Stok Kangri· Stok Kangri Trek· Stok Kangri Base Camp+ 2 More
Stok Kangri is one of the highest trekkable peaks in the world. It stands at an elevation of 20,100 ft. and is higher than the highest mountain in Europe, Mt. Elbrus at 18,510 ft and although marginally, it is even higher than the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,340 ft. It beats two of the highest mountains across two different continents and is, without a doubt, a crowned jewel of India. The biggest and the only challenge during Stok Kangri trek is the summit day, where you have to brave sub-zero temperatures, trek on a glacier for about 6-7 hours at night, and walk on the ridgeline for about two hours to reach the summit. Although Stok Kangri does not require any technical experience, by no means it is meant for beginners. The view from the Stok Kangri summit is worth all the uphill battle. You can see even Karakoram range from the Stok Summit along with the Zanskar range. Stok Kangri expedition is once in a lifetime adventure and every avid trekker's dream.
Arrive in Leh
The most convenient way to reach Leh is by Air. But this has to be followed by at least 2 days of acclimatization in Leh before you head out for a trek like Stok Kangri.
You will receive the detail of accommodation in Leh through an email from us. After reaching Leh check into the Guest House/Hotel. Have some rest and acclimatize as Leh is at the height of 11500 ft. above sea level.
The evening can be utilized to explore the Leh market.
Acclimatization in Leh
Explore the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. This will make you familiar with the town and also help in acclimatize to the weather. Enjoy the local cuisines which are a major attraction for travellers.
Leh (11500 ft.) to Chang Ma (13087 ft.) via Stok Village (11800 ft.)
This is the day when we would enjoy a great drive and have an enjoyable trekking experience.
The day will be difficult mostly because it is your first day of walking in this region. Over the next few days as your body will get acclimatized you will feel much better while hiking.
At the start of the drive from Leh, we would go through many exotic and beautiful scenes. The drive to the Stok village is an adventurous one and is full of natural beauty with the sight of lush green trees.
We will set up camp as soon as we reach Chang Ma. We will settle in camps after a small acclimatization walk.
Chang Ma (13087 ft.) to Mankorma (14200 ft.)
Today is a fairly easy trek along a river. We will cross water streams a couple of times. The real beauty of Ladakh will start showing today. Mankarmo has a big Parachute café.
We will pitch camps & settle in after a short acclimatization walk.
Camping in Mankarmo is a lovely experience.
Mankorma (14200 ft.) to Base camp (16300 ft.)
After a few hours trek from Mankorma, we reach the base camp. It’s a grassy patch of land with a number of water bodies in the form of lakes & streams. Utilize the day to walk up to the upper area to enjoy the surrounding views.
You would get sufficient time to get acclimatized to this altitude. This is very important as in the coming days, you would find a drastic increase in the altitude and experience thin air and lack of oxygen. Keep yourself warm with proper clothing as the temperature can be very low here.
Acclimatization & Practice day
It is essentially a day to prepare you for the summit day. You will understand the possibilities and challenges involved. You will be briefed about the technical equipment. A basic training would be imparted on the usage of equipment such as Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope etc. Techniques like ascending & descending in the snow, Self-arrest using an ice axe will be covered in the training session.
Today we go to bed early as we will start the summit attempt at mid of night.
Base camp (16300 ft.) to Stok Kangri (20080 ft.) back to base camp.
Wake up call would be at 12:30 AM. Get ready for the summit attempt. Technical gear will be distributed. Start walking at 2:00 AM.
The route goes through glaciers and then comes to steep slopes to the summit ridge. This is a long climb. It would take somewhere between 9 to 10 hours.
The summit offers a 360-degree view of the region. The wide view and open surroundings give you a royal feeling. Towards the north is Karakoram range. The Saser Kangri dominates the sky in the north along with the Karakoram, and the Zanskar ranges in the south.
Descend to the base camp. Overnight stay in Camps.
Base camp to Leh
With a 6000 meter peak up your sleeves today's trek will be a joyous experience. We start early for Stok Village. Return trek can be a little difficult & be extra careful on downhill slopes.
From Stok village we start the road drive for Leh. The drive back can be a nostalgic experience as you recount the precious experiences from your days on the expedition.
We will reach Leh by evening. Check into the Guest House/Hotel.
Departure From Leh
You will be required to check out from the Hotel at 10:00 AM.
Camps during the trek
Guesthouse or hotel stay on twin or triple sharing basis in Leh
Trek leader with first-aid certification and customised rescue course from NIM
Technical equipment - as required, depending upon snow conditions
Trek permit fee or ALTOA fee (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
Qualified and experienced guide and support staff
Meals during hotel stay in Leh
IMF permit fee for foreign nationals (approximately USD 75 per person)
Meals during road journeys
Any kind of personal expenses
Any kind of Insurance
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions
Terms and Conditions
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Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
Less than 15 days of departure - No cash refund
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