.

How to reach Naggar:

From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. Patlikuhal lies in between of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.

Nearest Railway Station:-

Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.

Nearest Airport :-

Nearest Airport is Bhuntar. which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1500 to Rs.2,500. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

Things To Pack

Trekking Pants, Thick warm Lowers
Windproof jacket, Downfeather Jacket preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece.
Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower).
Woollen cap, Woollen Gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
Scarf/Muffler (optional), Balaclava or a woolen cap.
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
Lightweight Towel(1 unit).
Toilet Paper (plenty).
Wet-Tissue Papers(plenty).
Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, Small light weight Towel.
Water bottle.
Sunscreen Lotion.
Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses.
Walking stick / Trekking Pole,Head Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
Medicines (if requiring any particular medication).
Personal toiletries.
Day pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.
Camera with charged batteries.


  • Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
  • Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
  • Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
  • HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipment's (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
  • Equipment's – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
  • During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc. would be provided.
  • High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc.
  • Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit
  • Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking
  • Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
  • High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude.
  • Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
  • Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
  • State Government Fees.
  • Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
  • Air fare
  • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Group Gears for climbing e.g. rope, pitons, snow bars, crabs etc
  • Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
  • Inner Line Permit.
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trailhead.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • IMF Permissions, Royalty and Registration.
  • Liaison Officer Cost (included for foreign expedition only)
  • GST of 5%.


23 Nights / 24 Days

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Lahul Himachal Pradesh


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Pramod Singh

Climbed it this summer with my 3 close cousins. This one ticks all the boxes, scenic beauty, challenging , amazing people on the trail and more. We heard it may close down for a bit on account of ecological damage so if you do manage to go please respect the mountain. Do not underestimate it though, it is on the boundary between trekking and climbing and altitude speaks for itself. We got rain lower down and snow from base camp onwards so made the last section technical with use of ropes and crampons etc. the summit ridge is steep and exposed and tricky under snow and ice, so you need to be comfortable with at least a class 3 scramble. Summit day is also long with 1200 meters to climb and you need to summit early morning if snowed in or you turn back. Little objective danger though I. E no hanging seracs etc.. Take the time to acclimatise well or you will suffer and hate it on summit day. Overall truly amazing and also keep a few days for Lahaul and Spiti and surrounds as this is a culturally fascinating area.
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