Stok Kangri is a name that resonates with all trekkers; a name that gets their hearts pounding. If you’re an avid trekker, chances are that Stok Kangri already tops your bucket list. If you’re fairly new to the world of Himalayan trekking however, Stok Kangri Trek is the highest trekkable summit (non-technical) in India, reigning at a staggering altitude of 6,153 meters. Housed in Ladakh, the trek is a doorway to some of the most mind boggling views of the Zanskar and Karakoram ranges, while the mighty Mt. Everest also pays a visit!
The trek begins from the beautiful and rustic Stok Village of Ladakh, weaving through Chang Ma and Mankorma. You must navigate the rugged and rocky terrain of Ladakh, as the trail winds through classic Ladakhi villages, narrow cliffs and ridges, glacial moraines, and steep inclines. Enroute Chang Ma to Mankorma, is when the true ‘cold desert’ beauty of Ladakh comes into play, and leaves you stunned. The lofty peaks of Golap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and a handful others chaperone your journey.