Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri Trek – 8 Nights 9 Days

Stok Kangri Ladakh

Overview

Region: Himalayan Ranges in India (Jammu and Kashmir).
Trek Type: Group Adventure.
Trek Begins and Ends at: Leh / Leh.
Trekking Duration: 8 nights / 9 days.
Difficulty level of the Trek: Difficult.
Maximum Altitude Gain: 6, 153 meters / 20, 187 feet.
Type of Accommodation: Tent/Guest House.

Stok Kangri situated in the Stok ranges of Ladakh Region and based at an altitude level of 6, 153 meters / 20,182 feet, is the highest mountain in the Stok Ranges of Himalayas. This gigantic peak is located in the Hemis National Park and is very close to the Leh town. One can easily get a view of the peak from any part of Leh. Despite of its high altitude, Stok Kangri is a popular peak and is often climbed as an initial non-technical climb into high altitude mountaineering. It is considered as a tough trek and a stepping stone into the world of mountain climbing. In total it takes 9 days of trekking from Leh. You need acclimatize well at Leh, before you proceed further on this Trek. The first two days of the trek is for acclimatization in Leh, as it helps you get used to the high altitude. The trek begins on the 3rd day onward to summit the Stok Kangri and return to Leh after spending 6 nights in the trekking zone.

Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Spend some time to acclimatize with the beauty and weather. Leh is the place where you get the perfect combination of natural exquisiteness with cultural beauty. The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural grandeur and flourishing green trees. From Changa Ma, you will go to Base Camp. Set up in a grassy area, it is a place that gives pleasure to everyone. This exotic area has many water bodies. Staying here in the tents is a life time opportunity. You will rest here for one complete day and get adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek from your guide. From here, you will trek to your destination Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge.

Standing at the summit, you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south. At your front, the extensive and open ground provides you a regal feel. This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience. We are the best trekking company in providing the finest customized deals to trekkers worldwide. We develop a schedule as per your requirements and needs. With us, you will experience the best trekking excursion every time. We not only plan your trip, but take care of every issue no matter big or small. Our motto is to create the most excellent trekking experience of your life. Simply give us a call and leave everything on our professionals.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Leh.

Your trekking to Stok Kangri begins with the arrival to Leh. You can easily reach Leh once you come to Delhi. You can reach Leh from Delhi either through a flight or through the road. Taking the flight is a better option as you would be saving a lot on time and energy. Taking the road may cost you a lot of time as you have to first go to either Srinagar or Manali to start for Leh. You can spend a day in Leh to acclimatize to the weather. Trekking in the area of Leh is among the best options among Trekking in India.

Day 2: Leh (Acclimatization day)

On day 2nd, you can enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of Leh. This can be considered as a day to get familiar with the town and also acclimatize to the weather. Leh is culturally a rich place. There are dozens of monasteries and ancient temples that you can go around. They are located in and around the town. Therefore you would be getting enough time to go around the place in a day. You can have an overnight stay in Leh. The hotels are easily accessible and rates are reasonable too. You can enjoy trekking here as post monsoon trek and pre-monsoon trek.

Day 3: Leh (3,500 meters / 11,483 feet.) to Chang Ma (3,989 meters / 13,087 feet.) via Stok Village.

It is one of the best sites that you would have once you have decided to trek this area of land. Trekking in Leh, could be considered by some people to be living their dreams. At any point of time, you might just feel that you are right in the middle of heaven. This is a day when you would enjoy a great drive and have an enjoyable trekking experience.
The day starts with a drive to Stok village. At the start of the drive from Leh, you would go through many exotic and beautiful scenes. The drive to the Stok village is an adventurous one and if full of natural beauty and lush green trees. The weather is perfectly fine for the summer season. The Stok village lies immediately to the south of Leh and it is well known for a royal palace. The recently crowned king of Ladakh lives here. There is also a small museum inside the palace which has beautiful and religious artifacts.
The day is however the day when you trek to Chang Ma. This might be a difficult trek and you may experience the joy of a snow trek. You would like to spend the night here and the overnight stay would be in tents in the open lands.

Day 4: Chang Ma (3,989 meters / 13,087 feet.) to Mankorma (4,328 meters / 14,200 feet.)

The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. From Chang Ma trek up to Mankorma, This day will show you the real beauty of Ladhak and gives you the answer why Ladhak is known as cold desert, while trekking you will cross the 2-3 times small streams, it is a fairly easy trek along with the river and you would love the overnight stay in tents.

