Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri Trek Leh

 

TrekOverview

The trek starts with a walk to Stok Village firstly which will surely present before you the best sights of the village life. Chang Ma being the destination for the start day of the trek to Stok Kangri, it would be giving you the proper welcome to get enthralled by the nourished scenery. The whole trek passes through the barren grey landscape of Ladakh. Mankhorma, the Base Camp and the training days are the next targets on the expedition.  After going through numerous green filled patches and chilling water bodies, you will reach Stok Kangri. The route will take you through multiple glaciers and steep slopes until you reach the summit ridge. You will be trekking on an average of 9-12 hours every day for fulfilling the dream trek to Stok Kangri.

 
  • Start Leh
  • FinishLeh
  • Regionleh
  • AgeMin 18 Y
  • Group Size4 Min 15 Max
  • Altitude20500 ft

Activities

Camping

Hiking

Camping

Activity Level

Easy

Hard

Hard

 

Distance

40 Kms

Duration

9 Days

Budget

18000

per person

Trek inclusion

Meals

All meals included breakfast Lunch Dinner

Transport

All transportation pickup/drop Mules, Horses

Accommodation

Accommodation in hotel/houseboat and camping

Trek Date and Price

Trek departure dates and rates for Trekking, you can advance book the trek on scheduled dates mentioned below

DEPARTURE

STATUS

PRICE

ACTION

05-Jul Available 18000 INR
20-Jul Available 18000 INR
01-Aug Available 17500 INR
17-Aug Availabe 17000 INR

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

The fun and excitement of Climbing Stok Kangri begins with your arrival in Leh. Check-in to your stay and relax. Sip on tea/coffee. Do note, since it is very important for you to get acclimatised in order to have a healthy journey, the first three days will be reserved for the same.Overnight will be spent in hotel.

Day 2 - Acclimatisation and Exploration of Leh

During the first half, indulge in breakfast and dash off for an acclimatisation hike of 3-4 hours. The latter half, you can enjoy unravelling the well-known monasteries around Leh like Shey and Thiksey. Overnight will be spent in hotel

Day 3 - Leh to stok village

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 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 3 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 (13087 ft.) to Mankorma (14200 ft.)

With three good days spent on acclimatisation, on day 4 and 5 you set off to Stok Kangri trekking. 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 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 (14200 ft.) to Base camp (16300 ft.)

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 wuld find a drastic change in the climate and might experience thin air and lack of oxygen. Overnight stay in tents.

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 (16300 ft.) to Stok Kangri (20080 ft.) 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 from Leh

Return to your destination with nostalgia of your journey in the mountains.

 

Inclusons

  • 04 Nights accommodation in guesthouse.
  • 04 Nights accommodation at Mountain in Tents.
  • Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea & Dinner.
  • Trek equipment's like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, trekking permits, first aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder. 
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • All transfers as per Itinerary.

Exclusion

  • Air fare. Medical Insurance.
  • Any other expenses of personal nature.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
  • Mineral Water/Soft Drinks/Hard drinks, Laundry, and Tips etc.