Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri Trek
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Stok Kangri Trek

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8N/9DLeh,Ladakh
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Highlights


  • Experience one of the ultimate prominent peaks
  • Experience a night trek on the glacier under the stars.
  • Glimpse at the views of the Karakoram range.
  • Walk on the Highest points of a mountain ridge.

Overview


  • Trek Distance: 40km
  • Maximum Altitude: 20,100 Ft.
  • Camp Location: Leh
  • Start/End Location: The trek starts and ends at Leh


Day Schedule: 


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 - Drive to Stok Village and Trek to Chang Ma (13807 ft)

  • 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 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.
  • Overnight will be spent in hotel


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.
  • Overnight for both the days will be spent 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 dayΓÇÖs 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.
  • 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 (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.

Included

  • Expert Trek Leader
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Not Included

  • Any Personal Expense
  • Any Transport Expense

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Know Before You Go for Stok Kangri Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Carry protein bars dry fruits/ light snacks from home. Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Please carry a valid ID proof.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

How To Reach

locationLeh,Ladakh

By Air:The airport serving Leh is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport(IXL) which receives direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai & Srinagar.

By Road:A taxi, a jeep, or a JKSRTC bus, both luxury and standard, are all options for getting to Leh by road. These buses run frequently between Leh and Srinagar from Kargil.

By Train:Pathankot Cantt Railway Station(PTKC) is the nearest railhead to Leh. Another best alternative is Chandigarh Junction Railway Station(CDG).

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