Day 5: Mankorma (4,328 meters / 14,200 feet) to Base camp (4,968 meters / 16,300 feet)

A few hours trek takes you back to the base camp. This exotic base camp is a pleasurable place. It lies in a grassy area. This area has a number of water bodies in the form of lakes and water streams. During the day time, you can walk on the upper areas of the campsite and enjoy the views of the surroundings. There are some beautiful peaks like Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri and many others. You can also take rest in the base camp to make sure that the group is ready for the next day’s trek and touring. You would get time to acclimatize to the weather. This is pretty necessary because in the coming days, you would find a drastic change in the climate and might experience thin air and lack of oxygen.
The overnight stay, would again be arranged in tents and make sure that you have enough warm clothes for the lowering temperature.

Day 6: Rest day + training day

This day is an easy day for trekkers. You would enjoy the time for going around and knowing the place to a much better extent. It is essentially a day to train for the upcoming trek and know the possibilities and challenges that are involved in it. Your trek leader and guide would let you know about all the different changes in the terrain.
You need adequate knowledge and experience to go around the mountains. There might be situations where you have to trek in the sinking snow. You would find your legs sinking up to your knees. Therefore it is essential that you know the weather and surrounding conditions. It is also a day when you would to take enough rest so that you are well prepared for the coming excursion. The overnight stay would again be in tents. By now, you should be well familiar to the conditions prevailing during the day and night.

Day 7: Base camp (4,968 meters / 16,300 feet) to Stok Kangri (6,153 meters / 20,187 feet.) and back to Base Camp.

Now that you have had rest for a day i.e. the Stok Kangri trek, you should be well prepared for the big climb. You should wakeup early to start the climb. The route goes through glaciers and then comes to steep slopes to the summit ridge. This is a long climb, so you should be mentally strong and prepared psychologically. It would take somewhere between 9 to 10 hours for average climbers. Slow climbers may take another 2 to 3 hours in addition.
At the start of the trek, after a couple of hours, you should reach to the summit of the ridge. The summit offers you great views of the area. The wide and open surroundings give you a royal feeling. Towards the north, you would get a view of the Karakoram range. The Saser Kangri dominates the sky in the north along with the Karakoram, and the Zansker ranges in the south. The overnight stay, as usual, would be in tents.

Day 8: Base camp to Leh

Day 8 would be the ultimate day of your fantastic trekking experience. The trek which included high altitude trekking mountaineering and expedition would finally come to an end after this day. But before you end the day, you would see a lot of snow clad beauty and memorable view of mountain ranges. The joy of Ladakh trekking can be rejuvenated from this spot. As the day rises, you would have to start coming back from Base camp to Leh.
The trek back could be difficult and you need to perform care and precision. On the same day, after you reach Leh, you would also have to cover up to Stok Village on your feet. Stok village is the final stopping point of trekking. From Stok village to Leh, you would have to take a drive. The drive may make you nostalgic of all the fun that you had while trekking the mountains in the last eight days.

Day 9: Departure

Today will be the final day of your Glorious expedition. You can check out by 10 AM and proceed towards your hometown or you can stay and explore Leh.

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Inclusions

3 nights’ accommodation at Leh guest house on twin/three sharing basis and 6 nights’ accommodation in Tents during the trek on twin/three sharing basis.
Full Vegetarian Meals and Snacks in the trekking route.
Trek equipment.
All required permits for the trek.
Basic First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
Services of trekking guide, porters, helpers, cook.
Transport from Leh to Trek start point and back.

Exclusions

Travel expenses to reach and return from Leh.
Airport drop and pick up.
All meals in Leh for the first 2 days and the last day of the trek.
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10 KGs.

Fixed Departures

Items to bring with you.

Trekking Bag (60-70 Liters).
UV Protected Sun Glasses.
Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
Trekking Poles.
Crocs Shoes/sandal.
Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
Good jacket to protect from cold.
Wind cheater.
Thermals – Top and Bottom.
Poncho (for rain).
Knee Cap 1 Pair.
Moisturizer.
1 quick drying towel.
Sun blocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
Toilet Paper.
Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
Gloves.
Trekking Socks.
Gaiters for hiking in winter.
Basic First Aid Kit.
2 light weight trekking pants.
3 light weight trekking T-Shirt.
4 pairs trekking socks.
Dry Fruits and Chocolates.

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INR. 16, 500*

(For Indian National Only)

USD. 295

( for Non Indian Citizens)

*GOVT Tax is applicable

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